Evans Clinchy
Thursday April 26th, 2012

In a poll of NBA players conducted by SI earlier this month, a surprising name was selected as the NBA's dirtiest player: Los Angeles Clippers forward Reggie Evans.

Evans, known for his physical play under the basket, won the vote running away -- he garnered 37 percent of the vote, routing the 9 percent earned by both Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett and Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace.

It's worth noting, however, that the poll was conducted before Sunday afternoon, when World Peace received national notoriety for elbowing Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden to the floor and giving him a concussion. Repoll the NBA's players today, and the voting might turn out a bit differently.

Other players receiving votes included Indiana Pacers big man Jeff Foster, who retired on March 21; Chris Paul, Evans' teammate in L.A.; and Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson. This is Evans' 10th season in the NBA; he comes off the bench for the Clippers and averages 13.9 minutes per game. He had his best season last year with the Toronto Raptors, averaging a career-high 11.5 rebounds.

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