HoopsHype Tyreke Evans rumors

February 10, 2014 Updates

“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

December 18, 2013 Updates
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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

December 11, 2013 Updates

After receiving an initial timetable of being potentially sidelined for one to two weeks due to a sprained left ankle, New Orleans Pelicans reserve swingman Tyreke Evans ended up not even missing a single game. Evans, who was injured in Friday’s game vs. Oklahoma City, used the past four days to recuperate and was able to check in to tonight’s game vs. Detroit in the first quarter. The fifth-year NBA veteran has now appeared in all 20 of the team’s regular season games, after he missed six in preseason with the same sprained left ankle injury. NBA.com

December 9, 2013 Updates

The Pelicans (9-10) announced Monday that Tyreke Evans will be out 1-2 weeks with a sprained left ankle, the same injury that caused Evans to miss six preseason games. Evans joins Davis and reserve center Greg Stiemsma on the New Orleans injury list, leaving the Pelicans with just 12 available players. NBA.com

December 7, 2013 Updates

New Orleans reserve swingman Tyreke Evans sustained a left ankle sprain while driving to the basket with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter of Friday's game vs. Oklahoma City. He was ruled out for the game due to the injury. The sprain was a non-contact one; Evans appeared to misstep and landed awkwardly as he dribbled across the lane going right to left. He missed games during preseason due to a sprain of the same ankle. NBA.com

November 2, 2013 Updates

As a restricted free agent in July, Evans met with a number of teams including the New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks among others. After weighing his offers, Evans signed an offer sheet with the Pelicans worth $44 million over four years. The Sacramento Kings’ brass, who had the chance to match the offer, decided to let him go to New Orleans. Evans couldn’t help but draw parallels between the two processes. “It was like picking a school again,” Evans told HOOPSWORLD. “It was like a picking a college. You know, you’re meeting coaches and GMs, and talking about how you can help their team basically. It was a good process for me. Now I know, if I go through it again, what to expect. At the end of the day, everything went well.” HoopsWorld

“Ah man, it’s amazing,” Evans said of playing alongside Holiday and Gordon. “The way we have that three-guard lineup, three guards that can run, push the ball out in the open floor, I think it’s going to be tough for teams to stop us. [In the preseason], we’ve got it going a little bit, pushing the ball down the floor to get easy buckets in transition. That kind of makes it easier on everybody, when we all get out in open space.” HoopsWorld

October 23, 2013 Updates

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