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Kings guard Tyreke Evans deals with family issues

2:06 AM, Dec 24, 2010   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A family issue weighing on the mind of Kings guard Tyreke Evans appears to be the reason for his struggles on the basketball court.

The struggles were quite clear during the Kings 84-79 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday night. Evans only scored four points, hitting his first field goal with less than three minutes left in the game.

"Like I said family issues," Evans told News10. "It is not for me to talk about it is just between me and the family. You know it is frustrating for me, me and my teammates want to win and the way I am playing I can't help him. I have to find a way to put it past me and go out and play hard."

"I talked to Tyreke after the game and he has got some things bothering him that I really don't think is anyone's business," said Head Coach Paul Westphal. "There is more going on in his life, it is a difficult time right now."

For the past several weeks, many blamed a foot injury and a battle with plantar faciitis as the main reason for his basketball struggles.

"It has nothing to do with the feet. It is not affecting my game. Getting to the cup and getting good looks I just gotta finish, it is more of me being frustrated," said Evans.

The Kings guard also told News10, he has been dealing with the family issue for the past three to four months.

"I have to stay positive, and hope things get better with it," said Evans.


The Associated Press

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