Ellis, Bullock suspended 5 games under NBA drug policy
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, top, dunks the ball against Detroit Pistons' Reggie Bullock in the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Cleveland on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AP / Tony Dejak)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, June 16, 2017 4:44PM EDT
Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers and Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons have been suspended five games under the NBA's anti-drug program.
The league announced the suspensions Friday without disclosing details of the violations.
The 31-year-old Ellis averaged 8.5 points a game for Indiana last season. Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said the suspension was a "very serious matter" and would be dealt with.
The 26-year-old Bullock averaged 4.5 points in 2016-17. A spokesman for the Pistons said the organization was aware of the suspension, but declined further comment.