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Sacramento Kings Draft: Team Works Out Tyreke Evans

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 21:  Tyreke Evans #12 of the Memphis Tigers looks to make a pass play during their second round game against the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Terrapins 89-70.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jason ColdironCorrespondent IJune 10, 2009

The Kings recently worked out former Memphis guard Tyreke Evans.

 

Evans' workout partners didn't make it, so he worked out against Kings' executives, Fat Lever and Shareef Abdur- Rahim.

 

"I wanted to work out against other people," Evans said. "But the people I wanted to work out with against just didn't work out, so I just went by myself. I ain't running from nobody. I'll work out against the best." (Sacramento Bee)

 

Evans, 19, is a physically imposing guard prospect. At 6' 5" and 217 pounds, he has the size to create matchup problems at the next level.

 

"My size is an advantage because there are a lot of small guards," Evans said. "I think I'd be a perfect fit here, bringing the ball up and then coming off on the wing."

 

Evans said he is willing and able to play either the point or two guard and do whatever the coach asks of him.

 

"If he wants me to create for others, I'll do that," Evans said. "But if he wants me to be the point guard and if I have the option, take the basket, then I'll do that. Whatever he needs. If I was to come here, they have Martin, who's a great player, so I would have to get him a lot of shots before I tried to get mine."

 

Questions linger about his shooting touch. He shot just 27.4 percent from beyond the arc in college.

 

"I did a lot of interviews in Chicago (at the predraft combine)," Evans said. "And everybody said it's definitely something I need to work on."

 

Evans is considered one of the top candidates for the Kings with the fourth overall pick in this year's draft.

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