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.