Update: Evans has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery to address the injury, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Analysis: The Mavericks first reported at the beginning of the week that Evans picked up a shoulder injury, but didn't specify the severity of the ailment. Based on this report, it appears that Evans was dealing with something more serious than simple soreness, so he'll go under the knife in an attempt to rectify the issue. While an official timetable for his return hasn't been released, it's expected that Evans will be back at full strength for training camp. The Mavericks may be reluctant to bring him back in 2016-17, however, as the athletic big man struggled to crack the rotation in his first season with the team. He averaged just 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds over 8.4 minutes in his 30 appearances.
Evans is out for the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Evans was limited to 30 games, including two starts, after he was reported to be battling shoulder soreness in January. The 28-year-old averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds while playing 8 minutes per game. His career averages are 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds. Evans signed with the Mavericks in the offseason after spending his first five years with Utah, which drafted him late in the second round in 2010.