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?
@Segathats 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.
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
Good sign. Let him play more his motion still raw that will be fixed with time.
Just let him play.
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.
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?
@AmericanvetI 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.@Jenny83so 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?
@jenny83First 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.
@joe5I 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.
"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..
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
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>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.
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 thresholdPersonally, 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.
@ UgottaloveMaxie why is that a waste of money
waste of money
Excellent move, Jazz! Keep developing that shot, Jeremy.