HoopsHype Tyreke Evans rumors


March 11, 2014 Updates

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

February 28, 2014 Updates
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February 18, 2014 Updates

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

January 13, 2014 Updates
December 31, 2013 Updates

On the next play, Evans worked one-on-one against Mo Williams on the right perimeter, shook right then left, and raised up from 17 feet, nailing a fadeaway jumper with 1.2 seconds left. After a timeout, the Blazers had one final chance to force overtime, and Stotts drew up a three-option play. Batum, who in-bounded the ball near the scorer’s table, could toss a lob to Matthews over the top, feed Aldridge on the baseline or call a timeout. He opted for option two and Aldridge — who had the lanky, block-happy Davis guarding him — didn’t get a good look, launching a shot that hit the top of the backboard. In hindsight, Batum said, he should have called a timeout. “Al-Farouq Aminu was guarding Wes and I saw Davis back up a little bit,” Batum said of the final play. “So I saw L.A. pop out and he was wide open, so I thought he could shoot it. But he didn’t get a good look. I should have taken the timeout.” Oregonian

December 24, 2013 Updates

Evans had 25 points and 12 assists in his first game in Sacramento as a New Orleans Pelican, leading his new team to a 113-100 win over the Kings. “If guys didn’t think he was going to try to come into this arena and get off, I question their IQ,” Kings coach Michael Malone said. “Because he played here, and he’s going to come in here and show everybody what we’re missing, and he did.” Sacramento Bee

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December 13, 2013 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans reserve Tyreke Evans was at the center of a great story Wednesday, when he made a surprise appearance after initially expecting to miss 1-2 weeks with a sprained left ankle. Evans helped spark an OT win vs. Detroit. Unfortunately for Evans, he aggravated the same injury Friday vs. Memphis, forcing him to leave the game. Evans appeared to step on another player’s foot with 0.8 seconds remaining in the second quarter, causing the re-injury. Evans stayed in the game to shoot the subsequent free throws, but did not return for the second half. NBA.com

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