Tyreke Evans Rumors

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Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
Position: G
Born: 09/19/89
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $10,203,755
The New Orleans Pelicans have known for months that they’ll be without the services of Tyreke Evans this fall, with Alvin Gentry saying on Zach Lowe’s podcast in July that the swingman “won’t be ready for the start of the season.” Entering his fourth season with New Orleans – and with unrestricted free agency beckoning next July – Evans’ return to the court remains uncertain, but he’s hoping to be back in the next few months. “I’m trying to push for December, maybe the middle of December, to see how I’m feeling,” said Evans, who underwent successful right knee surgery in February. “Right now I’m just putting up shots, rehabbing, trying to get the strength back in my quads. 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).”
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The Pelicans made a strong run at free agent point guard Ty Lawson, and they also recently brought free agent Lance Stephenson in for a workout. Sources close to the situation say that the Pelicans are looking for backcourt depth and considering the long injury history of both Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, it’s understandable that the Pelicans are not ready to bet their future on what they have.