Unless you’ve been living under a rock or masturbating too much, I’m sure you’ve taken a quick peek at Sac Bee columnist Ailene Voisin and her article on Tyreke Evans being the “emergency” point guard. Now, to me, this makes zero sense.
Going up and down the Kings roster, there is one magnifying position that just reeks of crap. Guess what position that is? You got it! Point guard!
Yes, I am fully aware that Tyreke is not your prototypical point guard (and I’m aware of our need for one, with our current roster), so I don’t ever expect him to be Brevin Knight. Then again, maybe I should…with all those rings Brevin Knight has……..
But back to the argument. No, Reke isn’t going to be a magnificent passer like Jason Williams or a guy that can operate the floor like Chris Paul. It’s not in his DNA. It’s not his style of game. But with his size and athletic ability, he has more than enough skills to play the ‘new breed’ of NBA point guards like a Derrick Rose or Deron Williams (and no, I’m not comparing their games…just the big bodied, not the best floor general styles….you can unwad your panties). So, when you combine that with the fact that we have quite possibly the worst starting point guard in the league…in some way, shape, or form you come to terms that Evans should only be used as an “emergency” point guard? I mean, despite the fact we have Kevin Martin at the shooting guard slot…we should throw Evans behind our best player and play him off the bench at a position he really didn’t succeed in at college?
To put it simple – Tyreke Evans, good or bad as he might be, should be and will be the Sacramento Kings point guard. And it will only benefit he and the Kings to name him the starter for opening night. Beno Udrih actually isn’t a horrible backup, he’s just a horrible starter. And to impede not only the development of the Kings, but Evans as well, would be another gut punch to the Sacramento fans.