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Report: Kings guard Tyreke Evans signs to play in Italy

Nov 25, 2011, 8:01 AM EDT

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And the list of quality players signing overseas during the lockout continues.

Tyreke Evans, the guard that is one of the cornerstones of the Sacramento Kings rebuilding effort has signed to play with Virtus Roma in Italy for the remainder of the NBA lockout, reports Sportando.

No word yet on what he will be paid, but he does have an NBA opt out to return when the lockout ends.

Evans was named rookie of the year but last season struggled to live up to that level of play due to injuries and other issues. Still, it doesn’t help the Kings effort to sell a community on the team when its biggest star is off on an Italian vacation.

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