Mavericks small forward Jeremy Evans underwent surgery today to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced via press release. The player will miss the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign as a result.
The Mavericks currently have a roster count of 15 players, which is the league maximum during the regular season. With Evans the only player who is currently slated to miss time, Dallas isn’t eligible to apply to the league office for a hardship allowance in order to add another body. If the team wishes to sign someone for depth purposes, it would be forced to waive a player to free up a slot.
Evans, 28, appeared in 30 contests for Dallas this season, including two starts. His numbers for 2015/16 are 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game to accompany a shooting line of .542/.250/.714. The small forward is under contract for next season and his deal calls for him to earn $1,227,286, all of which is guaranteed.