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Published: Thursday, July 5 2012 9:32 p.m. MDT

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scalman
Temecula, CA

Excellent move, Jazz! Keep developing that shot, Jeremy.

UgottaloveMaxie
Murray, UT

waste of money

King Black
Paso Robles, CA

@ UgottaloveMaxie

why is that a waste of money

joe5
South Jordan, UT

The reason it's a waste of money is:
- The Jazz already have 12 players on the roster (Mo Williams, Tinsley, Watson, Hayward, Burks, Bell, Marvin Williams, Carroll, Millsap, Favors, Kanter, Al Jefferson)
- They still need to sign their draft pick, Murphy (if they intend to keep him)
- Evans is not going to put the team over the top into championship territory
- He plays positions that are pretty stacked already (PF with Millsap and Favors; SF with Hayward, Marvin Williams, and Carroll)
- This reduces the chance for the Jazz to go after a free agent and stay under the tax threshold

Personally, I like the move. I like Evans as a person and as a player. I think he provides things nobody else on the Jazz can provide. But just because I like him doesn't mean that I can't easily see why someone might view this as a waste of money.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@joe5>
How can you say in 1 breath that Evans provides things that nobody else on the Jazz can provide and yet still see why someone might view the signing as a waste of money?? He's making less than $2million a year providing what no one else can and I think that is a good use of money. Secondly the Jazz can add Evans and the new draft pick (assuming he can even make the team) and still have room left on the roster since you can have 15 players. The Jazz also retain their $5million mid level exception to add another player if they find a free agent they like and if signing makes the team stacked at certain positions, that makes it more possible to make a trade for a player at another position where they need to add depth. Finally, to say Evans is not going to put the team over the top, the Jazz are not going to be able to sign a single player that will put them over the top. He is a building block that will improve the team overall, and that is all you can ask for.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

I love watching Jeremy. I think it's a good deal for the Jazz because he is versatile. He's a good secondary role player and a fan favorite.

Congratulations Jeremy!

joe5
South Jordan, UT

Vet: Didn't you read what I wrote. I said that I personally like the signing. But we have too many people who think they have to be right. I can also see how someone else might see it as a waste of money. If you are only capable of seeing your own perspective, you will never get any smarter. Perhaps you think you already have perfected intelligence, I don't know. But I prefer to try to understand lots of different viewpoints as I make up my mind about things.

Jenny83
OGDEN, UT

"Keep developing that shot jeremy" Sorry bust if your shot isn't developed by the time you're in the NBA..maybe you probably don't belong in the nba..

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@joe5
I know exactly what you wrote. You listed reasons why other people might think signing Evans is a waste of money. My point was to take those points 1 by 1 and argue they are not valid. It doesn't matter to me what you think about the signing but the reasons you think other people don't want to sign Evans are wrong. I'm not worried about getting smarter myself, I'm just trying to educate others that are not as smart as I already am. We both agree it appears that it's good the Jazz made the move but if others have a different "perspective" hopefully they have better arguements than the ones you listed for them.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@jenny83
First of all you don't have to be a great outside shooter to be in the NBA. Evans has one of the best shooting percentages in the NBA because of his extordinary ability to go above other players and score inside with big dunks. To go along with that his great leaping ability gives him the chance to grow into a nice rebounder and shot blocker if he can get more playing time. If he does all that and never develops a great outside jump shot he can still "belong in the NBA" and especially at under $2million a year.

Having said all that, many players can learn to shoot better after they are already in the league. Did you ever see Karl Malones free throw shooting percentage in his first few years? He worked his hiney off and became a good free throw shooter. I've seen other player statistics that show steady improvment in shooting, rebounding, assisting and every other category the longer they are in the league. I hope Evans can get better too, but he still belongs in this league with his other skills.

King Black
Paso Robles, CA

@Americanvet

I second that and to add. What team doesn't have too much of one or two positions especially if your allowed 15 players so of course you are going to have too much of some position some teams are more evenly balanced than others as far as position is concerned. I mean considering how many blocks he gets in his short amount of minutes played alone is enough to let people know that he is a good person to have as a 10th - 15th player on your roster.

@Jenny83
so your telling me every starter who is considered a star for what they do is a bust because they may not be able to shoot the ball good?

Sega
South Salt Lake, utah

I personally like Jeremy Evans, but what's the point in you are going to DNP him or play him 3 minutes a game? Corbin never played him, and whenever he did Evans played well with hustle plays, rebounds, and of course dunks. But again if you are not going to play him what's the point?

knightrider
Sportstown, UT

Personally, I think this is a move to keep the star players that Jeremy is friends with (i.e. Gordon Hayward) happy..look what happened when they traded Ronnie Brewer to Memphis..Deron Williams was really mad..it's all about keeping the star players happy. That being said, I'm happy for Evans and I hope he gets some more playing time, he's fun to watch.

Ak Fan
Hamburg, GE

Good sign. Let him play more his motion still raw that will be fixed with time. Just let him play.

Morrison
,

Resigning Evans is a good business move -- with the Jazz above the cap, he is an excellent player with great potential at a very inexpensive price (by NBA standards). It's OK to have depth at the wing position -- with the injury woes the Jazz have experienced the past few years, they need to be as deep as possible.

King Black
Paso Robles, CA

@Sega

thats a ludicrous assessment that why get him if he is going to be a DNP I mean come on you act as if no other team in the NBA signs players that will be DNP's its a 15 man roster for goodness sake. And by what Corbin was saying end of last season he seems as if he will be giving Evans more time this coming up year because of how consistent he played within his game with few times he did play, of course this all may be depending on his progress.

crunchem
Cedar City, Utah

I seem to remember Kirilenko finally developing a decent 20 foot shot, heck, even a three point shot in his last couple years here. And that was, what, after 5 or 6 years with the team?

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