Let's recap where we stand on our journey from the Wolf who saw the shortest amount of court time to KG and his franchise-best 35,535 minutes (which is roughly the equivalent of 1,000 games played). In the nine men we have reviewed, there were a few NBA journeymen but most were guys who, as basketbally gifted as they were, just couldn't cut it at the top level.
The countdown (or countup?) to date:
1 - Calvin Booth, 1 minute played
2 - Jason Hart, 5
2 - Trevor Winter, 5
4 - Paul Grant, 8
5 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili, 13
6 - Jim Thomas, 14
7 - Steve Johnson, 17
8 - Dan Godfread, 20
9 - Myron Brown, 23
Which leads us to:
10 - Brian Evans, 24
More about Evans, who played what amounts to one half of a game for the Timberwolves, after the jump.TEN THINGS ABOUT BRIAN EVANS
- Played an entire Big Ten season with a dislocated shoulder.
- Was Big Ten MVP in 1995-96 as a senior at Indiana.
- Was picked at #27 by Orlando in 1996.
- His NBA career lasted three years (Magic, Nets, Wolves)
- Played six years in Japan and Italy
- He was a 6'8, 220 forward.
- Came to MN as part of the big Marbury trade that sent away fellow Bottom Ten member Paul Grant; was waived two weeks later.
- Was born in Rockford, Illinois, home of Hoopus commenter John H IL.
- Shot left-handed.
- Brian Evans is an anagram for "I ban ravens."