Maurice Evans

The Washington Wizards announced today that they have re-signed guard/forward Maurice Evans.

“Mo was a very good midseason addition to the team last season and we are excited to have him back with us,” said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld.  “In addition to the versatility and athleticism he brings to the lineup, he gives us another solid veteran presence along with Rashard Lewis, Roger Mason and Ronny Turiaf that balances nicely with our core of young players.”

Evans averaged 9.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 26 games for the Wizards last season.  He was originally acquired along with Jordan Crawford, Mike Bibby and a first round pick from Atlanta in exchange for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong on Feb. 23, 2011.  Evans holds career averages of 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in eight seasons with Minnesota, Sacramento, Detroit, L.A. Lakers, Orlando, Atlanta and Washington.