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Selected by Sacramento with the fourth overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft… Acquired by New Orleans from Sacramento along with Jeff Withey from Portland in a three-team trade in exchange for Greivis Vasquez (to Sacramento) and Robin Lopez (to Portland) 7/10/13.
Underwent season-ending knee surgery on February 11…Had nine performances of 20+ points, five of 10+ assists, and six double-doubles…In 25 games (all starts), averaged 15.2 points, 6.6 assists, and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 43.3% from the field, 38.8% from beyond the arc, and 79.6% from the foul stripe…Recorded his sixth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points and tallying 10 assists 1/21 vs. DET…Did not play 1/18 at MEM due to right knee tendonitis….Exited after 6:42 minutes with knee soreness 1/13 at SAC…Did not play 1/2 at DAL due to right knee tendonitis…Recorded a double-double with 11 points and a season-high 13 assists 12/26 vs. HOU…Flirted with a triple-double 12/20 at DEN, scoring 21 points and tallying 10 assists and 8 rebounds…Scored 27 points, in large part to a career-high five three-pointers 12/11 vs. WAS…Made his season debut after undergoing surgery on his right knee, recording a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists 12/1 vs. MEM.
In seven seasons with Sacramento and New Orleans, has appeared in 433 games with 370 starts, averaging 16.7 points, 5.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 33.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 28.8% from 3-point range and 75.7% from the line… 2014-15 (New Orleans):
In 79 games (76 starts), averaged 16.6 points, 6.6 assists, and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 44.5% from the field, 30.4% from beyond the arc, and 69.4% from the foul stripe…Was one of only five players in the NBA during the season to average at least 16 points, six assists and five rebounds per game...Recorded 25 games of 20-plus points, five games of 10-plus rebounds, and 16 games of 10-plus assists…Recorded 19 double-doubles and one triple-double…Made playoff debut, averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists over four games vs. GSW…Played 41 minutes 4/20 at GSW after leaving game on 4/18 at GSW after suffering knee contusion, scoring 16 points, dishing out seven assists and grabbing 10 rebounds…Scored 19 points and handed out eight assists while recording three steals 4/23 vs. GSW…Notched his 25th game of 20-plus points with 22 at MIN 4/13…Recorded his first triple-double of the season with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 16 assists 2/6 at OKC…Notched 12 assists in four of five games 1/25 vs. DAL, 1/26 vs. PHI, 1/30 vs. LAC, and 2/2 vs. ATL…Made the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left and led all scorers with 26 points 1/18 at TOR…Came off the bench for first time of the season, scoring a game-high 21 points and tying a career-high with three blocks 1/5 vs. WAS…Recorded his 5th double-double of the season, behind 14 points and 11 rebounds 12/23 at IND. His 11 boards were all defensive, marking a new career-high…Registered back-to-back 30-point performances for the first time of career, scored a season-high 34 points on 13-of-25 in an overtime loss 12/14 vs. GSW and registering 31 points on 13-of-24 shooting in win over CLE 12/12…Notched 30 points, including 15 consecutive in the 4th quarter, in a win 12/2 vs. OKC…Recorded his first double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds, falling one assist shy of a triple-double 11/1 vs. DAL…
2013-14 (New Orleans):
In 72 games (22 starts), averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 28.2 minutes per contest while shooting 43.6% from the field…Missed five games due to a left ankle sprain and recorded four DNP-CDs…Missed one game due to an illness 3/12 vs. MEM…Scored in double-figures in 54 games, 20-plus points in 18 games…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds in four times and dished out 10-plus assists seven times…Recorded 10 double-doubles…Led Pelicans in scoring in 15 games… Recorded a career-high 41 points (14-of-26 FG, 1-of-7 3pt, 12-of-16 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists, and three steals vs. Oklahoma City (4/14)…Led the second-biggest comeback in franchise history with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in an overtime victory 3/24 vs. BKN… Scored 20-plus points for the fourth game in a row with a 25-point performance where he went 10-of-10 from the foul stripe 3/7 vs. MIL…Scored 20 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.2 seconds remaining in a thriller 12/30 vs. POR…Recorded his first triple-double as a Pelican, recording 11 points, 10 assists, and 13 rebounds 12/18 at LAC…Scored 11 points in 13 minutes before leaving the game with a sprained ankle 12/6 vs. OKC…Recorded his first double-double as a Pelican vs. CLE 11/22…
In 65 games (61 starts), averaged 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 steals, in 31 minutes per contest while shooting 47.8% from the field, 33.8% from beyond the arc, and 77.5% from the foul stripe...Missed six games due to a sore left knee…Inactive List (sore left knee) in 10 games...Missed one game due to a strained left quad (4/17)...Scored in double-figures in 49 games, 20-plus points in 21 games...Grabbed 10-plus rebounds in one game...Recorded one double-double...Led Kings in scoring in 14 games, rebounding in five, assists in 20...
In 63 games (61 starts), averaged 16.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.3 steals, in 34.3 minutes per contest while shooting 45.3% from the field, 20.2% from beyond the arc, and 77.9% from the foul stripe...Missed two games due to a sprained left ankle (3/16, 3/18)...Missed one game due to back spasms (3/30/12) ... Scored 20-plus points in 23 games, 30-plus in one ... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds in four games ... Dished out 10-plus assists in two games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Led Kings in minutes played (2,162) and assists (283), was third on team in scoring ... Led Kings in scoring in 16 games, rebounding in three, and assists in 29...
In 57 games (53 starts), averaged a team-high 17.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, a team-leading 5.6 assists, and 1.49 steals, in 37.0 minutes per contest while shooting 40.9% from the field, 29.1% from beyond the arc, and 77.1% from the foul stripe... Missed 20 games due to plantar fasciitis, left foot (12/14/10, 2/15/11-3/23/11)…Led team in scoring in 24 games, rebounding in one, and assists in 31 games ... Ranked 17th (tied) in NBA in minutes per game...
In 72 games (all starts), averaged a team-high 20.1 points, team-high 5.8 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals, in 37.2 minutes per contest while shooting 45.8% from the field, 25.5% from beyond the arc, and 74.8% from the foul stripe, which was enough to win NBA Rookie of the Year honors…Joined LeBron James (2003-04), Michael Jordan (1984-85), and Oscar Robertson (1960-61) as the only players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists per contest in their rookie campaign…Also among just three players along with James and Kobe Bryant to average 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists…Only rookie in 2009-10 to lead his club in both scoring and assists…Finished 16th in the NBA in scoring and steals, 14th in assists, and 18th in minutes played…Also finished 27th in free throws made (348) and 21st in free throws attempted (465), both tops among rookies…Ranked first among rookies in scoring and minutes played, fifth in rebounds, second in assists and steals, and fourth in FG% and blocks…Led the Kings in scoring 37 times, rebounding in 12 games, and assists on 41 occasions.
COLLEGE(University of Memphis, 2008-09):
Named the 2008-09 Conference USA Freshman of the Year … Earned All C-USA First Team honors and was the C-USA Tournament MVP…Finalist for the Wooden and USBWA National Player of the Year Awards…Honored as the National Freshman of the Year by ESPN.com, USBWA, CollegeHoops.net, The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, and FoxSports.com…Named Third Team All-America by Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com…Earned C-USA Rookie of the Week accolades nine times, a new league record…Averaged 17.1 ppg (45.5 FG%, 27.4 3pt%, 71.1 FT%), 5.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, and 2.08 spg in 37 games (started 35) in lone season at Memphis…Led the Tigers in scoring and ranked 15th in the conference in rebounding, eighth in assists, and third in steals…Amassed 632 total points, second-most by a freshman in school history behind Dajuan Wagner’s 762 in 2001-02…Ranks first among freshmen in Tigers’ annals with 77 steals and fourth-best with 143 assists behind Darius Washington Jr’s 144 in 2004-05, 174 by Vincent Askew in 1984-85, and 189 by Derrick Rose in 2007-08.
Full name is Tyreke Jamir Evans…Nicknames include “'Reke Havoc” and “Too Easy”…Favorite food is macaroni and cheese…Spends leisure time sleeping…Cites “Love and Basketball” as his favorite movie…Honored in May 2010 by the Sacramento City Council and Mayor Kevin Johnson in recognition of winning NBA Rookie of the Year…Teamed with fellow Kings players to refurbish the North Roseville REC Center last spring, helping paint and plant new landscaping…Together with the Feed the Children Campaign, distributed food and care packages to more than 400 needy families in December 2010…Joined NBA and WNBA stars at the 2009 “Play for Peace” International Youth Basketball Clinic held in Maine (7/27/09), an event designed to teach children from Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, and the United States more about teamwork, tolerance, and conflict resolution.