Without Evans, the Kings have started 0-3 on their six game, 11 day road trip back East. Although the Kings’ offense hasn’t exactly stumbled without their leading scorer (putting up 113.3 points per game), the defense has, allowing nearly 124 points a game over the three road losses.
In Evans’ absence, Coach Westphal has used Jermaine Taylor, Luther Head and Pooh Jeter. Before the left ankle injury, Evans, Udrih, Garcia, Thompson and Cousins had comprised the starting unit for four consecutive games, tying the longest streak of the season for one group of starters. Evans should slide right back into the line-up tonight in New York against a much improved Knicks team.
James Ham is co-owner and senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".