Suspended Raptors player Jalen Harris returns to Toronto

Jalen Harris is back in Toronto.

But is Harris back with the Toronto Raptors? It’s not that clear.

Banned last season for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, Harris shared late last night on Twitter and Instagram that he was in Toronto.

Harris played one NBA season with the Tampa-based Raptors in 2020-21, amassing 7.4 points per game, 1.3 assists per game and 1.4 rebounds per game in 13 games. Last July, he received a one-year suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy after testing positive for a banned substance.

Sportsnet’s Blake Murphy explained how Jalen Harris could become a Raptor next season: Basically, he would have to seek league reinstatement, be approved, and then sign a new contract with Toronto as his old one was canceled due to suspension.

Another option for Harris would be an invite to the NBA Summer League, which runs July 7-17 in Las Vegas.

The Raptors currently have 11 players under contract for next season, with Thad Young, Chris Boucher and Yuta Watanabe as their most intriguing potential inside free agents.

Last season, Harris played for Vanoli Cremona of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. In Italy, he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

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