Sonics re-sign Reggie Evans for one year

Updated: October 5, 2005, 1:05 PM ET
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SEATTLE -- The Seattle SuperSonics re-signed forward Reggie Evans, who led the team in rebounding last season, on Tuesday.

Evans was the team's third restricted free agent who received a one-year qualifying offer, joining forward Vladimir Radmanovic and guard Ron Murray. They all can become unrestricted free agents after this season. Terms were not disclosed.

Evans averaged a career-high 9.3 rebounds and 4.9 points last season, his third in the NBA. In 221 games with Seattle, the 6-8 Evans has averaged 3.7 points and 7.2 rebounds, providing strong interior play for a perimeter-based team.

"We're thrilled to have one of the top rebounders in the NBA back in a Sonics uniform this season," Sonics general manager Rick Sund said. "Reggie is a tenacious rebounder and he has always found a way to have an impact on the court. He's like a bulldog around the boards."

The Sonics also waived rookie swingman Omar Thomas.

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