Tyreke Evans has been on a tear all year long and he’s been playing the best ball of his career, so naturally, several teams have been interested in acquiring his services until the end of the campaign, considering the Memphis Grizzlies are sliding in the Western Conference standings.
After contending teams of the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics expressed their interested in the veteran guard, it seems like other franchises have also been exploring the idea of trading for the former Rookie of the Year.
So, according to NY Times’ Marc Stein, the Philadelphia 76ers have also emerged as a potential trade destination for Evans, who’s averaging 19.5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steals per game in over 45% shooting and almost 40% from beyond the arc, as well as owning a very respectable 23.8 PER in over 31 minutes per contest.
The Philadephia 76ers currently sit at the eight spot in the Eastern Conference and are keen to end a playoff drought of 5 seasons and counting, and with JJ Redick sidelined for at least a couple of extra weeks, Evans could provide the instant offensive spark off the bench they so desperately crave right now.
According to Stein, the one problem with this desired move is the fact that the Grizzlies are determined to get at least one first round pick for Evans, something Philadelphia isn’t willing to part ways with at the time.
One thing’s for sure, with the trade deadline quickly approaching, the Grizzlies need to move Evans as quickly as possible with his value getting lower by the minute.