Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely after violating the NBA’s anti-drug program.
Monk, 22, will be suspended without pay, the league announced Wednesday. He will not be eligible to return until he is in full compliance with the NBA’s anti-drug program. Monk’s suspension will begin immediately. He will not be available when the Hornets take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
The Hornets released a statement saying they were disappointed in Monk’s decision, but that they would support Monk through the suspension.
Hornets statement on Malik Monk, who has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA for violating its drug policy. pic.twitter.com/q6A1dbF5pf— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) February 26, 2020
Monk, who the Hornets selected in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft, is averaging 10.3 points and 2.1 assists over 55 games.
After starting the season slow, Monk found his stride in late January. Over his last 13 games, Monk is averaging 17 points per game.
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