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Tyreke Evans okay with coming off bench for Pelicans

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02:46 PM ET 07.21 | The New Orleans Pelicans signed guard, and former Rookie of the Year (2010) to a four-year, $44 million contract this summer. The Sacramento Kings, Evans' former team, had a chance to match the offer but declined. New Orleans also picked up Jrue Holiday, an All-Star with the Sixers and have Eric Gordon on their roster already. That is a crowded backcourt.

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July 21, 2013  06:22 PM ET
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In this day and age of the salary caphow do you spend 11 mil on a back up guard?when you have squat in the front court?

Its not a great front court but its good at the pf. pf: davis, anderson, smith. Center is where 5here needs a bi5 of an improvement. C: Greg Stiemsma 6'11"Jeff Withey 7'0" . ...doesnt ginoblli get payed as much as tyreke?

July 21, 2013  06:26 PM ET
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......doesnt ginoblli get payed as much as tyreke?

The problem is that the Pelicans don't win games like the Spurs win games......

If they did......it wouldn't be an issue to spend big money on a back-up/role player.

July 21, 2013  06:27 PM ET
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In this day and age of the salary caphow do you spend 11 mil on a back up guard......

Yeah......they're money would've been better spent at other positions.

I wonder if they've used their Amnesty provision......maybe it's time to let Gordon go?????

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July 21, 2013  08:13 PM ET

If this franchise is to develop a winning team they best get a new name.

July 21, 2013  08:29 PM ET
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gordon was just signed after the new cba-he can't be amnestied.I think NO's plan was to move him basically as soon as they signed him, but he got hurt again, shocker, so they were left holding the bag. Now they are stuck with him.I think they still would LOVE to move him, but who's taking on that contract with all his injuries and questionable work ethic/heart?

He says hes 100% but I take that with a grain of salt. Id say we have our franchise in davis. Kid has a great future

July 22, 2013  02:16 AM ET

Oden?

July 22, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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Yeah......they're money would've been better spent at other positions. I wonder if they've used their Amnesty provision......maybe it's time to let Gordon go?????

You can't use your amnesty on a player that you've signed after the new CBA. This just makes the Pelicans management that stupid to sign a player that didn't want to be there in the first place.

July 22, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Who Is The Odd Man Out, Bros?

July 22, 2013  09:39 AM ET

You are, Jack.

July 22, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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You can't use your amnesty on a player that you've signed after the new CBA. This just makes the Pelicans management that stupid to sign a player that didn't want to be there in the first place.

jgb already said that.

SMH.

July 22, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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jgb already said that.SMH.

Trolling early! Not really necessary but I guess you have to! It's your nature... smh

July 22, 2013  10:01 AM ET

New Orleans would be better off being named the Dodos instead of the Pelicans. Why would they sign Evans to come off the bench?

July 22, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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He says hes 100% but I take that with a grain of salt. Id say we have our franchise in davis. Kid has a great future

Davis COULD be the future, yet to be proven. I think NO is being dumb in not accepting a Davis to Aldridge trade. He is a proven commodity, and on a team where NOTHING is proven, Aldridge could help a LOT.

July 22, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Can't Evans play the 3?

He's never play'ed the 3 before.....not even in highschool. And at 6'5"-6'6", he'd be a bit small but it's doable......yeah, he could play the '3'.

The questions, though; are, "how well could he play the 3"......and "could he stomach playing off the ball as a 3?"

Remember......he's been a point guard (and part-time SG) for pretty much ALL of his basketball life. He may not welcome the shift to the front-court.......

July 22, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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Davis COULD be the future, yet to be proven. I think NO is being dumb in not accepting a Davis to Aldridge trade. He is a proven commodity, and on a team where NOTHING is proven, Aldridge could help a LOT.

Aldridge gets paid about 10x more than Davis (still on rookie contract) and even with Aldridge, the Pelicans would still NOT be a playoff team.

 
July 22, 2013  10:39 AM ET

My bad......Aldridge only gets paid 3x more than Davis.....$14.6 million versus $5.3 million.

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