Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
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Tyreke Evans Dismissed from NBA For Violating Anti-Drug Policy

Tyreke Evans Dismissed from NBA For Violating Anti-Drug Policy

According to a release, Evans, who spent last season in a largely reserve role for the Indiana Pacers, violated the NBA/NBPA's Anti-Drug Program, which carries a dismissal and disqualification from the league. He was set to be a free agent this summer.

Evans played 69 games for IN during the recently-completed season, averaging 10 points-per-game.

"We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke and offer our support", the statement reads.

The NBA, teams and the Players Association are prohibited from publicly disclosing any more information on Evans' usage or suspension.

Evans can apply for reinstatement in two years. He has since surpassed the two-year time-frame to reapply for eligibility, but has not played again in the National Basketball Association.

Players like O.J. Mayo, Chris Andersen and Michael Ray Richardson have also received similar punishment from the league. He has also played for the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Evans sat out one game early in the season for violating team rules and issued an apology then for being late to practice. He missed three games late in the year due to personal reasons and a respiratory infection.

Evans, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, has played for four different franchises in his career.

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