Tyreke Evans Rumors

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Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
Position: G
Born: 09/19/89
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $12,400,000
The​ transition to​ a new​ team​ and​ a new environment rarely goes without a few​ bumps in​ the​ road. Like​ a kid​ going​​ off to college or moving on to the adult world, there’s a desire to fit in and a learning curve to become acclimated with one’s new reality. The same is true for Tyreke Evans, who signed a one-year deal with the Pacers and is still getting comfortable with this group and his role. Both are new and unfamiliar. … Evans was added to lead the second unit and potentially to finish games alongside Oladipo, serving as a dual threat. So far, there have been underwhelming results with Evans’ play and that’s why head coach Nate McMillan met privately with him this week to talk it over. They watched game clips together, something McMillan has done individual with several guys. He lifted Evans up and was direct about what the team needs from him off the bench.
Like McMillan, his teammates have told him that he’s passing too much, passing up open looks and open lanes to attack. By following instructions meant for the entire team in an effort to ramp up their pace and scoring, he was not maximizing his on-court contributions. “We need Tyreke to be himself,” said center Myles Turner. “We’re big on the team concept and playing together and getting each other involved, but I think he was overpassing, doing a little too much. We brought him in to be who he was and we saw a glimpse of it tonight. So I feel like if he stays that aggressive, he’ll be just fine within our system.”