Sacramento Kings Player Outlook 2012-2013: Tyreke Evans
16.5 points, 4.5 assist, and 4.6 rebounds seem solid for an average shooting guard, but not for Tyreke Evans. The former Rookie of the Year has not played at the level he is capable of. When Tyreke came into the NBA, he stunned people with his speed and leadership. Averaging 20.1 points, 5.8 assists, and 5.3 rebounds in his rookie season, many people thought Evans was the future star in the NBA.
However, after suffering a hand injury, Tyreke’s stats have started regressing. Now that Evans is 100 percent healthy, he is ready to excel against the competition.
The Memphis product has displayed many talents throughout his brief career. His height advantage over other shooting guards allows him to grab five plus rebounds a game. To go with his height advantage, Evans is one of the purest scorers for the Sacramento Kings.
A definition of a pure-scorer is: a player who is able to score with his speed, shooting touch, and moves. Tyreke meets those requirements, as he is fast and can use his moves to create easy shots. Tyreke still has to work on his mid-range jumper, but after working on his shot this offseason, I predict him to knock down more than usual.
Evans is a very important player to the Kings. If he doesn’t resign with them after this season, the King’s could ‘kiss their chances goodbye.’ Tyreke is a leader that is ready to take his team to the playoffs. He is ready to silence critics and prove to others that he is still in his rookie form.
My expectations for Evans are as follows: 20.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 5.7 rebounds.
By: Charlie DiSturco