Tyreke Evans dismissed from National Basketball Association because of anti-drug violation

Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA

Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA

Evans, who spent last season with the Indiana Pacers, has been "dismissed and disqualified" from the league over a violation of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Evans was slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

The release also noted that the league is not permitted to discuss details of a player's failed drug test other than to announce a suspension or dismissal. The team said it in a statement it would reach out to Evans to offer our support. He is eligible to be reinstated in two years.

Evans averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Pacers this season, splitting time between starting and coming off the bench.

Among players who have been banned under the policy, O.J.

Evans has played 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association and was Rookie of the Year in 2010.

Tyreke Evans #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies dribbles down the court during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at the FedEx Forum on October 26, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Evans was suspended for one game early in the season for tardiness and missed games later in the Pacers season for personal reasons.

Evans was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2010 after being drafted fourth overall pick out of the University of Memphis in the 2009 NBA Draft.

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