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NBA reinstates guard Tyreke Evans after lengthy drug ban

NBA reinstates guard Tyreke Evans after lengthy drug ban

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Feb 15
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The NBA has reinstated guard Tyreke Evans after a two-year drug ban.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via his Twitter account.

“The NBA is reinstating guard Tyreke Evans, sources tell ESPN. He was suspended from the league in 2019 with a drug ban,” Woj wrote. “Evans was banned for violations of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Policy in 2019, and became eligible to apply for reinstatement this year.”

Evans did not make it through easily as he must fulfill certain conditions first. According to Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee, every player who is banned for drugs violation needs to “meet certain treatment and rehabilitation requirements before he can be reinstated. For example, a player expelled for a drug of abuse must undergo weekly drug testing without testing positive for 12 months prior to the submission of his application for reinstatement.”

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound guard was the fourth overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2009 draft. Evans has a career per game average of 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists over 10 seasons in the NBA.

During the 2017-2018 season, Tyreke has an average of 19.1 points per game followed by 45.2 percent shooting from the field. These game statistics suggest that multiple teams might be interested in the veteran guard as he gets set to make his comeback.

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