Talk about coming out of left field….
After scoring a season high 32 points and pretty much playing the best game of his disappointing sophomore season, Tyreke Evans informed former King beat writer Sam Amick that he’s open to having season ending surgery to relieve the plantar fasciitis in his left foot.Evans apparently already spoke to Paul Westphal about the situation and Amick was told by sources close to Evans that he had already decided to go through with the procedure until his recent solid play halted the idea, at least momentarily. Amick says Evans is still considering the operation after the All-Star break or during the off-season.
Now, getting a read on this is tough. Is Evans really this hurt? If he is, the communication line between Evans and the Kings is completely gone. It’s inexcusable to allow your franchise player to play through an injury where surgery is the best option. I’d like to believe that Evans and the Kings have enough of an open relationship (despite his quietness) to understand the severity of the injury and adjust accordingly.
Is the dreadful season leaving a bad taste in his mouth? He’s already commented on the losing multiple times, so clearly it’s wearing thin on Evans’ shoulders.
Or is it the personal problems (which Amick touches on in the above piece) that are haunting Evans desire to shut it down?
Hell, it could be a combo of all three – that certainly seems logical. But whatever the case may be, an incredibly devastating year continues to grow worse by the day…