Tyreke Evans has knee surgery, to miss rest of season

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans underwent successful surgery on his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Friday.

Evans, a seven-year veteran, had the procedure to help alleviate pain from tendinitis. It was Evans' third surgery on his right knee since last May.

Evans is New Orleans' third-leading scorer, averaging 15.2 points to go with 6.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game. He was the 2009-10 rookie of the year after being picked No. 4 in the draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.