Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins suspended 25 games

John Collins
John Collins (Getty Images)

The NBA announced on Tuesday that John Collins has been suspended 25 games for violating the terms fo the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2 (GHRP-2).

In his third year with the Atlanta Hawks, Collins is averaging 17.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and is the team's second-leading scorer behind guard Trae Young.

According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the 25-game suspension will cost him $610,582. Collins is the third player to be suspended 25 games for violating the Anti-Drug Policy, joining Wilson Chandler of the Brooklyn Nets and Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns.

Collins will begin his suspension on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Entering Tuesday's game, the Hawks are in the midst of a three-game losing streak after starting the season 2-0.

More from NBA.com

Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard
Have Blazers done enough to break through?
Scott Rafferty
Michael Jordan
On this date: Jordan signs with Wizards in 2001
Yash Matange
LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis says LeBron still the best
Kane Pitman
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Is the best still to come for Giannis?
Kane Pitman
Kevin Durant defends Giannis Antetokounmpo
Our predictions for this season's MVP
NBA.com Staff
nba-plain--c749e00e-8d4e-4129-9b9a-e87d6694220a.jpeg
Which second-year players will flourish?
Steve Aschburner
More News