So I'm reading reports that the Kings new ownership has reached out to Cousins and states that they are not looking to trade him. Cousins as well is stating that he does not want to be traded either, while this was different earlier during the year. Why the change of heart? Im thinking maybe the new owners has told him that they want to make him their franchise player and build around him.
Where does this leave Tyreke? Do you think Sacramento has made up their minds that they do not want him to return, or is he a part of their future? My thoughts were that Sacramento would only match an offer if they felt it was "reasonable", but now the reports that they are in love with Ellis, do you think they will let him walk period, w/o considering matching any offers? Unless of course, and Sacramento is known for terrible decisions, they believe an Evans-Ellis backcourt is their future :-/
The reason why I ask is that I still believe in Tyreke's potential, and would like for the Hawks to get him and retain Teague. Assuming plan A of Paul/Howards falls through, I think Tyreke and Teague compliments each other perfectly. Yes both are best with the ball in their hands, but Teague is also a great outside shooter and can play off the ball. They are both great slashers and great perimeter defenders. If Atlanta were to offer Tyreke a deal, how high will they have to go to keep Sacramento from being tempted of matching?
I have a feeling Tyreke will stay and have a breakout season next year. He actually improved last year. He shot well from 3, knew when to shoot and when to pass, played great defense when he put his effort into it and he's a stand up guy. Tyreke is a hard worker and I believe he can be a 18 5 5 guy next year. I think with Keith Smart gone, Kings being under new management and hiring Mike Malone I think he can finally be used the right way. They need to get rid of Salmons and Thornton and add a 3 who can shoot and defend who also doesn't need the ball in his hands to be effective. Reke might not be a superstar but he can be an all star if he reached his full potential. He's only 23.
Are you saying you feel Kings will keep him at all cost? For example, if Hawks gave him 8-10 million a year, will the Kings match? How much do you think hes really worth, and how much do you think giving him is worth the risk?
To be honest he's not worth 8-10 mil when steph only got 40 and Jrue got 40 and both are basically two of the best rising stars in the league. I think they give him about 35mil. If the Hawks give that much then He's going to the hawks because Sac are not matching that. Regardless of where he is headed Tyreke is due for a breakout season. He has too much talent to not have one. He can score, rebound, pass, defend with great size(6'6 220). If he can get a consistent mid range j he can be special. Keith Smart basically killed his development by moving him from PG to SG, SF then back to SG again.
As a Kings fan I'm pretty sure they will match any offer from any other team with all the salary cap space they have. He had a phenomenal rookie year but hadn't had a season as good since. Tyreke started to play great at the end of the year and I really want them to keep him. They really need help just as much as any other franchise so I hope they get somebody that can do a lot for the franchise after passing Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson for Jimmer and passing Lillard for T-Rob.
Well I am not a fan of Evans, even during his time at Memphis. I don't think he's worth the cash he gets from the Kings! He shots too much, turns the ball over too much, dribbles the ball into the ground to much, no true mid-range shot. I see him dribble down the court...dribble for bout 10 seconds, then drive to the hoop, while his team mates stand around. I am sure he's a good guy off the court, but he's a cancer on the court. I wouldn't trade him for Biedrins!!! Bottom line, the Kings should trade, cut, move, Evans! The Kings need to draft better!!! check out their last two drafts.
i hope they let him go. I just dont think him and Cousins can evolve together. Once he gets on a new team hell be fine. Its tough decision for the new ownership as whether to blow most of team up and start around Cousins or just change coach and maybe a few tweaks to keep the ship sailing but since there a lottery team next year too probably I feel they should just start fresh. They have some tradeables that they can get some return on albeit at a loss
People don't realize Evan's was largely handcuffed by Keith Smart's true lack of an offense along with Westpauls terrible offense. The guys shots were decreasing every year, and the playing time he got was inconsistent. Isaiah thomas who also is on the roster criticized this saying "Its hard sometimes, I mean inconsistent minutes get inconsistent production." Evans usage rate when down but his stats although have fallen off are fairly okay in effieciency and he's improved his three point shot.
I think the Kings will match the offers for him if they are reasonable. He is due for a break out season, and if him and Cousins are the actual focul points of the offense again I think both of them will thrive more often than you think. Its already been said, the guy is 6'6" combo guard with the ability to get to the rim at will. His only flaw is an inconsistent jump shot that is starting to come along. I don't know why the Kings said they like Ellis, and Ellis also might be interested in signing. But I'd prefer Evans size and capability rather than a richer mans thornton. Btw they need to do something about all these damn guards.
Did you guys know Jimmer is still on the team? I didn't, god Geoff Pettrie fails lol.
I dis-agree, Evans is on head coach number three now...how many different coaches does he need to "not be handcuffed"??? Again, I simply don't see what's the big deal bout Evans? Klay and Harrison have developed more than Evans has in his three years in the league.
If I'm the Kings, I keep Tyreke and Cousins. He's too talented to let walk. Then, I'd draft CJ McCollum. I feel that he and Tyreke would fit well together. CJ can play off the ball. Then I'd search for a good wing defender at the 3, and a stretch 4.
Being a 20-5-5 guy in his rookie season, hell yeah he can be a 18-5-5 caliber player being only 23 years old at this stage in his career. His FG% and 3P% have gone up this past season and his turnovers have decreased. He's getting more consistent offensively. Hope he continues to show improvement!
Please Mike Malone use Tyreke correctly if he's back next year. He's one of my favorite players and I want him to succeed.
Would like to see him leave and get a fresh start in Detroit. He would fit well next to Brandon Knight who is better off the ball.
Evans - Isaiah Canaan or Ray Macallum (first 2nd round pick)
Knight - English / Stuckey
Singler - Shabazz (1st round pick) - Middleton
Monroe - Jerebko - Charlie V
Drummond - Kravstov / Zeke Marshall (second 2nd round pick)
If Bayless doesn't resign I would like Tyreke Evans on the Grizzlies. We can start him with Conley and then bring Tony Allen off the bench. Then draft Seth Curry at 55 or 60 as our shooter and fifth guard.
He can drive and create his own shot. He can also be a good guy to run the offense. I would love to see a Wroten-Evans backcourt especially if one of those guys gets a 3 point shot. Or you play Q-Pon at the 3 with those guys and let him shoot.