Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans could miss six to eight weeks after knee surgery _lowres

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans (1) drives to the basket in front of Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

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Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday morning, a source close to the team said. A timetable for his return is to be announced.

Last week, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Evans would have his knee examined because of "a little soreness."

Evans played a career-high 79 games last season, averaging 16.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

Evans is the Pelicans' third prospective point guard to deal with injury this preseason. Starter Jrue Holiday is limited to about 10 minutes per game while he recovers from a stress reaction in his right leg. Backup Norris Cole is out indefinitely with a high ankle sprain.