Tyreke Evans Injury: Updates on Pelicans Guard’s Knee and Return

January 18th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »
New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans is dealing with knee soreness that will keep him out of the lineup. It is uncertain when he will return.  

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Evans Out vs. Grizzlies Monday, Jan. 18 The Pelicans announced Evans felt the soreness during the pregame warm-up and will not play against Memphis.

Evans' Health Crucial to Pelicans' Hopes of Turning Season Around This is a difficult setback for the Pelicans if Evans is forced to miss significant time since he is arguably the team’s best offensive player outside of Anthony Davis.

He scored 16.6 points a night last season and averaged at least 14.5 points a game every year since the Sacramento Kings drafted him fourth overall in 2009. Thus far, he is averaging 15.7 points, 6.7 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game this season.

Evans is not a great three-point shooter (career 28.7 percent), but he can attack the lane off the bounce and finish through contact when he gets to the rim. He can also set up his teammates to score when opposing defenses collapse on his penetration and hit from mid-range if he has an open look.

Evans is a cap ...

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