Breaking: New York Knicks Waive SG Jacob Evans

The New York Knicks announced today that they are waiving Jacob Evans. The Knicks now have 19 players on the roster.

The 23-year old shooting guard was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2018. He spent his first season and a half with Golden State before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Evans has played 59 career games and played 29 career games last season.

In 2019, Evans averaged 4.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in just 14 minutes per game. He also shot 33.6 percent from the field and 33.4 percent from beyond the arch.

The Timberwolves sent Evans, Omari Spellman, and draft picks to the Knicks last month for center Ed Davis. His involvement in the deal was for salary-matching purposes, meaning he never really had a future in New York.

Jacob Evans’ 2020-21 salary at two million dollars is fully guaranteed and the Knicks will have to pay that out. This leaves New York at $18 million under the cap, so no worries.

With a spot on their 20-man camp roster available, New York has room to begin finishing their Exhibit-10 signings for G-League rights and bonus grounds. The Knicks recently signed Skal Labissiere, James Young, and Andrew White as they will all likely join the G-League.

The team carries 15 guaranteed salaries and would have to cut any of the players mentioned above if they want Myles Powell or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to make the regular-season roster.

 

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