HoopsHype Maurice Evans rumors

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Saturday afternoon, at the annual NBPA All-Star Weekend meeting, the Paul-Weiss law firm would be available to answer the players’ questions about Hunter, Fisher wrote in an email obtained by Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Daily. The prosecutor will answer questions in defense of the defendant. “I give (Derek) a round of applause for being able to pull off this stunt and pull the wool over everyone’s eyes,” former NBA veteran Maurice Evans told me late Thursday night. “If he wants the union that bad — let him and Ron Klempner and Jamie Wior — they can have it.” FOXSports.com

Evans, 34, was an executive vice president at the NBPA. He was perhaps the player and union rep closest to Hunter during the 2011 lockout and its aftermath. Evans is Hunter’s staunchest defender. After nine NBA seasons — he played last year with the Wizards — the career-long role player couldn’t find a job this season, which meant his role in the union ended. “Without a doubt, I know me not being in the league has something to do with my support of Billy Hunter,” Evans said. “I’m fully comfortable not playing in the NBA ever again.” FOXSports.com

In November of 2011, Fisher threatened to sue me for writing that members of the union confronted him concerning his relationship with Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver. “Of course (the players) have questions about Derek,” Evans said. “But Derek has done a great job of being on the offensive and only pointing the finger at Mr. Hunter. (Derek) has been busy throwing darts and throwing dirt at (Hunter) that nobody has ever taken the time to stop and ask what is Derek’s motive. What really went on in Dallas that he left to go and say now all of sudden he has family issues, he misses his family? “Now all of sudden what really happened? We voted him out 8-0 as president and yet he still stayed on, didn’t blink twice and came back with Paul-Weiss, and now they’re running the union.” FOXSports.com

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Alex Kennedy: Mo Evans is weighing his options. He wants to play in the NBA this year. The hold up: He wants a guaranteed deal, not a make-good contract. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur. NBA.com

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A person familiar with the Wizards who requested anonymity because Evans is unsigned, said the team wanted to bring Evans back -- as a front-office executive, a role Evans wants to embrace in the future. Just not now. "I see myself in that kind of role," he said. "I just don't see it quite yet. I still have value as a player and look forward to playing this season. "I expect myself to be with a team soon, and I'm preparing that way. Teams are doing what they should do. Having the mind of a GM, you have to turn over every stone and see how your team comes to fruition. Teams are doing their due diligence right now, just making sure before they fill their last one or two roster spots." USA Today

Mo Evans made sure all NBA players had a job last season, helping end the lockout through his role as executive vice president of the National Basketball Players Association. Right now, the nine-year veteran is without a job for the 2012-13 season, and training camps open in less than three weeks. "Given that I'm a veteran, I know where my value lies," Evans, 33, told USA TODAY Sports. "At this stage of the game and at this stage in my life, I'm waiting for the place I feel God has already marked for me. The impact I can make is not only on the floor, it's even more so in the locker room and the community. That's the marquee value I bring to the table." USA Today

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Bringing back Roger Mason Jr., Maurice Evans or James Singleton also remains high on the Wizards’ priority list, but the team already has depth at nearly every position. Mason is also not interested in signing another one-year deal at the league minimum, as he has the past two seasons, according to a source close to Mason. Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Chicago and the Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Mason. Washington Post

July 20, 2012 Updates

Since the Raptors recently withdrew their qualifying offer to Sonny Weems, the Knicks have "shown some interest," according to his agent Roger Montgomery, who also represents Jeremy Lin. Montgomery also confirmed that the Knicks are interested in another one of his clients, Maurice Evans, who played for Mike Woodson in Atlanta from 2008 to 2010. ESPN.com

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