Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 3 Hrs
Evans continues to have swelling in his right knee and is taking anti-inflammatory medication. He will test out his knee in morning shootaround Friday, The Times-Picayune reports.
Evans missed Thursday's game with both knee and ankle issues, and it appears his status for Saturday's contest could be in jeopardy his well. His participation, or lack thereof in shootaround Friday will likely shed some light on his availability against the Trail Blazers.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 23 Hrs
Evans (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Rockets, The Times-Picayune reports.
Evans is just dealing with a right knee contusion, so it's not something that should keep him out for an extended period of time. However, he will miss Thursday's game, and will cede the start to Austin Rivers.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 1 Day
Evans (ankle) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against Houston, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Evans is listed on the injury report as having a right knee contusion, so it doesn't appear to be anything that will keep him out long-term. That said, if he's still experiencing severe discomfort during warmups Thursday night, he could end up being ruled out. Evans has been a strong fantasy performer in the month of December, averaging 20.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds while shooting a hair under 50 percent from the field.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 7 Days
Evans scored a season-high 31 points (13-24 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT) in a surprise victory Friday over the Cavaliers.
This was the second time this month that Evans attempted 24 shots in a game. On Dec. 2, he went 14-for-24 from the field and scored 30. The scoring outburst was certainly surprising, but the efficiency was even more shocking. Evans came into the game shooting just 41.4 percent from the floor, which was sixth worst among all qualified small forwards. Evans's recent production has certainly been a nice boost for owners. In his past four games, Evans has 24 assists, two blocks and four steals in addition to his scoring.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 11 Days
Evans scored 11 points (3-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and added five rebounds and seven assists in 28 minutes of action against the Lakers on Sunday.
Evans is shooting a pathetic 32 percent from the field over his last three games. If you can take the hit from this atrocious rate, then so be it, because he is contributing in counting stats. Over his last seven games he is averaging 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and is adding a block occasionally.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 13 Days
Evans scored 13 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT) with six rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes agains the Clippers on Saturday.
Despite only making five of his 13 shot attempts, Evans made himself fantasy relevant by adding six rebounds and four assists. This exemplifies Evans - he has nights where he cannot buy a bucket, but he will still add value in other categories.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 17 Days
Evans scored 30 points (14-24 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), with five assists, two rebounds and one block in 39 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Thunder.
Evans' shot was dropping from all over the floor, and he gave fantasy owners something to smile about on Tuesday night. He's been very consistent this year, and that's a trend we expect to see continue.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 20 Days
Evans couldn't buy a basket, scoring just four points (2-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt), but added five rebounds, four assists, four steals, and one block in 35 minutes Saturday.
Evans' percentages are always an issue for his fantasy owners, but his ability to accumulate stats in the other categories make him a great option in head-to-head leagues. The former rookie of the year is averaging 14.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.4 steals per game in 35 minutes this season.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 21 Days
Evans slid over to small forward to allow Austin Rivers to start at shooting guard, and finished the game with 18 points (8-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-5 FT).
Evans had a good all-around fantasy night, pulling down six rebounds in addition to six assists, three steals and a block. Rivers had a terrible shooting night, missing all eight of the shots he took, so Evans could end up moving back to shooting guard anyway.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 24 Days
Evans scored 22 points (10-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), with seven rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
Evans has had an incredibly impressive year, and any fantasy owners who grabbed him are getting rewarded nicely with his strong play. Evans should be in all lineups moving forward.