At some point next season, Tyreke Evans will rejoin the Pelicans — and then they will have to figure out where he fits in with a changing rotation.
But that time will not be the start of training camp. Or even the start of the season. Evans had three knee surgeries in nine months and will still be doing rehab when the Pelicans open camp at the end of the month (and likely for a while after that). Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry already said as much, and John Reid of the Times-Picayune reiterated that in a recent story.
Guard-forward Tyreke Evans will not be available for the start of the upcoming season because he is not fully recovered after undergoing three surgeries on his right knee in a nine-month span. The Pelicans say Evans is still rehabbing to strengthen his surgically repaired knee.
When Evans does return, it will be a challenge for Gentry to fit him in smoothly. The Pelicans have revamped their roster around star Anthony Davis and have gotten younger, although better is still to be determined.