Evans and Kings at a crossroad

Evans and Kings at a crossroad
April 23, 2012, 3:13 pm
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While Sacramento Kings owners are trying to iron out talks of a new arena deal with the city, another interesting dilemma is facing the ball club.With rookie averages of 20.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game, Tyreke Evans became the fourth first-year player to average (20-5-5), joining the likes of Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.His production in his sophomore year tailed off a bit due to plantar fasciitis and this season, he has been moved off the ball completely as coach Keith Smart has experimented with him at small forward.A move, he apparently isnt thrilled about. Via: Sam Amicks post on Basketball Latest updates on Sulia."Tyreke Evans agent, Arn Tellem, made a rare appearance tonight to express his concerns about the former Rookie of the Years role. He met with Kings Basketball president Geoff Petrie, Evans brother, Reggie and another Tellem rep as well. Source close to Evans says hes frustrated with how marginalized hes become. Evans reps are encouraging him to be more vocal about his perspective going forward. No extension discussions (hes eligible this summer), FWIW." Evans is his best with the ball in his hands, but point guard isnt his best position as he goes one-on-one too often and with the Kings already boosting scorers such as Marcus Thornton, DeMarcus Cousins and others who need their shots, the third-year player is in a system that doesnt suit the strengths that made him Rookie of the Year. Even with Cousins temperament, its hard to find 6-foot-11 power forwards with his skill set and footwork, so Evans could be the odd man out. Evans, 22, is sure to gain plenty of interest next season if the Kings dont offer him an extension. With the proper coaching, an offensive system that could utilize his strengths, he could be a perennial All-Star for years to come.With Evans' talent, what team could he flourish on?