Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Kings fans have been waiting and hoping for Tyreke Evans to become a superstar in this league. With his nasty handles and sweet moves to the basket, many thought that Evans would be one of the bright stars in the NBA. However, the past two seasons have been disappointing to say the least.
Last year, Tyreke was still not able to shoot the ball well, and he favored his right hand much more over his left hand. It made him one of the most predictable players in the league, and the only reason why he was able to score around 20.0 points per game was because of his talent and quickness. During his rookie season, countless analysts around the league said that Tyreke Evans would be unstoppable if he had a midrange jumper, which is not an impossible task for Evans, as he was a very well-known shooter in high school.
Much of the blame goes to the young shooting guard. In the end, he needs to be the one putting in the work to improve his weaknesses. No matter how bad or good of a coach Paul Westphal was, Tyreke Evans should be responsible for the lack of improvements.
With a new contract on the line, Tyreke's performance this season could cost him millions of dollars. If he does not show significant improvements, it's hard to say if teams will offer the young guard a maximum deal, which I'm sure is what Tyreke Evans is hoping for.
Keep in mind that if Tyreke Evans does get a max deal from another team, there is a chance the Kings may not match the offer. Unless he proves himself this year, Kings fans may see the last of Tyreke Evans in a Sacramento Kings uniform.
For Kings fans, it's disappointing because they've witnessed the potential of the young guard. It would be great to see him back on track to be one of the best players in this league. If there was no potential or room for growth, no one would even care about Evans. But he does, and that's what hurts the fans the most.