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Blazers guard Terrel Harris was suspended five games for a drug violation. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images) Blazers guard Terrel Harris was suspended five games for a drug violation. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA suspended Portland Trail Blazers guard Terrel Harris five games without pay next season for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced.

Harris, 25, has played in three NBA seasons and last season played for the Miami Heat and New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans), averaging less than a point and 1.3 rebounds per game during the 20 games he appeared in.

Harris is on a minimum-salary, non-guaranteed deal with the Blazers that becomes partially guaranteed for $150,000 if he remains on the roster after October 31.

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In March, Harris signed with the Pelicans for the remainder of the season after being signed to two 10-day contracts. Last month, the Pelicans sent Harris and center Robin Lopez to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a three-way trade that also involved the Sacramento Kings.

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