New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans is planning to undergo surgery on his right knee and is likely out for the remainder of the season, league sources told The Vertical.
Evans will visit specialists this week to finalize his surgery details, sources said.
Evans underwent arthroscopic surgery in the same knee in October and recently again experienced pain in the knee. The Pelicans announced on Sunday that Evans would rehab his knee until after the NBA All-Star break.
In 25 games this season, Evans averaged 15.2 points, 6.6 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals. New Orleans, 19-32, is seven games out of the eighth playoff seed in the Western Conference.
Evans served as a playmaker and scorer alongside New Orleans star Anthony Davis and is now the Pelicans' third consecutive rotation player lost to extended time. In January, Quincy Pondexter underwent season-ending surgery and Eric Gordon had finger surgery.
Evans, 26, is in his sixth NBA season after being selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
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