Tyreke Evans Might Be Sacramento Kings' MVP

By John Raffel
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Tyreke Evans doesn’t really care if he’s playing for the Sacramento Kings or for a relocated franchise to Seattle.

What Evans is concerned about most is establishing himself as one of the NBA‘s best players and leading his team to playoff contention.

If he improved on his numbers this season, he just might be able to accomplishment this assignment.

DeMarcus Cousins, in terms of raw talent, may be the best player on the team. He also has the worst temper, which makes him vulnerable at times

But Evans is just as valuable as any player, considering his contributions. He’s just as dangerous as any player for the Kings and he’s just as entertaining. It wouldn’t be surprising if a poll would find that Kings fans would favor Evans as their favorite player. He does so many things in a humble, quiet way.

This past season was Evans’ fourth in the NBA. He averaged 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He shot very well from the floor with 48 percent, not bad for a 5-foot-6 player. His 33.8 percent in threes could improve his 77.5 percent clip from the free-throw line is also good.

What Evans needs to focus on is his ball handling. He has a career average of 2.7 turnovers per game and 2.0 turnovers per outing this season.

His offseason project will be to improve his ball-handling skills so he can be better offensively and not cost the team costly turnovers. If he can accomplish that, he perhaps should then we regarded as the team’s MVP.

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