Davis and Dragic to play, Tyreke Evans in elevator

PHOENIX — Anthony Davis will play Friday against the Phoenix Suns having recovered well from a tweaked shoulder, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. Goran Dragic tested out his bum ankle and is good to go as Suns coach Jeff Hornacek was hoping for an “honest answer” from the point guard about how his ankle feels.

Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans? He’s supposed to make his first start of the year, but he’s arriving late to U.S. Airways Center.

“I’m going to put Tyreke in the starting lineup but it’s an unfortunate set of circumstances — there’s not any other way to put this — he’s stuck in the elevator and they can’t get him out,” Williams said in his pregame media briefing. “It’s not his fault that he’s late, we just had to leave him.

Leave him?! In an elevator, alone?

Evans confirmed it on Instagram with a video of … darkness and worry.

“That’s life, a bit extreme at times,” Williams said. “I probably wouldn’t be so forthright with our information but it’s not his fault that he’s not here. Normally, you’d expect him to be out there warming up at this point so if you see him coming in around 7:45 or later that’s the reason why.”

Word trickled down that Evans made it into the arena at 7:45 p.m., 45 minutes before tip.

The Man is just not on the Pelicans’ side.

Check out a scared Tyreke shaking his head in darkness below the jump.

  • sunsn7

    Cmon Goran, Archie needs you to set him up proper!

    Lets GO Suns

  • sunsn7

    Haha GoRAN going off!

    On to the 2nd qtr

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  • sunsn7

    Archie with some late 1st qtr minutes

  • sunsn7

    Goran, Archie, Tucker, and the Morris boys to finish the 1st…

  • sunsn7

    Hornacek really likes Tucker and with good reason.

    It would help the Suns more if they reduced set plays for him. Both of them know it too…

  • sunsn7

    Somebody instruct Alex Len to watch tape of Vlade Divac

    Just a random thought. Magic Johnson really helped bring along Vlade’s all around game. Divac and Webber were the best passing PF/C duo in NBA history. I challenge anyone (EBJM) to contest that!

    Anyway, Alex Len?? Ask Coach about crafty ol’ Vlade ;)

  • sunsn7

    Whose the Suns “defensive coordinator”??

    Mike _’Antoni??

  • sunsn7

    This ENTIRE FRONTLINE looks soft as CHARMIN’

  • sunsn7

    Something tells me Hornacek needs to go more Sloan than “pick Cotton” (God bless his soul)

    Drill this young yeam in practice. Time to see who makes the cut for next years team…even if the Suns steal a win

  • sunsn7

    Lol hey HAWKI??

    Think I just jinxed..the Pelicans!
    ; D

  • sunsn7

    Hey Whiskey Man??


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    Lol Dragic being complimented by the crowd with the “MVP” chants whole he was shooting ft’s…he was visibly emotional by the gesture of Suns fans..im sure memories of his mentor Steve Nash were passing through his mind at that moment…

    And 40 Points!

    Congrats GORAN DRAGIC!!!

  • sunsn7

    suns win..suns win.

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