Jacob Evans III
The Golden State Warriors may have to exhaust all their talent if they want to reach the next level and compete with the LA Clippers and LA Lakers. While there’s still no denying they can compete right now, if they want the edge, they may need to bring in a few more assets.
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Not an extremely talented player, Evans III has what it takes to become a solid role player in the league for a long time. He’s an elite defender yet still has a work to do on the offensive end, not quite developing like Golden State had hoped for.
During his rookie season, Evans III played in just 30 games for Golden State. Scoring under two points per game, Evans spent most of his time developing that offensive game with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
The more concerning part of Evans’ game is that he shot under 27% from downtown. However, overall, it was just his rookie season. Evans has displayed an athleticism during both his rookie and his two trips to the Las Vegas Summer League that has kept hope alive.
Evans won’t get your team 25 a night, but if you need a consistent defensive threat with limited offensive upside, then Evans is your guy. For a team like Phoenix that may see what veterans they do have walk next season, trading for Evans may not be the worst decision.