Minneapolis, Oct. 24, 2002
Timberwolves Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale today announced that the NBA team has waived guards Maurice Evans and Marcus Taylor. The Wolves roster now stands at 15 players.
Evans averaged 4.4 points (.533 FG%), 1.8 rebounds and 13.4 minutes per game in five preseason contests with the Wolves. The second-year guard averaged 2.1 points (.474 FG%) and 4.5 minutes per game in 10 contests for the Wolves in 2001-02. Evans posted a career-high 11 points Jan. 25 at Toronto. Additionally, he averaged 8.7 points (.392 FG%), 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.20 steals per game in six contests for Minnesota at the 2002 Shaw's Pro Summer League. Evans, who was not drafted as an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft, signed a free agent contract with the Wolves on July 23, 2001.
Taylor, who was selected by Minnesota in the second round (51st overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft, averaged 3.3 points (.278 FG%), 2.0 assists and 16.0 minutes per game in four preseason contests with the Wolves. He averaged 5.3 points (.341 FG%), 1.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in six games for the Wolves' entry in the 2002 Shaw's Pro Summer League. Taylor averaged 12.1 points (.399 FG%), 2.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 59 games played during two-year collegiate career at Michigan State (2000-01 and 2001-02).