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Tyreke Evans | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (4) / SAC
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Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.
Evans appeared to bang his surgically-repaired left knee on the floor after a layup attempt and he was seen rubbing it, but he was able to carry on and didn't appear to be limited. Evans' owners are going to freak out whenever they hear about his left knee, but it sounds like he escaped with just a bruise. He added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 23 minutes, and he could be looking at a larger role if Anthony Davis (back) is forced to miss any time -- the last time Davis missed a game, Evans went off for a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Jan 16 - 7:30 PM

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Tyreke Evans made 6-of-15 from the field 14 points with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

Bad shooting line aside, Evans really does look great. He's run the offense for most of his minutes while he's out there and he's playing three positions in the process. There's a massive injury risk on Evans going forward, but his owners can start using him as a must-start player when active.
Jan 14 - 8:18 PM

Tyreke Evans turned in his best game since his knee surgery in a 104-95 win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He played a season-high 28 minutes, made all seven from the line and hit 10-of-15 from the field. After the game, Evans talked about all his work he's put in to recover from knee surgery. "I'm still trying to strengthen my knee up. It shows the hard work I'm putting in," Evans said. The minutes limit should still be there, but Evans' fantasy owners have to love this. HIs 29 points are the most scored by a Pelican not named Anthony Davis.
Jan 12 - 11:12 PM

Tyreke Evans played a season-high 21 minutes in Monday's 110-96 win over the Knicks, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

This was his second game in a row with 20 or more minutes and it's worth noting that coach Alvin Gentry has said that he will keep bumping him up a couple more minutes each week. He added four assists, two rebounds and two triples with three turnovers, and now he gets a couple days off to rest before Thursday's dream matchup with the Nets. His owners will have to be patient for a little while and the restrictions are annoying, but Evans is worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 9 - 9:55 PM

Tyreke Evans (lower back spasms) played 13 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday with seven points, two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

As expected, the Pelicans dropped Evans' minutes tonight after he played 19 before his back injury. He is still going to have a minutes limit for the foreseeable future, so he'll be annoying to own.
Jan 5 - 11:06 PM

Tyreke Evans (lower back spasms) is expected to play against the Hawks on Thursday.

His minutes have been on the rise with 19 minutes coming on Monday. We'll see if the Pelicans dial it back on Evans, who is one of the most injury prone players in the NBA these days. He's worth owning in most leagues, but he will likely be annoying to own.
Jan 5 - 7:04 PM

Tyreke Evans (back spasms) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Hawks.

His fantasy owners should just be relieved that his troublesome knee has held up so far. This sounds pretty minor, but the Pelicans are known for being cautious. If Evans sits, we could see more of Langston Galloway and E'Twaun Moore and it will be interesting to see if Tim Frazier joins the rotation again.
Jan 5 - 1:35 PM

Tyreke Evans struggled against the Cavaliers on Monday, shooting 2-of-9 from the field and finishing with four points.

He salvaged his line with five assists, three boards and one steal, and he also played a season-high 19 minutes. Evans averaged 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 triples in his previous two games and his minutes are only going to trend up, so his owners should cut him some slack. He gets a full three days of rest before Thursday's game vs. the Hawks.
Jan 2 - 10:04 PM

Tyreke Evans scored a season-high 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting on Friday vs. the Knicks.

He also played a season-high 18 minutes, adding five rebounds, four assists and two triples. Coach Alvin Gentry wasn't supposed to bump Evans' minutes up to 18-20 minutes until the fist week of January, but he probably couldn't help himself because Tyreke was rolling. He had 12 points, five assists, five rebounds and two triples in 16 minutes in his last game, so it's likely too late to pick him up if you haven't already.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Tyreke Evans will be cleared for 18-20 minutes per game starting next week.

This means he will still be limited to around 15 minutes against the Knicks on Friday, but he could see around 20 minutes per night in all three Week 11 games. Evans looked great on Wednesday with 12 points, five assists, five rebounds and two triples in 16 minutes, impressing coach Alvin Gentry in the process. "I thought Evans did a really great job of facilitating and taking the shots that were there for him, not forcing anything," Gentry said. Evans is clearly trending up and shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires. Now he just needs to stay healthy.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Tyreke Evans had his best game of the season on Wednesday vs. the Clippers, scoring 12 points with five assists, five rebounds and two triples in 16 minutes.

The points, minutes and triples were all season highs, and he shot an efficient 5-of-9 from the field with one turnover. Evans became the first player since Brandon Knight in 2012 to score 12 points with five rebounds and five assists in under 17 minutes, so it might be time to start deploying him in fantasy lineups if you've been stashing him. "Patience [is key]," Evans said. "I was out 11 months and didn't have a training camp. I wasn't expecting to come out here and be Superman."
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:06:00 AM

Tyreke Evans had six points, three assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

We knew that Evans would be frustrating to own upon returning, and that's been the case so far -- he's had two DNPs in five games since debuting on Dec. 15, and has played no more than 15 minutes in a game. It's unclear when the limit will be lifted and he's only worth holding in deep leagues, or weekly leagues where you can afford to bench him until his minutes ramp up.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Tyreke Evans (rest) will remain on a 15-minute limit for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

Alvin Gentry said he'll evaluate Evans after the game, and as long as there aren't any setbacks or added soreness, he'll think about increasing his playing time. There's enough upside here to warrant a stash, but his owners will need to be patient as he's slowly eased into things.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Tyreke Evans is not on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

Evans was rested on Tuesday, but he should be back in action tonight, although he'll remain on a strict minutes limit. Evans won't be producing standard league value for a while, so those stashing him away will need to be very patient.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Tyreke Evans (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

It's the first game of a back-to-back set, so it's not surprising at all to see Evans hit the sidelines. He should return to action Wednesday vs. the Thunder, but he'll be working with a strict minutes limit for the foreseeable future, thus limiting his appeal in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1Buddy Hield
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Tyreke Evans
3Quincy Pondexter
PF1Dante Cunningham
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1Anthony Davis
2Omer Asik
3Alexis Ajinca