Cavs among those interested in Grizzlies’ Evans

Tyreke Evans signed a one-year deal with the Pacers.

Memphis Grizzlies swingman Tyreke Evans has been made available in trade talks and there are sure to be no shortage of suitors.

Among those teams: The Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers, according to multiple reports.

The interest in Evans is no surprise, and more teams than the Cavs and Sixers are certainly express interest between now and the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat have also explored an Evans trade.

While the Grizzlies have struggled, Evans is having one of his best seasons — initiating offense for others, leading in the locker room, and averaging 19.5 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds.

“A lot of people doubted me,” Evans recently told reporters. “No one expected me to come back and play the way I’ve been playing.”

The 28-year-old Evans is one of the biggest bargains in the league — having signed a one-year pact with the Grizzlies for $3.3 million in July.

7 Comments on "Cavs among those interested in Grizzlies’ Evans"

  1. AMEN—Thank you!! He is not a savior but he would be a GREAT fit for THIS team. Very versatile and provides height and the ability to create off the dribble, playmake and sink 3’s. He would be a TREMENDOUS replacement for JR in our starting line-up. LBJ really will need some scoring help with Love out and IT still struggling to get his offense going.
    Add him to some front court help and we can hopefully get to a level of consistency until K-Love gets back.

  2. Why not go after both Gasol & Evans? I like that combo much better than Lou Williams & Jordan

    • you know what, Ben? That is not a bad idea right now, especially after the love injury.

      IT, Evans, LBJ, Green or Crowder, Gasol

      When Love is back

      IT, Evans, LBJ, Love, Gasol

      W/ Wade , Green, Jae, Frye, Korver off the bench

      ***Now if they can get good value for Isaiah, that would be a blessing

      • If they could get SOME good value for a coach that too would be a blessing.
        GSW loses a game, Kerr called it like it was… that was a pathetic effort, & disgusting basketball!!
        Coach ‘LUE-SER”– Well, we just need to play better ! DUH !
        We don’t need practices ??? DUH ! We don’t need to change lineups !
        We just need to play better ????
        Brad the Bench lineup you stated is very good if they had their old chemistry back, even with Cedi, D-Rose, or Calderon thrown in with FRYE (he’s the key to floor spacing & 3’s) But with TT involved it clogs them up in the paint, & bogs down everyone. Lue continues to allow this to happen, even if it’s only for awhile & the whole team suffers.
        Need stronger Starters/rim protector & shooter, Gasol & Evans would be a delight, but don’t let TT go to the bench group !

    • Gasol is 34….that’s the biggest drawback.

  3. Get Tyreke Evans and JaMychal Green. Gasol too old. This team needs to get younger, not older. IT needs to go immediately. Sell off as many players as possible. We do not have a chance for anything this year except watching LBJ play game 5 over & over & over again. Try getting players like Nance Jr., Bobby Portis etc.

  4. The way I see it, there is no 1 superstar player available right now to use that Nets pick on, so the best thing we can do is use the Nets pick to go after 2 or 3 players on a team who will all fit in here, while at the same time ridding ourselves of a few players who do not fit in here (Thompson, Crowder, Thomas, Rose?) and the only options at this point are combos of Jordan/Williams, Gasol/Evans, Hood/Favors, Bazemore/Dedmon, Walker/Howard, Walker/Batum… George Hill is not an option unless he gets a buyout. No matter what trade we make, we need to rid ourselves of Thompson, Thomas and Crowder… those 3 players do not fit in here at all. We need an upgrade over all 3 especially defensively. If we can free up at least 1 roster spot in the deal we make, that would allow us to go after any potential buyouts.

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