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 FG<, 3-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), seven rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Boston.
Evans 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, after bumping knees during March 30's game against the Magic, has recently had his knee drained again, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Evans has been battling through knee pain for much of the year, and it's reflected in his stats. He's shooting just 38.9 percent from the field on the season and playing only 20.3 minutes per game. Given the Pacers' lack of top-tier offensive threats, having Evans healthy and available in a potent sixth-man role could be the key to extending the series against the Celtics.
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.
Evans will start Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
With most of the Pacers' key players sitting, Evans will draw the start and should see extended run.
Evans (general soreness) is not listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
Evans sat out Sunday's loss to the Nets with general soreness, but it looks like one night off was all he needed. With Wesley Matthews (toe) out of the lineup Wednesday, Evans is in line to get the start at shooting guard.
Coach Nate McMillan said Evans will sit out Sunday's game against the Nets due to general soreness.
Darren Collison (groin) has been cleared to return from a three-game absence and will rejoin the starting five, leaving no room on the top unit for Evans. With coach Nate McMillan desiring to use a 10-man rotation Sunday, the Pacers will use the contest as a rest day for Evans, who had appeared in each of the past 11 games. Evans' absence leaves Cory Joseph and Aaron Holiday as the Pacers' main backcourt reserves.
Evans will come off the bench Friday against the Celtics.
With Wesley Matthews (hamstring) back in the fold, Evans will resume his usual role off the bench. Across his past 10 games as a reserve, he's averaging 9.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 19.6 minutes.
Evans (knee) is available and will start Monday's game against Detroit.
Evans was previously listed as a game-time decision due to a bruised knee, but he evidently feels healthy enough to play. With Wesley Matthews (hamstring) on the shelf, Evans will make his first start since Feb. 9.
Evans is considered questionable for Monday's game against Detroit due to a bruised right knee.
This is a recent addition to the injury report, and it raise a bit of concern with Darren Collison (groin) and Wes Matthews (hamstring) both expected to sit out Monday. If Evans is able to play, he'd likely be in line for an increased workload, but the Pacers will wait to see how the knee progresses throughout the afternoon before making a decision.
Evans managed 20 points (8-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 29 minutes in the Pacers' 112-89 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
Evans' play was a bright spot for the second straight game, even as the Pacers' concerning skid extended to a fifth straight contest. The 29-year-old wing has underachieved relative to his career norms throughout the season, but the boost up to 29 minutes in each of the last two games has given Evans enough of a platform to generate consecutive double-digit scoring efforts for the first time in March. With Indiana looking to right the ship and preserve playoff positioning, it wouldn't be inconceivable for coach Nate McMillan to shake up his first unit by affording Evans a starting opportunity or two in upcoming contests. However, even if he continues coming off the bench, Evans' play the last two games would seemingly continue affording him a solid allotment of playing time.
Evans finished with 19 points (9-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), eight rebounds, and seven assists in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 115-109 loss to the Clippers.
Evans had his best game in quite some time Tuesday, ending with 19 points in 29 minutes. Darren Collison (quad) was a late scratching which allowed Evans to move into a more sizeable role. On the whole, Evans has been disappointing this season but if Collison is forced to miss further time, Evans could have some late-season value. He is worth a look if the minutes are there but certainly comes with an element of risk.
Evans (personal) is no longer listed in Indiana's injury report ahead of Saturday's game against Denver.
Evans has missed the last three contests due to a personal matter, but he's slated to rejoin the team in time for Saturday's matchup. He's averaging 6.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists over his previous eight games.
Evans (personal) is expected to play Saturday against the Nuggets, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.
Evans has missed the past two games due to personal reasons, and it seems everything has been resolved. A confirmation on his availability should arrive sometime Saturday before tipoff.
Evans (personal) will not play Thursday against OKC, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.
Evans will miss a third straight game as he deals with an off-court, personal matter. Coach Nate McMillan declined to elaborate on the situation, so at this point it's unclear if Evans will be ready to join the team for its four-game road swing, which begins Saturday in Denver.
Evans is out Tuesday against the Knicks due to personal reasons, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The exact situation is immediately unclear, but the Pacers will need to replace Evans' minutes for a second straight contest. Aaron Holiday could see some run as a result.
Evans (illness) doesn't appear on the Pacers' injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
Evans has apparently moved past the upper-respiratory infection that kept him out of Sunday's 106-89 loss to the 76ers. He should rejoin Indiana's backcourt rotation Tuesday, likely handling a 10-to-15-minute role.
Evans (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.
Evans has been battling the bug for most of March so far and will be missing his third game this month as a result. With Evans sidelined Sunday, guards Wesley Matthews and Corey Joseph are likely candidates to see an increase in playing time against the 76ers.
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