NBA suspends Monta Ellis, Reggie Bullock for violating drug policy

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The NBA announced on Friday that it has suspended Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis and Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock for violating the Association’s drug policy. Each will serve a five-game suspension to start the 2017-18 season.

Ellis signed with Indiana prior to the 2015-16 campaign. He was expected to act as a No. 2 scoring option behind Paul George. Though, the veteran has struggled in that role. He averaged just 8.2 points this past season.

Bullock, a key reserve for the Postions, is an impending restricted free agent. He averaged just 4.5 points per game this past season. ┬áIt’s not yet known whether either will file an appeal.