Tyreke Evans has been reinstated by the NBA and several teams prying the free-agent market could take a look at the 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Although questions are in the air as to the kind of condition that 32-year-old is in, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings could at least give him a workout to see if it would make sense handing him a short-term deal.

Evans has been out of action since 2019 after he was suspended for violating the terms of its Anti-Drug Program that prohibits drug abuse, Yahoo Sports reported.

After getting reinstated, Evans is eligible to negotiate with any team on Monday, Feb. 14 cut can only sign a contract by Friday, Feb. 18.

As things stand now, Evans will need all the luck he can get to return to the NBA. Most teams are looking at buyout candidates with names such as Goran Dragic and possibly Tristan Thompson among the list of players who could be looking for new homes.

For the Kings, a team that he drafted him in 2009 and a franchise where he played for five seasons, a reunion is farfetched but not impossible. If Evans wants to recoup lost glory, joining a team where it all started would make sense.

On the other hand, the Lakers could gamble as well. Left with little funds to spend, the purple and gold need all the help they can get.

But the fact that Evans has been out for some time and also at 32, the criticism may grow louder. It would be ridiculous in a sense to see the 6-foot-6 join Los Angeles and help the club get back on track.

Evans will likely be the last option for the Kings, Lakers and other teams. For now, the focus is on the players bought out as well as free agents who have at least been keeping themselves in shape.

Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans has been reinstated and may sign with teams by Feb. 18, 2022. Getty Images | Andy Lyons

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