The Dallas Mavericks are trading former Slam Dunk champion Jeremy Evans and cash to the Indiana Pacers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Evans, a 6-9 small forward, spent last season with Dallas after signing with them last summer. He appeared in just 30 games, hardly cracked the rotation, and averaged just 8.4 minutes per contest before undergoing season-ending surgery. In that time, he shot 54 percent from the field to go along with his 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. The Mavericks are moving him to allocate some space in the salary cap, as they owe Evans $1.2 million for next season.

He didn’t spend that much time with the Mavs on the court, but he spent some time down in the D-League and had an above-average stretch. In four games with the Texas Legends, Evans averaged 16.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and shot 39 percent from three.

In the 2012 Slam Dunk contest, Evans gained almost all of his notoriety after beating Chase Budinger, Paul George, and Derrick Williams for the title.

There’s a chance he sees some more time in Indiana since he’s a long, athletic player who would be most active on defense and in transition. Despite having the athletic ability to guard multiple positions, Evans is incredibly slender, and sometimes has issues staying out of foul trouble; he’s improving, though. He’s also a quietly good rebounder, and per 36 minutes Evans has a career average of 8.8 rebounds per game.

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