5 Reasons This Isn't Tyreke Evans' Final Year as a Sacramento King

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5 Reasons This Isn't Tyreke Evans' Final Year as a Sacramento King
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Three years into his NBA career, we've seen a lot for Sacramento Kings guard/forward Tyreke Evans. We know from experience that Evans is an incredibly gifted player, indicated by his Rookie of the Year Award in 2009-10 and his ability to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game—something only Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson and LeBron James accomplished as rookies.

But we've also seen Evans' progression slowed in the last two years, mainly due to nagging injuries and an inconsistent jump shot.

Now entering his fourth season, Evans is at somewhat of a crossroads with the Kings organization. He's eligible to be a restricted free agent following the 2012-13 season and Sacramento has been slow to offer Evans an extension.

On the precipice of testing free agency, Evans' future could go either way with the Kings. He could re-sign with Sacramento, or he could depart in free agency.

But given Evans' potential and his value to the organization, it's hard to see Tyreke departing Sacramento for a new franchise following the 2012-13 season, and here are five reasons why.

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