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Tyreke Evans held out of preseason opener as precautionary measure

INDIANAPOLIS – Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) will sit out Saturday’s preseason opener, while fellow New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday will be limited to a total of 10 minutes, which should mean more playing time for the Pelicans’ other backcourt members.

In a similar situation last season, Norris Cole was the starter as a fill-in for Evans. The only other natural point guard on the preseason roster is rookie Corey Webster, who is trying to break in to the NBA from New Zealand.

“We’re going to hold Tyreke out and Jrue’s going to play 10 minutes,” Alvin Gentry said.