Tyreke Evans said he was playing through a “throbbing” knee pain during the Pelicans’ first-round series against the Warriors.
Wednesday Evans had something done about it, undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the team announced. While the team refused to announce a timetable for his return, scope jobs tend to be relatively minor, with 4-6 week recovery times.
Thrust more into a playmaking role this season with Jrue Holiday injured for long stretches, Evans played fairly well for the Pelicans, helping them to 45 wins and making the playoffs.
Evans should be good to go by the start of training camp next season, where a new, yet-to-be-named coach will try to blend the offensive games of Evans, Holiday, Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon. Oh, and get the team to play some defense, too.