Found July 21, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Tyreke Evans has started all but 10 of the 257 games he’s appeared in through his first four NBA seasons.
Given the horrific state of affairs in Sacramento during Evans’ time there — a period where the team never won more than 28 regular season games — there weren’t a lot of other options. And let’s not forget, Evans was the Rookie of the Year in 2010, so there was a more than legitimate level of talent there that seemed worth developing.
Evans signed with the Pelicans this summer, after the Kings decided not to match the four-year, $44 million offer sheet. But New Orleans also picked up Jrue Holiday from the Sixers (who made the All-Star team last season), and they still have Eric Gordon in place, who should be ready to contribute meaningful minutes at the guard spot, as well.
Despite his status as a starter to this point, and perhaps due to his new team’s crowded backcourt situation, Evans is open exploring a sixth man role from day one in New Orleans.
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Tyreke Evans wanted out of Sacramento and chose an unknown situation in New Orleans over four more years of losses and untapped talent in Sacramento.
Evans is a former rookie of the year, and someone who’s used to being a starter after having started all but 10 of the 257 games he’s appeared in through his first four NBA seasons.
Evans signed with the Pelicans knowing there...
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