Jalen Harris has returned to Toronto.
The 23-year-old former second-round pick of the Toronto Raptors appears to be hinting at a return to the organization following a one-year suspension from the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. He took to social media early Wednesday morning to post a smiley face on Twitter with Toronto as his location.
He also posted an Instagram story overlooking the CN Tower in downtown Toronto.
Harris, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Nevada, played in 13 games for Toronto in 2020-21, averaging 7.4 points on 50.0% shooting from the floor and 47.2% three-point shooting. He culminated the season in Tampa with a 31-point performance against the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 18.5 points in his final four games.
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This past year, Harris played in 18 games with Vanoli Cremona, an Italian team in Italy’s highest basketball league. He averaged a team-leading 13.8 points on 38.5% shooting and 29.5% three-point shooting to go with three rebounds, two assists, and nearly three turnovers per game.
Per the NBA’s drug policy, Harris’ suspension was for a drug of abuse not including cannabis.
The Raptors have retained his rights should he clear the NBA’s drug program and be reinstated back into the league. He would become a restricted free agent this summer, allowing Toronto to match any offer Harris received.