After a whirlwind 2017, Tyreke Evans is setting up shop with the Memphis after agreeing to a free-agent contract on Friday.
It was a homecoming of sorts for Evans, who started his career in Sacramento and played with the organization for four years. He had a successful 14-game return with the Kings, averaging 18.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per 36 minutes, per Basketball Reference.
Last year saw Evans take on a role primarily off the bench. He was limited to 40 games following knee surgery and lingering problems from the previous season.
After playing a combined total of 65 games the past two seasons, Evans should be used as a sixth man moving forward to protect his knees. He also turned into a more efficient player during that stretch, shooting 36.9 percent from three-point range.
As long as Memphis doesn’t ask Evans to take on more than his body can physically handle at this point in his career, he will be a valuable offensive asset for the duration of his contract.
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