Evans underwent surgery last March to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He was dealt to the Pacers in July, but isn't expected to factor into the regular rotation. The fact that he's still working back from the shoulder injury and will be limited in training camp will only hurt Evans' case for gaining playing time early on during the upcoming season.
Evans (shoulder) is expected to enter training camp at full strength, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.
New Pacers coach Nate McMillan said Wednesday that the entire team will enter training camp with a clean bill of health, thereby meaning that Evans is no longer recovering from the torn labrum in his right shoulder that required season-ending surgery last March. Prior to going down with the injury, Evans wasn't a member of the Mavericks' rotation, appearing in only 30 games and averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.4 minutes per contest. While his guaranteed contract for 2016-17 will put him in good position to make the Pacers' 15-man roster this season after he was traded to the team in July, Evans once again figures to serve as a deep reserve.
The deal is reportedly a salary dump, and the Mavs are only expected to receive the rights to a foreign player in return. 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 before he was shut down in March following shoulder surgery. He'll likely fill a deep bench role for the Pacers in 2016-17, and isn't expected to be a regular rotation option.
Jeremy 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 Dallas 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.
Jeremy 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 Dallas Mavericks ' 68 games this season.
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