Tyreke Evans Trade Rumors Tracker: Recapping the Latest Buzz

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 4, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 26:  Tyreke Evans #13 of the Sacramento Kings in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Power Balance Pavilion on December 26, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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With one of the worst records in the NBA, the Sacramento Kings will likely start considering trades. One player that can be moved is Tyreke Evans


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11:38 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

The Kings reportedly are open to moving Tyreke Evans, according to NBC's Aaron Bruski.

ESPN's Marc Stein went on to report that the Celtics are interested in Evans.

The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones went on to report that Tyreke Evans is expected to remain with the Kings.

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The 2010 Rookie of the Year started his career off with a bang as he averaged over 20 points with 5.8 assists per game. Since then, he has progressively scored fewer points per game each year.

His assist numbers also dropped and he was moved away from point guard to make room for Isaiah Thomas.

The team is now willing to listen to offers, although he still is unlikely to be traded, according to Marc Stein of ESPN:

A couple of teams consulted have volunteered the notion that Kings GM Geoff Petrie is ready to move Evans, but you have to wonder how much shot-calling Petrie can do at the minute. The greater likelihood is that the Kings don't do anything at this deadline unless it saves money or comes in cash neutral.

It seems that the future is uncertain for almost everyone involved with the organization after the Maloof family agreed to sell the team (via Fox Sports).

This is good news for the guard, who says he wants to stay where he is. When Jabari Young of CSN Philadelphia asked Evans if he wanted to be traded, he responded:

"Not really. I’m good. I like playing for the Kings. I’d love to be here."

While this was not the most emphatic of responses, it is certainly better than asking out of his situation.

Despite his faults, Evans is still a very talented player with a bright future. He is currently averaging 15.1 points per game, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals.

He is also playing more efficiently than he ever has in the past. He is shooting a career-high 47.3 percent from the floor and he is making 38.3 percent of his shots from three-point range. This is way above his career mark of 26.9 from behind the arc.

In addition, the fourth-year player is only 23 years old and should have many good years ahead of him. If he does not fit in with the Kings, there will certainly be another organization that would love to have this type of production.

This will make him one of the hottest commodities before the trade deadline. Check back for more rumors surrounding Evans as news becomes available.