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Warriors re-assign Jacob Evans III to the G League

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Evans is headed back to Santa Cruz for some development.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Once again, the Golden State Warriors have assigned rookie Jacob Evans III to the G League. Evans, the 28th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, will join the Santa Cruz Warriors, a team he’s quite familiar with.

Evans has been bouncing between Oakland and Santa Cruz all year long. Lately he’s been playing in the NBA a little bit more than usual, as he’s appeared in two of the last four games for Golden State. However, he’s played just 3 minutes and 20 seconds combined in those two games.

The rookie has been getting good developmental time in Santa Cruz, where he’s played 20 games. He’s averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game in the G League.

There are only two games left in Santa Cruz’s season: Friday and Saturday night. Then Evans will be back with the Warriors. However, he’s unlikely to be activated in the playoffs unless there’s an injury, since only 13 of the team’s 15 players can be activated for any game, meaning Evans and injured center Damian Jones are likely to be inactive.