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Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans returns from rib injury and will start

Tyreke Evans

The Memphis Grizzlies are in desperate need of some help as they try to stop their losing ways and the good news for them is they will get some for their game against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.

Tyreke Evans will return from his rib injury against the Bulls, and he will be in the starting lineup

Evans missed ten games with a rib injury, and there there were even whispers that the Grizzlies might shut him down for the rest of the season as there isn’t much left to play for at this point of the season.

With Evans returning to the Grizzlies it will mean less playing time for the likes of Kobi Simmons, Wayne Selden and Ben McLemore. All these guys saw an uptick in minutes but they will go back to more of their normal roles now.

Evans has been one of the lone bright spots this year for a team that has been terrible. On the season Evans has played in 49 games and averaged 19.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.

The Bulls will be shorthanded in this game as  Lauri Markannen will be sitting out with a back injury, so with Evans having a back injury, this is probably a good chance for the Grizzlies to pick up a win.