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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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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that Tyreke Evans has lost 12 pounds this summer and will likely play "a few different spots" this season.
Evans played a substantial amount of PG with Jrue Holiday injured last season and he has enough size to guard SFs for stretches, giving Gentry a versatile weapon for multiple lineups. Evans is on a "special diet" in an attempt to lose weight, which should only help him to stay healthy in a big role for Gentry this season. Jul 7 - 8:25 PM

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Alvin Gentry said that he is excited to work with Tyreke Evans in New Orleans.

"I'm probably as excited about [Evans] as anyone on the team," said Gentry. "Playing in the open court is going to help his game." Evans had a quality season with the Pelicans during his 2014-15 campaign, putting in averages of 16.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.1 turnovers per game. However, he had a lot of opportunity to run the offense with Jrue Holiday unavailable for much of the season. Gentry's uptempo system should help Tyreke's fantasy value, but having a healthy Holiday in the rotation could complicate things.
Jun 23 - 3:26 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday morning, and a timetable for his return to basketball activities will be announced in the near future.

Arthroscopic surgery is of the minor variety, and the recovery period on these things tends to be around 4-6 weeks. He should be fine for next year's training camp, but we'll let you know when an official timeline on his recovery is released. Evans put together a pretty nice season this year with averages of 16.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.1 turnovers per game on 44.7 percent shooting from the field. His fantasy value takes a leap every time Jrue Holiday goes down, so if Holiday can put together a healthy season next year, expect Evans' numbers to take a hit.
May 21 - 2:25 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) said he played through throbbing pain in his left knee during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

Despite still experiencing pain from bumping knees with Andre Iguodala in Game 1, Evans came close to recording a triple-double in Monday's loss. "The whole game it was throbbing and I was trying to fight through it to do anything to help our team,'' Evans said. We'll update Evans' status heading into Thursday's Game 3, but it sounds like he's planning on gutting it through this injury.
Apr 21 - 1:32 PM

Tyreke Evans played through a knee injury in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors, scoring 16 points on 4-of-13 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 7-of-12 FTs) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and one block in 41 minutes.

Considering the injury, Evans played very well even if he had some of his trademark drive-into-nowhere forays toward the hoop. His knee injury should be a point of concern for the rest of the series.
Apr 21 - 1:23 AM

Tyreke Evans (knee) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

With Jrue Holiday (leg) out, the Pelicans are going to need plenty out of Evans. He is likely less than 100 percent and needed some treatment before this game. Evans only scored one point in Game 1 and will look to bounce back.
Apr 20 - 9:54 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) said he thinks he'll be able to play on Monday night against the Warriors.

He is questionable and will be a game-time decision. Evans' bone bruise on his knee might be an issue for him, especially if he's going to have to guard Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson. We'll have another update on Tyreke in the next hour or so.
Apr 20 - 8:23 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are both game-time decisions against the Warriors for Monday's Game 2.

Holiday will be limited even if he does play in this one, while Evans' availability is unlikely to be determined until right before tipoff. It's hard to envision any scenario where Evans is at 100 percent health, but Evans will do everything he can to get out there. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole is staring at an enormous role with Holiday not his usual self.
Apr 20 - 1:14 PM

Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) is officially being listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

Evans said that he's still not able to run at full speed, and that he will be a game-time decision for Game 2. He's expected to test his knee during Monday's pregame warmups to see if he is able to push off his left leg and attack the basket without experiencing any pain, so it sounds like he'll be a true game-time call. If he's unable to go, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will be asked to fill the void.
Apr 19 - 3:24 PM

Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) said he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

Evans will not practice on Sunday, but he did say he was feeling a lot better and he wasn't walking with a limp. For what it's worth, the injury doesn't sound too serious and Evans said he will find a way to play. Expect an update after shootaround on Monday, but Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would have to step up if Evans can't give it a go.
Apr 19 - 1:51 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) said he "felt a little pop" in his left knee on Saturday and will have an MRI Saturday night.

Coach Monty Williams said this is a new injury for Evans. The Pelicans were just starting to get healthy, but now they might be without their top scoring guard. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely draw the start unless the team wants to lift Jrue Holiday's minutes limit. We'll look for the results on the MRI later today.
Apr 18 - 6:42 PM

Tyreke Evans suffered a left knee bruise on Saturday and will not return.

Evans' main issue with respect to injuries has been his left ankle, but he did have a knee injury back in December and he's had some other knee problems in the past. The Pelicans still went with Norris Cole to start the second half, so coach Monty Williams clearly wants to keep Jrue Holiday in the second unit. Cole is really going to have to play well against Stephen Curry. Evans finished with one point and one rebound.
Apr 18 - 4:52 PM

Tyreke Evans flirted with a triple-double against the Blazers on Saturday during a 99-90 loss, scoring 21 points with seven boards, nine assists, three steals and one turnover.

This is a tough loss for the Pelicans and they're now one game behind the Thunder for the eighth seed. Jrue Holiday is at least getting a little closer to a return, but Evans' fantasy owners shouldn't be worried about it affecting him. The Pelicans have four games this week starting out at home against the Warriors on Tuesday.
Apr 5 - 2:07 AM

Tyreke Evans just missed a triple-double in Friday's road win in Sacramento, scoring 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including a three) with 12 rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one block.

Evans hit just 2-of-7 free throws, including a somewhat critical pair late, and had five turnovers to highlight some unseemly parts of his game. He's still beasting with top 10-20 value over the last two weeks despite hitting just 61.1 percent of his free throws and turning the ball over 3.6 times per contest. Take that efficiency!
Apr 4 - 2:41 AM

Tyreke Evans got off to a slow start on Sunday and he finished with only nine points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 23 minutes.

The Pelicans are now 21-14 with Evans starting at point guard. His run as the lead guard may end in the near future, however, as coach Monty Williams expects Jrue Holiday (leg) to return before the end of the regular season. That would do Evans' fantasy value no favors, but he's safe to keep locked into all active lineups -- today's low playing time was due largely to the lopsided score, and Evans should fare much better vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.
Mar 29 - 6:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins