Ailene Voisin: Evans' future is up in the air
Tyreke Evans counts the number of guards on the Kings roster. He
hears the persistent trade rumors. He remembers that his bosses refused
to extend his contract last fall.He also is miffed that the
organization failed to arrange for a second opinion on his sore left
knee, leaving his brothers and his agent to schedule a visit with Lakers
orthopedist Dr. Steve Lombardo.Without issuing any trade demands
– that’s not his style – Evans said he would be neither shocked nor
devastated if he were sent elsewhere before the Feb. 21 deadline.
No tears. No fuss. No regrets.No more pain. That’s his main deal."The
Kings need to do whatever they can to help the team win," said Evans,
who played Monday after missing 11 games with soreness in his left knee.
"I just want to go out there and play every night. That visit to
(Lombardo)? That let me know that I wasn’t totally wrong. I just need to
get treated right. That was pretty much it."These next several
weeks will be interesting. Kings officials have no intention of trading
center DeMarcus Cousins despite rampant speculation to the contrary.