Jeremy Evans to stay with Utah Jazz

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.”

– Reported by Brian T. Smith of theĀ Salt Lake Tribune (Blog)