HoopsHype Tyreke Evans rumors

September 29, 2014 Updates
September 28, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says guard Tyreke Evans has a strained right hamstring that is expected to require about three to five weeks of rehabilitation. Demps says the injury occurred while Evans was playing in a pickup basketball game away from team headquarters last week. Demps says Evans has returned to New Orleans to work with team medical and training staff and hopes to be cleared to play before the regular season opener on Oct. 28 against the Orlando Magic. Boston Herald

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There is a sense around the league that the Pelicans would be open to moving Eric Gordon and possibly Austin Rivers; however, deals involving Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans or Jrue Holiday are not of much interest to the Pelicans and without question former top pick Anthony Davis is off the board. Basketball Insiders

July 1, 2014 Updates
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New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans said on his Instagram account on Wednesday evening he has undergone a successful surgery. Evans posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed with the caption: "Surgery went great!! Can't wait to start my re-hab & get back on the court with my teammates !! @van_smack on my side with the support!" It's unclear exactly what Evans had surgery to repair or when the procedure took place, although he was plagued by left ankle issues throughout the season. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Jason Calmes: Dell (Demps) says Gordon and Evans were not being shopped. He also said no one is off the table, and they are always looking to upgrade the roster. Twitter @BourbonStShots

March 4, 2014 Updates

Since he was inserted in the starting lineup against the Phoenix Suns last week, New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans said he feels more comfortable than he did coming off the bench. In two games as a starter, Evans has averaged 18.0 points. ‘’I just know how to attack or make a play better when I’m starting,’’ Evans said. ‘’I’ve been starting my entire career and I’m comfortable at that position.’’ Williams said the move was prompted because they weren’t playing well and Al-Farouq Aminu hadn’t been able to overcome inconsistency. ``We’re trying to find lineups that are going to help us play better,’’ Williams said. ``He’s (Evans) been effective in the starting lineup.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

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With Thursday’s trade deadline approaching, speculation persists about the New Orleans Pelicans' front office listening to offers for Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans. But Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Monday’s practice that he expects for both players to still be with the team after the trade deadline passes. ''I don’t know where all that stuff comes from man,’’ Williams said. ''It’s silly to me to put guys names out there like that. I don’t know how to answer that. ''I’m focused on tomorrow's practice. As far as I know, those guys are going to be here. All the trade stuff, I guess there is nothing else to talk about. It’s not something we put a lot of stock into as coaches.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 10, 2014 Updates

In a season that’s been a struggle for both the New Orleans Pelicans and its high-priced import Tyreke Evans, it seems like there’s a growing rift between player, coach and team. Evans did not play in Sunday night’s 93-81 loss to Brooklyn despite head coach Monty Williams playing 11 Pelicans players in the game. When asked why Evans didn’t play, Williams said “it’s just internal right now.” SheridanHoops

“He’s trying to figure me out still,” Evans said of his head coach before the game. “Most of the guys that came here are pretty much new [to the team] so he’s trying to fit everybody in and put me in the best position he can.” SheridanHoops

But when asked whether he and Williams ever discussed his best role on the team openly, Evans said it’s never been brought up. “No, we never talked about that,” Evans told Sheridan Hoops. “I haven’t talked to him about it. We talk here and there but I haven’t talked to him about what role is whose on the team.” Asked if the communication with Williams has to improve, Evans said that it needed to improve. “It has to get better. We have to know our roles on the team.” SheridanHoops

January 28, 2014 Updates
January 18, 2014 Updates

The Pelicans signed Tyreke Evans this past summer to a four-year, $44 million free-agent deal and then added veteran PG Jrue Holiday via a trade with the Sixers to join Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis. But all the moves haven't exactly clicked. In fact, they've backfired, with New Orleans losing 13 of its last 17 games after starting out 11-10. The front office's take? Team execs are saying at least those are assets that can be moved. Davis and Holiday are the keepers. New York Daily News

January 15, 2014 Updates

After missing two consecutive games with a sprained left ankle, New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans is hoping to return for this Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. But in addition to his sprain, Evans is also undergoing laser stem and ultra cell treatment for a bone bruise in his left ankle. He will not play on Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets, although he is listed as day-to-day. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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