Indiana Pacers

Tyreke Evans reinstated to NBA, will become a free agent

Indiana Pacers' Tyreke Evans pauses during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyreke Evans has been reinstated by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association.

That means the No. 4 pick in the 2009 NBA draft is eligible to return to the league.

The 32-year-old was dismissed and disqualified from the league on May 17, 2019, for testing positive for a prohibited substance under the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Evans will become an unrestricted free agent who may negotiate for a contract with any team starting Friday.

He last played for the Indiana Pacers in 2018, averaging 10.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 69 games.