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Tyreke Evans | Guard/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Memphis
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Tyreke Evans (knee) said he's not all the way back from his arthroscopic knee surgery.
"I'm just taking it one day at a time, working on the strength in my knee and just coming in and getting up shots," Evans said. He's expected to be close to 100 percent in the coming weeks from his surgery back in May. It's still unclear if he's going to be come off the bench or start, but his fantasy value shouldn't be affected too much regardless of coach Monty Williams' decision. Sep 13 - 10:27 AM

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Pelicans GM Dell Demps expects Tyreke Evans to earn minutes at SF this season.

"I thought he did well when he played [SF] last year," Demps said. "He's a little undersized there, but with all the intangibles and things he does, I think that will be a bright spot." The departure of Al-Farouq Aminu leaves Evans with a great chance to start at SF, while being backed up by a platoon including John Salmons, Luke Babbitt and Darius Miller. Evans had knee surgery in May but he's expected to be fully healthy for training camp.
Aug 19 - 4:58 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) did some rehab work at the Pelicans' practice facility on Wednesday.

He had knee surgery on May 15 and it was expected to sideline him for 6-8 weeks, so he should be close to being ready for basketball activities. Evans excelled in the starting lineup while the Pelicans were banged up down the stretch, which has made coach Monty Williams unsure of whether to use Evans or Eric Gordon in the starting lineup next season. If the Pelicans are healthy, Evans' fantasy value shouldn't vary much with either a starting or bench role.
Jul 9 - 2:17 PM

Tyreke Evans had minor arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to clean out scar tissue in his right knee, which will sideline him for 6-8 weeks.

Evans said the surgery on his right knee Wednesday went "great", and he's expected to be fully healed by training camp. General manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams also suggested recently that Evans might start alongside Jrue Holiday next season, bumping Eric Gordon to a sixth-man role, which would make the former rookie of the year a more enticing fantasy option for next season.
May 15 - 3:04 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) said on his Instagram account on Wednesday night that he underwent successful surgery.

Evans posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed on Instagram with a caption that read, "Surgery went great!! Can't wait to start my re-hab & get back on the court with my teammates!!" Evans didn't specify what type of surgery he had, but it's been reported that it was on his troublesome knee. Evans averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds in his first season with the Pelicans and came on strong down the stretch, so should have a big fantasy season ahead of him if he can get healthy in time for the 2014-15 season.
May 15 - 10:45 AM

Tyreke Evans finished the season on a very high note, going for 25 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, a block and a 3-pointer in a meaningless win over the Raptors on Wednesday.

Evans has a sore knee that left him iffy for Monday's game, and all he did in that one was rack up 41 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. It's probably too little, too late for fantasy owners, but if you used him in daily money leagues over these last two games, he certainly helped you out. Austin Rivers had 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two 3-pointers, Anthony Morrow had 15, and Alexis Ajinca added 11 points in the win.
Apr 16 - 11:07 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) played and scored a career-high 41 points on 14-of-26 shooting (1-of-7 3PTs, 12-of-16 FTs) with nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals in the Pelicans' 101-89 win over the Thunder.

Aside from Russell Westbrook's absence the Thunder wanted this win, too, and along with the fact that the Pelicans were playing a bunch of journeyman and second round draft picks this is relatively stunning. It's not surprising, though, especially with Monty Williams being forced to provide Evans with the shooters he needs on the wings to make this type of line possible. Evans has returned top 45-95 value over the last 15 games, with a nasty 3.5 turnovers per game mark holding him down.
Apr 14 - 11:47 PM

Tyreke Evans will start vs. the Thunder on Monday.

This has been a mess today and it sounds like Evans will give it a go. Although, he was expected to play on Saturday and did not, so he's still a risky player to use even though he's listed as the starter.
Apr 14 - 7:59 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) is not expected to play against the Thunder on Monday night.

He was on the active roster for Monday, but the team kept him on the bench. Evans suffered a bone bruise on Friday and he's likely out for the year. His ankle has been the main issue all season and attacking the basket so frequently certainly puts him at risk. Anthony Morrow will start in his place and is a solid option in standard leagues.
Apr 14 - 6:46 PM

Tyreke Evans was reportedly available to play on Saturday, but never entered the game.

He's nursing a knee injury that caused him to leave Friday's game early. It doesn't sound serious, but with nothing to play for, the Pelicans may be content to keep resting him until the season is over. Stay tuned.
Apr 12 - 11:21 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) is available to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

It's about time the Pelicans caught a break. Evans went down with a bone bruise on Friday night and did not return. It sounds like he dodged a bullet here and should be in all lineups. Austin Rivers takes a hit here.
Apr 12 - 7:40 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) appears to be available for the Pelicans on Saturday.

He suffered a bone bruise on Friday but may try to give it a go vs. the Rockets. If he does play his minutes will likely be limited, so there's plenty of risk for any fantasy owners relying on him for production.
Apr 12 - 6:45 PM

Tyreke Evans suffered a bone bruise to his right knee and will not return to Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

The Pelicans cannot catch a break. They already lost Brian Roberts for the game and they're running out of bodies. Jrue Holiday (leg), Anthony Davis (back), Eric Gordon (knee), Ryan Anderson (back) and Jason Smith (knee) are all out for the season. Hopefully Tyreke is fine, but he might be the next guy to be ruled out the rest of the way. Anthony Morrow and Austin Rivers are decent pickups in all leagues right now.
Apr 11 - 9:40 PM

Tyreke Evans scored a team-high 27 points during an embarrassing 137-107 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding eight boards, three assists and three turnovers.

He made all nine attempts from line tonight and continues to fill up the stat sheet. Evans has been a usage-rate monster for the Pelicans and is putting up huge numbers down the stretch after a slow start with his new team.
Apr 3 - 1:14 AM

Tyreke Evans shot 9-of-20 from the field for 22 points, five rebounds, 15 assists, three steals, and one block in Friday's win over the Jazz.

Reke's career night came after Anthony Davis went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter and forced the Pelicans' offense to revolve around Evans. The 24-year-old has stepped up his game after being inserted into the starting lineup and has rewarded his fantasy owners by delivering a Top 20 performance over the last month. There is no reason to think that Evans can't continue his torrid pace and his numbers may even improve if Anthony Davis is forced to miss any time.
Mar 28 - 11:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Russ Smith
3Austin Rivers
4Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
2John Salmons
3Darius Miller
4Dionte Christmas
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Luke Babbitt
3Scotty Hopson
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey
4Patric Young