Tyreke Evans showed the other night against the Philadelphia 76ers that he hasn’t lost his passing touch.
He really hasn’t lost too much of anything else in what has been a fine season for the Sacramento Kings‘ fourth-year guard.
Evans’ numbers remain solid in just about every area. He’s averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. He’s been in the Sacramento lineup 55 times and has started on 51 occasions. His shooting percentage of 47 from the floor is higher than his career mark of 44.8. He’s having his best season in that area.
But like some of the other Kings players, he can’t seem to produce on a steady basis. On Sunday, in a 117-103 loss for the Kings against the 76ers, he was 8-of-15, had 19 points and dished out eight assists. He struggled the day before in a loss to Denver with 2-of-5 shooting and four points.
However, two days prior to that, he was 8-of-11 from the floor and 1-of-3 from the foul-line in a fabulous night of 39 minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was 8-of-11 from the floor and 1-of-3 in triples. Again, he was sharp in his playmaking and dished out five assists.
Evans isn’t planning on just going through the motions the final weeks of the season. He wants to show the Kings and the rest of the NBA what kind of an player he is now, and what type of performer he plans on being for the rest of the season.