Tyreke Evans, the electric (but inconsistent) 23 year old ex-Sacramento Kings guard will now join Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis in New Orleans.
According to tweets by Sports Center, and ESPN’s Marc Stein, and Andre Goodman, Tyreke Evans signed a four-year $44 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 3, 2013
This after reports that Tyreke Evans wasn’t even considering leaving Sacramento:
Sources inside the Tyreke Evans camp are refuting the reports that Tyreke Evans wants out of Sacramento. 100%.
— James Ham (@James_Ham) July 3, 2013
After averaging only 15.2 points, 3.5 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game last year, the New Orleans Pelicans took a chance on Tyreke Evans. Evans is at his best when he’s slashing to the rim (or when he’s making half-court buzzer beaters), which makes him a good fit for New Orleans, which already has it’s point guard for the future in Jrue Holiday, and it’s big man for the future in Anthony Davis.
In Tyreke, the Pelicans have a viable offensive threat who can create off the dribble and serve as a secondary weapon when the Holiday-Davis pick and roll isn’t working.
The only question mark is if Tyreke, blessed with athleticism and strength, can consistently play up to his talent level. If he can, the New Orleans Pelicans could have one of the better backcourts in the NBA with Jrue and Tyreke.
After four seasons with a dismal Sacramento Kings team, Tyreke joins a Pelicans team with the potential to become a juggernaut in the extremely competitive Western Conference. Only time will tell if Tyreke Evans can help the Pelicans meet their potential.