News broke Monday afternoon that the Oklahoma City Thunder has picked up former Oklahoma State standout Jawun Evans from the waiver wire.
Jawun Evans was drafted in the 2017 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th overall pick. A couple of weeks after the draft he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for cash considerations. He played one season in LA, making an appearance in 48 games. He averaged 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 16.2 minutes per game. He was eventually waived by the Clippers on October 15, 2018.
On November 4, 2018, Evans signed a G League contract with the Northern Arizona Suns before signing a two-contract with the Phoenix Suns a month later. He was waived by Phoenix two days ago, which allowed the Thunder to pick him up off the waiver wire.
In his time with the Phoenix Suns this season, Evans played in just 7 games, averaging a mere 0.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 9.1 minutes per game. He spent the majority of his time on G League assignment with the Northern Arizona Suns, where he appeared in 32 games averaging 15.1 points, 5.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in 29 minutes per game.
While he has not exactly been successful in his short stint in the NBA, Evans was dominant in his two seasons of college ball at Oklahoma State. He averaged 19.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.8 steals in his senior season.
While his role with the Thunder is yet to be seen, it is likely that he is nothing more than another body to help out in practice as the end of the regular season draws near.
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