Evans (hamstring) is emerging as the likely starter at small forward, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "Tyreke right now in my head, that's where he is going to play (at small forward)," coach Monty Williams said. "Playing Tyreke at the three for 30 or 35 minutes doesn't benefit him to go down there and bang with 6 (feet) 8 or 6 (feet) 9 guys who can go down there and post him up. Conversely those guys have to guard him in transition and in pick and roll."
Evans (hamstring) will not play Tuesday against Houston but hopes to be available Thursday against Oklahoma City. “I feel much better,” Evans said. “When I make a move, I don’t feel anything pulling too badly. The hamstring is tricky; some days it’s good, some days it isn’t. I’ve been doing a good job of icing it and getting my rehab in.”