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Tyreke Evans | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (4) / SAC
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Tyreke Evans (knee) has been shut down until the All-Star break.
"Hopefully he’ll be ready to go right after the All-Star break and we’ll be able to play him for the rest of the stretch [of the schedule]," coach Alvin Gentry said. His owners should stash him in an IR spot, but it's still possible that he could be shut down during the final weeks of the season if the Pelicans are not in the playoff hunt. In the meantime, Bryce Dejean-Jones will continue to start and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Jrue Holiday will benefit as well. Feb 6 - 6:15 PM
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Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday against the Cavs.

The Pelicans are talking about a shutdown, but it's not in their plans right now. There's a decent chance we don't see Evans back out there this week. Bryce Dejean-Jones was very good on Thursday and should get more starts. Norris Cole also benefits and hopeful he can stay out of foul trouble.
Feb 5 - 5:23 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Lakers on Thursday.

Coach Alvin Gentry was asked about a shut down and said they are evaluating it, but it's not in the plan right now. Evans hasn't warmed up in over a week and the Pelicans haven't set a date for him to return. Bryce Dejean-Jones will get a start and hopefully the Pelicans don't play Toney Douglas 22 minutes like they did on Wednesday. Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday should be locked into lineups.
Feb 4 - 7:58 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

Evans sat against the Spurs on Wednesday, so it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him sit again on Thursday. We'll keep an eye out for his status, but it looks like Bryce Dejean-Jones will get another start while Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would also benefit from Evans' absence.

Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

He was doubtful to play and will miss his fourth game. The Pelicans need to start winning games to prevent Evans from being a shut-down candidate. It'll be Bryce Dejean-Jones starting while Norris Cole also benefits.
Feb 3 - 7:12 PM

Tyreke Evans (right knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

Evans has missed the past three games do to tendinitis in his surgically repaired right knee, and it's looking like that number will hit four on Wednesday. Bryce Dejean-Jones should continue to start with Evans out, with Jrue Holiday being asked to do more on offense. Check back for official confirmation on Evans closer to Wednesday's tip.

Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

There is nothing structurally wrong, but the Pelicans likely want all of his tendinitis to go away. With Evans out, it'll be Bryce Dejean-Jones starting while Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole also benefit.
Feb 1 - 7:22 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) likely won't play vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

The Pelicans are going to be cautious, but the team is saying that he could play if it was a playoff game. Evans is a shut-down candidate unless the Pelicans can get back into the playoff hunt, so his owners should be concerned. Bryce Dejean-Jones should get another start, while Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will both benefit.
Feb 1 - 6:27 PM

Tyreke Evans (right knee) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Evans has spent the past two games on the sidelines, which has resulted in Bryce Dejean-Jones sliding into the starting lineup and Jrue Holiday earning starters minutes off the bench. It'll be more of the same on Monday if Evans can't give it a go.
Jan 31 - 5:46 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play and Anthony Davis (concussion) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

Evans' knee is not close to 100 percent and the team likely wants to let his tendinitis heal. With Evans out, it'll be Norris Cole getting big minutes in the starting lineup with Jrue Holiday set for a big night. We'll also see plenty of Bryce Dejean-Jones, who is not a strong fantasy option.
Jan 30 - 5:24 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) is listed as the probable starter for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

He is technically still questionable, but it's still a good sign. The Pelicans have been improving lately, but they will need to continue to win games to decrease the chances of a potential shut down for Evans. His knee isn't 100 percent by any means, but he belongs in most lineups in season-long leagues. Bryce Dejean-Jones will move back to the bench if Evans is claered.
Jan 30 - 1:33 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) is questionable to play vs. the Nets on Saturday.

Bryce Dejean-Jones started in Evans' absence on Thursday and would likely do so again in Evans isn't cleared to play -- owners should check for updates after the Pelicans' shootaround. Even when he is ready to return, coach Alvin Gentry suggested that he'll limited Tyreke to 24 minutes per game as a precaution.
Jan 29 - 6:23 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Kings, and Bryce Dejean-Jones will start in his place.

Dejean-Jones is drawing the start tonight because Alvin Gentry likes Jrue Holiday running the offense in the second-unit. Dejean-Jones hasn't done much of anything up to this point, and while he's starting, it's Jrue Holiday who figures to be the primary beneficiary tonight with Evans sidelined. Gentry said that he'll make monitoring Evans minutes more of a priority moving forward, so his arrow is pointing down.
Jan 28 - 6:27 PM

Alvin Gentry said that he wants to cut down Tyreke Evans' (right knee) minutes to around 24 minutes a game.

''I've got to monitor it more for his own protection,'' Gentry said. ''He is the type of guy (that's) going to get out there and try to play. If it's hurting him, then we just got to limit his minutes. If he's sitting out, he's sitting out." Evans is currently listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Kings, but if he is able to play, there will be a minutes restriction. It's not unreasonable to think that Evans could be shutdown at some point, so owners need to be looking to sell-high while he's still on the court.
Jan 28 - 5:15 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly listening to trade offers for Tyreke Evans (right knee).

Evans is currently questionable for Thursday's game against the Kings, but it sounds like he could be on the move. The Pelicans are reportedly gauging his value on the market as he's due to make $10.2 million next season. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but an Evans trade would boost the fantasy value of both Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole.
Jan 28 - 10:45 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Eric Gordon
3Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3Quincy Pondexter
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Omer Asik
3Kendrick Perkins