The Dallas Mavericks announced Thursday that forward Jeremy Evans underwent shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. The surgery was to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Since joining the Mavs as a free agent in the summer of 2015, Evans has struggled to find playing time. The former dunk contest champion has appeared in just 30 games, starting two, for a total of 251 minutes. He's averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
Early indications that he may be used as a small ball center never panned out and Evans spent time this season in Frisco playing for the Mavericks' D-League affiliate the Texas Legends. Evans, now a six year veteran, requested to be sent to the D-League to work on his game.
Losing Evans won't dramatically impact the team. He is out of Rick Carlisle's rotation.
Evans is making the veterans minimum with Dallas and has one year left on his contract with the team. Here's hoping that he comes back healthy next season and earns a spot in the rotation.