Maurice Evans (basketball)

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Maurice Evans
Maurice Evans Wizards.jpg
Evans with the Wizards
Free Agent
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1978-11-08) November 8, 1978 (age 36)
Wichita, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Wichita Collegiate (Wichita, Kansas)
College Wichita State (1997–1999)
Texas (2000–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 Minnesota Timberwolves
2002–2003 Olympiacos (Greece)
2003–2004 Benetton Treviso (Italy)
2004–2005 Sacramento Kings
2005–2006 Detroit Pistons
20062007 Los Angeles Lakers
2007–2008 Orlando Magic
20082011 Atlanta Hawks
20112012 Washington Wizards
Stats at NBA.com

Maurice Eugene Evans (born November 8, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has served as a vice president of the NBA Players Association. He is also locally known for dunking over Valley Center, KS phenom, Eric Scriven, 3 times while attending the Collegiate High School basketball camp in 1994.

College career[edit]

Known for his strong defense and athleticism, Evans played collegiately at Wichita State University for two seasons, but philosophical differences with then-coach Randy Smithson caused him to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin. Evans hired Roger Montgomery as an agent.[1]

Pro career[edit]

After not having been selected in the 2001 NBA Draft, he signed as a free agent for the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he played in only 10 games. In 2002, he moved to Greece to play for Olympiacos, and in the following, 2003-04 season he played for the Italian power Benetton Basket Treviso (winning the Italian Cup). In 2004, he made the roster for the NBA's Sacramento Kings, and became a rotation player. He started 11 of 65 games, and played 19 minutes per game on the season, contributing 6.4 points. In 2005, he was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Pistons, where he was reunited with his former coach and close friend Flip Saunders, and played a rotation role of 14 minutes per game, averaging 5.2 points per game.

On June 28, 2006, the Pistons traded Evans to the Los Angeles Lakers for the draft rights to Cheikh Samb, following Evans' request to be moved to a team where he would be given more playing time. He served as a bench player for the Lakers, largely as the back up to Kobe Bryant.

On November 20, 2007, he along with teammate Brian Cook were traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Trevor Ariza.[2] He became the Magic's starting shooting guard, contributing to the team's 52-30 record and landing the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference for the 2008 Playoffs.

Evans agreed to terms on a 3-year contract from the Atlanta Hawks worth about $7.5 million on July 25, 2008.[3] At the time, he was on the verge of signing a three-year deal with the Golden State Warriors.[3] On February 23, 2011, he was traded to the Washington Wizards.[4]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Minnesota 10 0 4.5 .474 .000 .750 .4 .4 .0 .0 2.1
2004–05 Sacramento 65 11 19.0 .442 .329 .756 3.1 .7 .6 .1 6.4
2005–06 Detroit 80 1 14.2 .452 .371 .800 2.0 .8 .5 .2 5.0
2006–07 L.A. Lakers 76 10 22.8 .432 .361 .787 2.9 1.0 .5 .2 8.4
2007–08 L.A. Lakers 7 0 13.7 .321 .143 .800 1.3 1.7 .7 .1 4.4
2007–08 Orlando 68 47 23.9 .489 .396 .691 3.1 1.0 .6 .1 9.3
2008–09 Atlanta 80 25 23.0 .432 .395 .822 3.0 .7 .6 .1 7.2
2009–10 Atlanta 79 5 16.7 .445 .337 .754 1.9 .6 .4 .2 5.7
2010–11 Atlanta 47 12 17.8 .393 .315 .857 1.8 .6 .3 .1 4.5
2010–11 Washington 26 12 27.4 .439 .346 .933 2.8 .6 .7 .3 9.7
2011–12 Washington 24 0 14.3 .402 .378 .769 1.0 .4 .6 .0 4.9
Career 562 123 19.4 .442 .363 .785 2.5 .7 .5 .2 6.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Sacramento 3 0 18.7 .600 .500 .800 2.3 1.0 .7 .0 6.0
2006 Detroit 16 0 6.3 .533 .636 .875 .9 .2 .1 .1 3.3
2007 L.A. Lakers 5 0 16.4 .385 .385 .000 1.6 .6 .4 .0 5.0
2008 Orlando 10 10 28.2 .507 .417 .625 2.5 .7 .8 .1 9.0
2009 Atlanta 11 8 24.1 .431 .286 .667 1.5 .9 .5 .3 6.2
2010 Atlanta 11 0 13.5 .297 .300 .000 1.2 .2 .8 .0 2.3
Career 56 18 16.7 .447 .392 .771 1.5 .5 .5 .1 5.0

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