“Brandon Rush of the Indiana Pacers was suspended for five games by the NBA on Friday for violating the league’s drug agreement, while Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings and Kenny Hasbrouck of the Miami Heat drew suspensions for driving offenses.
Rush was suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. He started 64 games for the Pacers last season and averaged 9.4 points.
Pacers president Larry Bird said in a statement that the organization would support Rush.
“We have been made aware that Brandon Rush has been suspended for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy,” Bird said. “We will do what we can to provide Brandon help going forward.”
Evans, the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, was suspended without pay for one game for pleading no contest to reckless driving in California. He averaged 20.1 points last season.
Hasbrouck, a former Siena guard, was suspended without pay for two games for pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in New York.”