Jeremy Evans RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:194 lbs. / 88 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:194 lbs. / 88 kg.
In exchange for Kirilenko, the Jazz would send seldom-used forward Jeremy Evans and offseason acquisition Toure’ Murry to Brooklyn. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reported the possibility of this trade last month.
Jody Genessy, Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News is quoting a “source” Saturday that it’s “”very possible” that Andrei Kirilenko could be dealt to Utah for Jeremy Evans and Toure’ Murry, both seldom used bench players. However, league sources familiar with Kirilenko’s situation shot the rumor down. Its the second time the rumor has arisen and second time it’s been shot down.
Jody Genessy: More Jazz news: Source tells me it’s “very possible” Utah will re-acquire Andrei Kirilenko in exchange for Jeremy Evans and Toure’ Murry.
Aaron Falk: Jeremy Evans sprained his left ankle in practice today, Jazz PR says. The seldom used sub’s availability is questionable for tomorrow.
And a rumble from the trade front: Word is Brooklyn’s market for Andrei Kirilenko is expanding beyond merely dispatching AK-47 to Philly. One intriguing option, if Nets wait ’til Dec. 15 when trade market expands, is said to be AK-47 back to Utah for Jeremy Evans/Toure Murry
A few months ago, a photo circulated of Utah Jazz forward (and former Slam Dunk Contest champ) Jeremy Evans showing off his incredible vertical leap in an effort to top the vertical leap recorded by number one draft pick Andrew Wiggins. Evans may have taken the crown, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Evans had previously been able to touch 12 feet, 8.5 inches. Yesterday he topped that, touching 12 feet, 9 inches…
Jeremy Evans’ first big art unveiling came two years ago in the slam dunk contest, when the Utah Jazz forward jumped over a portrait of himself slam dunking a basketball. Now the part-time artist is hoping to put a few more pieces on display. “I’m working on it,” Evans said this week. “I talked to one of the guys over at the arena maybe two or three days ago. Talking about getting an exhibit up just so I can show some. Hopefully before the end of the season if they’re able to work it out.”
Steve Luhm: Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (rotator cuff) also practiced but won’t play against the Pelicans.
Aaron Falk: The Jazz injury situation remains unchanged: Biedrins, Burke and Evans OUT tonight vs. Golden State.
17 Oct 13
Terrence Ross: Shout out my mans @JeremyEvans40, he’s a cool an humble man. Great athlete. Everyone follow the 2012 dunk champ…
That dunk, which came after the Toronto guard caught a pass off the side of the backboard, set up the finale between Ross and Utah guard Jeremy Evans, last year’s champion. Evans then one-upped him by slamming a one-handed, windmill dunk over a painting of him dunking. Well, Ross topped that dunk and sealed his 2013 title by jumping over a ballboy, putting the ball through his legs, and then flushing it, one-handed, with plenty of force. “It was my favorite event to watch every year, since I was a small child,” said Ross, who added that he hadn’t really competed in a dunk contest. “Actually winning it, I never thought I’d do it.”
The instruction extends beyond Kanter. Jefferson works with Derrick Favors, Jeremy Evans and other post players. But those relationships aren’t the same. They don’t seem to have the same playful admiration. “It seems like they were made for each other,” forward Paul Millsap said. “They bond real well, they get along real well, despite the rookie hazing he was doing with him last year.” Asked after Saturday’s win how he would reward Kanter for being a receptive student, Jefferson said, “I’m gonna knock him on the side of the head. That’s what I’m going to do for him. Tough love.”
18 Oct 12
Once the marquee event of All-Star Weekend, the NBA’s dunk contest has seen its popularity dip in recent seasons as superstars opt against participating and competitors increasingly rely on gimmicks instead of aerial artistry. Nevertheless, the contest is not without its charms. In the midst of a rather dull 2012 entry in Orlando, Utah Jazz big man Jeremy Evans wowed the crowd at least once on his way to the title. Evans is a great dunker, clearly, and it’d take a lot to beat him in any competition. Surprisingly, though, he was bested by Kristaps Dargais during a recent dunk contest appearance in Riga, Latvia.
Brian T. Smith: Jeremy Evans still warming up. Asked if he’s playing, shakes his head, smiles and says, “Naw.” Working up a sweat, though. #SummerLeague
Brian T. Smith: Jeremy Evans just signed a three-year, $5.5 million deal. Came down to #SummerLeague on own time, just to be around team and work out.
David Aldridge: League source says Utah forward Jeremy Evans will stay with Jazz on a three-year deal worth around $5.5 million.
“I’d love to be back with the Jazz,” Evans said. “Hopefully, I’m around for the future — Gordon (Hayward), Derrick (Favors), Alec (Burks) and Enes (Kanter). I know they’ll be around, and I’d love to play with them.”
Evans’ preference is to stay put. The Jazz drafted him in the second round two years ago as an unheralded player out of Western Kentucky, and he’s put on a dazzling display of athleticism and energy in his rare playing opportunities.
Hayward admitted controversy is expected when subjectivity is involved in the judging, so he isn’t surprised other competitors believe they should’ve won. Yet … “I think Jeremy’s second dunk was by far the best dunk of the competition,” he reiterated, “so I think he should’ve won.”