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Report: Tyreke Evans could stay with Grizzlies with no trade imminent

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The Memphis Grizzlies could hold onto one of the greatest trade assets of this trade deadline in Tyreke Evans, as the organization has been unable to find a suitable package in returns for his services, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Grizzlies have only had second-round offers for Evans so far, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, and the clock keeps ticking. Chances are that if Memphis doesn’t find the right offer, the team could choose to re-sign him using the mid-level exception this summer, allowing him to grow within the system.

Evans is averaging 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game this season — his best numbers since his rookie year with the Sacramento Kings

He has also shown a resurgence in his 3-point shooting, shooting a silky 39.2 percent from beyond the arc, while making 2.1 treys per game — both a career-best.

The 28-year-old is as well-rounded as he’s ever been in his career, and if he can keep healthy the way he has this season, it could prove a massive come-up for this struggling franchise that has already seen plenty of volatility within the last few months.

With not much to play for in an injury-marred season for point guard Mike Conley, Evans could be the lone bright spot in this season, given Marc Gasol’s struggles from the field and the 3-point line.

The Grizzlies will put all the energy into developing their young players, and giving the Chester native a chance to perform in regular minutes could prove beneficial down the line.