Atlanta Hawks Forward John Collins will be suspended for 25 games after appearing in the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program on a positive growth hormone test his 25-game suspension is without pay according to the NBA on Tuesday.
The NBA announced that Collins, 22, tested positive for Peptide-2. He is Atlanta’s top rebounder and second-leading scorer.
Collins is the third player to be given a 25-game suspension for drug offenses this season.
The NBA announced Thursday night that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton had been suspended after testing positive for a diuretic.
On August 29, the league suspended Forward Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler for testing positive for Ipamorelin, a drug that increases the release of growth hormone.
Ayton and Chandler’s suspension is also without pay.
Collins’ suspension begins Tuesday night’s game against San Antonio.
The 6-foot-9 forward is averaging 17 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.