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^if they did that, they have to adjust from the fastest pace to the slowest pace type of basketball play.
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I like both Reke and Boogie, but one has to go. Judging from Sacto's current roster, they would be much better sticking with Cousins than Evans. Thomas, Thornton, Thompson and Jimmer's game all seem to complement Cousins rather than Evans.Two years ago, there seemed to be no question that Tyreke Evans would be the centerpiece of the Kings' rebuilding effort.
Evans was on his way to winning Rookie of the Year and was the focus of a marketing campaign touting that he was one of just four rookies to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in NBA history.
As the point guard, Evans had been handed control of the Kings. And the higher-priced and more-seasoned Kevin Martin had been traded, making Evans "the man" as a rookie.
Are the Kings still Evans' team?
"I don't know," Evans said. "I'm still trying to find my way from playing the 'one' (point guard) to the 'three' (small forward), so it's an adjustment."
As his third year nears an end, the 6-foot-6 Evans is still trying to figure out how he fits with the Kings, who have finished near or at the bottom of the league standings in recent seasons.
Evans has gone from the "one" in more than one way. Instead of leading the team in scoring, he's the third-leading scorer behind Marcus Thornton and DeMarcus Cousins, averaging a career-low 16.4 points.
Evans has been praised for the changes he's made this season. By moving to small forward, Evans stepped aside to allow rookie Isaiah Thomas to run the team to begin games. He always has had the ball, and now he's learning to lead from a new position.
Evans is eligible for a contract extension during his fourth season, and his worth is uncertain, but it appears unlikely the franchise will give him a maximum contract.
"(Evans has) already proven he's a very good player," Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie said. "Going forward for his game to continue to grow, he's got to continue to work on areas of his game that need improvement."
If the Kings don't sign Evans to a long-term deal, his unique combination of size, athleticism and ability to defend and play multiple positions might entice a team to part with a veteran player for him.
Petrie declined to discuss the Kings' plans for Evans, saying a decision won't be made until after the season, when he meets with coach Keith Smart and all player evaluations are done.
"Before going public (with talks), you should have the private ones first," Petrie said.
However, I think that Reke has yet to show the improvement that is expected from someone who demands a max contract. He's basically the same player he was three years ago, only problem is the other 29 teams in the NBA has figured out how to play him. The best thing he has going for him right now is his youth and health. The best scenario I can imagine is a sign and trade with Minnesota. KLove, Pekovic and Rubio + Reke will be a formidable team for a long time. They just need to package Derrick Williams and/or Beasley for a legit SF who can play off the ball.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--ja...WoGnY9die8vLYFSam Presti said the Thunder are expecting to sign both James Harden and Serge Ibaka.
"We're looking forward to having those conversations," Presti said. "Those guys are guys we drafted and have developed internally. We see them as guys who are important to sustaining our team."
There is speculation around the league that the Thunder eventually will have to pick between Harden and Ibaka, both of whom will become restricted free agents at the end of next season.
Harden is set to earn $5.8 million and one assistant general manager believes the third-year player could command as much as $10 million per year in free agency.