Pacers’ Tyreke Evans dismissed from NBA for violating anti-drug policy

Indiana Pacers' Tyreke Evans (12) is defended by Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (Darron Cummings/AP)

Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.

Under the anti-drug program, Evans is eligible to apply for reinstatement two years from now.

No details were given as to what the offence Evans committed was as the NBA, NBA teams, and the Players Association are prohibited from publicly disclosing 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.

Evans, 29, just completed his first full season with the Pacers where he averaged 10.2 points per game. Indiana paid him $12.3 million. He was slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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