It seems like everybody and their dog is saying the Portland Trail Blazers are better than expected this season. Well to some, that may be true, but this team certainly isn’t satisfied with its .500 record at the midway point of the 2012-2013 NBA season. But even then, there’s no talk of “fixing” the Blazers. They have a good core group of players, but they’re missing one important piece–a dynamic, pure scorer to provide points when they’re most needed.
The Blazers have multiple options in the upcoming off-season, but one main option right now–trade for Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans. Ever since he was drafted, Evans has not been a good fit in Sacramento, but then again, who has? Still, he has worlds of potential of which he hasn’t even scratched the surface yet and a change of scenery could expedite that process.
Evans is a dynamic, pure scorer when he wants to be. He can provide the scoring that Portland is currently lacking if used in the right way.
The problem with Evans is he’s not a shooting guard or a point guard, which means he doesn’t really fit into any team’s starting lineup. However, he could be incredibly effective coming off the bench, but he may not be willing to do that in Portland. Heck, the Blazers might find a way to make it work with Evans in their starting lineup, but they’ll never know until they bring him in. He can be the scorer they’re lacking and a guy who can provide energy when the offense is stagnant. Cross you fingers, Blazers fans.