2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Jeremy Evans wasn't one of the hottest names on the 2012 free agent market, but his rebounding made him an asset to be coveted. He'll be staying with the only NBA team he's known, however, with TNT's David Alridge reporting that the Utah Jazz will sign Evans to a three-year, $5.5 million deal.
League source says Utah forward Jeremy Evans will stay with Jazz on a three-year deal worth around $5.5 million.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 5, 2012
Evans was taken late in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft out of Western Kentucky, and has made just three starts in his two years in the NBA. But he has a lot of size for the small forward position at 6'9", and pairs it with significant leaping ability; he's been an efficient player in his two years, and has a lot of room to grow.
For the young Jazz, he's a perfect fit.
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