Charlotte Hornets' Malik Monk Banned Indefinitely for Drug Violation

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By Sports Radio WFNZ

The NBA announced on Wednesday that Charlotte Hornets third-year guard Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely without pay due to violation of the league's anti-drug program.

A statement by the league said Monk's suspension will begin against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night and continue until he's "determined to be in compliance" with the NBA/NBPA drug program.

"The Charlotte Hornets are disappointed in Malik’s decision making that resulted in his suspension," the Hornets said in a statement. "As an organization, we do not condone his behavior. However, we are committed to supporting Malik during this time."

Monk just received his first career start on Monday night and had been averaging a career-best 10.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Over the last 13 games, Monk had been averaging 17 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

More information will be added as soon as we have updates.