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When everyone else is down on a player, that's where value starts to come into play.
Tyreke Evans is viewed as a declining asset after his failures to improve on his sensational rookie year. He's been injured, his shooting woes have been more pronounced, he's jumped around from position to position and he's been unable to help the Sacramento Kings win games.
With the Sacramento Kings drafting Ben McLemore, it might be a sign that they're ready to move on from Evans. In my mind, that's a mistake.
Evans is still just 23 years old, and the narrative surrounding his game doesn't necessarily mesh with reality.
In a lot of ways, Evans had a better season last year than he did his rookie year. His PER was almost identical (18.1 to 18.2), his field-goal percentage and three-point percentage were way up, and his per-minute numbers pull him close to the gaudy numbers from his rookie year.
Evans is desperately in need of a fresh start with an organization that's not dysfunctional. While he may not be the top scoring option we all envisioned, if Evans is your third-best player offensively, you're probably in good shape. He could be a steal for a team needing scoring pop and athleticism on the wing.