A Tyreke Evans trade may finally go down as the Sacramento Kings try to improve a roster that has struggled to compete. It seems like the market is really heating up for Evans, possibly forcing a Kings trade to take place simply because of what other teams will offer up to get him.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that teams like the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers could all have interest in acquiring Evans. That is a whole host of teams that have good draft picks to offer in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
The real question becomes what the Kings are looking for in return, whether it is a first round pick by itself or if teams need to include more talent to get it done. Evans has struggled for the team since winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award back in the 2009-10 season. Last year, he averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game, but the Kings still finished with a 22-44 record.
The Kings should probably trade Evans and start the rebuilding process with that roster, but they don't want to make a move too quickly. The franchise should try to target a team that wants to part with a first and second round pick this year. That could allow for a quick infusion of talent.
Either way, it is really starting to sound like the Kings are open to trading Evans and that he could head out-of-town very soon. What do you think that the talent level coming back to the Kings should be for Tyreke Evans? How close are the Sacramento Kings to being competitive again?