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Tyreke Evans considering NBL move
Tyreke Evans, the former NBA Rookie of the Year, has made exploratory calls about playing in the NBL, multiple sources told foxsports.com.au.
The combo guard, who recently received a two-year ban from the NBA for violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, gauged the idea of playing in the Australian league, but there's no indication the discussions went further than that.
At least one team has shown interest in engaging in talks with Evans, sources said.
Evans, a 6’6 guard, most recently played for the Indiana Pacers, averaging 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.
The anti-drug policy Evans violated was not steroids or performance-enhancing drugs, and he could be reinstated in the NBA in 2021, if he gets approval from league officials and the players association.
The 29-year-old was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft - selected by the Sacramento Kings - and would go on to win the Rookie of the Year award.