This Is What $ 44 million Gets You?
Granted we’re only 9 games into the season, but so far Evans production compared to his salary has been the equivalent of Peter Berg’s Battleship. Relegated to 6th man duty because of the crowded Pelicans’ backcourt Evans is averaging a Josh McRoberts-ish 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on 36% shooting. That’s just good enough to help his team to a last place record of 3-6. As a Sixers fan I’m excited to see this since the Sixers own the Pelicans 2014 1st round pick (top 5 protected). As a human being, I’m struggling with routing for someone to fail. However if Evans’ struggles lead to a Randle & Selden 2014 draft combo for the Sixers I’ll find a way to get over it. Things aren’t all bad in NOLA though with the emergence of second year player Anthony Davis.