Tyreke Evans Struggled from Grind of Long Season In Final Games For Sacramento Kings

By John Raffel
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The long grind of an NBA regular season seemed to take its toll on Tyreke Evans, especially the in last five games for the Sacramento Kings.

Evans seemed to be having a solid season until those last five games, but he still wound up with a 15.2 points per game average, along with 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per outing.

He opened the month of April in impressive style with a 7-of-8 shooting performance over the Houston Rockets for 22 points and four assists. Two nights later, against the Dallas Mavericks, he was 10-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-6 from the line for 26 points and had nine rebounds, plus six assists.

It seemed certain that Evans was headed for a stunning finish to his fourth NBA season.

Then he had 1-of-7 night against the Memphis Grizzlies for just five points, and scored a combined 25 points in his next four games.

Those five games don’t define Evans’ season. It was a very good season for the Sacramento guard, but what affects teams that struggle with poor records is the lack of consistency among various players.

Evans shot 47.8 percent from the floor and remains a dangerous offensive weapon for the Kings. Right now, the future is dominated by the suspense surrounding where the Kings will play next season, but Evans doesn’t want his team, regardless of where the Kings play, to be wondering about his potential. He’s planning on another huge season, and wants to take his team to the NBA playoffs. But, consistency will be the key.

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