A little over a week ago, we heard the praises of Tyreke Evans’ improved jumper from ESPN’s Chris Palmer. Today, we hear it again, this time from the Boston.com’s Gary Washburn who also came away impressed with Evans’ newly improved arsenal.
That wasn’t that case last week when Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans, donning just a plain white T-shirt, participated in scrimmages against several members of the Under Armour Elite 24 high school all-stars.
Although it was expected that Evans would dominate his teenage counterparts, what stunned onlookers was his much-improved jump shot. Evans has often been criticized for a lack of a perimeter game, but he spent that night in Harbor City, Calif., popping jumpers in the faces of overwhelmed opponents.
Evans said he realizes that if the Kings are to take the next step – and they have a wealth of young talent – he needs to become a more poised player.
“We lost most of the games, but it’s not like we got blown out every game,’’ he said of the 24-58 Kings. “We played tough games and we have to learn how to finish those games out.
“And the big part was because of me – I wasn’t a leader on the team. So this year I have to do a better job of finishing out games.’’
Washburn delves into the drafting of Jimmer Fredette as well as the supportive nature of the Sacramento fans, which Evans also touches on. A short, but, nice piece for your Sunday morning.