Pistons Sign Guard Maurice Evans

Sacramento Does Not Match Offer
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has signed guard Maurice Evans to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Maurice Evans will be a great addition to our team,” said Dumars. “He’s young, athletic and very talented. He gives us a versatile player coming off the bench who plays hard on both ends of the floor.”

Detroit first signed Evans, who played for Sacramento last season, to an offer sheet on August 24. Sacramento did not match Detroit’s offer allowing for the two sides to reach a contract agreement.

During the 2004-05 season, Evans averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 19.0 minutes, playing in 65 games (11 starts) for the Kings. He shot 44.2% (165-373 FG) from the field and 32.9% (27-82 FG) from three-point range. In three first round playoff games with the Kings, he averaged 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 18.7 minutes per game.

Evans began his career in Minnesota during the 2001-02 NBA season. In 10 games with the Timberwolves, he averaged 2.1 points in 4.5 minutes per game during his rookie season. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound swingman has played in 75 career NBA games and averaged 5.8 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting 44.4% from the field.