We’re now heading into Week 20 of the NBA season, and fantasy basketball owners will need to be keen when selecting players off their leagues’ waiver wires.
The Sacramento Kings’ Reggie Evans is a rebounding specialist playing well for his new team — and he can do the same for your fantasy squad, as well.
» Reggie Evans, PF, Sacramento Kings (0.5 percent owned on ESPN.com):
If you looked up the word “rebounding specialist” in the dictionary, you’d probably see Reggie Evans’ grinning mug next to it.
Evans is the epitome of someone who puts zero effort scoring and puts all his care into grabbing every rebound in sight. While he has produced years of 11.5, 11.1 and 9.3 rebounds, Evans’ career high in scoring is 5.6 points — yes, 5.6 points — which he set way back during the 2005-06 season.
Now in his 12th year in the league, Evans is at it again — this time with the Sacramento Kings.
The former Iowa Hawkeyes’ standout was a major contributor on the boards for Brooklyn last season, but had fallen out of favor in new coach Jason Kidd‘s scheme, playing just 13.3 minutes per game.
Now in Sacramento, Kings’ coach Mike Malone is letting him loose. He’s played 21.1 minutes over seven games with his new team and is averaging a hearty 8.4 boards per contest. He’s even contributed 7.3 points and 0.9 steals.
He’s probably a player best suited for roto leagues due to his lack of scoring and poor free throw shooting (52.2% in his career), but if you’re an owner trying to gain some ground in the rebounding category, Reggie Evans is worth adding for the stretch run.