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NBA suspends Hawks forward John Collins 25 games for PEDs

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins was suspended for 25 games without pay on Tuesday for a violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for a growth hormone.

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The NBA announced Collins, 22, tested positive for Peptide-2. He is Atlanta's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.

Collins is the third player to be handed 25-game suspensions for drug violations this season.

The NBA announced Thursday night that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was suspended after testing positive for a diuretic.