The rest of the starting lineup will be
Evans has been dealing with a hamstring injury that had him considered questionable for the start of the regular season. His earlier-than-expected comeback should quell those concerns.
Though his PPG has slipped in each of his five seasons in the NBA, Evans still averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game after joining New Orleans last year.
We're almost exactly a month away from the start of the season at this point, and we already don't know if
Evans was a dominant Fantasy option for the last few months of last season, though he benefitted from the team's many injuries. Evans got off to a slow start to the season, but averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. However, he was already expected to take on a smaller role than that this season, with the Pelicans presumably entering the season healthy.
Now, Evans will miss all of training camp, along with possibly the first few games of the season. His role was to be determined based on preseason performance, so this certainly makes things confusing. Evans will battle for the starting shooting guard or small forward spot, but could end up coming off the bench.
The Pelicans' preponderance of ballhandlers makes Evans an awkward fit even at the best of times, given how much he struggles off the ball. With this injury, Evans could get off to another slow start this season. Consider him more of a mid-round Fantasy option at this point.
"Tyreke injured his hamstring playing pickup basketball out of town last week," general manager Dell Demps said in a statement."He is back in New Orleans rehabbing with our medical staff."
Evans underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee last May as well. He's questionable to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Evans finished fifth on the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game, while adding 4.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 72 appearances.
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