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Tyreke Evans | Guard/Forward | #12

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (4) / SAC
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Tyreke Evans posted a game-high 29 points with 13 rebounds, five assists and a blocked shot across 41 minutes in Saturday's loss against Oklahoma City.
Evans hit 13-of-24 from the field, including 2-of-8 from behind the 3-point line, posting game-high point totals in each of the past two outings. He is averaging 23.6 PPG over his past five outings, nearly three buckets per game better than his season average (18.0 PPG). He is also working on a five-game streak with at least two 3-pointers made. Dec 10 - 12:20 AM

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Tyreke Evans (hip) not only was able to start Friday against the Raptors, he excelled for a game-high 27 points.

Evans hit 10-of-19 from the field while knocking down 3-of-7 from behind the arc. He also chipped in with four assists, three rebounds and a steal across 27 minutes. His sore hip obviously didn't seem to bother him very much, so keep rolling him out there in your fantasy lineup. He is averaging 22.3 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocked shots and 1.0 steals per game over the past four outings, rewarding interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff with strong play.
Dec 9 - 12:49 AM

Tyreke Evans (hip) will start on Friday night against the Raptors.

He was questionable to play with hip soreness, but the Grizzlies will run him out there. Thankfully, this isn't to his troublesome knees and maybe he can play through this soreness without any other further issue. Get him in your lineup.
Dec 8 - 7:49 PM

Tyreke Evans (right hip soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Toronto.

Fortunately, Grizzlies reporter Michael Wallace tweeted that the injury is "not considered serious, just general soreness from a fall in the first quarter of Wednesday's game at New York." Evans was with the team at shootaround on Friday morning. We should have a final update 90 minutes before tipoff. If Evans is unable to play, Dillon Brooks, Ben McLemore, Andrew Harrison and James Ennis would likely see an uptick in minutes.
Dec 8 - 1:03 PM

Tyreke Evans scored 15 points with three 3-pointers on Wednesday, but he added just one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

The defensive stats help make up for Evans' fewest combined boards and assists in a game this season. He's a huge part of everything Memphis is doing, whether he's starting or coming off the bench, and anyone who drafted him (or grabbed him off the wire) has to be overjoyed.
Dec 6 - 11:24 PM

Tyreke Evans finished with just three points in Friday's game against the Spurs, hitting just 1-of-7 from the field.

Evans posted a team-high 22 points in the front end of the home-and-home set, but he was terrible in this outing. He still was able to posted four assists, three rebounds and one steal while turning it over just once across 29 minutes, so it wasn't a complete loss. The veteran continues to start for the shorthanded Grizzlies and remains useful to fantasy owners whether he is starting or coming off the bench.
Dec 2 - 12:39 AM

Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he will likely keep the same starting lineup on Friday vs. the Spurs.

That means Tyreke Evans and Ben McLemore will join Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol once again. The Grizzlies will have Mario Chalmers (right ankle), Chandler Parsons (knee) and Brandan Wright (groin) tonight, but Evans has been rolling with top-50 value and isn't showing signs of slowing down.
Dec 1 - 6:48 PM

Tyreke Evans started alongside Ben McLemore on Wednesday, posting a team-high 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, three 3-pointers, five assists and three rebounds in 31 minutes.

Evans has been invaluable for the banged-up Grizzlies this year, but he didn't get enough help offensively to win in San Antonio tonight. Mario Chalmers (right ankle soreness) will play on Friday, so we're likely to see Evans back on the bench vs. San Antonio, but he's cruising along as a top-50 value whether he's starting or coming off the bench.
Nov 30 - 1:55 AM

Tyreke Evans is expected to start for the short-handed Grizzlies on Wednesday.

He'll be joined by Ben McLemore, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol, and Tyreke should be very busy as a focal point offensively. He's been great in a bench role this season, of course, so he should already be in all lineups -- this just gives him a bit more upside in DFS.
Nov 29 - 7:44 PM

Tyreke Evans started the second half of Sunday's home loss to the Nets, posting 18 points (5-of-15 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), six boards, three assists and a pair of 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

Chandler Parsons exited earlier with tightness in his right knee, which prompted Evans' promotion to the first unit. Memphis was crushed in the third quarter, 32-18, and it's not a given that Tyreke will continue to start even if Parsons can't play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday. He's been thriving as a sixth-man, of course, so a bench role suits fantasy owners just fine.
Nov 26 - 9:38 PM

Tyreke Evans scored 18 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 30 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

The turnovers were a problem, but he was efficient again with his 7-of-13 shooting line. Evans continues to get plenty of backup point guard minutes and he played next to Mario Chalmers for 41 of his 89 minutes over the previous three games. If he can stay heathy, he could be in for a career year as a Sixth Man of the Year candidate.
Nov 23 - 1:01 AM

Tyreke Evans played through a shoulder injury on Monday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points, three rebounds, three assists and a block.

Evans has had a really nice season, despite disappearing on Saturday, and it still feels like the sell-high window is wide open. There's a chance he could keep this up all season, but there's probably a better chance he ends up in street clothes with an injury at some point before Christmas.
Nov 20 - 11:33 PM

Tyreke Evans (right shoulder) will play Monday vs. Portland.

Aside from Saturday's seven-point stinker, Evans has been tearing it up lately, and he should be able to get things back on track tonight with a matchup against the Trail Blazers. He's been a focal point of the offense with Mike Conley (Achilles) on the sidelines, boasting a team-high 29.4 usage per nbawowy, so feel free to get him active.
Nov 20 - 6:46 PM

Tyreke Evans (right shoulder) is listed as 'questionable' for Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

Injuries have been a theme of Evans' career over the past few seasons, but fortunately this doesn't sound serious -- it could also explain his relatively quiet game on Saturday, when he scored just seven points on 3-of-10 shooting in 25 minutes. We'll know more after Monday's shootaround, so check for updates in the afternoon.
Nov 19 - 5:59 PM

Tyreke Evans posted 18 points (6-of-15 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs), nine assists, six rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes on Wednesday.

David Fizdale has considered starting Tyreke, but doesn't want to play him too many minutes and prefers to have him fresh to close games. He reportedly played Evans "more minutes than recommended on Monday," so there's obviously some loose minute-limit in place, but it hasn't stopped Evans from getting top-40 value in November.
Nov 15 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Mario Chalmers
3Andrew Harrison
SG1James Ennis
2Ben McLemore
3Wayne Selden
4Kobi Simmons
SF1Dillon Brooks
2Tyreke Evans
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Chandler Parsons
4Ivan Rabb
5Vince Hunter
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis