New Orleans Pelicans Announce The Arrival Of Tyreke Evans

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Published: July 11, 2013
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Today the New Orleans Pelicans announced the arrival of their newest player Tyreke Evans.

Announcement Highlights.

  • Monty says that Tyreke was one of the guys that when he went up against scared him.  He says he could never figure out how to stop him from getting to the basket, knocking down big shots, and stealing the ball, but there are some things Monty says he has to help Evans with such as weak side defense, getting in his stance.
  • Dell states that Tyreke was his “Plan A” this off season.
  • Tyreke genuinely seems like he wants to be a Pelican and Monty refers to him as a guy that really wants to be here multiple times .
  • Main attractions that brought Tyreke Evans to New Orleans was the trade for, one of Tyreke Evans good friends, Jrue Holiday and the young group of guys the team has.
  • When asked if he has any problem playing small forward Tyreke responded “I have no problem at all.” Coach Williams then responded to Evans “That’s what you call starting controversy.”
  •  Monty hasn’t made a set role for Tyreke Evans yet saying he wants to see him play with Jrue, Eric, and Al-Farouq then make the assessments in October.
  • Monty’s main concern about playing Tyreke at the 3 is in late clock situations if he has to switch on a 4. Monty did not seem too concern about Tyreke playing the 3 on the offensive side believing his guys can figure it out.
  • Monty does seem to want to make it more of an emphasis to push the ball and increase pace.
28 comments
Caffeinedisaster
Caffeinedisaster

Can we not afford THREE mics? (one for Dell/Monty/Tyreke)


Or are we getting Tyreke used to sharing? (like sharing the ball w/Gordon/Jrue)

jdtufts10
jdtufts10

So quick question for everyone: I am going to college in Dallas next year, and I would hate to be forced to watch garbage Mavericks basketball for a year, so I was wondering if there was someway I could get Pels games on the computer or something in that nature.... Any tips on how this could be made possible? 

Pelican Poster
Pelican Poster

Dell - "I got some ice cream, I got some ice cream, and you can't have none..."

Tyreke - "I sure hope this is going to work out alright...hope they don't think I'm a low-talker"

Monty - "I remember those dudes who laughed at us...can't wait to go kick their a**..."

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara moderator

If I hear one more thing about jerseys, I am going to lose my mind!

Greatest offseason in Pelicans history and people keep talking about fashion. Who cares?!?!? We will see them when we see them!

*Rant over. Sorry.

jsl05
jsl05

A few things I noticed:

1. Monty said that it means a lot to him for guys to want to play here.  That was said of Ryan Anderson last summer.  Could that be an indication that we don't want to move him?

2. From the post,  "Monty hasn’t made a set role for Tyreke Evans yet saying he wants to see him play with Jrue, Eric, and Al-Farouq then make the assessments in October."

-After Al-Farouq's name, he added "and the other guys we plan on signing." 

Pelican Poster
Pelican Poster

From the picture I get the impression that Dell's smile shows he is happy to get his guy, but also that he can get what he wants from you with a smile on his face...Monty meanwhile casts his best Clint Eastwood pose...go ahead NBA...make my day...Tyreke is supposedly a quiet guy and looks like he is ready to bolt off to practice instead of that scene...

Pelican Poster
Pelican Poster

Hooray for Tyreke as a Pelican...dude is a stud...what an improvement he will be to our ability to get to the rim...have read a lot about the guy's good character and ability to accept coaching...perhaps Loomis has Monty and Sean attending the same schools of thought on how to come up with some unique offensive sets...gonna be fun

dcarde
dcarde

I wish tyreke was holding a pelicans jersey instead of a hat........when are those things going to be released!!!!!??

xman20002000
xman20002000

@jdtufts10 NBA League Pass through Direct TV will televise all league games...  plus you can record them with their converter..

xman20002000
xman20002000

@RonJohn63 It's just PR... Look there was a time when the Saints couldn't keep a draftee with any talent nor attract free agents... Benson seems to have found the formula...  It starts with a talented coach then upper level athletes..  Chris Paul never had the luxury of this owner.... 

Houpgarou
Houpgarou

Still Savin that last roster slot for antawn

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara moderator

@jsl05 To me that comment was 100% centered on CP3 the more I think about it. That was Dell and Monty's first experience when they got here. Still bitter about it, I bet. Tide is turning now

DavidLeBoeuf
DavidLeBoeuf

@Jason Calmes @jdtufts10 If I don't have cable and live in NOLA, can I still get Pels games through nba league pass or will it be blacked out?  Between Apple TV and my antena box, the only reason I'm keeping my cable is Pels games.  Any ideas?  comments?

jsl05
jsl05

That's an interesting and realistic take on it. What do you gather from Monty saying, "...and the other guys we plan on signing"?

My guess is that these guys are minimum players (since that is all we can sign). Any specific guys?

I can't possibly see how we'd have roster space (in terms of # of players and PT) for this unless another trade formulates.

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes moderator

Blacked out in most cases.

The NBA sells its TV rights so that basically if you want to watch locally, you have to through the provider if they are showing the game.

mateor
mateor

I read it as a subtle warning to EG as well. Those pictures of him, Kaman and Aminu are still brutal. He kept public ally pushing that button, and we can't afford that with so many young guys.

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara moderator

@jsl05 Yeah, you can't sign those guys until you are up to the cap, because essentially they were signed with exceptions

jsl05
jsl05

Does that mean those signings are not official yet? I know Pierre's signing can't be until Holiday gets back from his honeymoon.

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara moderator

@jsl05 Morrow and Steimsma. Also, the rooks. This roster is set. 14 guys on the roster. Maybe you bring in a SL guy on a non guaranteed salary. But rotation is set.