Warriors working out veteran G fresh off NBA suspension
The Golden State Warriors have been struggling lately and are apparently looking for some reinforcements.
Not only is Draymond Green set to return on March 14 from his back injury, but the Dubs are showing interest in veteran guard Tyreke Evans. Yes, that Tyreke Evans.
Evans was kicked out of the NBA in May 2019 for drug abuse. His ban ended up running for three years before he was reinstated on Feb. 14.
The Warriors worked out Evans in Miami last week, according to reporter Anthony Slater. Evans did enough to earn a workout with Golden State this week in San Francisco.
The Warriors previously worked Tyreke Evans out in Miami last week. He impressed enough to get a second workout in SF. Evans is a former Bob Myers client. The Warriors once went after Evans in 2018 free agency. He is attending the game tonight. https://t.co/fr3c0xAr9G
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 9, 2022
The Warriors figure to have competition from the Bucks for Evans’ services. The 32-year-old guard also has talked with Milwaukee.
The 2009-2010 NBA Rookie of the Year last played in the 2018-2019 season. He averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game in a bench role for the Indiana Pacers.
A few contenders are interested in potentially adding Evans. He wouldn’t come cheap for Golden State though.
If the Warriors were to hypothetically sign Tyreke Evans to a pro-rated minimum tomorrow it would cost them $501,010 in salary with another $3,131,312 in tax payments.
They would have to be confident he's still the same player they coveted in 2018 and could help in the playoffs.
— r/Warriors (@GSWReddit) March 9, 2022
Photo: Nov 27, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports