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Tyreke Evans

28-Year-Old       Memphis Grizzlies

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

18.2

REB

5.0

AST

4.0

STL

0.9

BLK

0.4

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Evans – who signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Grizzlies over the summer -- played just 40 games last season between both the Pelicans and the Kings while battling injuries, but continued to demonstrate his value as a role player. A ballhandler capable of playing ...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Hip    EST. RETURN:  12/15/2017
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:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Grizzlies in July 2017

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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 0.5 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
2017-18 27 MEM 27 29.8 18.2 5.0 4.0 0.9 0.4 1.9 47.4 77.7 2.0 0.9 4.1 4.8 40.3 6.8 14.3 2.7 3.5
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MEM 51 27.4 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Tyreke Evans
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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 3 33.7 22.3 6.0 4.0 0.3 0.3 2.0 46.7 83.3 2.0 0.7 5.3 7.3 27.3 9.3 20.0 1.7 2.0
Last 14 Days 7 33.6 18.9 4.9 5.4 0.7 0.7 2.3 43.0 85.7 1.9 0.4 4.4 6.1 37.2 7.0 16.3 2.6 3.0
Last 30 Days 14 31.9 17.9 5.0 4.9 0.8 0.8 1.9 43.5 71.7 2.3 0.9 4.1 5.1 36.6 6.6 15.3 2.7 3.8
Last 5 Games 5 33.4 19.6 4.8 4.4 0.6 1.0 2.2 43.7 84.6 2.2 0.4 4.4 6.6 33.3 7.6 17.4 2.2 2.6
Last 10 Games 10 32.7 18.7 4.5 4.7 0.8 0.6 2.2 43.5 71.4 2.2 0.6 3.9 5.7 38.6 7.0 16.1 2.5 3.5
Last 20 Games 20 31.9 19.9 4.5 4.6 1.0 0.6 2.0 48.7 75.9 2.4 0.7 3.8 5.0 40.0 7.5 15.3 3.0 4.0

 

2017-18 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
Dec 13 @WAS 93-87 Did Not Play
Dec 11 MIA 82-107 33 11 2 3 0 0 2 5 17 0 0 1 7 0 2 3
Dec 9 OKC 101-102 41 29 13 5 0 1 2 13 24 1 2 2 8 2 11 2
Dec 8 TOR 107-116 27 27 3 4 1 0 2 10 19 4 4 3 7 0 3 5
Dec 6 @NYK 99-88 33 15 1 1 1 1 2 4 13 4 5 3 7 0 1 2
Dec 4 MIN 95-92 33 16 5 9 1 3 3 6 14 2 2 2 4 0 5 1
Dec 2 @CLE 116-111 39 31 7 12 1 0 1 10 20 6 6 5 7 1 6 1
Dec 1 SAS 79-95 29 3 3 4 1 0 1 1 7 1 2 0 3 0 3 1
Nov 29 @SAS 104-95 31 22 3 5 0 0 4 9 17 1 2 3 6 0 3 2
Nov 26 BKN 88-98 32 18 6 3 0 0 1 5 15 6 8 2 5 2 4 3
Nov 24 @DEN 104-92 29 15 2 1 3 1 4 7 15 0 4 1 3 1 1 1
Nov 22 DAL 94-95 30 18 9 7 2 1 6 7 13 2 3 2 4 1 8 3
Nov 20 POR 92-100 31 20 3 3 0 1 0 7 15 5 6 1 3 1 2 2
Nov 18 HOU 83-105 25 7 7 2 0 1 2 3 10 1 2 0 2 2 5 1
Nov 15 IND 113-116 33 18 6 9 1 2 2 6 15 5 7 1 5 2 4 1
Nov 13 @MIL 110-103 33 27 6 3 0 0 1 11 16 2 2 3 4 0 6 2
Nov 11 @HOU 111-96 29 22 5 6 3 0 5 8 12 5 6 1 3 1 4 1
Nov 7 @POR 97-98 32 21 2 5 3 1 2 8 15 4 6 1 4 0 2 2
Nov 5 @LAL 107-102 32 26 1 2 1 0 1 10 16 3 3 3 6 0 1 3
Nov 4 @LAC 104-113 31 20 3 4 0 0 2 6 13 6 6 2 6 1 2 2
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Nov 1 ORL 99-101 34 32 3 4 2 0 5 13 20 2 3 4 6 0 3 4
Oct 30 CHA 99-104 30 19 10 3 0 0 0 6 17 5 5 2 6 4 6 0
Oct 28 HOU 103-89 24 14 7 4 1 0 1 5 12 2 2 2 5 1 6 1
Oct 26 DAL 96-91 22 19 6 1 1 0 2 7 12 2 2 3 5 2 4 1
Oct 25 @DAL 103-94 25 13 4 2 1 0 0 5 8 2 2 1 2 0 4 2
Oct 23 @HOU 90-98 23 5 5 2 1 0 0 2 7 0 1 1 2 0 5 1
Oct 21 GSW 111-101 23 12 7 2 1 0 2 5 12 0 1 2 5 2 5 0
Oct 18 NOP 103-91 20 11 5 2 0 0 1 4 12 2 2 1 4 1 4 3
Tyreke Evans Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Saturday Boston Celtics Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Tyreke Evans – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #2 Point Guard, #4 Small Forward

1.  Tyreke Evans

2.  Andrew Harrison

3.  Dillon Brooks

4.  Ben McLemore

XWayne Selden

5.  James Ennis

Memphis Grizzlies

True Shooting Percentage

57.4%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Tyreke Evans has a true shooting percentage of 57.4%.

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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 5.8 3.8 1.4 0.6 2.4 41.3 70.6 2.5 0.8 5.0 5.5 43.8 6.8 16.4 2.8 3.9
2016-17 26 NOP/SAC 40 36.0 18.8 6.3 5.7 1.6 0.4 1.9 40.5 75.0 2.8 0.6 5.7 5.4 35.6 6.9 16.9 3.2 4.2
2017-18 27 MEM 27 36.0 22.0 6.0 4.8 1.1 0.5 2.3 47.4 77.7 2.4 1.1 4.9 5.8 40.3 8.2 17.3 3.3 4.2
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MEM 51 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Tyreke Evans
2017-18 Projections 28 MEM 65 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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 51 33 12 5 21 41.3 70.6 22 7 44 48 43.8 59 143 24 34
2016-17 26 NOP/SAC 40 788 411 137 124 35 9 42 40.5 75.0 61 13 124 118 35.6 150 370 69 92
2017-18 27 MEM 27 805 491 134 108 25 12 52 47.4 77.7 54 24 110 129 40.3 183 386 73 94
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MEM 51 1400 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Tyreke Evans
2017-18 Projections 28 MEM 65 1619 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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 10.6
2016-17 26 NOP/SAC 40 19.7 50.1 46.2 20.8 10.2 2.0 10.3
2017-18 27 MEM 27 29.8 57.4 54.1 18.3 9.2 2.0 18.2
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MEM 51 27.4 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Tyreke Evans
2017-18 Projections 28 MEM 65 24.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Tyreke Evans

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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

Evans is dealing with right hip soreness and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

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Evans recorded 29 points (13-24 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists and one blocked shot across 41 minutes in Saturday's 102-101 overtime loss to the Thunder.

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Evans finished with 27 points (10-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 116-107 loss to Toronto.

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Evans (hip) will play during Friday's game against the Raptors.

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Evans is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Raptors due to right hip soreness.

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Evans finished with 16 points (6-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, five rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 33 minutes during Monday's 95-92 victory over Minnesota.

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Evans finished with 31 points (10-20 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 12 assists, seven rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes during Saturday's 116-111 loss to Cleveland.

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Evans collected 22 points (9-17 FG, 3-6 3PT), three rebounds and five assists in a 104-95 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

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Evans will enter the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

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Evans scored 18 points (5-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT) while adding six rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 98-88 loss to the Nets.

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Evans (shoulder) will play Monday against Portland, Trail Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

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Evans is dealing with a right shoulder injury and is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers.

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2017-18

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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.