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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 that he will try to give it a go on Saturday vs. Portland.
"It’s been swelling up pretty bad after some games, but it really kind of got me on the road," Evans said. "I just have to keep getting ice and treatment. Just trying to take care of it and get it right." Owners will have to hope that he doesn't suffer a setback if he suits up on Saturday, as the Pelicans have three games in the next four days. Check back before tip-off, but it is looking like Evans has a real shot to play in this one. Dec 20 - 11:48 AM
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Tyreke Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. Portland.

If Tyreke is unable to go on Saturday, Austin Rivers would likely draw another start. However, he really doesn't do enough to be considered a quality plug-and-play option. Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis would be in line for some additional shots with Evans sidelined, and those are the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned.

Tyreke Evans (knee) was limited to some light shooting drills during Friday's practice, and he's questionable to play Saturday vs. Portland.

There remains some swelling in Evans knee, and he will take some anti-inflammatory medication and test his knee during shootaround Saturday morning. Austin Rivers stepped into the starting lineup on Thursday with Evans sidelined, but only managed to put up 10 points and six assists over 35 minutes of action. If Evans is unavailable, there will be more shots to go around for guys like Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis. Stay tuned.

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

The Pelicans cannot stay healthy these days and they are already extremely thin on the wing. It'll likely be Austin Rivers stepping up from the bench and he should see a ton of minutes. Still, he's arguably one of the worst offensive players in the NBA, so fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes.
Dec 18 - 7:12 PM

Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

Evans is averaging 23.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.0 treys over his last five games, so his fantasy owners will have to keep their fingers crossed that he'll be able to play Thursday night. If Evans sits, Austin Rivers and Luke Babbitt would see increased playing time, though neither are a very attractive plug-and-play option.
Dec 18 - 12:50 PM

Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in Tuesday's win over the Jazz, adding six assists, and four boards in 33 minutes.

After two games in a row in which he scored 31 or more points, Evans fell back down to earth in Tuesday's game. While he did fail to hit a 3-pointer or record a block or a steal, Evans has been a revelation this season and owners really don't have anything to complain about. Keep him active in all lineups, but expect a slight dip in production now that Anthony Davis is back.
Dec 16 - 10:56 PM

Tyreke Evans followed up Friday's 31-point, 10-assist outburst with 34 points vs. the Warriors on Sunday, making 13-of-25 field goals and 6-of-9 free throws in a tough home loss.

Evans added two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks before fouling out after 41 minutes of action. His field goal percentage has turned around over the past eight games, during which he's averaged 18.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting, up from his 41.8 percent average through Dec. 1. The potential return of Eric Gordon (shoulder) in a few weeks could bump Evans back to SF, where he could struggle again, but for now his owners should be grateful for his efficient production.
Dec 14 - 9:28 PM

Tyreke Evans took over against the Cavs on Friday with 31 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 from the field.

He attempted six shots from deep and the other 18 shots came from within six feet, which has been his calling card for the past two seasons. Evans bounced back nicely from arguably his worst game of the season on Wednesday and he'll look to keep it going on Sunday against the red-hot Warriors. If Anthony Davis (chest) needs to miss time, Evans should be a beast.
Dec 13 - 2:19 AM

Tyreke Evans, coming off his best game of the season, hit just 4-of-11 shots for eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block on Wednesday.

It was going to be tough for him to duplicate Tuesday's 27-point effort and he didn't even come close. Look for him to bounce back on Friday against LeBron James and company.
Dec 11 - 12:43 AM

Tyreke Evans poured in a team-high 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's home victory, adding one 3-pointer, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and four turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

We've been harping on Evans' poor FG percentage and tonight's performance was a big step in the right direction -- he took only four shots beyond four feet of the hoop, and was a combined 9-of-11 in the paint. Evans hasn't made more than half of his shots in consecutive games this season, so hopefully he can reverse that trend in Dallas on Wednesday.
Dec 9 - 11:08 PM

Tyreke Evans logged 27 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, finishing the Pelicans' road win with 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and three turnovers.

Evans made 5-of-6 free throws but was just 3-of-9 from the field, including a 1-of-5 mark from within five feet of the basket. He's shooting just 50 percent in the restricted area this season, the lowest mark of his career, and his poor FG percentage (40.1 percent) and FT percentage (60.3 percent) are a heavy anchor for his 8-cat/9-cat fantasy value.
Dec 8 - 12:19 AM

Tyreke Evans made 4-of-15 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers in 36 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

He is just attacking the rim these days and that's really all he is going to be. Back in October, there was a lot of talk that he improved his jumper, but he's made just 20.5 percent of his jump shots on the season. Still, Evans should be fine and is going to get plenty of chances to score on a very thin wing rotation. He's a buy-low guy right now.
Dec 5 - 1:15 AM

Tyreke Evans shifted to SG during Tuesday's game and scored a season-high 30 points on 14-of-24 shooting, with two rebounds, five assists, one block and six turnovers.

Evans as a 'shooting' guard has been an oxymoron this season, as he came in with an awful True Shooting percentage of 44.8 percent. He's making up for it in other areas, posting 14.9 points with 0.9 threes, 6.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.4 steals, and tonight's efficient scoring line was a huge step in the right direction.
Dec 2 - 11:28 PM

Tyreke Evans made 2-of-15 from the field for four points during an 83-80 loss to the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block in 35 minutes.

In his usual fashion, he had 10 shots from within 10 feet today and just couldn't get them to go down. Evans is doing plenty in the other categories and he should be better in the scoring department, as well. Perhaps savvy fantasy owners can look at this as a buy-low opportunity.
Nov 29 - 9:30 PM

Tyreke Evans moved back to small forward against the Hawks on Friday with 18 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block.

He was a big part of the offense and has turned in two great games in a row. Evans played 36 minutes tonight and the loss of Eric Gordon (shoulder) suggests he could be in that neighborhood the rest of the way. His arrow is pointing way up.
Nov 28 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Jimmer Fredette
3Russ Smith
SG1Eric Gordon
2Tyreke Evans
3Austin Rivers
SF1Luke Babbitt
2John Salmons
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey