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.
The NBA is reinstating guard Tyreke Evans, sources tell ESPN. He was suspended from the league in 2019 with a drug ban.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 14, 2022
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.
Tyreke Evans has been reinstated by the NBA after a 2-year ban 👀
— Ball Don't Stop (@balldontstop) February 14, 2022
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.