Raptors guard Jalen Harris disqualified by the NBA for violating anti-drug policy
Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris is in hot water with the NBA. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the former Nevada standout has been dismissed from the league for violating the anti-drug policy.
Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violating terms of anti-drug program, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Harris is able to apply for reinstatement in one year.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2021
It’s not known at this point what drugs the Raptors rookie used that caused such a stern response from the NBA, but it clearly wasn’t good. Green was drafted by Toronto with the 59th overall pick in the 2020 draft out of the University of Nevada. He played just 13 games for the Raptors, averaging 7.4 points off the bench.
Greens spent most of his first professional season with the G-League’s Raptors 905. He featured in seven contests while putting up 17.6 points per night. As you can see in the tweet above, Green will be able to potentially make his way back into the league in a year. This isn’t exactly a huge loss for the Raptors anyway, considering Green wasn’t really a huge part of their rotation during the 2020/21 season.
It also appears that Green was hurt prior to this announcement after posting this on Instagram on Wednesday:
It would appear Jalen Harris is injured. pic.twitter.com/eXbVHVKmxb
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) July 1, 2021
Injuries were a reason why Green played limited minutes for the Raptors organization this past season. The NBA’s drug policy disqualifies players who test positive for drugs of abuse. That doesn’t include Marijuana, though.
Needless to say, Jalen Green obviously used some heavy stuff.