Evans signed a contract Friday with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United League, international basketball writer David Pick reports. After being let go by the Pacers in final roster cuts following the conclusion of the preseason, Evans will forgo joining the D-League and instead opt for greater financial security by heading overseas. If Evans enjoys a productive season abroad, he could be brought in for a look by an NBA team in training camp next fall.
Evans was waived by the Pacers on Sunday. Evans dealt with right-shoulder soreness due to an offseason surgery for much of the preseason. He wasn't expected to be a part of the Pacers' rotation during the regular season.
Evans (shoulder) played five minutes in Saturday's 121-105 preseason loss to the Bulls, but didn't post any statistics. As anticipated, the Pacers limited Evans in his preseason debut, which had been delayed while he recovered from a surgically-repaired right shoulder. Evans should see more opportunities as the preseason schedule unfolds and new coach Nate McMillan looks to see what he has with the athletic big man, but he won't be a member of the rotation once the regular season opens.
Evans (shoulder) has been ruled out of Thursday's preseason matchup with the Bulls, Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reports. Evans was practicing in full on Wednesday after opening up training camp as a limited participant. Coach Nate McMillan indicated earlier in camp that he wasn't sure Evans would be ready for the start of the regular season, but considering he's nearing a return to full strength already, it appears he's trending in the right direction. With that said, he'll sit out Thursday, with his next chance of making his preseason debut on Saturday.
Evans (shoulder) is still rehabbing and is yet to return to full-speed, on-court work, Pacers reporter Scott Agness reports. Evans underwent surgery near the end of the regular season to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He was dealt to the Pacers in July but is not expected to factor into the regular rotation, regardless of his health situation. "It's a possibility that he won't be ready for the start of the season," coach Nate McMillan said Monday.
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