On October 29, during the Hawks matchup against the Heat, Trae Young sprained his ankle. What looked like a long road to recovery the good news of Young will be back on the court today when the team face the San Antonio Spurs was electrifying.
Just a fast as we are ecstatic to report good news. The bad news of Hawks’ forward John collins is now overshadowing the return of Trae Young.
It was announced today by the NBA, John Collins 22, has been suspended without pay for twenty-five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2 (GHRP-2).
Atlanta’s John Collins has been suspended for 25 games. NBA cracking down on the juice this year? pic.twitter.com/CJvRrXUAZb
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) November 5, 2019
In a statement from the Atlanta Hawks’ President of Basketball Operations /GM Travis Schlenk, “On behalf of the entire Hawks organization, we are disappointed to learn that John put himself in an unfortunate situation and violated the league’s anti-drug policy. We hold ourselves and each of our players to a high standard, and we are committed to supporting John as he learns from this setback and continues to grow as both a player and a person.”
President of Basketball Operations and GM Travis Schlenk, John Collins issue statements regarding John's suspension.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 5, 2019
Collins’ suspension begins with tonight’s game against San Antonio. Collins is planning to appeal his suspension.