Evans was traded to the Pacers on Wednesday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. The deal is reportedly a salary dump, so the Mavs are likely receiving either cash considerations or a future second-round pick. Evans, best known for his dunking ability, appeared in only 30 games last season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 54.2 percent from the field. He'll likely fill a similar role for the Pacers as he enters his age-29 season.
Evans has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery to address the injury, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. The Mavericks first reported at the beginning of the week that Evans picked up a shoulder injury, but didn't specify the severity of the ailment. Based on this report, it appears that Evans was dealing with something more serious than simple soreness, so he'll go under the knife in an attempt to rectify the issue. While an official timetable for his return hasn't been released, it's expected that Evans will be back at full strength for training camp. The Mavericks may be reluctant to bring him back in 2016-17, however, as the athletic big man struggled to crack the rotation in his first season with the team. He averaged just 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds over 8.4 minutes in his 30 appearances.
Evans (coach's decision) was a healthy inactive during Wednesday's 99-98 loss to the Cavaliers. Evans entered the week nursing a right shoulder injury, but it appears to have only been a minor issue. However, even at optimal health, Evans isn't a regular member of the team's rotation, having only appeared in 30 of the Mavericks' 68 games this season.
Evans is dealing with a right shoulder injury and won't be available Monday against the Hornets, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Evans hardly sees playing time when healthy, so his absence won't open up unexpected minutes for any of his teammates.
Evans was a healthy scratch Monday against the Clippers. Evans has not played since a three minute appearance on February 21 and is currently out of the Dallas rotation.
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