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Monta Ellis, Reggie Bullock suspended 5 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

NBA players can be suspended only five games for one thing.

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The NBA announced on Friday Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis and Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock have each been suspended five games without pay for violating the league’s anti-drug program. Their suspensions will begin with the next regular season game they are physically able to play.

Marijuana usage is the only drug-related violation that comes with a five-game suspension.

Ellis, 31, averaged 8.5 points per game for the Pacers, the second-worst mark in his career, last season on 32 percent three-point shooting. He has two years remaining on his contract with a player option on the second.

The 26-year-old Bullock appeared in 31 games for the Pistons last season, spacing the floor out as a 38.4 percent three-point shooter. He averaged 4.5 points in 15 minutes per game.