Rumor: Grizzlies forward Tyreke Evans could consider Celtics over the summer
The Memphis Grizzlies held on to one of the biggest assets prior at the trade deadline in guard/forward Tyreke Evans, who has proven one of the very few shining points of this otherwise faulted season.
Among the suitors for the much-coveted dynamo were the Boston Celtics, who reportedly wanted him to bolster their depth, able to play in three different positions, thanks to his vision and 6-foot-6 frame.
According to Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald, Evans could receive plenty of interest once again during the offseason, with the Celtics once again likely to dart another shot at acquiring him.
“A little bit,” said Evans, “Definitely want to talk to my family and my brothers, my agent. Hopefully we’ll make the right choice.”
Evans had played his best basketball since his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings, posting averages of 19.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game in his lone season with the Grizzlies.
Memphis can still offer him a mid-level exception at the end of the year, but as a nine-year veteran of the league, it’s likely Evans will be looking for a longer contract and a better situation to put himself into.
An injury history still plagues Evans throughout his career, but he’s been relatively healthy this season, with no knee ailments; though he’s currently listed as day-to-day with a ribcage issue.
The Celtics are bound to be aggressive pursuing free agents this offseason, with their core of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward already in place, and the emergence of their young pieces coming along just fine.