ATLANTA, GA - After jogging to a certain spot on the court, receiving a pass from a coach, dribbling a few times, setting his feet and raising his arms, Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans has been left with just 54 minutes and 12 seconds to release a practice shot, according to the above photograph obtained by staff reporter Dwayne Durly.
Evans declined to comment until he could release the shot and decide where to take his next practice shot.
It's not the first time Evans has taken his time with a practice shot. According to team archives, Evans waited until 33 minutes remained on the clock to release a practice shot in 2010, and at the end of a 2011 game let the clock run out completely without even attempting a shot. Head coach Tyrone Corbin added Evans, a third-year player out of Western Kentucky, has during weekday practices spent more minutes than any other Utah player "either dribbling or just standing around".
"Jeremy has to learn how to shoot earlier in the clock, there's no doubt about that," said Corbin, while attempting to recreate Evans' shooting motion with a watercolor painting. "We only have so much time before the game. One of these days he's going to have to shoot when the clock is at, say, 28 minutes. Then what?"
The Newsletter also learned that Evans' teammate, Trey Burke, was stretching one of his legs at the 46-minute mark, though at press time which leg had not yet been determined.