Sacramento Kings: All-Decade Team for the 2010’s

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SG: Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans’ career with the Kings included a series of drastic highs and lows. Fans may still remember the excitement surrounding the rookie’s inaugural season in 2010. Evans showed an incredible range of skills averaging 20.1 points, 5.8 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game.

He even defeated Golden State Warriors superstar and two-time MVP, Stephen Curry, when he was presented with the 2010 Rookie of the Year award. Fans and analysists assumed that the Kings had a star to build around for the next decade.

However, Evans was never able to recapture the magic of his rookie year. A combination of injuries and inconsistent play caused his stats to decline over the next several seasons.

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In fact, the relationship reached the point where the Kings elected to trade the former fourth overall pick to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013.

While his career in Sacramento was an overall disappointment, Evans was able to add to his Kings resume during a brief second stint in 2017.

While he appeared in just 14 games for Kings, Evans was able to contribute double-digit points (11.6) as he rotated between a starting and bench role. Even though the reunion was brief, it was good to see Evans back in the white and purple colors.

Honorable Mention: Marcus Thornton