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Tyreke Evans timetable of six to eight weeks released

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Alvin Gentry says the team needs to find a way to keep their head above water until January.

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In a pregame conference against the Orlando Magic, Alvin Gentry announced that Tyreke Evans will likely miss the next 6-8 weeks following yesterday's arthroscopic surgery.

"I don't know exactly. They give six to eight weeks. If you know Tyreke, if there is anyway of getting back earlier, he'll do that. But I know he'll be back as soon as he possibly can. He loves to play. He can play in pain; he's done it time and time again."

David correctly stated that a typical timetable does not exist for this type of surgery, but this is not the worst case scenario. However, it may seem as such for most of the fan base with Norris Cole out for a period of time and Jrue Holiday limited to a mere 15 minutes a game for the foreseeable future.

Gentry would go on to say that the biggest issue with this injury and others is the lack of continuity.

"That's been the main thing that's been a little bit frustrating is that I really like our team. I think we have depth, but we have not been able to put those guys out there together. Almost together, but there is always somebody missing. I like the team, and we're going to have to try and find a way to battle and keep our heads above water until we get the whole group back and that's probably going to be in January."

As David has written, the Pelicans schedule is toughest in the early goings with the team facing a multitude of talented playoff-caliber teams in November and December. Somehow, someway, the troops are going to find a way to make it to January with a respectable record before reinforcements arrive. If they do, it just might give Anthony Davis the necessary edge to win this season's Most Valuable Player Award and for the Pelicans to ride into the 2016 playoffs on a hot streak.