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.

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