Raptors guard Jalen Harris disqualified from NBA for drug program violation

Raptors guard Jalen Harris is out of the NBA for no less than a yr. 

The league introduced Thursday that Harris was dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the its anti-drug program. As a result of he’s a first-year participant, he can apply for reinstatement in 2022. 

“The NBA, NBA groups, and the NBPA are prohibited from publicly disclosing info relating to the testing or remedy of any NBA participant underneath the Anti-Drug Program, apart from to announce a participant’s suspension or dismissal from the league,” the NBA mentioned within the press launch.

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The Athletic’s Blake Murphy identified that the league’s anti-drug program doesn’t embrace marijuana. 

Murphy additionally reported that whereas Harris’ contract can be declared null, the Raptors will retain his rights and would have the primary option to re-sign him if he’s reinstated. 

Harris missed a lot of the 2020-21 season due to damage however shined down the stretch, averaging 18.5 factors, 3.0 rebounds and three.0 assists in his closing 4 video games. He began two of these video games.

The Raptors drafted him 59th general out of Nevada in 2020. Harris averaged 21.7 factors, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.1 steals for the Wolf Pack in his solely season with this system in 2019-20 after transferring from Louisiana Tech.

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