G League Rumors
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed Jeremy Evans and Jordan Mathews, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed. A six-year NBA veteran, Evans spent 2010-15 with the Utah Jazz, the 2015-16 season with the Dallas Mavericks and last year with Khimki (Russia). The 2012 NBA slam dunk contest champion, Evans has appeared in 249 career regular season games (nine starts), averaging 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.5 minutes (.568 FG%). He’s also spent time with Utah and Texas in the NBA G League.
Playing in the NBA’s development league, now the G League, is a far cry from what Glen Davis was used to when he won a title with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and played in the league for eight seasons. But to get back to the NBA after two years removed, the veteran forward is willing to go the G League route and commit to everything that comes with it. “I want to play. That’s my next step,” the 31-year-old Davis said. “Whatever I have to do to show I can play the game at a high level still and help a team win, I will do. I know it’s going to be a process because I haven’t played in two years. But I feel like I’m at the prime in my game and I still have a lot to offer. “I am considering the G League. It’s a great opportunity to show all 30 teams that I can play without getting hurt. They can see what I can still do. This is the best opportunity to make my steps back to the NBA.”
The multiyear deal kicks off with The Way We Ball, an unscripted series about the home courts where players including Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid got their start. It will premiere on Vice Sports and will also be available via other NBA and Vice channels. “The NBA has done a great job of positioning itself at the forefront of global sports, both on and off the court, and as we continue to expand our content offering in the sports space, it’s an incredibly exciting league to partner and grow with,” said Vice Sports publisher Will Kiersky. “Exploring global youth culture and sports through the lens of NBA players will make an amazing series.”