Tyreke Evans, the former Rookie of the Year and fourth overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, has been reinstated by the NBA after serving a drug suspension in 2019.

Evans may now begin negotiations with any team on Monday, but he must wait until Friday to sign a contract.

It’s improbable that any teams will take a chance on him, but it’s not impossible. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve seen some fascinating individuals return to the NBA, so there’s no reason to believe that a former Rookie of the Year and a player who averaged 15.7 points per game during his career won’t get another shot.

He was actually a fairly talented player before he was suspended from the league due to his drug use. Evans scored 19.4 points per game and shot 45.2 percent from the floor for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2017, the season before he was suspended by the NBA.