Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 4 days ago

Evans returns to Pelicans' scrimmage, Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com reports.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 4 days ago

Evans looks to be fine after sitting during the Pelicans preseason game, John Reid of NOLA.com reports.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 6 days ago

Evans is out for the Pelicans preseason opener with a knee injury NBA.com reports.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 1 week ago

Evans will play mostly point guard this season, Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 3 months ago

Evans (knee) will be used at many positions next season according to coach Alvin Gentry, Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports.

Removing Evans from primary facilitator would reduce his fantasy value substantially. During the 2013-14 season, former coach Monty Williams tried a similar approach, never truly defining Evans' role until Jrue Holiday was lost for the season with a stress reaction in his leg. The same storyline played out last season. Evans inability to convert jump shots on a consistent basis makes him a liability on offense, and he's most effective as the primary facilitator.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 4 months ago

Evans (knee) averaged 16.6 points, 6.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.9 three-pointers, and 0.5 blocks in 34 minutes in 79 games during the 2014-15 season. He was the team runner-up in points and assists for the season.

Evans saw a significant role change halfway through the season, due to Jrue Holiday's devastating ankle injury in January. As a result, Evans took over point guard duties and the Pelicans finished out the season with a 26-17 record. He made his first ever postseason appearance, starting all four games in the first round series. Evans averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.5 three-pointers, and 0.3 blocks in 31 minutes in the four games against the eventual-champion Warriors. In game one, Evans suffered a left knee contusion but played through it the remainder of the series. He then underwent arthroscopic surgery in late May. There is no timetable for Evans' return, although he should be ready to go by the start of the season. He is under contract with the Pelicans through the 2016-17 season.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 5 months ago

Evans (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Evans injured the knee during the Pelicans' first-round series against Golden State, playing through the ailment in Games 2, 3 and 4. The team has not announced a return timetable, but considering it was only an arthroscopic procedure, Evans is likely to be ready for the start of the 2014-15 season, barring any setbacks.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 6 months ago

Evans (knee) scored 16 points (4-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-12 FT) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and a block in 41 minutes during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

It was a heroic effort from Evans, although not enough to give the Pelicans the victory. He'll get a couple of days to heal his bruised knee before the series shifts to New Orleans for Game 3.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 6 months ago

Evans (knee) will play in Monday's Game 2 against the Warriors, NBA.com reports.

Evans was initially a game-time call due to a bone bruise on his knee, but he's been given the green light after making it through his pregame routine with no issues. Jrue Holiday (leg), however, has been ruled out.

Tyreke Evans SG/SF NOP 6 months ago

Evans (knee) remains a game-time call for Monday's Game 2 against the Warriors, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports.

Evans is out on the floor going through his usual pregame routine. Assuming he makes it through pregame without issue, he'll likely be in the lineup. With Jrue Holiday (leg) also a game-time call, the Pelicans' backcourt could be in flux. In the event that both Evans and Holiday are ruled out, Norris Cole will get the start.