Evans Expects to Turn Corner This Season
His (Tyreke Evans) potential remains an enigma, with his progress seemingly stuck on pause following a stellar rookie campaign in 2009-10. But as he prepares to embark on a decisive fourth NBA season, Evans is confident that 2012-13 is the year he finally turns the corner.
“I think it’s going to be a great season for me,” said the Kings guard in a phone interview from his hometown of Chester, Pa. on Wednesday. “I can’t wait. I’m excited.”
The 23-year-old guard/forward says he’s worked all summer long building trust in his jumper. He’s focused on certain shot mechanics, like the position of the ball before release and jumping straight up and down as opposed to fading away.
“I can feel it (the improvement),” said Evans of his growing confidence in his jumper. “Even when I miss one, I know I can shoot it again and I can make the second one.”