Former NBA Rookie of The Year Tyreke Evans was recently traded to New Orleans through a three-team trade involving Sacramento and Portland. He is very happy that he is leaving Sacramento, and moving to a younger squad with the Pelicans. He looks to be a very versatile player for his new team, and has said that if his coach wants him to switch positions from guard to wing, he has “no problem at all.” Evans also said,
I made a new start in my life in New Orleans, so I’m happy to be here and excited to get started with the new players, a good group of guys, all young guys. I’m looking forward to playing with those guys.
He usually plays guard, but the Pelican’s have nice depth in that position already, so Evans may have to make some changes in order to keep the team successful. But he seems up to the challenge, and is willing to help out in any way he can. The Pelicans also landed PG Jrue Holiday on draft night, someone who Evans knows from his AAU days.
The Pelicans/Hornets have been in a rebuilding phase for the past few years, but they’ve made some moves and could be moving up the ranks and quite possibly into the playoffs in the near future with this team full of younger players.