Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA due to a violation of the NBA's anti-drug program, Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports reports. He is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years. This is obviously a serious development for Evans, who won't be able to play in the NBA again until 2021-22 at the earliest, which would be his age 32-season. He's coming off the worst season of his career, appearing in 69 games for the Pacers and scoring 10.2 points per game on 38.9 percent shooting. Evans was set to become a free agent this summer.
Evans ended with 21 points (7-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss to the Celtics. Evans finished off his season with 21 points in 26 minutes as the Pacers dropped their fourth straight game to fall out of the playoffs. Evans had been touted as a potential fantasy asset across many formats but failed to deliver in what could only be described as a wasted season. His future is unclear and at this stage, he would likely have to be on another team for owners to have any faith in his ability to produce moving forward.
Evans totaled 19 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 22 minutes during Friday's 104-96 loss to Boston. Evans led all Pacer players with 19 points in just 22 minutes Friday, shooting the ball well again, albeit in a losing effort. The Pacers simply do not have anyone who can score 30 points on demand without Victor Oladipo and the initial fears heading into the playoffs are certainly justified right now. Game 4 will be on Sunday in Indiana with the Pacers looking to extend the series to a fifth game.
Evans posted 13 points (5-9 FGEvans had a solid offensive night off the bench for the Pacers, shooting over 50 percent from the field and nearly scoring a point per minute. If he can keep his hot hand, Evans may be called upon to shoulder a heavier offensive load in Game 3 on Friday considering the fact that the rest of the rotation, outside of Bojan Bogdanovic, has struggled to score so far in the series.
Evans registered 27 points (9-14 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists and two rebounds across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 135-134 win over the Hawks. Evans has been a consistent producer off the Pacers' bench so far this season, averaging 10.2 points over 20.3 minutes. Wednesday's stat line reminded others that Evans can step up his game if need be, as his five threes on the night tied his season-high and serve as evidence to the fact that he can contribute scoring off the bench in the postseason should the team struggle offensively.
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