March 24, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (13) goes up for the basket against Golden State Warriors small forward Richard Jefferson (44) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NBA Draft – Tyreke Evans Trade Possible, Sacramento Kings Still Looking For Small Forward


Two interesting nuggets from everybody’s favorite former Kings beat man and current SI.com columnist Sam Amick today, hours away from the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery. The fist is the notion that the Kings are still apparently open to trading Tyreke Evans, assuming the price and scenario are fitting. It’s nothing too earth shattering as it’s an assumed position that Evans is on the block, but still, certainly makes for an interesting off-season especially as the NBA Draft inches near. Secondly, Amick reports that the Kings are still unhappy (shocking, I know) with their small forward play and may be looking into improving that position with Harrison Barnes or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist instead of size, like Andre Drummond or Perry Jones:

As it is, the once-again-woeful Kings could gamble on some of the best and most unpredictable big-man talents in Drummond or Jones (though I’m told it’s not likely), and they’re still looking for a quality small forward (Kidd-Gilchrist, Barnes perhaps) despite trading for John Salmons last summer and moving third-year player Tyreke Evans to that spot this season

You can read the rest of Sam’s team-by-team 2012 draft lottery piece by clicking here.

Don’t forget – the NBA Draft Lottery begins tonight at 5PM Pacific on ESPN.

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