Orem • The Jazz have assigned rookie forward Jeremy Evans to the Utah Flash of the NBA Developmental League.
Evans, a second-round draft pick out of Western Kentucky, will play in the Flash's games Friday and Saturday nights against New Mexico.
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin expects Evans to rejoin the Jazz and accompany them on next week's four-game trip that starts Monday in New York and continues in Toronto, Minnesota and Chicago.
"It's an opportunity for him to play," Corbin said. "He's been working his tail off in practice and, unfortunately, I just haven't had room enough to get in the game here. It's a chance to send him there for two games and get him some experience -- just getting on the floor."
According to Corbin, Evans willingly accepted the D-League assignment.
"He's been tremendous," Corbin said. "We love having him around."
Evans has played in 32 games for the Jazz this season. He averages 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.6 minutes.
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