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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 10:30 am  |  3 responses

Tyreke Evans Out 1-2 Weeks due to Ankle Sprain


The New Orleans Pelicans announced that guard Tyreke Evans will miss between 1-2 weeks with a sprained left ankle. From the team website: “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 (Anthony) Davis and reserve center Greg Stiemsma on the New Orleans injury list, leaving the Pelicans with just 12 available players. A year ago, New Orleans began 2012-13 at an encouraging 3-2, but after an extended stretch of missed games by Davis and Eric Gordon, the then-Hornets lost 21 of their next 24 games. By the time Gordon debuted on Dec. 29, any hopes of contending for the playoffs were already extinguished. [....] “(Austin Rivers) has the ability to come in and do some of the things that Tyreke has done,” said head coach Monty Williams, whose wing depth has limited Rivers to a total of just 10 December minutes. “That’s why you’ve got to keep your mind right, because he’s going to get a chance to do that. Guys have to step up. We’re not going to sit here and roll over because we have a few guys out. I’ve never been that way. Our bench has to play a lot better. Guys who have an opportunity to play have to step up. We’ve got to get better, that’s the bottom line.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    i really liked him when he came in to the league. right now he is looking like one of the most over payed players though

  • TRUTH

    Agreed. I like him too, but so far, he really hasn’t lived up to the hype of his signing. This is not to say that he has been a disaster (just sporadically bad in some games), but I expected a lot more from him. However, he is the best reserve guard they have, so I guess he served his purpose.

  • TRUTH

    Looked like Rivers lucked up. An injury got him rotation. Let’s see what happens.
    Me personally…I’m just waiting for AD to get back. Still itching to see him and Ryan Anderson on the court together. His injury really hurt, but thankfully he’ll be back soon.

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