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Evans Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery
Thursday, Feb. 11
The Pelicans announced Evans underwent successful surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.
Evans' Versatility Vital for Pelicans at Both Ends of Floor
Evans may be the most important player on New Orleans' roster aside from star big man Anthony Davis. The 26-year-old veteran is capable of running the point, playing off the ball as a 2-guard and even filling in at small forward.
No one can match Evans' versatility, and he's a rare type of offensive catalyst who elevates the play of those around him. When he missed the first 17 games of this season while recovering from right knee surgery, the Pelicans went 4-13.
With Evans done for the season, there's reason for New Orleans to be alarmed. Davis has not risen to the occasion as a leader amid the Pelicans' underwhelming season, so someone will have to step up in Evans' absence to boost team morale.