NBA: Toronto Raptors’ Jalen Harris dismissed and disqualified from NBA for violating Anti-Drug program

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NBA 2021-22: Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris was dismissed and disqualified from the NBA on Thursday for violating terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

The league, teams, and union are forbidden from openly publishing knowledge about testing or treatment of any NBA player under the Anti-Drug Program, other than to declare a suspension or removal.

As a first-year player, Harris is eligible to apply for reinstatement in a year.

Report: Raptors' Jalen Harris banned one year for violating the NBA's  anti-drug program - Raptors HQ

Harris averaged 7.4 points and 13.2 minutes in 13 games this season for Toronto on a two-way contract. Set to become a restricted free agent, he also played seven regular-season games and two playoff games for Raptors 905 in the G League.

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

NBA 2021-22: Toronto Raptors announce an all-female game, broadcast team. In a month-long celebration of women in sport, the Raptors will have an all-female broadcast team for March 24 game vs. Denver.

Throughout March, MLSE and the Toronto Raptors will celebrate the contributions women have made to sports, highlighted by an all-female regular-season game broadcast, the team announced Monday.

Women will hold every on-air role for the Raptors March 24 game vs the Denver Nuggets on TSN.

Play-by-play will be led by Canadian Meghan McPeak alongside TSN analyst Kia Nurse, of the Canadian national team and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. TSN host and reporter Kayla Grey will handle sideline duties.

We wanted to highlight the contributions that women make individually – across so many broadcasts – by bringing them all together,” John Wiggins, Raptors vice-president of organizational diversity and inclusion, said. “Yes, we’re making a point. We hope this leads to more recognition of the many roles women play in pro sports.

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