Tyreke Evans Will Drag The Kings to the NBA Playoffs in 2011

July 28th, 2010 by Euno Lee Leave a reply »
The city of Sacramento is known to Southern Californians such as myself for a couple unflattering things:  housing the (inherently) incompetent Governator, and the Sacramento Kings losing to the L.A. Lakers repeatedly during their 1999-2002 Playoff runs.

Then a friend of mine from Sac-Town asked me to write something about the Kings.  The common consensus about Sacramento is that they're still a young, developing team, and probably won't even smell the playoffs for another two years or more.  I was going to write a piece about how much Sacramento actually sucks, and how Evans is an overrated, over-hyped rookie with inflated numbers.

Instead, I'm here to tell you that the Kings could taste the playoffs as soon as next year.

While doing some research for the article, I focused primarily on the development of Omri Casspi, Carl Landry's development in Houston, and watching videos and game tape of a particular No. 13.

When I brought up the first video, what I saw was a bona fide NBA superstar. 

Still raw, but a true NBA superstar in the making. 

He sees angles and cuts that maybe five playe ...

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