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Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 9:35 am  |  14 responses

Tyreke Evans Unsure of Role on Sacramento Kings


The drafting of Jimmer Fredette has made things somewhat complicated not just for the Sacramento Kings, but also Tyreke Evans. ‘Reke would like some clarification when it comes to his role now on the squad. From Yahoo! Sports: “Did the Kings really need another scoring guard? Evans has welcomed the addition of Fredette, college basketball’s consensus 2011 national player of the year. But a month after the draft, Evans also has some questions: Is he still the Kings’ starting point guard? Or, is he being moved to shooting guard to make room for the heralded rookie? Team officials gave Evans no answers after the draft, and they can’t speak to him until after the lockout ends. ‘I don’t know how we are playing it,’ Evans said. ‘Am I going to be the point? Is he going to be the point? At the end of the day, whatever one they lead me to, I’m just ready.’”

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  • majic

    Westphal is a fan of playing two guards and not designating one to be the official point. He did it with Beno and Reke which was a potent combo and he’ll most likely do it with Jimmer and Reke. Im glad Tyrekes just getting it shape and ready to go because its something he shouldnt be reading into

  • Shem

    Stop over thinking things Reke. You’ll still have the ball in your hands the majority of the time and will have plenty of opportunities to score. He’ll most likely be guarding sg’s though.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Reke will be an allstar soon.

  • Bug

    Tyreke at 1 and Marcus at 2.

  • http://www.zpringbank.eu Jelte

    Is this really news? One quote?

  • LA Huey

    Glen Davis would be glad to advise, I’m sure.

  • http://slamonline.com walt williams

    This was taken out of context by Yahoo and now SLAM. Stop trying to conjure up a story

  • JL

    jimmer will be a great dynamo off the bench. the kings are building a great young core. However such a high pick on a bench player is kinda questionable.

  • brandon

    tyreke would be a perfect fit for the lakers.

  • bike

    Dear Lord: I promise that if you end the lockout right now I will give up drinking, smoking, and women who wear Nazi uniforms.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Tyreke is right, they gave away Kevin Martin for peanuts, then they draft a 5 foot 10 guard to play, just because he scored in the the WAC conference. Kings management suck. FREE TYREKE!!!! BOOK IT!!!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    If he says at the end of the day whatever they want me to do I’ll be ready then this really isn’t any kind of news…. playing the 1 or the 2?… This isn’t any kind of concern.

  • RunNGun

    Easy… his role is to speed his way (in a Mercedes) down the court and throw it down…

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Obviously will play shooting Guard with Jimmer at the 1. But even then, Tyreke will still have the ball in his hands most of the time. It’ll be like a Bibby/Wade combo.

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