Why Tyreke Evans Could Become an Elite Player in 2012-13

October 9th, 2012 by Sim Risso Leave a reply »
The sky's the limit for Sacramento Kings guard/forward Tyreke Evans. Evans has all of the God-given ability to be an elite NBA player, and he used that skill set to take the NBA by storm in winning the 2009-10 Rookie of the Year.

But an inconsistent jump shot has stood in the way of Evans' development. However, it looks like Tyreke is finally getting the message and has been working diligently to improve his lackluster shooting.

By all accounts, Evans has taken this offseason extremely seriously. A huge portion of that focus is going towards establishing a consistent shot. That's because Evans realized his opponents were giving him room to shoot from the perimeter, in hopes of being able to prevent him from getting to the hoop.

"People just started looking at film and started trying to keep me from going to the basket," he said. "This year, I'm going to have to go to the pull-up (jump shot). I'm still going to go in there, no matter what, but I want to go to the pull-up too." (from Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee)

As Kings coach Keith Smart explains, it's not that Evans didn't care about improving his game in previous seasons; it's t ...

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