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The Warriors selected Jacob Evans with the 28th overall pick in June. At one point during the NBA draft, Golden State even tried to trade up to select the Cincinnati product.
The 21-year old has appeared in just eight of the Warriors' 13 games this season, scoring four total points in 48 minutes combined. His rookie season isn't going according to plan.
“None of it has been how I thought it would be,” Evans told Logan Murdock of the Bay Area News Group. “But that’s how everything is when you’re going through it.
"With this being the NBA, I never know what to expect, but it's been fun so far -- a lot of learning and just working on my game and just trying to watch and get better every day.”
Last week, Evans was assigned to Santa Cruz, and over two games in the G League, he averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He shot below 32 percent from the field and went 1 of 5 from 3-point territory.
The Warriors are taking a patient approach with Evans and aren't expecting major contributions from him right away. In fact, if the Warriors are at full strength, Evans probably will spend a good amount of time with Santa Cruz throughout the season.
“It’s not the same level, but there are still good players down there,” Evans told BANG. “I’m trying to just bring that confidence and repetition up here.”
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller