'Reke finally guaranteed tonight the 20-5-5.. He, LeBron, Big O, and MJ are the only 4 to do this as rookies.. He, Kobe, and LeBron are the only 3 who are currently averaging 20-5-5 on the year right now (Wade's also very close).
Congrats Tyreke... Look forward to many great years with you as a King and hopefully we will be back to the playoffs very soon!
That's crazy company... MJ, the Big O and LeBron.
Reke's had a great individual season. I think the Kings have a future superstar.
it makes me mad to see people taking R.O.Y honors away from him and giving them to stephen curry..
And to think about all of those people who wrote Tyreke off because he "can't jump or shoot." There are probably people out there who still doubt him because of his lack of hops or outside shooting ability. Guess what? When you can get to the rim and the charity stripe like he can, you don't need to shoot jumpers. Also, how many times do you see the same guy dunk during a game? As long as you can protect the ball with your body, which Tyreke can obviously do, then you can get your shot off at the rim. That ability, combined with his tremendous arm length, makes him a very good finisher.
I'm starting to stray away from my belief in his point guard ability, but he's still one of my top 5 favorite players. His ability to handle the ball, combined with his strength and veteran's savvy, make him a very exciting player to watch. As far as his jump shooting goes, I'd like to see him develop a short pull-up jumper, because it wouldn't take away from his ability to get to the rim as much as falling in love with the three-pointer would.
I had no idea Timmy knows how to river-dance!
Reke plays like a mini LeBron to me... Minus the superior court vision and above the rim athleticism.
I wouldn't be surprised if his scoring average went up by five points next season. He's a beast.
Tyreke actually leads the league in drives at the rim. I saw a stat on yahoo that said he averages 8 attempts per game. More than LeBron, Wade, or Kobe.
Next year, Evan Turner may reach the 20-5-5 status, let's wait and see.
Thats a great stat but i can't give him the credit of the other guys for one major reason. MJ and Lebron accomplished their numbers off the ball...The game is completely different and easier to dictate your numbers on the the ball...Big O who also played pg was well over just 20 5 5 in his rookie year. Great accomplishment but not sure if this means he is on his way to being a great player....
LeBron accomplished his numbers off the ball? Are you sure about that? If you remember, Paul Silas had LeBron handling the ball a lot during his rookie season.
lebron and jordan both dominated the ball as well. I didnt watch oscar, but i'll go out on a limb and guess he had the ball a bunch as well.
Yes he did, but he was still primarily off the ball...He was not the full time PG and given the keys from onset. As with all great players the ball will go through them a lot and that i understand. Right Lebron really dominates the ball more than then, I don't know if Mo Williams can even be considered a PG. But back to Reke I see him as an off guard on the ball, much like wade when he was a rookie
mouchy, all 3 guys went to bad teams and were given the keys from day one and had the ball more then anyone else on the team.
There is a difference between dominating the ball and being a point Guard. A PG always has the ball and can choose his spots when and where...Dominating the ball of the ball requires a ton of talent because the defense cannot stop you from getting the ball in your spots regardless. Big O was a pure PG and his numbers shouldn't even be compared to by any rookie PG because they were unbelievable
a pg doesn't always have the ball.....look at teams like atlanta, miami, la, sacramento, portland (evans is not a pg...beno is). all these teams have very strong Sg's that can handle the ball and have the ball in their hands the majority of the time.
but jordan and lebron pretty much were pg's for their teams. They brought the ball up as much as anyone and created offense as much as anyone. I just dont see how you can hold it against tyreke because he has the ball more then them when the truth is all of them had the ball the same and shared similar duties and were given equal amounts of freedom within the offense. Just because it says pg or sg next to your name doesnt mean you automatically have a different role on the team.
Perez and Grizzly their is validity to your point but as a player...there is a huge difference in being a PG and a SG. Your approach is diff and mind set is diff. Those teams you mention have proven floor generals, their scheme is to go the their off guard. Sac scheme is to have Evans penetrate and dish getting others involved. If he played a true SG position his numbers may not have been the same. Maybe less assist more points...I don't know if a team can be great with him at point, he can be. Sac maybe better with him at 2 but his numbers won't be like the other guys in this catergory. Thats the point, he is not them and mostly likely won't be
Steve Francis rook numbers where 18 6.3 5.3 Reb...there is not much of a diff in 20 & 18. All that to say being 20.5.5 doesn't put you on the fast track to superstardome.
i agree, 20-5-5 does not gaurantee you anything. I was just disagreeing with you suggesting that lebron and jordan had to play off the ball and they relied on thier pg to get them the ball whne in reality they had the ball more then anyone from day 1 just tyreke does.
I think Evans is going to have a fine career, probaly average 25.6.6 for his career... I just dont think that he will win a championship... I dont think he is a player that can carry his team to a championship (as a 1st or 2nd option)... My reason is simple, he seems like a ME first player that wants to shoot that ball ALL the time..
Alright, first of all, Tyreke Evans is not the PG of the team. He does dominate the ball, but not as the "PG". I'm not even sure what you are arguing to be honest. He's better because he has the ball more? Like MJ and Big O and LeBron didn't have the ball more than he did?
And billyk, that statement is also a HUGE joke. If Tyreke Evans was a 2nd option on a team that team would be crazy and would compete for a championship. Tyreke shot the ball 16 times a game this year... Wade his rookie year shot 13.. Lebron shot 19.. Kevin Durant shot the ball 17 times.
Are they all ball hogs who will never win championships? Oh wait Wade already won one.. LeBron has as good a chance as anyone to win one...
How can you call a gaurd who averages near 6 assists a game on a team where there really is nobody else who can create their own shots (besides maybe landry) too selfish? 6 assists in his ROOKIE year.
I agree with spence ut I do think alot of you guys are SLIGHTLY overrating him....Sure he has the essentially same numbers as LeBron had but the mini-Lebron thing to me is silly...To me I think they are way different...Sure they are both slashers but what else? LeBron has better court vision byfar, He finishes above the rim with his athletic ability while Evans is crafty and finishes below the rim...Physicals are clearly in LeBron's favor against any other player but they are far far far superior to tyrekes physicals...LeBron is pass first and Evans is shoot first...very different players imo
When I watch him play it seems like he likes to shoot thats all... I dont see him having a winning career.... I think he is a very effective player, but PERSONALLY I dont think he will be the type of player to lead his team to a championship...
that ain't cool to show out Timmy like that on Tyreke....Tyreke got put in a nice situation for puttin up numbers.....I'm not hatin on him but it is true....
Tyreke Evans is more similar to Wade in my opinion than LeBron....I think he can be as good as Wade is too
The biggest changes form all of these stars rookie years to sophomore years are typically two thngs:
1) They all get to the line more.
2) They typically shoot a better FG% the following year
I see no reason why Tyreke cannot do either of those things. He has room to grow in his jump shot, and the way he takes it to the rim (especially if defenders have to start respecting his jumper a little more) he will get to the line more next year.
Throw in the fact that Evans is only 20 and should be getting a top-5 pick to play along side him next year and take some pressure off of him I can't see why he wont continue to improve his numbers a pretty decent amount and end up being potentially a top-5 player in the league.
I am very proud of Tyreke, he's going to be a star for many years to come. Though, the one difference between him and Lebron is that Lebron took his cavs from the worst team in the nba to almost the playoffs next year. The Kings are just as bad, I do believe they will soon be a playoff team, but I am going to wait and see with Tyreke and how he will do.