NBA Rumors: Reactions to the Milwaukee Bucks working out Tyreke Evans

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 02 (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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After signing Jevon Carter earlier this week, the Milwaukee Bucks had one roster spot left to fill, and it looks like they may have a target in mind. First reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Bucks plan to bring in former Rookie of the Year winner Tyreke Evans for a workout at some point over the next week to potentially take their 15th and final roster spot.

Evans has been out of the association for the last three years after being banned for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program in May of 2019. He was officially reinstated earlier this month, and the Bucks will give the 32-year-old an opportunity to make an NBA roster by granting him a workout.

Reactions to the Milwaukee Bucks planning to bring in Tyreke Evans for a workout to possibly fill their final roster spot

Milwaukee’s interest in Evans makes sense for two big reasons: their need for guard depth and bench scoring. The Bucks are short on guards right now, with Pat Connaughton and George Hill both missing time due to injury. Connaughton is set to miss several more weeks after he had a recent surgery to repair a fractured right fourth metacarpal. Hill has been out of the lineup since January 28, and although he is being listed as questionable for tonight’s game against Brooklyn, there is no guarantee he will be ready anytime soon. With Donte DiVincenzo and Rodney Hood also being moved at the deadline, the Bucks have been incredibly short on guards lately.

While the front office added both DeAndre’ Bembry and Jevon Carter in the buyout market to bolster their guard depth, neither will bring the scoring punch that the Bucks need. Averaging a combined 9.4 points per game this season, these two will help Milwaukee more on defense than offense. However, the team needs help in the scoring department as their bench ranks 28th in points this season with 26.8 per game, according to With Connaughton and Hill both out, this number is bound to get worse, but someone like Evans could potentially help keep them afloat by adding a second unit spark. The 10-year NBA veteran averaged 15.7 points per game throughout his career, proving to be a lethal scorer.

While it remains unclear just how good Evans is at this point after being out of the league for the past three years, surely he still has something left in the tank at 32-years-old. If he comes in and turns some heads in his workout with the Bucks, bringing him aboard for the rest of the regular season and the postseason would be a justifiable move. They could knock out two birds with one stone by shoring up their depleted guard depth while also adding a red-hot scorer to provide some offense with their two most productive bench pieces dealing with injuries.

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Stay tuned for any updates on the Milwaukee Bucks and their interest in Tyreke Evans as a workout is set to take place within the next week.