Jazz sign Jeremy Evans to three-year, $5.5 million deal
Published: July 8, 2012 07:31PM
Updated: July 5, 2012 06:09PM

The Jazz agreed Thursday to a three-year, $5.5 million deal with third-year forward Jeremy Evans, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.

Evans entered free agency as a restricted free agent. The Jazz extended him an official qualifying offer last Friday.

"I'm very thankful to [Jazz General Manager] Kevin O'Connor for making the commitment to Jeremy," agent Mark Bartelstein told The Tribune. "It's another huge step in his career, and hopefully this young man will just continue to grow and become a bigger and bigger part of the Jazz."

The 6-foot-9, 194-pound forward was originally selected by Utah with the No. 55 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Evans, 24, has averaged 3.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in two seasons. The Western Kentucky product has shot 65.6 percent from the field and won the 2012 NBA All-Star slam dunk title.

Brian T. Smith

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