New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans began the season in street clothes as he recovered from surgery on his right knee. He will likely end the season on the bench and in street clothes, as he's set to undergo a 3rd surgery on his right knee since May, according to NBA reporter Shams Charania of The Vertical.

 

New Orleans will be without their starting point guard who averaged 15.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists a game this season.

Prior to this report from Charania, the Pelicans only listed Evans as OUT the last 7 games with knee tendinitis.

On Sunday, the organization stated a hope of Evans returning following the All-Star break, which is set to take place this weekend in Toronto, Canada.

This news is a serious cause of concern for the 7 year veteran, who will meet with surgical specialists this week. Anytime a player has a recurring injury to the same body part, one worries about long-term lingering issues.

With a record of 19-32, New Orleans has been disappointing in a season with high expectations.