The LA Clippers have officially acquired the draft rights for Oklahoma State University guard Jawun Evans.
Evans was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 39th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft in Brooklyn and was immediately sent to the LA Clippers. Now the trade has been made official by the Los Angeles franchise after the NBA Moratorium was lifted. In exchange, Philadelphia will receive cash considerations.
The 20 year old will be a part of the LA Clippers’ roster for the NBA Summer League which kicks off in Las Vegas tomorrow. Although after Chris Paul’s departure, Evans will have his eyes set on getting some minutes for the senior team in his rookie season.
The Clippers’ backcourt currently includes newly signed Serbian point guard Milo Teodosic, Patrick Beverley, Austin Rivers and Lou Williams. And Evans will be hoping that Doc Rivers will give him a chance to impress next season.
While Evans was not one of the top talents in the draft, he is filled with enormous potential. During his sophomore year for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, he managed 19.2 ppg, 6.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 3.4 rebounds last season. Evans was also named to the All-Big 12 First Team. Evans is known for his scoring and play-making.
Evans has already been labelled as the next CP3 and has all the tools to make it in the NBA. Only time will tell if he can prove to be a long term replacement for Chris Paul, but one thing is for sure, Jawun Evans is an absolute steal for the LA Clippers.