JULY 31ST, 2:13pm: The deal is official, the team announced via press release.
Evans, 27, didn’t see a ton of burn last season with Utah, averaging 7.0 minutes per contest. In 2014/15, Evans put up 2.4 PPG with 1.9 RPG. For his career, the entirety of which has been spent with the Jazz, Evans has put up 3.7 PPG and 2.7 RPG in 10.8 minutes per night. Evans made it known that he wanted to return to Utah this summer, but a reunion just wasn’t in the cards.
“I feel like they have the confidence in me and I trust them that they’re going to make the right decision. That’s what they’re here for,” Evans said about Utah’s front office. “If I’m here, I’m gonna be so happy; I feel like this is my home. If not, I know it’s still going to be a bright future and I wish everybody the best.”
Evans is represented by Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports & Entertainment, as the Hoops Rumors Agency Database shows. His greatest claim to fame in the NBA might be having won the slam dunk contest at the 2012 All-Star Game.