Rumor: Tyreke Evans catching eye of teams around the NBA
The Memphis Grizzlies have quickly fallen off the map in the first couple of months holding one of the worst records in the league.
This has created a significant amount of buzz of trade rumors around the organization. One of which center around veteran guard Tyreke Evans drawing the attention of several teams looking to acquire his services, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.
They’ve gotten a big boost from the play of guard Tyreke Evans, who seems to have rediscovered his game in Memphis, and they have already received significant interest. He’d be an ideal bench scorer.
In his first campaign with the Grizzlies, Evans has been quite productive in an extended role averaging 18.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting from the field and 41.2 percent from 3-point range along with 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per contest. He has benefitted greatly from the increased playing time with Mike Conley still on the mend from a bothersome Achilles tendon.
Evans has led the Grizzlies in scoring a team-high 12 times while recording at least 20 points 13 times this season, which he has had 11 of those type of performances in the last two seasons combined. He also set a franchise record by scoring 20 or more points off the bench in six straight games last month.
The 28-year-old was signed in free agency on a one-year, $3.2 million deal this past offseason, which could also make him a more attractive asset in the trade market. He could prove to be a valuable contributor for a playoff team off the bench.