Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans ‘feels like it’s my rookie year again’

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans is feeling pretty good about his new team after appearing in just 65 games over the past two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Evans stormed into the NBA as a rookie with the Sacramento Kings averaging 20.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists en route to the 2010 Rookie of the Year award.

Evans signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with Memphis.

“I feel like it’s my rookie year again with me being healthy, so I’m excited,” Evans said, according to Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal.

“When (the Grizzlies) were talking to me, they were excited about getting a guard like me to help Mike (Conley) create and get to the basket.”

Evans provides the Grizzlies with another playmaker alongside Mike Conley and is hoping that injuries are behind.