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Tyreke Evans has been reinstated by the NBA after a two-year ban

The Return of the King.

Big news in the NBA today.

Former Sacramento Kings Rookie of the Year and 20-5-5 aficionado Tyreke Evans has been reinstated by the NBA after a two-year ban for violating the league's anti-drug policy. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Monday afternoon.

This is great news on every conceivable level, but ultimately it's just good to see Tyreke in a better place today than he was in 2019. That is a long road back.

We've been covering the Tyreke Evans comeback since he reappeared at a gym back in December. It looks like he is in tremendous shape since returning to the workout circuit in Miami where he was often spotted with John Wall and Michael Beasley.

According to Wojnarowski, "Evans is eligible to begin negotiating with teams immediately and can sign a contract as soon as Friday at noon ET." So, get to work, Monte.

In all seriousness, I'd love to see Tyreke Evans return to the Kings. It's unlikely. There are better fits elsewhere. I get it. But wherever he plays next, I'll be rooting and watching.

#RekeHavoc

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ScottyPop
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February 14, 2022 3:38 pm

Do it.

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February 14, 2022 4:00 pm

Kings don’t have a roster spot, but if they really wanted Tyreke, I’d say cut Damian Jones or Josh Jackson. both are UFA this summer with no money guaranteed beyond this season. They are also buried in the depth charts.

Tyreke could be a buy low, low risk reward. Give him a 10 day or two then maybe you can get him on a TO deal for next year on the cheap. That would be smart bargain bin shopping by Monte.

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February 14, 2022 4:39 pm
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Tony cares not of these things. All he wants is Tyreke back.

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February 14, 2022 4:02 pm

He’d fit great on this team actually

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February 14, 2022 4:05 pm

Welcome back, Tyreke. Love watching those videos of him training and working out.

Anyway Monte….think about it…

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February 14, 2022 4:16 pm

I admit it. I’m seduced by his studly chiseled body. Can he still play? No clue

Sign him.

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February 14, 2022 4:33 pm

It could be a good move to grab Tyreke. I’d be all for it.

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February 14, 2022 4:34 pm

You love to see it.

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February 14, 2022 6:17 pm

Count me on the “sign Tyreke” train as well

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February 14, 2022 7:04 pm

Hope he does not sign with the Lakers ! Any other team OK !

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February 14, 2022 9:07 pm

Glad he has this opportunity.

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February 14, 2022 9:19 pm

i don’t remember him having the best BBIQ when he played here. Don’t want another guy who dribbles 15 seconds off the clock before initiating a play.

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February 14, 2022 10:18 pm
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He was high. Buddy and Bagley did not have that excuse.

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February 17, 2022 10:02 pm
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True but not as bad as Bennie Mack

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February 15, 2022 6:39 am

Funny, my key memory of him was him getting busted doing over 120 on I-80 in a purple Benz…

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February 15, 2022 8:44 am

Dude really? NOT the half court buzzer beater? Turn in your Kings card please.

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February 15, 2022 9:54 am

I’d turn in my kings card, but I can’t find it. I buried it in my yard years ago.

Ya, nice play and all, but what year was that? Did we go to the playoffs that year?

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February 15, 2022 12:50 pm

2010 and don’t make me say it.

MadDam
February 18, 2022 9:12 am

Thank you for that!!! That was Great to relive again.

Gotta say, miss hearing Grant!

The most insane part of this is (I believe) Donte Green celebrating on the court with the shot at the high arch point!!!! Drives me crazy how sure he was!!

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February 15, 2022 11:42 am

Can he play small forward?

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February 15, 2022 2:36 pm
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Yes and Yes !

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February 15, 2022 2:02 pm

Glad to see him re-instated. No chance he puts on a Kings jersey again. I’ll never forget the sheer sorrow on his face when he was walking through the airport after the trade back to Sac.

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February 18, 2022 9:17 am
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Concerning how the player is always lied to and blind sided by trades, behind the officiating, Worse part about the league.

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