It has been a little while since an NBA star has taken his talents to Europe, but Tyreke Evans has decided to buck that trend. The Sacramento Kings guard will play across the pond until the NBA lockout is over after agreeing to a contract with Virtus Roma in Italy.
The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 17.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Kings in his second season, but he's obviously decided that playing abroad offers a solid opportunity until the lockout is settled.
Virtus Roma, sponsored by Lottomatica, plays in Italy's top division. The club has a solid history -- aside from a lackluster season last year that got them removed from the prestigious Euroleague -- but it's perhaps most famous for hosting Brandon Jennings when he decided to play in Europe for a season prior to the NBA Draft.
Evans will join a team that is 3-4 through its first seven games of the season with a roster that includes former NBA center Uros Slokar and Clay Tucker, an annual Summer League invitee that has spent the majority of his career abroad after a pair of seasons in the NBA Development League.