A boost for Bucks? Champions will meet Tyreke Evans
the Milwaukee dollars will apparently meet former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans for practice sometime next week to potentially take his 15th and final spot on the roster.
Recently reinstated Evans, 32, is set to return to the NBA after serving a three-year suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug program in 2019.
He is currently an unrestricted free agent and will be able to sign with teams starting Friday.
Evans – the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings – was the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Evans immediately looked like a rising star when he entered the league, averaging 20.1 points, 5.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds in his rookie season. However, his numbers dropped from there and he averaged just 10.2 PPG in his final season, 2018-19 with the Indiana Pacers.
The 6-6 guard averaged 15.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds in more than nine seasons before his ban, including stints with the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, in addition to the Pacers and Kings.
Could he provide a spark for the defending champions?
The Bucks enter Sunday in fourth place in the Eastern Conference at 36-25, just half a game ahead of the Boston Celtics. They already have six players scoring in double figures, led by superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 29.4 PPG.
What impact Evans would have on Milwaukee’s stacked roster remains to be seen, but with the team possessing an open roster spot, it makes sense for them to at least consider the possibility.
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