TAG: Tyreke Evans

GIFs, NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 11:30 am

GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalled

Tyreke Evans, Nene

It’s hard to be an NBA ref. We try our best to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they’re often found by fans to be lacking. Last night, when Anthony Davis was busy destroying the Wizards, his teammate, Tyreke Evans, performed an egregious travel of at least four steps backwards in an impressive moonwalk display that went completely unnoticed by the refs. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday

We really like the Pelicans in the preseason. The addition of Omer Asik could go a long way to shoring up their defense and Anthony Davis, at 28-to-1 odds, is a really good bet for MVP. Plus, Jrue Holiday is back and healthy (he actually dunked on us this summer, so we should know). The Pellies were in a groove last night and destroyed a Durant- and Westbrook-less Thunder team, 120-86. Tyreke Evans and the Brow punctuated the blowout with some righteous rim-rattlers, too. Read More »

NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Coach Says Tyreke Evans Will Likely Start At Small Forward For Pelicans

Tyreke Evans

When the New Orleans Pelicans signed Tyreke Evans to a four-year, $44 million contract in summer 2013, the basketball world wondered how he’d fit on the perimeter alongside Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon. Though Evans struggled while coming off the bench when both Holiday and Gordon were healthy, last season still hardly gave us an answer – the trio played just 257 minutes together in 28 games due to a rash of injuries. With fortunate health in 2014-2015, though, it seems we’ll finally get a definitive read on the viability of a Holiday-Gordon-Evans triumvirate. Read More »

NBA / Sep 12, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Tyreke Evans Talks Charity, Starting, & Goals For 2014-2015

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans’ debut season with the New Orleans Pelicans certainly didn’t go as planned, but it also didn’t go as you likely believe. As the team’s pricey free agent signee in summer 2013, Evans was expected to help lead a young team to respectability in a loaded Western Conference as and contend for Sixth Man of the Year honors. A rash of injuries to key players not only kept the Pelicans in the conference cellar, however, but also complicated Evans’ acclimation to his new role and surroundings.

So lost amid his mostly disappointing campaign, though, was Evans’ revelatory performance in March and April. Back in the starting lineup and playing without the injured Jrue Holiday, he assumed primary playmaking duties for New Orleans, putting up numbers that bespoke his Rookie of the Year season with the Sacramento Kings in 2009-2010. Evans averaged 19.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists on 49.9 percent shooting in the final two months of 2013-2014, numbers that bely his season-long statistics. And unsurprisingly, he started every game but one down the stretch of last season.

In his hometown of Chester, PA and partnering with VSP Vision Care to provide free eye-care for residents and host a basketball camp for youths, Evans took time from his busy, charitable schedule to talk with Dime. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

NBA Players React On Twitter To Donald Sterling’s Lifetime Ban

Donald Sterling

Earlier this afternoon in a live news conference, Adam Silver announced he has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and is fully committed to forcing him to sell his franchise. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 25, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 10 Best Ballhandlers In The NBA Right Now

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Ballhandling is a skill that can define a player. Now that the game of basketball has been influenced more than ever by streetball played on the blacktop, ballhandling skills are increasingly being showcased and developed by players. Strong handles, whether it is a simple behind-the-back crossover or a hesitation move, can benefit the player in a multitude of ways. It is an entertaining, yet difficult to master method to take advantage of an opponent. Read More »

NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 3:30 pm

15 NBA Players With The Most To Prove After The All-Star Break

Deron Williams

We’re more than halfway through the 2013-2014 NBA season, as the All-Star rosters are set. We’ve seen high draft picks not pan out, players playing with high criticism, and even some signs of players digressing in their careers. As the ’13-14 season continues, here is a list of the players with the most to prove after the All-Star break. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Rebounding Guards

Iman Shumpert

Guards in the National Basketball Association can generally shoot and pass the ball well. That’s what their primary jobs usually consist of on offense and that’s also essentially what they’re known for. However, some guards stand out for other skills. There are a select number of them who also possess the tools capable to rebound the ball at a high level. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The 20 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In The NBA

Hasheem Thabeet

Every name in this list had the potential to be stars in the NBA but have yet to — or will never — reach it. The list includes players drafted high that were expected to develop into quality professionals and have failed to do so. Most of these players have showed signs of success at times but have not lived up to expectations so far in their career, whether it’s injuries that are the culprits, or perhaps a messy attitude. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 19, 2014 / 6:49 pm

Report: League GM’s Believe Celtics Will Deal Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans

Point guard Rajon Rondo is back on the court for a Celtics team vastly different than the one he last suited up for in the last few days of January, 2013. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are gone, as is coach Doc Rivers, and GM Danny Ainge continues to transition the team into a rebuild this season by hiring a young coach and stockpiling draft picks. But Rondo might be the next, and the final key cog from their championship-winning team in 2008. Read More »