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Monday, June 18, 2018

Home Cooking, Visit from Mom Key to Turnaround for Tyreke Evans

It’s been an absolutely brutal season for the Sacramento Kings. They’re tied with the Wizards for the second-worst record in the league, and their core tandem of Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins have been a disappointment most of the season. Until recently. Cousins has been studly lately, scoring at least 20 points in four of the team’s last five games (they went 3-2). Likewise, last year’s rookie of the year — Evans — has stepped up.

Tyreke, who busted onto the scene last year with an absurd 20, 5, and 5 average as a freaking rookie, was nowhere near the same player this year. He’s battled plantar fasciitis and another issue that has been kept private. Oh yeah, and according to Evans, he’s battled weight issues.

Evans told The Sacramento Bee that his diet got a little fast food heavy, but that he’s lost some weight ever since his mother and grandmother came in for the holidays. Tyreke says they made him plenty of soul food and that’s allowed him to maintain a better diet. As a result, he says he’s much quicker on the court, which has been clear over the past few games. So what’s the lesson to be learned here? Leave the groupies, bring the mom.

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