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Tyreke Evans | Guard/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Memphis
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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

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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

Tyreke Evans made 5-of-16 from the field for 10 points with four boards, nine assists and two steals against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He had 13 shots in the paint and the Clippers terrific perimeter defense did slow him down tonight from an efficiency standpoint. Chris Paul allowed just 1.2 field goal makes at the rim per game this season to his opposition, but that didn't stop Evans from getting there. Sure, this was his worst shooting game since taking over as the starter and there is no reason to think he's going to slow down. Look for him to hang a massive line on the Jazz during Friday's home game.
Mar 27 - 12:49 AM

Tyreke Evans will start at point guard against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He's basically been running the point from the wing anyway and now has his first official start there this season. Evans has been getting to the rim at will and has been phenomenal since taking over as the starter on Feb. 28. He's an elite option tonight.
Mar 26 - 6:40 PM

Tyreke Evans is excelling in his role as a starter for the Pelicans.

Evans is averaging 22.4 points, 5.6 boards, and 5.8 dimes in 11 games as a starter for the Pelicans this season as opposed to averages of 12.1 points, 4.5 boards, and 4.5 dimes in 50 games off the bench. Those sample sizes aren't exactly comparable, but the 13 extra minutes per game that Evans has seen as a starter has done wonders for his confidence and is showing on the stat sheet. Fantasy owners who were patient enough to hold onto Evans all season can now just sit back and enjoy being handsomely rewarded down the stretch.
Mar 25 - 12:07 PM

Tyreke Evans looked unstoppable against the Nets during a 109-104 overtime win on Monday, scoring a season-high 33 points with 10 boards, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes.

He shot 13-of-19 from the field with a ridiculous 17 of those shots coming from within three feet. Apparently, teams don't seem to be getting the memo about Evans trying to get to the rim at all costs and he's shot a pristine 59.2 percent from the field over his last five, averaging 22.8 points, 5.0 boards, 5.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 2.4 steals and 0.4 triples in that span. 'Reke is on fire.
Mar 25 - 12:34 AM

Tyreke Evans scored 21 points with three rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block in 39 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He did turn the ball over six times and was the engine to the offense. Evans hasn't had any problems getting to the rim at all this season and the presence of Anthony Davis in the low post has opened things up. He's the primary ball handler for the Pelicans and is a must-start player.
Mar 22 - 12:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brian Roberts
2Austin Rivers
3Jrue Holiday
SG1Eric Gordon
2Anthony Morrow
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Darius Miller
3Al-Farouq Aminu
4James Southerland
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Jeff Withey
3Melvin Ely
4Jason Smith