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Jeremy Evans agrees to terms to remain with Jazz

Jul 6, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

Jeremy Evans AP

He’s won the NBA Dunk Contest. He’s called the “human pogo stick.” He’s got plenty of NBA highlights but his game is not at the point he’s racking up a lot of NBA minutes.

Now Jeremy Evans is going to get three more years to prove he can be a part of an NBA rotation. The Salt Lake Tribune spoke with his agent and is reporting that Evans and the Jazz have reached a deal on three-year, $5.5 million contract.

The rail-thin 6’9” forward only got in 29 games for the Jazz last season and the minutes he saw were garbage time ones mostly (7.5 minutes per game in the games he got off the bench). That said, in his limited minutes he was very efficient — he shot 64.3 percent and had a PER of 19.6. Hopefully he can prove he can do that in extended minutes in the coming seasons.

He can start proving that at Summer League, where he will be part of the Jazz’s team in Las Vegas.

  1. slopmcflop - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Man, sometimes you can’t help but feel bad for some of these NBA players. Only 5 guys on the court at a time, so you end up with really talented guys that just don’t catch a big break for whatever reason.

    Maybe they pissed off a coach, maybe they had a bad couple of games the one opportunity they got, maybe they’re stuck on a team that’s loaded at their position, etc. You see guys like Evans, and Terrence Williams is another who comes to mind, and you think….what if?

    Best of luck to the kid, he sure can fly.

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