Reggie Evans, the long-injured Raptors defensive specialist, returned to full-contact practice Monday, banging with his teammates for the first time in more than three months.
“Today was a fun day for me,” said Evans. “I finally got to a good stepping stone ... I’ve got some work to do.”
How did Evans play? He was slow to the ball, his jump shot looked wonky and he appeared out of shape, according to various accounts. And, for a guy who hasn’t played since damaging ligaments in his left foot in an Oct. 14 pre-season game, none of that was unexpected. But he managed to grab a steal, according to the post-scrimmage boxscore Evans kept in his head, and he played hard, which is his calling card.