Jeremy Evans was cut faster than he could get up for an alley-oop dunk. He was ousted with 62% of the vote which is almost what his shooting percentage was last season (66%).
How and where to use Jeremy Evans will be one of the big questions for the upcoming season. He's without a spot right now as the front court is loaded and the wings are pretty much set. He's a good problem to have though. He'll likely be the 10th or 11th man this season but that speaks more to the depth of the team than it does his talents. Though the team doesn't have as much talent as other teams, it is deep.
Remember, Evans started three games last season due to injuries and had a great game against Minnesota when he put up 14 & 5 in 17 minutes. He's going to have to be an interchangeable part and be able to adapt to a lot of scenarios. He'll get most of his time with the second unit but could be used against certain lineups and in certain situations.
Though he put up gaudy numbers, he was consistent over the course of the year. Things like shooting percentage came down into the upper fifties as he got more playing time to close out the season. He also started taking a few more outside shots. I think what most people are looking for is a repeat performance before they'll believe that he can be a solid rotation player.
While he may not have a spot right now, the Jazz will be more than happy to have him.
Who goes in round 5? There was a runner-up but where do those votes from Evans go? Voting ends tomorrow at 9 a.m.
08. Jeremy Evans
09. C.J. Miles
10. Mehmet Okur
11. Raja Bell