Evans has surgery to clean out scar tissue in right knee _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans (1) and Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) battle for a loose ball in a NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Houston Rockets at New Orleans Arena / Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday guard Tyreke Evans underwent minor arthroscopic surgery yesterday to clean out scar tissue in his right knee.

Evans will begin rehab on his right knee immediately. His expected timetable for recovery is six to eight weeks.

Evans appeared in 72 games this season and averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 28.2 minutes per game.