Sunday, July 24th, 2011 at 1:19 pm  |  13 responses

Tyreke Evans Says His Foot is 100 Percent

After a rough year in which he struggled with injury, Kings point man Tyreke Evans wants the world to know that he’ll be coming back at full strength, whenever the NBA gets back to action. Via the Sacramento Bee: “[Tyreke] Evans planned to take his game to the next level last season. After winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 2010, he spent his offseason retooling his jump shot. A consistent jumper coupled with his ability to penetrate would make Evans even tougher to defend. But in an exhibition game Oct. 13 in Las Vegas against the Lakers, Evans injured both ankles. He also was bothered by plantar fasciitis in his left foot and eventually required a laser procedure. In all, Evans missed 24 games because of injuries. Looking back, he said the injuries didn’t allow him to display his entire game much of the season. ’Especially getting to the cup,’ Evans said. ‘I really couldn’t finish like I wanted to because of the foot. It was tough for me going to the basket and not finishing like I usually finish. Just pushing off that foot, that’s the foot I jump off of, so that was kind of tough.’ His shooting percentage dipped from 45.8 percent as a rookie to 40.9 percent last season. After averaging 20.1 points as a rookie, he fell to 17.8 points. Evans said his foot is 100 percent. During a recent workout, the bulky ankle braces that were part of Evans’ on-court gear were absent.”

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  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Lets get that 23 6 6 this year

  • Matt Park

    Can’t wait.



  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    He’ll be back to driving 130+ mph up I-5 again in no time..

  • Eric

    I-80, dude.
    Let’s see the defense go up, and the T/O’s go down.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry


  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    OMG!!! Someone has spelt Dwayane Wade’s name as- Dwyane… QUICK CAPTAIN CORRECTION!!! TO THE NERD-MOBILE!!!!!!



  • RunNGun

    With Tyreke healed, he’ll be running circles around everyone in a Mercedes. LOL Just need Baron Davis to throw him some alley oops from underneath the sunroof.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Haha… Thanks for having a sense of humor, bud..

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I like this kid. He reminds me so much of LBJ. Terrible jumper and all. JK, like LBJ, once he fixes that jump shot, kid is golden. I wonder if he’ll be a superstar putting up 25+ 6-6+ or just a really good all star putting up 20ish 5-5. I can’t wait for the baby Kings to grow up. I wonder if any team has more unbridled talent than the Kings. DeMarcus, Tyreke, Donte Jones(ya i think he still has a chance of being special) Jimmer, and some others i’m forgetting. These guys could be REAL good in a couple years.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Young Kings look nice but I’ll take the potential of the Timberpups.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    They were the one team I was thinking about maybe having more up and coming talent, Huey, and I like the “Timberpups” haha!