Sacramento Kings Breakdown: Kings Are No Longer Court Jesters

November 26th, 2009 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
In the midst of a total youth movement, the Sacramento Kings are playing their best ball in over a year. Their 111-97 drubbing over the Knicks was partially due to New York’s incompetence, but also to the young talent the Kings are beginning to acquire. Let’s look at the individuals:

Tyreke Evans is Sacramento’s prized rookie, and while he’s an uneven talent, he’s a talent nonetheless. He has the handle and the speed to get into the paint and displayed a nifty left-to-right spinning banker among his more impressive finishes. He also forced numerous drives and passes, particularly in garbage time, when his streak of 20-point games was in jeopardy. Hopefully he isn’t displaying a tendency to value his own numbers over team play.

His jump shot is maddeningly inconsistent. He cocks the ball behind his head as he shoots, creating an awkward follow-through. Of his three misses, two were airballs.

However, Evans used his uncanny size and strength to post up the Knicks and make timely passes when double teamed.

Defensively, Evans was usually hidden with Chris Duhon and Toney Douglas shooting poorly.

Evans needs a thorough ironing to ...

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