Tyreke Evans misses practice; Dalembert excused from team

12:02 AM, Dec 8, 2010   |    comments
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Tyreke Evans

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans missed practice Tuesday and remained in Los Angeles following Monday's 98-91 loss to the Clippers.

Evans, the 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year, has been hobbled by plantar fasciitis. He scheduled a medical appointment and met with a specialist Tuesday in hopes to find a remedy.

It was not known if Evans would miss any playing time, but he would be evaluated Wednesday morning prior to hosting the Washington Wizards that night.

In addition to plantar fasciitis, Evans played through pain caused by bone spurs in his left ankle. 

Evans has played in 18 games this season averaging 17.6 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game.  His award winning 2009 season statistics were a bit higher with 20.1 points, 5.8 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game. 

Evans has yet to miss a game due to injury but did miss the first game of the season due to league suspension.

Kings center Samuel Dalembert also missed practice on Tuesday.  Dalembert traveled to Philadelphia for the funeral of his friend Phil Jasner, a 76ers beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News.  Dalembert began his career with the 76ers and played in Philadelphia for eight seasons, where he grew a relationship with Jasner.

Jasner died of cancer last Friday at the age of 68 and had covered the Sixers since 1981.

The Kings hope to have Dalembert back with the team for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

By Sean Cunningham, SCunningham@News10.net


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