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The 6-foot-5 Maurice Evans could wind up being a nice fit for the Warriors this season.
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OAKLAND _ On the heels of adding point guard Marcus Williams, the Warriors could be adding free agent forward Maurice Evans, who played for both the Lakers and Magic last season.

Golden State has offered Evans a three-year, $6.4 million deal, but after initially agreeing to the terms, Evans is reportedly holding out for more money from the Warriors.

If they added Evans, it more than likely means the Warriors will not match the three-year, $9 million contract restricted free agent Kelenna Azubuike signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last week. Golden State has until Friday to match Azubuike's deal, but Evans represents a cheaper _ and perhaps better _ alternative.

In Evans, the Warriors would be getting an athletic swingman who's known as a solid defender and good 3-point shooter (he shot 39% on 3-pointers last season). The 6-foot-5 Evans averaged 9.3 points per game in 68 games for Orlando in 2007-08. He came to Orlando with Brian Cook in a November trade with the Los Angeles Lakers that sent Trevor Ariza to Southern California.

The 29-year-old Evans, who has played five seasons in the NBA, has also played with the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings.

Stay tuned throughout the day for more updates.


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