Sunday , Jul , 31 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Tyreke Evans Confused by Jimmer Fredette Pick?

But a month after the draft, Evans also has some questions: Is he still the Kings’ starting point guard? Or, is he being moved to shooting guard to make room for the heralded rookie? Team officials gave Evans no answers after the draft, and they can’t speak to him until after the lockout ends.“I don’t know how we are playing it,” Evans said. “Am I going to be the point? Is he going to be the point? At the end of the day, whatever one they lead me to, I’m just ready.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: There’s basketball. And there’s the business of basketball.

Tyreke Evans should understand the Sacramento Kings picking Jimmer Fredette in the first round of the 2011 Draft was part basketball and part business.

Sure, Fredette can play. Yet nobody is sure how his silky smooth jump-shot will exactly fit with the young, talented, and temperamental Kings.

Some of these questions have been compounded by the lockout, specifically the cancellation of summer league which would’ve provided a sneak peak at Fredette running sets with many of his new teammates.

The Kings selected Fredette, in part, for his off-court appeal. He’s already a cult-hero and such status will help a frustrated Sacramento fan base re-connect to the club after their near move to Orange County.

While there are concerns about Fredette’s on-court game, few have concerns about his off-court game and ability to sell tickets.

Even Evans shouldn’t be confused by this.
 
–Oly Sandor

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