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Tyreke Evans

25-Year-Old    SF,SG    New Orleans Pelicans

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

16.6

REB

5.3

AST

6.6

STL

1.3

BLK

0.5

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 h...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2015
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:

Extended a qualifying offer by Sacramento in June 2013, making him a restricted free agent.

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Evans (knee) has lost 12 pounds and will be used at many positions next season, the Time-Picayune reports. "We will play him at the two guard some and we'll even play him as a small forward," coach Alvin Gentry said.

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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
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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 32.0 11.8 4.8 6.2 1.6 0.4 0.6 39.7 58.8 1.2 0.8 4.0 2.6 23.1 4.6 11.6 2.0 3.4
Last 10 Games 10 31.3 12.9 4.8 6.2 1.7 0.4 0.5 41.9 68.4 2.3 1.0 3.8 2.0 25.0 4.9 11.7 2.6 3.8
Last 20 Games 20 32.1 14.8 5.3 6.7 1.4 0.6 0.8 46.3 63.2 2.9 0.9 4.4 2.6 31.4 5.9 12.8 2.2 3.4

 

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Tyreke Evans – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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

XTyreke Evans

XQuincy Pondexter

1.  Dante Cunningham

2.  Luke Babbitt

3.  Alonzo Gee

New Orleans Hornets

True Shooting Percentage

50.8%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Tyreke Evans has a true shooting percentage of 50.8%.

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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
Preseason Projections 25 NOP 70 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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
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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
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Tyreke Evans 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 25 GSW 33 4 5 5 2 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 2 2 3 4
Apr 23 GSW 40 19 4 8 3 0 4 8 18 2 3 1 6 0 4 5
Apr 20 at GSW 41 16 10 7 0 1 0 4 13 7 12 1 3 1 9 1
Apr 18 at GSW 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
Apr 15 SAS 34 19 4 11 3 1 0 9 15 0 0 1 2 1 3 3
Apr 13 at MIN 31 22 3 5 2 0 3 8 14 5 6 1 1 2 1 2
Apr 12 at HOU 40 12 5 8 1 0 4 5 13 2 4 0 1 1 4 5
Apr 10 PHO 27 14 4 6 1 2 4 6 14 2 2 0 1 1 3 1
Apr 8 at MEM 27 10 6 3 1 0 3 3 10 3 4 1 4 1 5 1
Apr 7 GSW 28 12 6 9 4 0 3 4 8 4 5 0 0 1 5 3
Apr 4 at POR 38 21 7 9 3 0 1 10 18 1 4 0 2 0 7 2
Apr 3 at SAC 38 19 12 9 1 1 5 8 15 2 7 1 3 3 9 1
Apr 1 at LAL 28 16 2 8 0 0 1 6 10 2 2 2 4 0 2 4
Mar 29 MIN 23 9 3 5 2 1 2 4 6 0 0 1 1 0 3 1
Mar 27 SAC 33 25 3 10 1 0 3 10 15 3 5 2 4 1 2 3
Mar 25 HOU 38 28 2 7 2 1 6 10 16 4 4 4 6 0 2 5
Mar 22 at LAC                                
Mar 20 at GSW 15 2 5 4 0 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
Mar 19 at PHO 35 9 5 3 1 2 3 4 16 1 2 0 4 1 4 3
Mar 17 MIL 37 12 9 6 1 0 4 5 18 2 2 0 4 1 8 1
Mar 15 DEN 43 25 9 10 0 2 6 11 20 2 4 1 3 1 8 2
Mar 10 at BKN                                
Mar 9 at MIL 27 13 3 6 1 1 3 6 10 0 0 1 2 1 2 3
Mar 7 MEM 36 26 3 7 3 1 3 10 16 3 4 3 8 1 2 3
Mar 6 BOS 36 11 7 6 2 1 7 5 13 0 0 1 4 3 4 2
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Mar 4 DET 36 21 4 9 1 0 4 8 20 4 5 1 4 1 3 3
Mar 2 at DAL 35 17 3 7 1 0 2 6 14 4 4 1 5 0 3 3
Mar 1 at DEN 34 22 7 7 1 0 5 7 14 8 11 0 1 3 4 4
Feb 27 MIA 33 19 3 11 0 0 5 9 15 0 0 1 3 1 2 6
Feb 25 BKN 38 15 4 11 1 2 3 5 13 4 6 1 4 0 4 2
Feb 23 TOR 34 13 4 12 1 1 4 5 13 1 2 2 4 1 3 3
Feb 21 at MIA 39 13 3 6 3 0 2 4 14 5 5 0 1 0 3 2
Feb 20 at ORL 36 14 8 10 0 0 2 4 13 6 8 0 5 0 8 3
Feb 11 IND 24 8 1 6 1 0 2 3 10 2 2 0 3 1 0 3
Feb 9 UTA 38 18 7 10 1 1 5 7 17 2 2 2 4 0 7 4
Feb 7 CHI 30 15 4 3 2 1 3 7 12 0 0 1 2 0 4 2
Feb 6 at OKC 42 22 10 16 1 1 6 8 17 3 5 3 6 1 9 4
Feb 4 OKC 36 11 7 7 2 0 1 5 20 0 0 1 5 1 6 3
Feb 2 ATL 32 15 5 12 2 0 0 7 14 0 0 1 2 2 3 1
Jan 30 LAC 37 11 8 12 1 0 2 5 13 0 0 1 3 1 7 2
Jan 28 DEN 38 25 6 2 1 0 4 11 22 2 3 1 4 2 4 3
Jan 26 PHI 28 6 2 12 0 0 2 2 6 1 2 1 3 1 1 3
Jan 25 DAL 42 24 2 12 1 0 3 11 19 1 1 1 3 1 1 3
Jan 23 at MIN 35 17 3 8 2 0 2 8 17 0 2 1 1 0 3 1
Jan 21 LAL 33 19 4 4 1 0 4 8 19 2 3 1 4 2 2 2
Jan 19 at NYK 41 23 9 3 1 0 3 9 20 3 4 2 4 3 6 1
Jan 18 at TOR 36 26 5 5 1 0 4 9 14 7 9 1 3 1 4 2
Jan 16 at PHI 32 8 2 6 1 2 7 3 7 2 3 0 2 0 2 0
Jan 14 at DET 40 18 8 9 1 1 2 6 14 5 8 1 2 1 7 1
Jan 12 at BOS 35 19 8 3 0 0 3 7 15 4 6 1 3 1 7 2
Jan 9 MEM 33 21 9 5 0 1 1 7 15 7 10 0 0 1 8 2
Jan 7 at CHA 35 10 7 3 1 0 5 4 11 2 4 0 3 1 6 2
Jan 5 WAS 34 21 7 4 1 3 6 7 14 5 6 2 4 3 4 3
Jan 2 HOU 27 21 4 5 1 0 4 10 15 1 1 0 1 1 3 2
Dec 31 at SAS 40 15 3 3 2 0 0 5 18 5 6 0 6 1 2 1
Dec 30 PHO 35 24 8 4 1 0 2 8 20 7 10 1 5 1 7 4
Dec 27 at CHI 36 26 5 5 2 1 3 10 21 6 7 0 2 0 5 4
Dec 26 SAS 30 11 3 5 0 0 2 3 9 4 4 1 2 0 3 2
Dec 23 at IND 37 14 11 4 3 0 2 6 13 2 3 0 2 0 11 1
Dec 21 at OKC 35 12 2 7 3 0 2 6 17 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Dec 20 POR 23 6 4 2 1 0 3 2 11 2 4 0 2 2 2 1
Dec 18 at HOU                                
Dec 16 UTA 33 19 4 6 0 0 3 8 15 3 3 0 1 0 4 3
Dec 14 GSW 41 34 8 5 2 2 5 13 25 6 9 2 5 3 5 6
Dec 12 CLE 40 31 2 10 1 1 2 13 24 3 5 2 6 1 1 0
Dec 10 at DAL 33 8 2 1 1 1 2 4 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Dec 9 NYK 34 27 4 6 2 0 4 11 15 4 4 1 2 1 3 3
Dec 7 at LAL 28 11 5 7 0 0 3 3 9 5 6 0 1 0 5 2
Dec 6 at LAC 25 13 6 4 0 0 0 5 13 2 4 1 4 2 4 3
Dec 4 at GSW 36 11 3 5 2 1 7 4 15 2 3 1 3 0 3 2
Dec 2 OKC 39 30 2 5 0 1 6 14 24 2 4 0 1 1 1 0
Nov 29 at WAS 35 4 5 4 4 1 1 2 15 0 0 0 3 1 4 1
Nov 28 at ATL 36 18 6 6 3 1 2 8 17 2 5 0 2 1 5 4
Nov 25 SAC 38 22 7 5 0 0 5 10 17 2 4 0 3 1 6 3
Nov 22 at UTA 39 9 7 3 3 0 2 4 13 1 2 0 1 2 5 1
Nov 21 at DEN 32 10 2 2 1 0 3 5 10 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
Nov 18 at SAC 31 18 6 5 0 0 2 5 11 7 8 1 2 2 4 4
Nov 17 at POR 39 13 5 8 2 0 4 5 18 2 5 1 5 2 3 3
Nov 14 MIN 26 16 6 7 4 0 2 6 11 3 6 1 1 2 4 2
Nov 12 LAL 37 19 5 11 0 0 2 8 16 1 2 2 2 1 4 2
Nov 10 at CLE 30 6 4 10 0 1 1 2 14 2 2 0 1 1 3 6
Nov 8 at SAS 38 18 3 5 1 0 3 7 16 2 2 2 4 0 3 2
Nov 4 CHA 31 16 10 5 0 0 4 7 18 0 0 2 4 1 9 3
Nov 3 at MEM 39 21 7 4 1 0 4 7 17 5 8 2 4 3 4 4
Nov 1 DAL 37 22 10 9 2 1 4 8 19 3 3 3 6 1 9 5
Oct 28 ORL 35 12 9 6 0 0 0 5 15 2 5 0 1 2 7 0

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

Evans (knee) averaged 16.6 points, 6.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.9 three-pointers, and 0.5 blocks in 34 minutes per game through 79 games during the 2014-15 season. He was the team runner-up in points and assists for the season.

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Evans (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Evans (knee) scored 16 points (4-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-12 FT) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and a block in 41 minutes during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

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Evans (knee) will play in Monday's Game 2 against the Warriors, NBA.com reports.

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Evans (knee) remains a game-time call for Monday's Game 2 against the Warriors, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports.

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Evans (knee) is considered questionable for Monday's Game 2 against the Warriors after his MRI results revealed a bone bruise, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports.

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Evans will undergo an MRI, after he "felt a little pop" in his left knee during Saturday's loss at Golden State, ESPN.com reports.

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Evans won't return to Saturday's game at Golden State due to a left knee contusion, the Pelicans' official site reports.

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Evans (knee) is probable to return for the second half of Saturday's playoff game, John Reid of The Times-Picayune reports.

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Evans (knee) is being evaluated in the locker room for a knee contusion but could return, John Reid of the Times-Picayune reports.

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Evans scored 21 points (10-18 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-4 FT) with seven rebounds, nine assists and three steals in the loss to the Blazers on Sunday.

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Evans grazed a triple-double Friday against the Kings, posting 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, and one block in 38 minutes of action.

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2014-15

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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.