Indiana Pacers free agent Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, it was announced Friday.
"The NBA announced today that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Under the Anti-Drug Program, Evans is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years. The NBA, NBA teams and the Players Association are prohibited from publicly discussing information regarding the testing or treatment of any NBA player under the Anti-Drug Program, other than to announce a player's suspension or dismissal from the league," a statement from the league read.
Players like O.J. Mayo, Chris Andersen and Michael Ray Richardson have also received similar punishment from the league.
Evans appeared in 69 games during the regular season for the Pacers and averaged 10.2 points per game on 38.9 per cent shooting.
He has been in the league since 2009 after being drafted No. 4 overall by the Sacramento Kings.