"Sam's gangster." - Primoz Brezec about his then-head coach, Sam Mitchell

 
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1  -  Tyreke Evans - PG/SG/SF, 6'6, 220
New Orleans Pelicans - Acquired via sign and trade in July 2013
       Date of birth: 09/19/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 4th pick, 2009
     Out of: Memphis
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right





From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2010 Summer League
2010-09-17

- James Harden - How would a Russell Westbrook/Tyreke Evans backcourt have worked, when neither can shoot? I don't know. Maybe it wouldn't. But you have to try that, right?

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   The Finances Of The Trade Deadline Deals
2010-02-21

(It's also of note that, when we said it was a two player draft, we meant Rubio and Blake Griffin. Not Tyreke Evans and Taj Gibson.)

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   Ten Of The Worst New Contracts This Offseason
2013-09-30

Tyreke Evans – New Orleans Pelicans

Evans’ per game averages in all major statistical averages have gone down for four consecutive seasons. This is not to say he has declined over those four seasons – indeed, despite the worrying numbers dip, Evans’s play within a team concept noticeably improved last year, as did his efficiency. Nevertheless, after such a start, Evans’s career has rather stagnated, and not developed hugely since the lightning start to his career.

Evans had the rookie season that he did because he was given the keys to essentially do what he wanted. The offensive system, such that it was, allowed Tyreke to drive to the basket in isolation as often as he needed. And this, he excels at. However, not until recently did he develop much beyond this. The defense, which should be excellent, is rather average, and the shot selection is still imperfect. The jumpshot is improved, yet Evans is still much better with the ball than when playing off of it, and the latter of these is becoming more and more important as Evans’ star burns weaker and weaker.

As was the case with the Jrue Holiday trade, the Pelicans have paid something of a premium for a player who is merely above average. Evans is good, but he is not as good as his contract demands he be, nor is he a good fit for this team. Holiday and Evans need to somehow coexist with each other whilst also incorporating the incumbent Eric Gordon, who, despite looking worryingly Gilbert-Arenasy at times last season, earns the maximum salary and thus has to be made to be effective, whatever it takes. It can still work out for New Orleans and for Evans, but it relies on pseudo-stars becoming elite role players fairly quickly.

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