Tyreke Evans was the most available Pelican this year for New Orleans. He played in a career high 79 games logging 2,690 minutes. That is not to say he was the most healthy Pelican, just that his injuries were minor enough (or, Evans was that damn tough) to play through the pain night in and out. Some of that pain, and the underlying causes, were dealt with surgically today.
It is important to remember the Pelicans have just seven players under contract for next season; Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, Quincy Pondexter, and Toney Douglas. Three of those players now have undergone surgery in the past two weeks. Two others played through significant injury; Gordon with a torn labrum and Anderson with a sprained MCL.
This was not necessarily a significant procedure. Pondexter's surgery repaired a cartilage injury. Holiday's surgery was to remove a troublesome screw. The Pelican organization is notably tight-lipped about virtually everything going on with the team; an eventual update on his status could take weeks.
NEWS: Tyreke Evans undergoes successful surgery - http://t.co/x7U6quVh0y— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) May 21, 2015
News: Jrue Holiday undergoes successful surgery. http://t.co/mRZg7bhJv4— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) May 7, 2015
News: Quincy Pondexter undergoes successful surgery - http://t.co/LaATzUb9No— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) May 6, 2015