Evans started for the fourth consecutive game and stuffed the stat sheet, with totals of 24 points (8-17 FG, 8-10 FT), seven rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and a block in 43 minutes Tuesday against the Lakers.
Evans' move to the Pelicans' starting five may be a permanent one, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Speaking of the change from Al-Farouq Aminu to Evans, coach Monty Williams said, "I try to commit to lineups. We had Al-Farouq in the lineup for a good portion of two years. When you commit to a guy, you commit to him, you try to help him as best you can. But then it reaches a point where you're like, 'OK, we've got to move in a different direction.'"