Brooklyn Nets NBA Draft 2017 – Draft Guide – 7 Guards to Watch
Being an undersized point guard in the NBA is rough. The 6’0” Evans may struggle against the NBA’s power point guards defensively. That could cap his ceiling as a reserve. Additionally, Evans isn’t particularly efficient around the basket. He shot well below average at the rim this past season. He can get to the rim, but has trouble finishing amongst the trees, lacking a bit in verticality.
Truthfully, Jawun Evans doesn’t fit the Nets’ guard ideals. His smaller stature hurts his NBA upside. But he does possess elite speed and solid shooting, so he could carve a role as a bench sparkplug. Evans is a playmaker, a role the Brooklyn Nets sorely need. Rather than looking to free agency, the Nets could look to the draft for a playmaker.