Can Tyreke Evans Really Help the Lakers?

January 12th, 2013 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
According to The Sacramento Bee (h/t Fox Sports West), the Kings are reportedly shopping around guard Tyreke Evans, and the Los Angeles Lakers may be interested, but I can't understand why.

After six straight losses, the Lakers are quickly approaching a point where they will have to consider making changes to their roster, but how does Evans' skill set make the Lakers any better?

Although Evans did average almost six assists per game during his Rookie of the Year campaign, it would still be a stretch to call him a true point guard, and it would be silly to think the Lakers would acquire Evans to back up Steve Nash.

Evans' 6'6" height makes him a natural fit for shooting guard. Unfortunately, in order to be a shooting guard, you actually have to know how to shoot, and Evans' 25.8 percent career percentage from three-point range suggests he struggles in that arena.

Evans is a strong penetrator and a decent rebounder, but when healthy, the Lakers are already one of the league's top rebounding teams, and Nash has no problem penetrating opposing off ...

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