This was not the debut Tyreke Evans envisioned.
Two hours into his tryout with the U.S. national team, Evans elevated for a layup, came down on an opponent's foot and landed with a wince.
"I tweaked my left ankle," Evans explained Tuesday while slumped against a wall in the UNLV gym, his foot encased in ice. "It's a little sore. I just hope it doesn't swell tonight. The trainer wants me to get some treatment back at the hotel. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully I can get back out there tomorrow."
Though the Kings' young star didn't seem overly concerned about the extent of the damage, he certainly didn't need the complications. The competition to make the 12-man roster for next month's FIBA World Championship in Turkey is deep and versatile and bruising enough."
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