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Evans: No problem at small forward with Pelicans

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New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps, left, congratulates Tyreke Evans as he is introduced as a member of the NBA basketball team at a press conference in New Orleans, Thursday, July 11, 2013. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/sports/celti New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps, left, congratulates Tyreke Evans as he is introduced as a member of the NBA basketball team at a press conference in New Orleans, Thursday, July 11, 2013. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/sports/celti

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Tyreke Evans says he's looking forward to playing alongside old friend Jrue Holiday with the New Orleans Pelicans and that he'd have "no problem at all" playing small forward.

The 6-foot-6 Evans, who visited the Pelicans' headquarters on Thursday, is a former NBA rookie of the year who has played mostly at guard during his first four seasons in the NBA, all with Sacramento. A three-team trade also involving Portland brought Evans to New Orleans, where he joins a team that already has a starting back court of Holiday and Eric Gordon.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams says Evans will be fine playing on the wing offensively, but that the team will have to work on preventing Evans from getting caught in too many height mismatches on the defensive end.

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