For the most part, Reggie Evans only does two things on a basketball court. He can rebound the ball, and he can annoy the opposition for the evening.
A bit short for the interior, but very strong, Evans's only aim on the basketball court is to rebound the ball. And he's really, really good at that. Never involved in the offense due to a dearth of ball skills and post moves, Evans uses all the tricks in the book to get position, and then his immense strength to keep it. He'll tug your shirt, pull your arm, squeeze Chris Kaman's testicles, and just generally work harder than you to get the rebound. As a result, he has a fantastic career rebounding rate, and once averaged as-near-as-is double figure rebounds in only 24 minutes per game for Seattle.
On the flip side of that, Evans can't score. And he can't block shots. And he's not the grandfather of ball movement. [Although ball grabbing is another matter.] And his defense, while physical, is not especially skilled and comes with a large quotient of fouls. So you need to know what you're getting with Reggie Evans - a two trick pony.
A two trick pony who is very, very good at those two tricks.
- 22nd October, 2008.