New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will miss Saturday's game against the Sacramento Kings due to knee soreness according to head coach Alvin Gentry. This is the second game so far that Evans has missed during the preseason due to illness; he also missed the preseason opener. In that case Evans and Gentry said he would have played if it was a regular season game.
The sheer volume of injuries this month is unbelievable. Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik, Quincy Pondexter, Norris Cole, and Luke Babbitt are already out due to injuries. Jrue Holiday looks to be limited until January although he's not very happy about it. Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans have missed games due to back spasms and knee soreness respectively.
Once again the Pelicans, despite promises of continuity, will assuredly lack it. The team has not been 100% for a single moment this season thanks to lingering issues to Pondexter and Holiday. Since training camp in West Virginia ended the attrition rate has only increased.
Hopefully this is a relatively minor issue and both Evans and Gentry insinuated as such to Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate.
Tyreke Evans will sit out Saturday. Getting his knee looked at, Alvin Gentry says.— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) October 16, 2015
Tyreke Evans has "a little soreness" in his knee, Alvin Gentry said. Called it "not any big thing."— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) October 16, 2015
Just in case I vote the Pelicans wrap Anthony Davis in bubble wrap until the season opener on October 27th. Couldn't hurt.