well kevin martin is back so how will this effect evans game?...a unbiased opinion though. cuz some that dont like him will say he will tank and the ones that do will say there will be no adjustment. the 2 cases of players coming back to share the load are gasol to bynum and yi to lopez and both of there numbers have suffered
Sure it might drop evans scoring a bit but his assists should go up cause he can drive in the lane and kick it out to Martin. and Martin doesn't affect boards or anything. It's more how much does losing Beno on the floor effect evans
Last nights game was really disappointing as a Kings fan. Without Martin they would have lost by 20. No pg in the league can keep Evans from scoring BUT shot blockers can. He would have had a bad night last night no matter what. Young and Dalembert along with AI9, who is actually the type of player that can affect Evans, did great on him. He would have had a lot of assists if anyone besides Martin could score last night. I know people like Jason Thompson but I've never thought much of him, especially lately. He is turnover prone and averages 1.5+ offensive fouls a game (not an official stat, just in my head.) He gets a few boards from hustle but he is routinely being outplayed by the other pf and is not much of a finisher at times. He has no post moves. With Martin back I think the glaring weakness will be frontcourt play.
Evans should play better, I don't think teams can collapse on him in the lane with both Casspi and Martin on the wings. Before it was Noch who is really inconsistent. Hopefully the team recognizes what Beno has done for them...
i just think evans is most effective as a sg. i dont think he can get the balto players hands in scoring position as well as a full time pg because his mind set is always gonna be more to score. i liken it to wade. he could play poitn but it would huirt the team because his mind set is more score. big men cant create shots for there selfs all the time and they dont go coast to coast or handle the ball alot for the most part so they need a guard whos gonna look for them often. i hope it works out with martin and evans but im just not so sure if it will for that reason. only time will tell though
The Kings last night as a whole played terrible; their saving grace, for not losing by 20+, was that Martin had an ok game and that Thompson had a great one. It will be a few weeks before we truly know what players on the Kings will take these adjustments well and which ones will stop producing and get the brunt of their minutes taken away. Any time you get back a 40 minute per game player there are going to be some large adjustments. I think these will be hardest overall for Casspi and Greene, they are both not playing as well over the last week or so and with Martin coming back are likely to see even less minutes because there will not be any time for either of them to play at SG. Now they will have to split their minutes at the SF spot which is also being given in part to Nocioni. I would look for one of them to have their minutes drop considerably. It will also be a little hard on Tyreke but I think that after a few weeks he should be back to his normal self. If anything this will help the Kings front court by spreading the floor with a good shooter like Martin because for the past few months the Kings were usually going inside for most of their shots, that is at least when Casspi and Beno are not shooting lights out. Overall I think this will be good for the Kings but it will take a bit of time for the other players on the team to adjust.
P.S. Thompson is actually a good player, it’s his hustle that has allowed him to average 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block per game as a sophomore in the NBA. His fouls are extremely frustrating as a Kings fan but they should drop over the next few years, as he gets smarter with his play, but he has a ton of heart and talent so as soon as his brain catches up he will be a very good player. Just look what he can get when he is motivated enough (last night) 19 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocked shots.
Iam afraid that donte might end up like Gerald Wallace
Some guys just need a change of pace to make them play better, Wallace thrived when the Bobcats took him in the expansion draft because he was given the chance to become a leader and definitely was able to acquire the playing time. I hope Donte gets to that point someday because he is a great guy and has the athleticism and talent to become a very good player, I just hope he gets to that point before the Kings let him go to another team...
i dont see him being like wallace. wallace was a go hard type guy and donte isnt that same guy although he is very talented
donte's been working harder on the defensive end so he hasn't been able to show what he can do on the other end of the floor but at the SF position he can take people off the dribble or post up people being 6'11
I know JT's numbers were good last night but when you watch the games do you think he's that good? I just don't feel him impact the game...the missed layups the stupid fouls, the costly TO's. He whines a lot too which is pretty annoying. I think he'd bo ok if they had a powerful center but with Hawes it is awful. One of them would really benefit from having a powerful front court guy along side them so they can take more jumpers.
Yeah the same thing that happen to jennings when redd came is going to happen to evans i think they can play together but both is going try to be the go to guy but evans scoring might go down but he still is a beast
I definitely do not like the way he has been playing over the last few weeks (besides last night), but I think he is a good player, both him and Hawes would benefit from having a good Center to play alongside them because both have a hard time on defense against larger guys. I think Thompson helps the Kings because he is our most consistent low post player even though he has absolutely no help down low, he is often the one who has to end up guarding the other teams Center because he is more physical that Hawes. It’s though for a PF to constantly be guarding players that are larger than him when he has only played a year and a half in the NBA, and has no one to really back him up if he gets caught on someone else, or gets beat to his position. I think most of his errors, turnovers and fouls, come from inexperience. He needs to become better at passing out of a double team and about just making smarter passes in general. You also have to keep in mind that he is still developing in the NBA, he is one of the top inexperienced PF's in the league, and that is saying something. He is also one of the only young PF's in the NBA who I think would increase his stats if he actually had a reliable good center playing alongside him.
i think tyreke's assist numbers will go up and scoring will go down slightly (like 1 ppg mabye). Tyreke will get into the lane and either kick it out to the shooters (Martin or Casspi) or the lane will be more open because of the shooters. I think the Kings are close to be a playoff contender IF Hawes and Thompson develop.
you think only 1ppg?..so that means everyone else will go down about 3-5 or the kings will just start scoring 20 and up more ppg the rest of the year