Sunday , Sep , 04 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Tyreke Evans on Jimmer Fredette: He`ll take pressure off me

“He’s definitely going to take pressure off of me,’’ said Evans. “There’s a lot of attention drawn on me, so now, with him on the floor, he can shoot from anywhere.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s the difference between being good and average in the NBA.

Good players want to play with other good players and aren`t concerned with positions, while average players will avoid good players if they anticipate a clash at a position.

So, the Sacramento Kings must be breathing a massive sigh of relief when reading Tyreke Evans’ comments that he’s excited to play with lottery pick Jimmer Fredette.

It wasn’t always this way.

A month or so ago, Evans appeared puzzled by the selection of Fredette as the two are hybrid guards and the pairing, at least on paper, seemed awkward.

Evans has had a change of heart. Instead of getting caught up on what these two can’t do and positions, he’s now thinking of what they can do.

For instance, Fredette’s jump shot will punish opposing defences when they double-team Evans or any King.

Evans also realizes Fredette’s cult-hero status will help the Kings re-connect with Sacramento after nearly moving to Anaheim last spring.

–Oly Sandor.

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