Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  18 responses

Meet Tyreke Evans: Jump Shooter

We’ve heard rumors of an improved jumper from ‘Reke for months now, and yesterday, he was finally able to demonstrate why NBA defenses should be concerned. The Sac Bee reports: “For the first time since the end of his rookie season, Tyreke Evans was able to show off his improved jump shot. He did so at the Kings’ open scrimmage Sunday in front of an announced crowd of 4,500 at Arco Arena. Evans made 7 of 16 shots in the scrimmage, doing a lot of his damage from the perimeter. He made just 1 of 5 three-point attempts, but Evans looked more confident taking shots from behind the arc than he did as a rookie. ‘I felt comfortable,’ Evans said. ‘I shoot the same way every time if I make or I miss. But when I release, nine times out of 10 I think it’s going in.’ Kings coach Paul Westphal said Evans isn’t in ‘midseason form,’ but he did agree that Evans is looking better from the perimeter. ‘His shot is improved, there’s no question about it,’ Westphal said. ‘I thought he was having fun shooting jumpers and talking to his teammates, saying, ‘You better change that scouting report.’”

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  • tyreke evans

    Young jordan ?

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Evans seems to be a topic alot on here the past couple days.. Nice to see him continue to work on different parts of his game, thats one nice thing about being young in the L, keep working. Shoot, I remember Grant Hill admitted he couldnt make a left-handed lay-up his 1st couple years in..

  • tato

    Wow I’m tato. WTF!

  • JTaylor21

    Please don’t get too comfortable from there though because the Kings won’t be needing a new arena anytime soon.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    I swear i’ll never understand how someone can go to type there comment, see someone else name and instead of deleting it and putting in there desired name, they procede to comment about how thats not there screen name “WTF im not such&such” – put your head in a microwave now, the world is going to be cruel to you.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    I’m not Royal….. Oh wait I am Royal….WTF!!!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDFBQxQdn3Y Young C

    reke havoc

  • Jay Cutler

    so he shot less than 50% from the field and less than 25% from 3 and so he’s the next glen rice. c’mon slam.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Tyreke and Rose both attempting the 3 this season. Pretty awesome.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Reke is minilebron

  • Reflex

    cosign J Cutler, good to see him working on his weaknesses though

  • Jdubbs

    Young Jordan? Ask Harold Miner how that worked out. Try Deron Williams or somebody similar.

  • bails1

    @ jay cutler Really? Did anything in that article suggest he was the next glen rice? It was just saying how a twenty one year old was working on his jumpshot in the off season.

  • bails1

    c’mon Jay. btw Jay Cutler looks like Homer Simpson when he was in high school

  • bails1

    c’mon Jay

  • KennyD

    What?!? When did i become KennyD?!?! I’m sure i was always KennyB!!

  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    1 from 5 three pointer, 7 from 16 field goal. during a scrimmage? are you kidding me?

  • http://www.oprah.com Doyouwantmore

    lol@zabba but three or four years from now? He absolutely could be in the top PG spot. Especially with his size, dedication, and motor. What is really sad is FU##ING FINALLY seeing this team start to turn around with the possibility of getting Seattle’d for all MY years of dedication.