Evans (knee) returned to action for Wednesday's 89-74 summer league win over the Wizards, but went scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with four rebounds.
Evans saw only 10 minutes of action off the bench and wasn't able to get anything going in his first game back from a knee injury. He also turned the ball over three times, which certainly didn't help his case for more minutes in the contest. The Clippers move on with the win and are set to take on the Lakers in the second round of the summer league playoffs, so Evans will be looking for a bounce-back performance.
Evans will not play in Monday's summer league contest against the Rockets due to a sore left knee, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Evans is coming off a solid outing against the Kings on Sunday night, registering 10 points (2-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes of action off the bench. His decision to sit out seems to be more of precautionary measure and while he may miss a handful of summer league contests, the injury isn't likely to be a long-term issue.
Evans generated 10 points (2-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals across 20 minutes during the Clippers 88-78 win over the Kings in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Sunday.
It was a solid all-around effort for the second-year guard, who's now averaging 8.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal across 16.0 minutes in his first two games in Vegas. Evans enjoyed a solid rotation role during his rookie campaign, ultimately averaging 16.2 minutes across 48 games. Now healthy from the sports hernia surgery that prematurely ended his rookie campaign, the OSU product will look to lay a solid foundation for a successful sophomore season during his remaining games of summer league play.
Evans will undergo surgery for his sports hernia and has been ruled out for the rest of the season, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
After being selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft, Evans surprisingly found himself in a rotation role for much of the season due to a plethora of injuries. He saw action in 48 games, posting averages of 4.8 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds across 16.2 minutes. However, he's been working through a sports hernia of late and instead of attempting to play through it over the last week of the season, he'll head for surgery and be shut down. Evans will have the entire offseason for recovery and should be back with the Clippers for training camp, as he's owed $1.37 million in the 2018-19 campaign. With Patrick Beverley (knee) expected back from injury, and both Austin Rivers and Milos Teodosic likely remaining with the Clippers, Evans could struggle to see significant minutes in his second season.
Evans (abdominal) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Pacers.
Evans is set to miss a second consecutive game for the Clippers and with just a week and a half left in the regular season schedule, it's unclear if he'll make a full recovery by its completion. That said, Evans has logged single-digit minutes in seven of the last 10 games he's played in, so he's not someone to target for fantasy purposes, even with Milos Teodosic (foot) sitting out for the foreseeable future. Look for Austin Rivers, Lou Williams and Tyrone Wallace to see the majority of the workload in the backcourt.
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