High-flying forward Jeremy Evans has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks at league minimum, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
Evans is 27 and has spent all five seasons of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz. He had his best season in 2013-14, where he averaged 19 minutes and played 66 games on his way to averages of six points, five rebounds and 53 percent shooting.
While he's erroneously listed as a small forward, Evans has spent a majority of his career at power forward. He can play both but he's best suited in a Brandan Wright-type role, I'd imagine. He doesn't have the overall finishing ability but is an incredible dunker. With DeAndre Jordan also on board, I have a hunch the Mavericks may lead the league in alley oops again. Evans is also a plus defender who can unsurprisingly block some shots.
This is a great low-risk signing. The Mavericks still need a big who can play center, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a few lineups with Evans and Dirk together, blending athleticism with Nowitzki's shooting. Here's Evans dunking, by the way.
There's a good chance this ends up being the next veteran reclamation project from the Dallas Mavericks. Even if Evans isn't, there's absolutely nothing to lose.