The Pelican Blog

Tyreke Evans out; Jason Smith will start


New Orleans (15-20) will be without three of its top five scorers Saturday at Dallas, as Tyreke Evans (ankle) has been ruled out of action. He joins Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson as unavailable tonight, leaving the Pelicans with only 11 healthy players. In another change affecting the lineup, Jason Smith will move back into the starting five at center, replacing Alexis Ajinca.