713 results for tag: Tyreke Evans

Understanding Keith Smart’s rotation

Suffering from back spasms, Tyreke Evans sat out the Sacramento Kings' final visit to Utah Friday.  Reserve Travis Outlaw started in his place at small forward. It was Outlaw's first start this year.  Fast forward just three days later and the veteran forward recorded his 24th "Did Not Play - Coach's Decision" of the season. Regardless of what you might think about Keith Smart's distribution of playing time, the head coach of the Sacramento Kings says he "keeps all guys...ready to play." "When you are a guy that’s not in the top eight," said Smart during media availability before Saturday's game against the New Jersey Nets.  "You have to always be ready to play. "So based on your rotation, he’s (Outlaw) on the fringe," he added when I asked him about the peculiarity of starting a player who appears to be on the periphery of his rotation.  "Based on my rotation, he is as close to the fire as any of our players." Smart's lineups have become the ire of some Jimmer Fredette fans, who complain about the rookie guard's inconsistent playing time.  But just like Outlaw, Fredette's minutes have fluctuated depending on a number of factors, including team injuries and match-ups presented by the opposition. "I look at the game, the situation," said Smart, who also noted that the condensed schedule hasn't played a role in deciding playing time.  "After the eighth man, I look at how the game is going to be played." ... More

CK Press Box Report: Suns 109, Kings 100

The Sacramento Kings lose to the Phoenix Suns, splitting a set of back-to-back home contests. More

Game 54 Preview: Kings vs. Suns

The Sacramento Kings welcome the Phoenix Suns to Power Balance Pavilion.  Tonight's game is the final meeting between the two Pacific Division teams this season. ... More

CK Press Box Report: Kings 116, Timberwolves 108

The Sacramento Kings play spoiler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who continue to sputter in their attempt at making the NBA Playoffs. More

Game 53 Preview: Kings vs. Timberwolves

Previewing tonight's Sacramento Kings game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. More

CK Press Box Report: Nets 111, Kings 99

In their only meeting this season, the Sacramento Kings lose to the visiting New Jersey Nets. More

Game 52 Preview: Kings vs. Nets

Previewing tonight's Sacramento Kings match-up against the New Jersey Nets. More

Road Reaction: Kings 104, Jazz 103

In Utah, the Sacramento end a four-game losing streak. More

Game 51 Preview: Kings at Jazz

Previewing tonight's Sacramento Kings game against the Utah Jazz. More

CK Press Box Report: Spurs 117, Kings 112

The inability to finish plagues the Sacramento Kings yet again in home loss to the San Antonio Spurs. More