NBA dismisses Evans from league for drug violation

NBA dismisses Evans from league for drug violation
By Reuters

17/05/2019 at 22:14Updated 17/05/2019 at 22:16

Tyreke Evans was dismissed and disqualified from the NBA on Friday for violating the terms of the league's anti-drug program.

Evans, a 10-year NBA veteran who played last season for the Indiana Pacers and
was an unrestricted free agent, is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two

The NBA, NBA teams, and the NBA Players Association are prohibited from
publicly disclosing information regarding the testing or treatment of any NBA
player under the Anti-Drug Program, other than to announce a player's
suspension or dismissal from the league.

The Pacers released a statement, saying, "The Indiana Pacers were informed
Friday by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a
violation of the league's anti-drug policy. We take these matters seriously
and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support."

The last player to be banned from the NBA for a violation of the drug policy
was O.J. Mayo on July 1, 2016.

Evans, 29, averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 20.3 minutes in
69 games last season, his first with the Pacers.

Evans, the fourth pick in the 2009 draft out of Memphis, averaged a
career-best 20.1 points as a rookie with the Sacramento Kings. The 6-foot-6
guard has played for the Kings (2009-13, 2017), the New Orleans Pelicans
(2013-17), the Memphis Grizzlies (2017-18) and the Pacers.

He has a career average of 15.7 points.

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