Utah Jazz: Big opportunity ahead for a bigger Jeremy Evans

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  • SWWeatherGuy South Weber, UT
    Oct. 7, 2013 7:36 p.m.


    I agree with your assessment of better production from Jeremy being tied to proper use of his skill set. I see a comparison to AK-- not between what they can do athletically, rather how they are used. When the offense ran through AK, in a way suited to his abilities, he was an All-Star. When the Jazz changed to suit DWill/Boozer's strengths, AK struggled trying to be a jump-shooter, which he is not. The coaching staff has their work cut out for themselves in trying to fit the pieces together where each will be most productive, maybe none more difficult than with Evans.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 7, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    Being a high-octane hustler on the court always makes a player a crowd favorite. That's the primary reason Evans is the second longest tenured Jazz player.

    Oftentimes, it just takes the opportunity of more minutes on a consistent basis to bring out the full potential of a player. Evans has been in the same boat in this regard as Jimmer has for the past few seasons. Both have worked hard and been awaiting their chances. Hopefully, that will happen for both of those guys this coming season.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Oct. 7, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    Go Jeremy

    I thought if your only shot was a dunk that your percentage would be higher than 67%.

    I think that Malone will figure a way to use him.

    Jeremy is an outside the box player and if the coaches use him for regular rotation he will continue to ride the bench. Others his size have managed a mediocre career in the league, just ask Kwame Brown. However nobody has the leaps Jeremy does so I hope the Jazz can figure a way to use them, so far that has eluded the Jazz coaching staff.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 11:11 a.m.

    Go Jeremy! With your attitude, personality, talents, optimism, commitment to improve, work ethic, etc., etc., etc., you will be a terrific contributor to this young team's future successes. You are, obviously, a fan favorite (including ME!), and we all want you to succeed.

    Go Jazzboys!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 5, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    In the picture he arms look bigger. Even if he just improves strength he will be alot better off. Durrant isn't any heavier than Jeremy Evans. I'm not comparing skillsets just saying you don't have to be some big monster to play. Jeremy can still work for position and outjump most players in the league for the ball.

    Fantastic attitude. Wish we could clone it.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Oct. 5, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    Jeremy's jump shot has definitely improved over the past two seasons. The hustle and hops and competitive attitude around the basket will always be there. It will be interesting to see a Hayward (or Jefferson)/Gobert/Evans front line at times. A facetious tip for Evans...drink beer every day. I gained 40 pounds in my 20s doing that, and only starting losing that extra weight when I realized that consuming alcohol canceled out my naturally fast metabolism.