Tyreke Evans Hopes to Stay with Kings
It’s been four years now, and Tyreke Evans is far from a rookie.
No longer is the Chester native approaching veteran status, but he also finds himself mixed up in trade talk, something he probably didn’t foresee after bring drafted fourth overall in 2009 by the Sacramento Kings.
“I just worry about playing basketball,” he said when asked about being traded. “If it happens, it happens.”
Evans has missed 16 games this season with a left knee injury, but has been steady lately, putting up seven straight double-figure scoring efforts.
And still, with Evans appearing to be getting back into pre-injury form, his name continues to generate trade speculation. Evans said he’s heard his name being mentioned around teams like the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, just to name a few.
Does he want to be dealt?
“Not really,” said Evans. “I’m good. I like playing for the Kings. I’d love to be here.”
With the NBA trade deadline just 20 days away, Evans will soon find out if the feeling is mutual.