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Maurice Evans
Atlanta Hawks  – No. 1
Guard/Forward
Born November 8, 1978 (1978-11-08) (age 31)
Wichita, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
League NBA
Salary $2,500,000
High school Wichita Collegiate
College Wichita State,
Texas
Draft Undrafted, 2001
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Minnesota Timberwolves (2001–2002)
Olympiacos (2002–2003)
Benetton Treviso (2003–2004)
Sacramento Kings (2004–2005)
Detroit Pistons (2005–2006)
Los Angeles Lakers (2006–2007)
Orlando Magic (2007–2008)
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Maurice Eugene Evans (born November 8, 1978, in Wichita, Kansas) is an American professional basketball player currently under contract for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. A 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) guard/forward, Evans weighs 220 lb (100 kg).

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College Career

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.

Pro Career

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.[1] 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, according to multiple sources, agreed to terms on a 3-year contract from the Atlanta Hawks worth about $7.5 million on July 25, 2008.[2] At the time, he was on the verge of signing a three-year deal with the Golden State Warriors.[2]

Family

His parents are George and Cathy Evans, he has a sister, Gayletha . Evans married the former Alexandra Meacham this past August[3]

NBA career statistics

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

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
Career 386 94 20.0 .448 .375 .775 2.7 .8 .6 .1 7.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Sacramento 3 0 18.7 .600 .500 .800 2.3 1.0 .7 .0 6.0
2005–06 Detroit 16 0 6.3 .533 .636 .875 .9 .2 .1 .1 3.3
2006–07 L.A. Lakers 5 0 16.4 .385 .385 .000 1.6 .6 .4 .0 5.0
2007–08 Orlando 10 10 28.2 .507 .417 .625 2.5 .7 .8 .1 9.0
2008–09 Atlanta 11 8 24.1 .431 .286 .667 1.5 .9 .6 .3 6.2
Career 45 18 17.5 .475 .402 .771 1.6 .6 .4 .1 5.6

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