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Tyreke Evans?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaneB, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. DaneB

    DaneB Member

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    He doesn't seem to be fitting in with the Kings, maybe he would be a good pick up for us? I could see him as being a 6th man on a contending team. Is he worth pursuing?

    http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2012/12/06/hot-streak-increases-evans-value-for-someone/?ls=iref:nbahpts

    HOT STREAK INCREASES EVANS’ VALUE

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It turned personal at the strangest of times, with a couple minutes remaining between two lottery-bound teams and about 10,000 people, if that, watching on a rainy night.
    Tyreke Evans heard someone on the Raptors bench – he thinks injured forward Landry Fields – shout “Hell no!” as Evans lined up a three-pointer in a tight game Wednesday.
    Evans connected from a few feet away from the visitors and gave a long, punctuating stare.
    Next Kings possession, same thing. He heard “Leave him open!” as the Raptors did just that, backing off in understandable strategy. Evans hit again and stared again. He said something too, a message that very possibly included a word beginning with F.
    “Maybe so,” Evans said later, smiling.
    Vindication and the baskets that turned a 95-95 tie into an eventual 107-100 victory. Yes, this is a good run.
    Evans has scored 27, 20 and, most recently, 23 points his last three games, a streak interrupted only by the bruised left knee that cost him two contests before the return to exchange holiday greetings with the Raptors. He is shooting 50 percent. He is sticking to a commitment to defense that started in training camp to regularly check two positions a night and is on alert that a three – both backcourt spots and small forward – is possible. He gets the opponent’s biggest scoring threat on the wing as long as it is not a small point guard.
    Of course Toronto played it right Wednesday. Maybe not the trash-talking part, but Evans had made six three-pointers all season, for a 27.3-percent success rate. Everybody knows to go into prevent defense and collapse around the lane when he gets the ball on the perimeter, because Evans will put his head down and barrel to the rim. That he made the Raptors pay for doing nothing wrong is the flashing bright light of exactly how good he is going.
    These are the moments, however brief, that remind of Evans as Rookie of the Year, either three seasons or a lifetime ago, of why he may still be an integral part of the rebuilding puzzle. Or of why he could still be traded.
    The topic is on the clock, especially when he plays like this, because the sides did not reach an agreement on an extension to Evans’ rookie contract by Oct. 31, putting him on schedule to become a restricted free agent on July 1. The decision made perfect sense for the Kings – he was regressing, had no position, and no certain place in the future, and to spend big to lock him up before the Halloween deadline would have been ill-advised.
    The decision also raised the stakes on trade considerations, because now it was possible to see them losing a starter for nothing in July, if another team reaches deep enough for an offer sheet the Kings do not match. (To say they could simply sign-and-trade their way into a return is an oversimplification. Team X may not offer any assets Sacramento wants, and the Kings certainly won’t take bad contracts back.) He could stay in the summer with a new deal, he could leave without compensation or he could leave in a swap, but new rookie extension means new uncertainty.
    Potential suitors won’t be swayed by a few games set against seasons, plural, of Evans trying to find his way while backsliding from a dynamic rookie season. But it will attract some eyes. So will a few more fourth-quarter Hell no! jumpers.
    The truth, though, is that his real value would be as a point guard, and that isn’t going to happen. Maybe another team sees the potential to coach him into a permanent starter, thinking it can work past the endless moments of Evans driving into three defenders waiting in the lane and passing to no one. The Kings had the same vision when they took him at No. 4 in 2009, still a pretty good pick, of someone 6 foot 6 and 220 pounds with the speed and ability to immediately run past and through most grown men. In Sacramento, though, Aaron Brooks has the job and Evans is a swingman.
    Playing point guard was the entire hook. Strong, fast shooting guards and small forwards are not unique, and shooting guards and small forwards without a perimeter game, when everyone knows to play them for the drive, don’t bring a lot in return. That is the unavoidable part of the Evans predicament that can’t be stared down.
     
  2. moestavern19

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    I don't want that chucker anywhere near this team.
     
  3. JayGoogle

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    You are going to have a lot of people come here and tell you he's the worst player, terrible player, etc etc.

    He's worth a look.

    If you put him and Harden in the same backcourt though, it is either going to work out marvelously...or terribly...but the kid still has all-star potential. I won't be surprised if he completely breaks out again under better coaching and another team.
     
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    we already have one guard that can't shoot. why add another?

    Personally i think TE's best position is SF, where he's a step faster than his opponents, and can beat guys off the dribble and get to the rim. He's a real liability as a jump-shooter. That said, in our system, everyone's a jump-shooter, so he's a poor fit.
     
  5. DaneB

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    That's what I was thinking. A lot of it depends on if he could coexist with Harden because they play similarly. I think they could. It would come down to more either Harden or Evans playing off the ball more.
     
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    Off the bench he would be great instant offense, carving up opposing 2nd unit defenses. Not sure he would be ok with coming off the bench though.
     
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    Haven't we been down this road before. He is probably worth taking a flyer on, but its too much of a gamble to waste assets in the process to acquire him. Especially when he adds a lesser version of what James Harden already brings to this team.
     
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    good, then we will have two ball hogs
     
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    He needs to play for the right coach and system and he will be very good again
     
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    He does not fit with this team at all. Last thing we need is another back court player who needs the ball in his hands.

    Even if you like this guy, you have to admit he is a ball hog, and you also have to admit that the Rockets offense runs through James Harden 40 minutes a game.
     
  11. pnr

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    He is similar to James Harden honestly. He's the defacto PG on the Kings with the ball in his hands (and he needs the ball in his hands to be effective). Hmm, seems like he would be a poor fit. Why add another guard? We need a PF.
     
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    NO /end thread
     
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    I think a lot of players would look bad in Sacremento. I dont really rate the franchise. I think Tyreke is a victim of his enviroment more than anything. Put him a better system with some savvy veterans and he may live up to his draft number. Don't see him coming here though.
     
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    He would definitely be a gamble. If the Kings are looking to trade him now though, he is still on a rookie contract and could be had for cheap.
     
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    The only players we should consider from the Kings are Isaiah Thomas or Cousins... anyone else no thanks.
     
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    How many of us saw James Harden coming here? :grin:
     
  17. DaneB

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    True. He may be a ball hog, but the OKC Thunder got to the Finals last year with essentially 3 guards that liked to dominate the ball. In this scenario, we would only have 2
     
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    Hells NO
     
  19. JayGoogle

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    So what some of you are saying is...Chris Paul wouldn't work on this team? He also needs the ball in his hands...

    James does just fine off the ball, in fact you can argue he's better at it.

    I'm not saying we should get him at all costs...I think if we had a smart coaching staff that understood how to best utilize each player then definitely. We don't, so what will likely happen is these two fighting for shots.
     
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    If the coaching staff can't get Lin to work off Harden when Lin isn't even a ballhog, then Tyreke would definitely be a bigger problem.
     

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