Kings’ Evans Wouldn’t Mind Being Traded

January 9 2013 at 5:27pm CDT By Zach Links

Trade demands aren't Kings guard Tyreke Evans' style, but he isn't thrilled about not receiving a contract extension this year and has had other issues with the club's front office.  He's not about to make an issue of it, but Evans says that he would be neither shocked nor devastated if he were traded before the February 21st deadline, writes Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.

Evans is also upset the organization didn't arrange for a second opinion on his sore left knee.  Instead, his brothers and his agent were left to schedule a visit with Lakers orthopedist Dr. Steve Lombardo.  The visit led to a different prognosis than the first look.

"The Kings need to do whatever they can to help the team win," said Evans, who also admitted that he has been extra cautious about his knee because of his contract situation. "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."

Voisin writes that the Grizzlies have inquired on Evans and are known to be shopping small forward Rudy Gay.  However, a deal involving Gay and Evans would require the Kings to make up the difference in salary on their end with contracts that extend beyond this season.  The Lakers, Nuggets, and Celtics have also been interested in the past.

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