Tyreke Evans sat in a hotel room in 2012. He was frustrated in his mind he was the next big thing but his body was failing him.
Evans had just had another knee surgery he could already tell it was was taking a toll. The former Rookie Of The Year had his head in his hands, he was depressed and felt like his career was slipping away. The first time he tried Cocaine was to try to manage the physical and emotional pain. He did a line and the rush came. The Euphoria helped him forget the pain and little did he know he was hooked.
A league source confided Tyreke began partying and doing so much cocaine that he needed black market Xanax to manage the anxiety and paranoia it caused. He was spiraling out of control but inside he just wanted the pain to end. Tyreke never wanted to try Heroin, that shit is scary he would say but the prescription opioids from his multiple knee surgeries where his introduction.
Tyreke Evans was an addict by the time he signed with the Indiana Pacers this year. He would come to practices high and many of his teammates were worried about his well being.
Then came the drug test. Tyreke would test positive for drugs of abuse and would be banned from the NBA. Hopefully he gets the help he needs and can resurrect his career.
Here is all the latest chatter and rumor mill nuggets for the upcoming 2019 NBA draft.
Zion Williamson and Ja Morant are confirmed as 1 and 2 picks.
The NY Knicks will take Rj Barrett 3rd but some of their FO are very fond of Cam Reddish.
The La Lakers are high on Jarrett Culver.
The Chicago Bulls could move the 7th pick for a Veteran.
There is a real chance Darius Garland falls out of the lottery. Lack of playmaking ability and major knee injury have him pulled from some draft boards.
Two players that might sneak into the late 1st are Jalen Mcdaniels and Kyle Guy. Several teams in the 20's high on their roleplayer potential.
Hearing PJ Washington may slip to early 2nd round. Concerns about lack of length, advanced handle, injury history and bigs have lost a lot of draft value.
One name rising up some draft boards is Euro C Goga Bitadze. Could come off board late lottery or mid 1st.