Source: Knicks have eyed Mo Evans

July, 11, 2012
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The Knicks have 11 players that are either under contract or soon-to-be under contract.

Teams can carry up to 15 players on the roster and can have 13 active for game nights.

So New York still has several spots available at the back end of its roster.

According to a source, the Knicks have discussed adding veteran swingman Maurice Evans with one of those final roster spots.

Evans, a nine-year veteran, has also received interest from Washington, whom he played for last season.

But, according to a second source familiar with Evans' thinking, he'd prefer to play for a team that 'has a chance to do something special' -- such as the Knicks.

Though he's in the latter stages of his career, Evans would be a good addition to the club. He'd be a veteran presence in the locker room and can still knock down a jump shot and defend.

He also played for two seasons under Mike Woodson in Atlanta and can help the Knicks who are unfamiliar with Woodson's ways.

So the Knicks may want to revisit the possibility of adding Evans when they look to fill out the back end of their roster. Particularly because, according to a source, Evans would be willing to sign for the veteran's minimum.

Washington will also likely make an offer to Evans. But the Wizards have several young players at that position and they would be asking him to take on more of a mentoring role.

Evans has great respect for the Wizards' organization and would be open to returning there, but a source says he also would like to find a role on a team that needs him to contribute on the court.

"He still has gas in the tank," said the source, "He wants to contribute."

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