Former NBA Rookie Of The Year Reinstated To NBA After 2+ Year Suspension

After being suspended by the NBA in 2019 for violating the league's anti-drug program, the former Rookie Of The Year, Tyreke Evans, has been reinstated. 

Evans had tested positive for a "drug of abuse", and was suspended for two years in 2019. He last played for the Indiana Pacers in the 2018-19 season, but really made a name for himself with the Sacramento Kings, when he was named the NBA's top rookie in 2009-10. 

The 32-year-old guard has been priming himself for this opportunity as we reported late last year, and workout videos showed he was in great shape. 

He's now eligible to negotiate a contract with NBA teams, and is expected to make himself available for workouts, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.  

Evans had a unique skill set in his prime, and has career averages of 15.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists. 

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