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Warriors send Jacob Evans III back to the G League

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Once again, Golden State’s rookie will get a chance to develop in Santa Cruz.

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Once again, the Golden State Warriors have assigned rookie Jacob Evans III to the G League. This comes as no surprise, since Evans has had a hard time finding minutes in recent games.

The 28th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft was active on Saturday against the Houston Rockets, but did not play. It was his first time being activated for a game since January 16, when he played all of five seconds against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Evans has appeared in only 23 of the Warriors 59 games this year, and has played seven or more minutes just four times. The team has clearly given up hope that the youngster will be able to contribute this season, as he’s played in just three games since the start of the new year.

So he’s back to the G League, where he’s played 17 games, and averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game with the Santa Cruz Warriors. The organization has shifted from wanting Evans to be able to contribute this year, to grooming him for future years.

We’ll keep you updated on his play and his movement.