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Like with the trade for Danny Granger, this trade could really benefit the Kings, or they could end up not getting much of a return for Evans.
In this trade, the Kings would send Tyreke Evans, Travis Outlaw and Aaron Brooks to the Jazz for Paul Millsap, Alec Burks and Jeremy Evans.
The Jazz currently have a logjam at the 4 and 5. And with promising youngsters in Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter who could use more playing time, the Jazz could deal Millsap to clear up some minutes.
Both Evans and Millsap only have one year remaining on their contracts. Millsap, however, is an unrestricted free agent, while Evans is a restricted free agent. As a UFA, the Kings probably wouldn't be able to retain Millsap. Therefore, they'd want something in return for the future, which is where Burks and Evans come in.
Burks was the 12th pick in the 2011 draft but he's underwhelmed so far. In fact, his production, both in overall average and average per-36 minutes, has regressed from what he posted as a rookie. But he's still only 21 years old, so he might be worth taking a flyer on for the Kings.
Jeremy Evans could be another upside play for Sacramento. He hasn't played a ton for the Jazz, but when he has played he's been efficient, which is indicated by his 64.4 percent field-goal percentage and career PER of 18.8. He could keep that production up as his minutes increased, or he could become exposed. It may be worth it for the Kings to find out.
For the Jazz, the trade would free up playing time for Favors and Kanter. And while Utah would be missing a top frontcourt weapon in Millsap, it would be strengthening its backcourt by bringing in Evans. With Favors and Kanter ready to step in at 4 or 5, the team should be more than making up for the loss of Millsap with the addition of Evans and increased playing time from Kanter and Favors.
Then, if the Jazz are able to re-sign Evans following the season, he'd give them a nice one-two punch when coupled with Gordon Hayward.
Aaron Brooks' contract is an option for next year, and with Mo Williams, Randy Foye and Jamaal Tinsley all slated for free agency, the Jazz could use the flexibility of Brooks' contract. They could retain him if they lose those guys in free agency, or they could let him go, freeing up some additional cap space.