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Tyreke Evans

27-Year-Old    PG,SF,SG    Sacramento Kings

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

10.3

REB

3.4

AST

3.1

STL

0.9

BLK

0.2

2016 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Toe    EST. RETURN:  7/1/2017
HT: 6' 6"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 9/19/1989  College: Memphis
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyreke Evans Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Kings in July of 2013. Traded to the Pelicans in July of 2013. Traded to the Kings in February of 2017.

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Evans will sit out Wednesday's game against the Clippers with a sore big toe, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 (KXTV) Sacramento reports.

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Tyreke Evans NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 72 37.2 20.1 5.3 5.8 1.5 0.4 0.5 45.8 74.8 3.0 0.9 4.4 2.0 25.5 7.4 16.2 4.8 6.5
2010-11 20 SAC 57 37.0 17.8 4.8 5.6 1.5 0.5 0.8 40.9 77.1 3.2 0.8 4.0 2.6 29.1 6.7 16.4 3.6 4.7
2011-12 21 SAC 63 34.3 16.5 4.6 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.3 45.3 77.9 2.7 1.0 3.6 1.6 20.2 6.5 14.3 3.2 4.1
2012-13 22 SAC 65 31.0 15.2 4.4 3.5 1.4 0.4 0.7 47.8 77.5 2.0 0.9 3.6 2.0 33.8 5.6 11.8 3.2 4.2
2013-14 23 NOP 72 28.2 14.5 4.7 5.0 1.2 0.3 0.3 43.6 77.1 2.4 1.1 3.7 1.3 22.1 5.4 12.5 3.3 4.3
2014-15 24 NOP 79 34.1 16.6 5.3 6.6 1.3 0.5 0.9 44.7 69.4 3.1 1.0 4.2 2.9 30.4 6.6 14.7 2.6 3.7
2015-16 25 NOP 25 30.6 15.2 5.2 6.6 1.3 0.3 1.3 43.3 79.6 2.9 0.8 4.4 3.4 38.8 5.4 12.6 3.0 3.7
2016-17 26 NOP 26 18.2 9.5 3.3 3.5 0.9 0.2 0.8 40.1 77.6 1.5 0.2 3.1 2.7 30.0 3.5 8.7 1.7 2.2
2016-17 26 SAC 14 22.4 11.6 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.4 1.5 41.3 70.6 1.6 0.4 3.1 3.4 43.8 4.2 10.2 1.7 2.4
2016-17 26 NOP/SAC 40 19.7 10.3 3.4 3.1 0.9 0.2 1.1 40.5 75.0 1.5 0.3 3.1 3.0 35.6 3.8 9.3 1.7 2.3
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Tyreke Evans NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 22.6 7.4 3.2 2.2 1.0 0.0 1.0 28.3 85.7 1.4 0.6 2.6 3.6 27.8 2.6 9.2 1.2 1.4
Last 10 Games 10 22.2 10.9 3.2 2.4 1.0 0.1 1.4 39.8 61.9 1.5 0.6 2.6 3.5 40.0 4.1 10.3 1.3 2.1
Last 20 Games 20 21.8 10.7 3.7 2.3 0.9 0.3 1.2 40.4 69.4 1.8 0.4 3.3 3.0 39.0 3.9 9.7 1.7 2.5

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Tyreke Evans
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 12 @LAC 115-95 Did Not Play
Apr 11 PHO 129-104 Did Not Play
Apr 9 HOU 128-135 Did Not Play
Apr 7 @LAL 98-94 20 3 3 2 1 0 3 1 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 2
Apr 4 DAL 98-87 28 6 4 5 1 0 1 2 9 2 2 0 2 1 3 1
Apr 1 @MIN 117-123 Did Not Play
Mar 31 @NOP 117-89 19 11 2 2 1 0 0 3 9 3 3 2 4 0 2 0
Mar 29 UTA 82-112 25 9 3 1 2 0 2 4 12 0 0 1 5 1 2 3
Mar 27 MEM 91-90 Did Not Play
Mar 26 @LAC 97-98 21 8 4 1 0 0 1 3 12 0 0 2 6 0 4 2
Mar 24 @GSW 114-100 Did Not Play
Mar 22 MIL 98-116 21 18 3 2 0 0 2 8 14 0 1 2 3 1 2 2
Mar 19 @SAS 118-102 Did Not Play
Mar 18 @OKC 110-94 Did Not Play
Mar 15 @PHO 101-107 14 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
Mar 13 ORL 120-115 Did Not Play
Mar 11 DEN 92-105 24 16 3 2 1 1 1 6 15 2 4 2 5 0 3 0
Mar 10 WAS 122-130 Did Not Play
Mar 8 @SAS 114-104 29 26 2 4 2 0 2 9 13 5 7 3 4 1 1 1
Mar 6 @DEN 108-96 21 12 6 2 1 0 3 5 11 0 0 2 4 1 5 0
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Mar 5 UTA 109-110 Did Not Play
Mar 1 BKN 100-109 20 15 5 0 0 1 0 5 10 2 2 3 5 1 4 1
Feb 27 MIN 88-102 25 13 5 1 1 1 2 5 12 0 0 3 3 0 5 3
Feb 25 CHA 85-99 22 11 5 5 0 2 1 4 10 3 3 0 3 0 5 3
Feb 23 DEN 116-100 26 15 4 3 1 0 4 4 8 6 8 1 2 0 4 1
Feb 15 @MEM 91-95 27 4 5 4 2 1 3 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 5 2
Feb 13 @PHO 108-110 25 15 4 4 1 0 3 6 11 3 5 0 3 0 4 3
Feb 12 @SAC 105-99 15 7 3 1 2 0 1 2 6 3 4 0 1 0 3 2
Feb 10 @MIN 106-122 Did Not Play
Feb 8 UTA 94-127 Did Not Play
Feb 6 PHO 111-106 8 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
Feb 4 @WAS 105-91 27 15 6 2 1 0 4 6 16 1 2 2 3 1 5 2
Feb 1 @DET 118-98 18 9 0 1 0 0 1 3 7 3 4 0 2 0 0 0
Jan 31 @TOR 108-106 Did Not Play
Jan 29 WAS 94-107 18 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 1
Jan 27 SAS 119-103 21 11 2 4 1 0 0 5 11 0 0 1 3 0 2 2
Jan 25 OKC 105-114 22 14 5 9 1 0 2 5 11 3 6 1 3 0 5 3
Jan 23 CLE 124-122 12 9 2 4 0 0 1 3 8 2 2 1 3 0 2 2
Jan 20 BKN 114-143 13 8 4 0 2 0 1 2 10 4 6 0 4 3 1 2
Jan 18 ORL 118-98 20 18 4 5 3 0 1 6 12 2 2 4 6 0 4 1
Jan 16 @IND 98-95 23 12 5 4 2 0 2 5 13 2 2 0 1 0 5 0
Jan 14 @CHI 107-99 22 14 1 6 1 0 1 6 15 2 3 0 3 0 1 1
Jan 12 @BKN 95-104 28 29 4 3 4 1 2 10 15 7 7 2 4 0 4 3
Jan 9 @NYK 96-110 21 12 2 4 0 0 3 5 9 0 0 2 5 0 2 2
Jan 7 @BOS 117-108 20 4 3 6 1 2 1 1 6 2 2 0 2 0 3 4
Jan 5 ATL 94-99 13 7 2 3 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 0
Jan 2 @CLE 90-82 19 4 3 5 1 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Dec 30 NYK 104-92 18 16 5 4 0 0 1 5 11 4 4 2 5 0 5 0
Dec 28 LAC 102-98 16 12 5 5 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 2 4 1 4 2
Dec 26 DAL 111-104 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Dec 23 MIA 91-87 15 7 5 5 1 0 1 1 7 4 4 1 2 0 5 2
Dec 21 OKC 110-121 15 6 1 3 0 0 2 2 6 1 1 1 2 0 1 1
Dec 20 @PHI 93-108 Did Not Play
Dec 18 @SAS 113-100 15 4 6 3 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 6 1
Dec 16 @HOU 122-100 Did Not Play
Dec 15 IND 102-95 11 7 3 2 0 0 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 3 2
Dec 13 GSW 109-113 Did Not Play
Dec 11 @PHO 119-120 Did Not Play
Dec 10 @LAC 133-105 Did Not Play
Dec 8 PHI 88-99 Did Not Play
Dec 5 MEM 108-110 Did Not Play
Dec 4 @OKC 101-92 Did Not Play
Dec 2 LAC 96-114 Did Not Play
Nov 29 LAL 105-88 Did Not Play
Nov 27 @DAL 91-81 Did Not Play
Nov 25 @POR 119-104 Did Not Play
Nov 23 MIN 117-96 Did Not Play
Nov 22 @ATL 94-112 Did Not Play
Nov 19 CHA 121-116 Did Not Play
Nov 18 POR 113-101 Did Not Play
Nov 16 @ORL 89-82 Did Not Play
Tyreke Evans Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Tyreke Evans – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #6 Point Guard, #5 Shooting Guard

1.  Rudy Gay

2.  Tyreke Evans

3.  Justin Jackson

4.  Garrett Temple

5.  Ben McLemore

6.  Malachi Richardson

7.  Buddy Hield

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True Shooting Percentage

50.1%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Tyreke Evans has a true shooting percentage of 50.1%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2016-17

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Tyreke Evans NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 72 36.0 19.5 5.1 5.6 1.5 0.3 0.5 45.8 74.8 2.9 0.9 4.2 1.9 25.5 7.2 15.6 4.7 6.2
2010-11 20 SAC 57 36.0 17.3 4.7 5.5 1.5 0.5 0.7 40.9 77.1 3.1 0.8 3.9 2.5 29.1 6.5 15.9 3.5 4.5
2011-12 21 SAC 63 36.0 17.3 4.8 4.7 1.4 0.5 0.3 45.3 77.9 2.8 1.1 3.7 1.6 20.2 6.8 15.0 3.3 4.3
2012-13 22 SAC 65 36.0 17.6 5.1 4.1 1.6 0.5 0.8 47.8 77.5 2.3 1.0 4.1 2.4 33.8 6.5 13.7 3.8 4.8
2013-14 23 NOP 72 36.0 18.5 6.1 6.4 1.5 0.4 0.4 43.6 77.1 3.1 1.3 4.7 1.7 22.1 6.9 15.9 4.2 5.5
2014-15 24 NOP 79 36.0 17.6 5.6 7.0 1.3 0.5 0.9 44.7 69.4 3.3 1.1 4.5 3.0 30.4 7.0 15.6 2.7 3.9
2015-16 25 NOP 25 36.0 17.8 6.1 7.7 1.5 0.4 1.6 43.3 79.6 3.4 0.9 5.1 4.0 38.8 6.4 14.8 3.5 4.4
2016-17 26 NOP 26 36.0 18.8 6.5 6.9 1.7 0.3 1.6 40.1 77.6 3.0 0.5 6.1 5.3 30.0 6.9 17.2 3.4 4.4
2016-17 26 SAC 14 36.0 18.7 5.7 3.8 1.4 0.6 2.4 41.3 70.6 2.5 0.7 5.0 5.5 43.8 6.8 16.4 2.8 3.9
2016-17 26 NOP/SAC 40 36.0 18.8 6.2 5.7 1.6 0.4 1.9 40.5 75.0 2.8 0.5 5.7 5.4 35.6 6.9 16.9 3.2 4.2
2016-17 Projections 27 NOP 45 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Tyreke Evans

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Tyreke Evans NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 72 2681 1450 380 414 109 26 36 45.8 74.8 216 66 314 141 25.5 533 1165 348 465
2010-11 20 SAC 57 2107 1012 275 319 85 30 43 40.9 77.1 184 46 229 148 29.1 382 933 205 266
2011-12 21 SAC 63 2162 1037 289 283 84 29 20 45.3 77.9 171 64 225 99 20.2 408 900 201 258
2012-13 22 SAC 65 2016 987 287 229 90 27 45 47.8 77.5 128 56 231 133 33.8 366 765 210 271
2013-14 23 NOP 72 2028 1042 341 363 84 21 21 43.6 77.1 175 76 265 95 22.1 391 897 239 310
2014-15 24 NOP 79 2690 1313 416 521 100 37 69 44.7 69.4 246 82 334 227 30.4 521 1165 202 291
2015-16 25 NOP 25 765 379 129 164 32 8 33 43.3 79.6 73 20 109 85 38.8 136 314 74 93
2016-17 26 NOP 26 474 248 86 91 23 4 21 40.1 77.6 39 6 80 70 30.0 91 227 45 58
2016-17 26 SAC 14 314 163 50 33 12 5 21 41.3 70.6 22 6 44 48 43.8 59 143 24 34
2016-17 26 NOP/SAC 40 788 411 136 124 35 9 42 40.5 75.0 61 12 124 118 35.6 150 370 69 92
2016-17 Projections 27 NOP 45 1346 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Tyreke Evans

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Tyreke Evans NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 19 72 37.2 52.9 47.3 20.7 10.8 1.9 19.6
2010-11 20 SAC 57 37.0 48.2 43.2 20.5 11.8 1.7 16.2
2011-12 21 SAC 63 34.3 51.2 46.4 19.3 11.7 1.7 15.9
2012-13 22 SAC 65 31.0 55.8 50.8 18.4 10.3 1.8 15.9
2013-14 23 NOP 72 28.2 50.4 44.8 23.1 11.1 2.1 15.3
2014-15 24 NOP 79 34.1 50.8 47.7 25.3 11.9 2.1 17.8
2015-16 25 NOP 25 30.6 53.4 48.6 27.7 12.3 2.2 17.7
2016-17 26 NOP 26 18.2 49.1 44.7 23.8 10.2 2.3 10.2
2016-17 26 SAC 14 22.4 51.6 48.6 15.5 10.3 1.5 10.5
2016-17 26 NOP/SAC 40 19.7 50.1 46.2 20.8 10.2 2.0 10.3
2016-17 Projections 27 NOP 45 29.9 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Tyreke Evans

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Tyreke Evans: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Evans will be rested for Tuesday's game against the Suns, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Evans will sit out Sunday's game against the Rockets for rest purposes, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Evans will return to a reserve role for Friday's game against the Lakers.

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Evans will get the start at small forward for Tuesday's matchup against the Mavericks, Eddie SEfko of MavsBlog.DallasNews.com reports.

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Evans will be rested for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Evans is starting at small forward for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

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Evans (rest) will not play in Monday's game against the Grizzlies, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 Sacramento reports.

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Evans will start at small forward in Sunday's game against the Clippers, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Evans will not play in Friday's game against the Warriors for resting purposes, James Ham of CSNBayArea.com reports.

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Evans (ankle) finished with 18 points (8-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while posting three rebounds and two assists over 21 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 loss against the Bucks.

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Evans (ankle) will play in Wednesday's game against the Bucks, Jason Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Evans (ankle) will be out for Sunday's tilt against the Spurs, James Ham of CSN California reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

There was no outlook written for Tyreke Evans.

2015-16

Evans was something of a hero for the Pelicans last season, taking the reigns after Jrue Holiday's injury to effectively pilot the offense. Playing in a career-high 79 games—76 starts—Evans averaged 34 minutes per game to go along with 16.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.3 steals. Where he struggled, yet again, was in his shooting from distance. Despite making a career-best 69 three-pointers a year ago, Evans connected at a paltry 30-percent clip. His free throw shooting also took an unexpected nose-dive, dropping from 77 percent in 2013-2014 to 69 percent in 2014-2015. With oft-injured guards Holiday and Eric Gordon expected to be healthy at the start of the season, Evans' role as primary facilitator—and potentially his role in the starting lineup—will be stripped from him at the outset of the season. However, given the injury histories of the New Orleans backcourt, it would be a safe bet to see Evans get more than a few starts this year. While previous head coach Monty Williams liked the idea of Evans coming off the bench, there is no guarantee new coach Alvin Gentry will have the same affinity for sitting the dynamic swingman. What will likely continue from the previous regime is Evans playing multiple positions to fill whatever the Pelicans' need du jour. The seven-year pro underwent offseason arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but that shouldn't limit him once training camp breaks.

2014-15

Evans was the lone Pelicans star to remain relatively healthy last season, playing in 72 games (22 starts) in his first year in New Orleans. In a career-low 28 minutes per game, Evans averaged 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.2 steals. Evans won't provide much help in the percentages categories. He shot just 44 percent from the floor and 22 percent from beyond the arc last season, but he is an asset in points, assists, and rebounds. What position Evans plays this season will be important to monitor. A year ago, coach Monty Williams utilized Evans as his sixth man, citing a desire to play Evans next to Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith. Now, Smith is a member of the Knicks, and Anderson's level of play is a question mark coming off of a severe back injury. With Al-Farouq Aminu and Anthony Morrow both moving on to new teams this summer, Williams' other options at small forward include John Salmons, Darius Miller, and Luke Babbitt. Evans should get consistent burn regardless of whether or not he starts, but it's worth noting that he's been considerably better with the first unit. In his 22 starts last season, he averaged 19.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field.

2013-14

After the Kings selected Ben McLemore with the seventh overall pick in this summer's draft, Evans quickly jumped at the opportunity to join another organization, ultimately landing with the Pelicans in a sign-and-trade. A change of scenery is probably for the best for Evans, who saw his scoring, rebounding and assists decline for the fourth consecutive season following his 2009-10 Rookie of the Year campaign. Lost in the decreased production for Evans has been his improved shooting accuracy, as evidenced by his career-best 48 percent and 34 percent marks from the field and from three, respectively. Evans' role with the Hornets remains a bit unclear at the moment with incumbents Eric Gordon and Al-Farouq Aminu seemingly in line to start at the two wing spots, but at the very least, Evans figures to get ample run as the sixth man for a team with few other reliable scorers off the bench. Although Evans probably won't approach the sort of numbers that made him a budding star as a rookie, if fantasy owners can recalibrate their expectations and recognize the across-the-board utility Evans still brings, he should offer a satisfying return on investment.

2012-13

The emergence of Isaiah Thomas ultimately led the Kings to deploy the 6-6 Evans at shooting guard and small forward last season, roles probably better suited for his frame. Even so, Evans’ scoring dropped for the third consecutive season, as did his minutes. He managed to shoot a respectable 45.3 percent from the field, and supplemented his 16.5 points per game with a respectable 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists, although both were also career-lows. With a full complement of players healthy going into the season, the Kings could theoretically go with a small ball lineup in the backcourt in 2012-13, using Thomas at point guard and Marcus Thornton at shooting guard, allowing Evans to see time at small forward. In the frontcourt, the Kings added Thomas Robinson via the draft, a player who figures to be at the receiving end of several Evans assists, though likely with the cost of fewer shots for Evans. In spite of a potential change in position and the glut of duplicative talent on the roster, Evans’ value probably won’t fall too far, though the numbers of his rookie season (20.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.8 apg) seem like a distant memory. He’ll most likely be outpaced on shot attempts by the likes of Thornton and DeMarcus Cousins again this season, but somebody has to be there to feed them, and on many occasions, it will be Evans. For Evans to take the next step in his development he’ll need to improve his three-point shot and learn to balance his game to effectively capitalize on scoring from deep and from attacking the basket and drawing fouls.

2011-12

Despite being limited by plantar fasciitis in his left foot for the better part of his sophomore season, Evans played in 57 games, averaging 17.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 0.8 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 3.2 turnovers in 37 minutes. His foot has fully healed this offseason, and he continued to work on extending his shooting range. As he develops that skill, Evans will force defenders to play him further out, and increase his scoring output, his ability to get to the line, and his contributions in three-pointers. Now that he’s healthy Evans should also reclaim the efficiency from the field he enjoyed during his rookie season. The bottom line – we’re looking at a third-year player who might well be poised to join the elite.

2010-11

For fantasy purposes, it's not entirely clear how to classify Evans. Is he a point guard? His 5.8 assists per game from last season say yes. Or is he maybe a shooting guard? His 6-6, 220 frame suggests that's much more likely. Another possibility is to consider the personnel surrounding Evans. For example, shooting guard Kevin Martin started 21 games for the Kings last season. We can assume that Evans took the point during those games. On the other hand, the considerably smaller Beno Udrih started 41 games, during which we can assume that Evans was being given shooting guard duties. Really, when it comes down to it, the best way to classify Evans is "stud." After being taken fourth overall in the 2009 Draft, Evans emerged as the second-most valuable fantasy player among rookies, behind only Stephen Curry (who undoubtedly benefited from Golden State's up-tempo offense). Evans particularly distinguished himself in scoring (with 20.1 points per game), assists (5.7), and steals (1.5). His ball-handling duties actually increased as the season progressed, and he posted his two best monthly assist averages (7.0 and 7.5) in February and March, respectively. There are still certainly areas in which Evens can improve. Chief among these is his outside shooting. Last year, Evans only hit 25.5 percent of his three-pointers � about 0.5 per game. But Evans is at such an age (21 on September 19th) that he's very likely to improve that aspect of his game.

2009-10

Heading into the 2009 NBA Draft, many considered Evans to be the player with the greatest NBA potential. But NBA stardom is probably a year or two away. A long and athletic guard who thrived in John Calipari’s dribble-drive offense at Memphis, Evans is more a combo guard at this stage of his career. The best-case scenario for his development would probably be to spend significant time playing off the ball initially, a la Russell Westbrook last season. But Sacramento has one of the league’s better shooting guards entrenched at the two spot – Kevin Martin – and a point guard – Beno Udrih – that was a huge disappointment last season, so Evans may be thrust into the point-guard spotlight before he’s really ready.