713 results for tag: Tyreke Evans

Does Tyreke Evans need to read Cowbell Kingdom?

There seems to be some confusion in Tyreke Evans' camp about the drafting of Jimmer Fredette.  In an interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Evans "has some questions" about his place in the Kings world.  And with the lockout in place, they can't answer this quandary. “I don’t know how we are playing it,” Evans ... More

Tyreke Evans goes to camp

Our friend Ryan Yamamoto of News 10, was able to grab a few minutes with Tyreke Evans early today from his youth basketball camp at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin, California.  Thanks to Ryan and the News 10 crew who were nice enough to share their raw footage. Here are some of the highlights: Evans has been working out ... More

Video: Tyreke Evans = amateur optometrist

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywy6721nDSg Well then..I guess I'll have to catch Cowboys and Aliens in 3D. (H/T VSP) More

Your midday cup o’ Kings: Francisco Garcia

As the roster sits today, the Sacramento Kings have only two players over the age of 25 - the 31 year-old John Salmons, who was acquired on draft day in a trade with the Bucks, and Francisco Garcia, the longest tenured King, who will be 30 on December 14th. It's strange how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that Francisco was a rookie riding the pine for a Kings playoff team that included Mike Bibby, Brad Miller, Ron Artest, Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim. These clips below bring us back to a different Cisco. Injuries have derailed and slowed the 29 year old wing over the last three years. Three seasons ago it was ankle injuries that cost him 27 games. Two seasons ago, a freak accident in the weight room resulting in a catastrophic arm injury, costing Cisco all but 25 games. Last season, Garcia missed 24 games with a left calf strain that took a long time to heal because of a set back during recovery. By seasons end, Garcia appeared worn down, not entirely unexpected after missing so much time during the year. More after the jump... ... More

Tyreke and the NBA Stars take on the PBA

Game footage of yesterday's NBA Stars vs. PBA Stars is now available via youtube.  Although it is slightly pieced together through these six segments below, most of the game is here for your viewing pleasure. More after the jump... ... More

Tyreke Evans visits the Philippines

Tyreke Evans has joined a star studded group of NBA players, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Chris Paul on tour in the Philippines.  The group played its first game today against a PBA (Philippines Basketball Association) all-star team and tomorrow they will be back to take on the Philippine National ... More

Your morning cup o’ Kings: Donté Greene

The Kings haven't had many personalities like Donté Greene.  Sure, there have been characters like Vlade Divac and Ron Artest, but Donté Greene is something different.  Basically, Greene is a multimedia machine - the star of the Donté Greene show, Twitter and Youstream aficionado- all of which make him a fan favorite. Where Greene has cultivated a following off the court, he has struggled with consistency on the floor.  Greene is nothing short of an enigma.  So much talent, flashes of brilliance, great size, million dollar smile, but ... Coming into training camp last season, Donté Greene and Omri Casspi were supposed to fight it out for the starting gig.  Greene never even got off the ground, coming into camp at 260-pounds, a good 25-30 pounds heavier than his previous playing weight.  After starting 50 games in his second season, Greene saw that number slashed to just 21 starts and an incredible 13 DNP-CDs.   From possible starter to bench player and now, who knows what.  After the Kings brought in small forwards John Salmons and rookie Tyler Honeycutt, they shipped out Casspi to clear up a little room, but Greene will still have to battle to earn minutes at a crowded position that also includes Francisco Garcia and even Tyreke Evans at times. More after the jump... ... More

Your morning cup o’ Kings: Tyreke Evans

Today we have an abbreviated, late edition of cup o' Kings.  There are a ton of clips of Tyreke Evans as both a college and professional player floating around the world of Youtube. But if you search hard enough, you can find some incredible footage of Tyreke Evans as a teenage phenom. After a spectacular first season with the Kings, which included such feats as winning the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award and finishing with averages of more than 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game, Evans seemed primed to take a big leap as a sophomore.  Unfortunately, a nasty case of plantar fasciitis really slowed the former Memphis star, forcing him to miss 25 games and limiting his mobility throughout the season. Year three is a big season for Tyreke. The Kings have already added John Salmons and Jimmer Fredette in an attempt to better space the floor and cause more mismatch situations for Evans. If he can stay healthy, continue to improve his perimeter game and build on-court chemistry with DeMarcus Cousins, both the Kings and Tyreke Evans are primed for a big leap in 2011-12. More after the jump... ... More

Projecting DeMarcus Cousins’ Sophomore Season

We shared with you earlier today Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus' statistical projection of Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette.  Now we take a look at his outlook of DeMarcus Cousins for ESPN.com.  Again his method, a different one this time, explained in his own words:
This time, the projections are generated by Basketball Prospectus' SCHOENE Projection System, which uses players' stats to match them with similar talents at the same age, then uses the development of those peers to generate a projection.
Pelton's projection of Cousins after the jump... ... More

Jimmer Fredette: A Rookie of the Year Favorite?

Basketball Prospectus' Kevin Pelton put together statistical projections of players from next year's rookie class for ESPN.com.  His method explained in his own words:
My projection system translates NCAA performance to the pros using the performance of past rookies and adjusting for strength of schedule. To that is added the pace at which each newcomer's NBA team played last season and a guess at minutes per game to create a projected stat line. Here's a look at the most impressive of next season's rookies (whenever they finally get to take the floor)...
His analysis of Fredette, which is a favorable one, after the jump... ... More