Lakers Rumors: Team Interested In Tyreke Evans? Reviewed by Momizat on . The summer was filled with busy trades and signings for the Los Angeles Lakers. They made a huge blockbuster trade that sent Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia and br The summer was filled with busy trades and signings for the Los Angeles Lakers. They made a huge blockbuster trade that sent Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia and br Rating:
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Lakers Rumors: Team Interested In Tyreke Evans?

NBA: Sacramento Kings at Milwaukee BucksThe summer was filled with busy trades and signings for the Los Angeles Lakers. They made a huge blockbuster trade that sent Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia and brought Dwight Howard in from the Orlando Magic. A few weeks before that, they made a sign and trade with the Phoenix Suns to bring in Steve Nash. They also brought in former Sixth Man of the Year, Antwan Jamison.

It was supposed to be an easy stroll to the NBA Finals for this team, which also consists of two other future Hall of Famers in Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, but it hasn’t turned out that way.

If rumors move around the NBA quicker than runners in a 100-meter dash, consider the Lakers Usain Bolt.

Tyreke Evans, the fourth year swing guard of the Sacremento Kings, is reportedly on the trading block and the Lakers are one of the teams that are supposedly interested. Among them, others teams include the Boston Celtics, the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Denver Nuggets.

In an article by Steve von Horn of SBNation.com, Tyreke Evans “wouldn’t be too broken up about it if the Kings traded him prior to the Feb. 21 deadline.”

While Evans has played one game in three weeks because of soreness in his left knee, he said he is frustrated that the organization hadn’t scheduled a second opinion. Evans is in the last year of his contract and has taken rehab slow saying he doesn’t want to have a setback when playing for a new contract.

“Definitely,” he said. “That’s why I sat out so many games. I wasn’t going to come back until I was ready, near 100 percent. You have to think about that. But the knee feels good now, it doesn’t hurt. I just want to get back out there and start playing like I can.”

It isn’t certain what the Lakers would offer for Evans, but with guys like Bryant and Nash around to mentor Evans, those in Lakerland may believe that Tyreke would begin to groom as the All-Star everyone thought he’d be coming out of Memphis.

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  • Raffaele D’Abrusco

    It’s about time Lakers start thinking about injecting some youth into a decaying old slow roster. Tyreke could be an instant upgrade (at least defensively) to the current bench, and a good piece to rebuild later this year or next.

  • Benjie Estuche, OKC

    In spite of the walking wounded in the team and a below the .500 win record, a great lot of us fans believe that the Lakers can make it to the playoffs. The problem is that we have a coach who had not played the players to their full potentials and had not inspired the team to win more.

    Getting Nat Macmillan as a a defensive coach should be the Lakers’ top priority. D’Antoni has a jinx as a coach. Next on the line of top priorities is for the Lakers’ front office to get a good Mayan shaman to offset the jinx and then, we could trade for Evans to prevent the end of the world for the Lakers. :P

  • anthony

    its annoying when they always put up articles about trades and never happen hopefully this one does

  • TeddyOrwell

    I like Tyreke, but he plays SG/SF. What the Lakers need is a stretch 4 who can play D.

    • Maxene

      no the lakers doesn’t need anyone with their current lineup..all they need is defensive intensity and consistency!

    • nlruizjr

      Yes, they need a quality PG back up for Nash and Tyrede may be the answer, Morris can always spell Tyrede and Kobe, along with Meeks and Meeks and Tyreke have a competitive duel going on, which would be good for both and the Lakers but the Lakers still do need a stretch 4, I doubt they can land R. Anderson but who knows maybe E. Clark may pan out, D’Antoni has had him under his nose all this time and has not paid any attention to him or any of the other young legs, like I said he’s another M. Brown !!!

    • Jordan

      MWP dude, start tyreke at the 3 and he can D up the athletic PG’s, help the fast break

  • TeddyOrwell

    I like Tyreke, but he plays SG/SF. What the Lakers need is a stretch 4 who can play D.

  • Lumb

    In case no one noticed, the Kings in the process of changing ownership, no chance the Maloofs trade Evans to anyone, much less for an aging Gasol when they have Cousins. Sometimes I’m embarrassed to call myself a Laker fan because I get lumped in with all the clueless “fans”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gilbert-Vega-Cortes/1578102415 Gilbert Vega Cortes

      they cancelled the trade with Seattle

      • hrghori

        no they didnt

    • nlruizjr

      Incase you haven’t noticed, Cousins has turned into a head case and a persona nongrata, how you gonna build with someone like that, I don’t think so and as far as Evans he hasn’t been receiving alot of playing time and he isn’t very happy with the way the Kind are handling his knee injury, so these are at least 2 players that will not be in Sacramento, or where ever they decide to go, so yes, I think trades are available, maybe they can use Blake for experience stability and Ebanks as a project, even thou he has not panned out for the Lakers !!!

      • http://twitter.com/MTHASHP TheMuthaShip

        Exhibit A of a clueless fan. A franchise that’s trying to sell will NEVER trade its two best assets right before the sell. Maybe the new owners would, but I guarantee you that the Maloofs will not trade Evans or Cousins right now.

        What are you even talking about with Blake and Ebanks anyway? LOL you think Sacramento wants them for Evans? Oh lordy, it’s worse than I thought.

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