Sixers didn’t reach out to Tyreke Evans in free agency
Tyreke Evans playing for the Philadelphia 76ers would have made sense. After all, he grew up in Chester, Pensylvania and conducts a basketball camp there. But after knowing the team is interested in him at the trade deadline, the Indiana Pacers guard has not heard from them since.
He admitted not knowing what the free agency plans are in Philadephia. An excerpt of his interview with Matt Mullin from PhillyVoice can be found below:
“No, I did not hear from the Sixers in free agency. I know that during the trade deadline, they wanted me. But they were probably looking for something else in free agency. I don’t really know what they were doing over there but I definitely didn’t hear from them.”
This prompted the former Rookie of the Year to sign with the Pacers this offseason. Tyreke averaged 19.4 points in 52 games played for the Grizzlies last year. It has been his best scoring season since his rookie days when he posted 20.1 points.
Naturally, there was no shortage of teams wanting to add him to their roster. The Warriors, Lakers, and Pelicans have reportedly shown interest in signing the combo guard. Evans ended up signing with the Pacers where he could play alongside Victor Oladipo in the starting lineup or provide quality minutes off the bench.
Evans playing in Indiana instead of Philadephia could be a blessing in disguise for his career especially if he could help the team win it all in the suddenly wide-open Eastern Conference battle for supremacy post-LeBron James.