Posted by Royce Young
Tyreke Evans has been struggling a bit this season. Not just on the court though. But with a nagging injury. And that's probably what's affected some of his output thus far for the Kings.
Sacramento announced what many already knew earlier in the week that Evans has plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation in the foot. For a player that cuts and moves as much and as hard as Evans, surely it's having an impact on his play.
But because of all the stress on his foot, there was some worry he might have a stress fracture. He underwent a precautionary MRI and according to the Kings via Sactown Royalty, there's no fracture. Phew.
Evans' field goal percentage has fallen below 40 percent this season, down from 45 percent during his Rookie of the Year 2009-10 season. He's only playing a minute per game less this year, but yet Evans' per-game averages have all dipped. This season, he's is averaging 17.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game, which is somewhat disappointing considering the season he put up as a rookie.
The next game for the Kings is Saturday against the Miami Heat . Coach Paul Westphal has said he will only rest Evans if the player or medical staff indicate that it is needed. And by the way Evans has dealt with it thus far, there's no reason to think he's going to miss or want to sit out any more.