Tyreke Evans would like to have a few more huge scoring games before the season ends. The Sacramento Kings would like to see that too.
Evans had been on an incredible roll in recent games until the last three contests, then he really cooled off. It’s been one of those years for the Kings when you’re on a hot streak one moment and a cold streak the next.
Evans has combined for 22 points the last three games. Prior to that, he had scored 26 points against the Dallas Mavericks with 10-of-15 shooting and had six assists. He went six straight games with 112 points and a scoring average of 17 points again. Then he went the next three with an average of around seven points per NBA game.
Evans needs to relax more, not get frustrated and let the game come to him. That’s what he’s able to do well for the most part. But he can easily run into a defense that’s designed to put extra coverage on him and then he stops doing what he does best.
Evans is averaging 15.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Those could all be higher with more consistency and maturity on his part. It could happen. Evans needs to create his shots on a more consistent basis so he can avoid poor shooting games.
But his recent streak, coming toward the end of the season, is troubling. He’s 8-of-23 from the floor his last three games. He needs to come out strong to end the season and have good thoughts about the future while he’s going through the offseason.