Harris reinstated by NBA, union after drug ban


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NEW YORK — Jalen Harris‘ application to be reinstated as a player has been approved by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, it was announced Tuesday.

Harris was dismissed from the league on July 1, 2021, for testing positive for a prohibited substance under the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.

As a first-year player at the time, he was eligible to reapply after a year.

Harris averaged 7.4 points and 13.2 minutes in 13 games during the 2020-21 season for Toronto on a two-way contract. He also played seven regular-season games and two playoff games for Raptors 905 in the G League.

Toronto drafted Harris with the 59th pick in 2020. He spent his first two college seasons at Louisiana Tech and averaged 21.7 points for Nevada in 2019-20.

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