NBA teams are now eligible to sign players to 10 day contracts. The Phoenix Suns should be looking for diamonds in the rough using this method. One player the team should take a look at is Keenan Evans.
All 30 NBA teams, including the Phoenix Suns, are now able to sign players to 10 day contracts.
This is, in a way, a try out for a player to see if they can prove worthy of signing an actual contract in this league.
It is possible to find a hidden talent by doing this and the Phoenix Suns should be taking a look at players, analyzing them and giving players a chance using this method.
One player that was recently waived that the Suns should take a look at is Keenan Evans.
Measuring in at 6 foot 3 and 190 pounds, he’s only 22-years-old and is a rookie in the association. If he can find a fit and develop, he could turn into a decent NBA player.
As a senior at Texas Tech last season, he became the primary scoring option for his squad and led them to a Top 10 rank. He shot a 47-32-82 clip, made 1.3 treys and averaged 17.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
None of that stands out but he did score a career high 38 points against in-state rival Texas. He is a man of the moment and will step up when needed.
He was undrafted, signed with the Golden State Warriors to play on their summer league team and ended up signing a two way contract with the Detroit Pistons. He was recently waived by the Pistons and is now a free agent.
Evans only played a total of 2 minutes in a sole appearance with Detroit where he missed both of his shot attempts and had 1 assist and 1 rebound.
However, in the G League with the Grand Rapids Drive, he shot a respectable 44-43-77 clip, made 1.9 triples and averaged 14.6 points, 3.3 assists and 0.9 steals per game.
On December 27th he showed his value as a scorer, making 10 of his 19 shots and nailing 5 threes to score 30 points for the Drive.
His assist numbers haven’t ever stood out but he’s a decent play maker and it appears he’s been working on that aspect of his game. He’s dished out at least 5 assists on four different occasions in his last eight games with the Grand Rapids team.
Point guard play in purple and orange could use some improvement.
Overall, he’s an athletic scoring point guard that can put up points in a hurry. He’s a good shooter too.
Phoenix could use another scorer in the back court.
He can get to the free throw line. In his senior season with Texas Tech, he went to the line 6.7 times per game and knocked them down at an 81.7% clip. In the G League, he’s gone to the line on 32% of his shot attempts and made 77.6% of his free throws.
The Suns could use another player that gets some foul calls.
Keenan is a serviceable defender that could use his athletic abilities to improve on that end.
He’s fearless, a hard worker and has a bulldog mentality.
James Jones and the front office should give him a chance. If it doesn’t work out it was only a 10 day contract. If it does, we could truly find a diamond in the rough.