Utah Jazz players' summer plans

Published: Thursday, April 14 2011 10:48 p.m. MDT

Utah's Devin Harris, Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward exit the court after the first half as the Utah Jazz host the Portland Trailblazers at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

Mike Terry, Deseret News

RAJA BELL

Position: Guard

11th season

Stats: 8.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Summer plans: Bell said he's heading home to Miami, where he plans to take his family to the Caribbean and travel a bit. He also plans to get in some golf. As for basketball, Bell plans to shoot a lot of jump shots. He shot just 40.9 percent from the field in 2010-11, his lowest since 2003-04.

"I didn't do enough work last summer on it specifically, and I think I can control that," Bell said. "And I'll do my best to try to work that out."

Bell has a shooting coach, who he pays, and is confident he'll get things right.

Contract situation: Two years remaining on deal that calls for $3,240,000 in 2011-12 and $3,480,000 in 2012-13.

Quote: "Ultimately it was a disappointing season. None of us want to be going home today. We'd like to be playing and competing for that ultimate prize, but that's not the reality."

JEREMY EVANS

Position: Small forward

First season

Stats: 3.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Summer plans: Mixed between Utah and Kentucky, where he played college ball.

Contract situation: One more year on rookie contract. He will make about $789,000 next year.

Quote: "I've worked really hard on getting more bulk, but I don't think it's going to come, because I've tried everything. It might come with age."

FRANCISCO ELSON

Position: Center

Eighth season

Stats: 2.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Summer plans: Will return to his homeland and play for the Netherlands' national team after his banged-up knee heals.

Contract situation: Unrestricted free agent.

Quote: "It's been a tough season, ups and downs. In the beginning, I think I played very aggressively, and then it dwindled down to little nagging injuries. All in all, I think it was an up and down season for me."

DERRICK FAVORS

Position: Power forward

First season

Stats: 6.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Summer plans: He said he'll go back home to Georgia soon, but plans to come back to Utah in the summer to work out.

Contract situation: One more year (team option on two more) on rookie contract. He is slated to make $4.1 million next season.

Quote: "I feel comfortable here. It's great. I like the team, the organization, the coaches, the fans, the players. I hope I'll be around."

KYRYLO FESENKO

Position: Center

Fourth season

Stats: 2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Summer plans: Will leave for Ukraine, his native country, today and plans on playing for the national team beginning in late June after rehabbing broken thumb.

Contract situation: Unrestricted free agent.

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