The Pacers wing received a two-year ban for violating the league’s anti-drug program, according to a release from the league. He will be able to apply for reinstatement after two years.
Evans averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 69 games for the Pacers last season. The Pacers issued a brief statement following the NBA’s announcement.
“The Indiana Pacers were informed today by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy,” the Pacers said. “We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support