NBA suspends Indiana Pacers' Monta Ellis, Detroit Pistons' Reggie Bullock for drug violations

By The Sports Xchange   |   June 16, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis and Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock were each suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Friday.

The suspensions begin during the 2017-18 regular season.

Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard was disappointed in Ellis' suspension.

"Monta's suspension is a very serious matter to our franchise and it will be dealt with accordingly," Pritchard said in a statement.

Ellis, 31, averaged 8.5 points last season, his lowest output since his rookie season (2005-06).

Bullock, 26, averaged 4.5 points in 31 games for Detroit last season.

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