Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  11 responses

Tyreke Evans Keeping Himself Out of the Starting Lineup

According to Sacramento Kings head coach Keith Smart, it’s entirely Tyreke Evans’ call as to when he can be a starter again. Per the Sac Bee: “Tyreke Evans was again a reserve for the Kings on Thursday and will be until he decides otherwise. Evans came off the bench for the second consecutive game and only the second time this season against the Utah Jazz. Evans returned from a sprained left ankle Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies but said that night he decided to keep himself out of the starting lineup because John Salmons and the Kings had been playing well with Salmons starting at small forward. He apparently saw no reason to change things up against the Jazz, entering the game with a few seconds left in the first quarter. Kings coach Keith Smart said that deciding when Evans returns to the lineup is ‘in his hands.’ ‘Whenever he’s ready to make whatever decision, then he’ll come back,’ Smart said.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    That’s… unusual.

  • RunNGun

    If it isn’t DeMarcus running amok, it’s Tyreke–well in this case speeding amok.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Um, he made an unselfish decision and he’s running amok? Weird.

  • http://caseyvaughn.com AlbertBarr

    cosign AllenP…this is the kind of growth I want to see in this team. No need to make it into a knucklehead situation. Keith Smart is doing a great job with this team. I think we could use one more vet.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    Cosign allenp.
    Great to see a guy like tyreke putting his ego aside for the better of the team. reke is one of my favorite players in the nba.


    ya reke but you’ve been kind killing me lately for not putting up your usual stat’s on Fantasy so come on nooow don’t take too long

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    CoSign Mullet.
    Mubwar, it’s not about fantasy. He’s doing this for his team.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    Sees the team is playing well and just wants to do what he can to help. Why fix what isn’t broken? Commendable move Reke

  • http://caseyvaughn.com AlbertBarr

    And coming off the bench probably allows Reke to dominate the ball more without ruining the offense. Cause when he comes on others who need the ball sit.

  • Devonte

    C`s should trade Bradley,Johnson, & 2nd round pick to Sacramento for T.Evans because he`s not happy their at all.

  • J

    Cosign on the fantasy thing haha.. He’s been killing me this season.