Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 2 Days
Tyreke Evans is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with a left ankle sprain.
This is somewhat good news for the Pelicans considering how bad the injury looked. Evans couldn't put any weight on his ankle after the injury occurred on Friday. The team will have use a lot of Al-Farouq Aminu while Anthony Morrow could see some time at the small forward spot. They also lose the luxury of going small more often, so Jason Smith would likely get more minutes since Ryan Anderson would have to play almost exclusively at power forward.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 4 Days
X-rays were negative on Tyreke Evans' left ankle and he was diagnosed with a sprain on Friday.
The good news is that he didn't break anything, but his ankle sprain looked really bad. Evans landed on Kevin Durant's foot and couldn't put weight on his left leg. The Pelicans will likely give him an MRI to make check on the ligaments in his ankle. If he misses time, the team would have to lean on Al-Farouq Aminu even more.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 4 Days
Tyreke Evans suffered a left ankle sprain in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Thunder.
This is the same left ankle that bothered him in the preseason and it did not look good at all. Evans had to be helped by two people to the locker room and could barely put any weight on his left foot. There's a good chance he will have to miss time. The Pelicans are likely going to play Al-Farouq Aminu more at small forward and their starting five should be very busy. Evans finished with 11 points in 13 minutes.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 9 Days
Tyreke Evans' recent surge continued on Sunday with a season-high 24 points, seven assists, four steals and only one turnover in 35 minutes, as the Pelicans held on for a road win in New York.
Evans drained 8-of-13 FGs and 8-of-11 FTs on his way to his ninth straight double-digit scoring game. His awkward start this season was due partly to his ankle injury, which has now healed, and he's recovered mid-round value in the past two weeks.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 15 Days
Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (no threes) with nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.
It took a while to get going after an ankle injury and new place of employment caused a slow start, but over the last week Evans has been putting up the mid-round value owners came to expect. Though the game was a blowout, Eric Gordon played just 19 minutes tonight and there have been some weird lines for him lately and it simply bears repeating -- if Gordon goes down then Evans has early round potential.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 18 Days
Tyreke Evans grabbed a season-high 10 boards against the Cavs on Friday to go with 19 points, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
He didn't turn the ball over and looks to have embraced his role as a small forward. Coach Monty Williams likes Al-Farouq Aminu for his rebounding and continues to start him, but he played just 16 minutes tonight. Evans played a season high in minutes, but the depth of the Pelicans could make it tough for him to get 30 minutes on a nightly basis.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 20 Days
Tyreke Evans shot 5-of-13 from the field for 13 points with five boards, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.
He played just 22 minutes in the first game with Ryan Anderson by his side, so it's looking like Evans will hover in the 20-28 minute range while the Pelicans are at full strength. He should have some decent per-minute numbers, but it's going to be tough for him to statistically live up to his contract in that allotment of playing time.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 27 Days
Tyreke Evans had a season-high 19 points on Wednesday with three boards, four assists, one block and one turnover on 8-of-13 shooting.
It was by far his best game of the season, but he still made some mistakes in this loss. Evans just doesn't have a role on the team and he's going to have some ups and downs for much of the season. Plus, Ryan Anderson hasn't even played this season. His owners might want to use this game as a sell-high opportunity.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 28 Days
Tyreke Evans played through his sprained ankle on Tuesday but hit just 4-of-13 shots for 11 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in 31 minutes.
Evans just can't seem to get into a groove in New Orleans and while it's still too early to drop him in most instances, it sure is a tempting thought. But if you're in a 10-team league, there are surely more reliable players sitting on your waiver wire.