BREAKING: Tyreke Evans kicked out of the NBA for violating Anti-Drug Program
Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.
Evans was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The NBA has announced today that guard/forward Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. pic.twitter.com/VSAH7UJx3M
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) May 17, 2019
Evans signed a one-year, $12.4 million deal with the Pacers last summer. He played in 69 games during the regular season and averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest while shooting 38.9 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Evans won Rookie of the Year with the Sacramento Kings in 2010. He’s since played for the New Orleans Pelicans, Kings again, Memphis Grizzlies and Pacers. Evans put up 19.4 points per game for the Grizzlies in 2017-18. The Pacers were hoping the veteran guard would be a microwave scorer for them this season, but things just didn’t work out.
The Pacers got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. Evans averaged 15.3 points in the four-game sweep. He said at his end-of-the-season press conference his season in Indiana was not how he expected it to be.
Evans has career averages of 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 594 games in the NBA.