Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Following a stellar rookie campaign and solid sophomore year, Tyreke Evans didn't seem like the same player last season.
His regression was due in large part to playing different positions in the lineup.
Tyreke was a point guard his rookie season, but since then, he has been moved around to the shooting guard and small forward positions.
Since Tyreke won't be initiating the offense as much as he used to, it will be up to him to improve his jumper and make plays when his number is called.
He is a strong finisher and willing passer, but for the moment, he still seems to be adjusting to his new role as an off-the-ball player.
If Tyreke comes into the season knocking down perimeter shots on a consistent basis, it will make him an even tougher matchup for his opponents.
Assuming he can figure it out as a small forward, he will play a huge role in the Kings' overall improvement.