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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
Contract: view contract details

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Tyreke Evans revealed that he developed a blood clot in his calf after his most recent knee surgery.
This definitely helps to explain why Evans is taking a slow road back to action. "I had to take a step back, but I kept working hard in my rehab," he said. Doctors have told Evans not to rush his return, and the swingman also said he's not aware of any concerns that doctors have about the clotting being an ongoing issue. Between all of his recent knee surgeries, an uncertain timeline to get back on the floor and the news of a blood clot, it's virtually impossible to recommend burning a draft pick—even in the later rounds—on the former Rookie of the Year. Sep 24 - 2:37 PM
Source: PBT

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Tyreke Evans (knee) said he's targeting a potential return to the court in December.

"Right now I’m just putting up shots, rehabbing, trying to get the strength back in my quads," Evans said. "My knee actually feels pretty good, and I’m not feeling the pain I was before, which is a good thing. We’ll see how I feel when I start running up and down [and playing fullcourt basketball]." Evans had three surgeries on his right knee in a nine-month span, so the Pelicans won't be rushing him back this time. Despite averaging 15.2 points, 6.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds last season, he's a very risky pick in fantasy drafts this season.
Sep 24 - 10:12 AM

General manager Dell Demps said he never really felt like Tyreke Evans (knee) was healthy last season.

Demps also confirmed Evans is not going to be ready to start the season, he may not be ready until December, and he's also going to continue his rehab in the states while the Pelicans head to China. Based on this comment, you can bet the Pelicans take it easy on Evans. He played just 25 games last season and needed surgeries to both knees in the past two years.
Sep 23 - 3:12 PM

Tyreke Evans (right knee surgery) is not expected to be ready for the start of the season.

This, of course, was the expectation all along after Evans was forced to undergo three right knee procedures in a nine-month span. Evans is still working in rehab to strengthen the surgically-repaired knee, and it's not clear when he might be eyeing a potential return. New Orleans recently signed Lance Stephenson, and it seems like Born Ready will have an opportunity with Evans and Jrue Holiday (personal) both unavailable.
Sep 10 - 3:55 PM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that he doesn't anticipate Tyreke Evans (knee) being ready to start the 2016-17 season.

"He won't be ready for the start of the season," Gentry said in an interview with Zach Lowe. "He's in a rehab situation. I think for us we just gotta move forward with our season. And then, if he comes back and he's able to help us that's just icing on the cake." Evans' surgically repaired right knee has caused him some serious issues over the years, and last season he only made it through 25 games. It sounds like Evans' absence could extend well into the regular season so he's going to be an extremely risky guy to spend a draft pick on.
Source: ESPN Radio
Jul 16 - 11:03 AM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that Tyreke Evans (knee) struggled to learn the offense because he missed training camp.

''We had a small sample size,'' Gentry said. ''He never had an opportunity to go through training camp. So we just rushed in, and said, 'Ok', now this is way we play. I think he had some great moments and I think he struggled some." Evans played in just 25 games this season with averages of 15.2 points, 6.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds, but he's had three knee surgeries since May and has some serious durability concerns. He's going to be a risky pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 29 - 10:43 AM

Tyreke Evans underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Thursday.

He is out for the season due to his lingering tendinitis. Evans had his third right knee surgery in the past nine months, but he should be ready to start the season next year. The Pelicans will add another player, which should be Bryce Dejean-Jones. Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday benefit most while every other player benefits as well. Evans' future isn't looking great after winning Rookie of the Year over Stephen Curry.
Feb 11 - 8:54 PM

Tyreke Evans is undergoing further tests on his bothersome right knee to determine if surgery will be required to correct the issue.

While surgery has not yet officially been determined, it seems the likely route for Evans who is playing on a 19-32 team with little hopes of making a post-season run. With Tyreke likely done for the year, Jrue Holiday and Noris Cole figure to see a boost in value while Bryce Dejean-Jones is now much more likely to sign a deal that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the season. Cole is worth a look in most leagues for those seeking a low-end point guard.

Tyreke Evans plans to undergo surgery on his right knee and will likely miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.

This is a tough blow for Evans and the Pelicans, but it sounds like the wise decision because there is no reason for him to play at less than 100 percent in what has become a lost season for New Orleans. This could have a significant impact on the Pelicans at the trade deadline as they may be more willing to become sellers. If Evans goes through with the surgery, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole look like the primary beneficiaries, while Bryce Dejean-Jones could be signed for the remainder of the season.

The Pelicans are reportedly open to moving either Tyreke Evans (knee) or Eric Gordon (finger).

While Evans' talent is undeniable, his surgically repaired right knee has become a major issue, so the Pelicans may be willing to move on from the oft-injured guard. The same can be said for Gordon, as he has never made it through a full 82-game season, so it'll be interesting to see if New Orleans makes a move at the deadline.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 9 - 4:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1Buddy Hield
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Solomon Hill
3Quincy Pondexter
4Dante Cunningham
5Alonzo Gee
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
4Chris Copeland
5He Tianju
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Robert Sacre