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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
Contract: view contract details

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Tyreke Evans was back at practice on Thursday.
After an excused absence from practice on Wednesday, that should mean he's going to play against the Cavs on Friday night. Although, the Grizzlies do have a back-to-back set, so maybe they do take it easy on him. Feb 22 - 2:59 PM

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Tyreke Evans and Chandler Parsons were granted excused absences from the Grizzlies' practice on Wednesday.

It's unclear why either player was away from the team. There's no reason to think it will prevent them from playing in the Grizzlies' first game after the break, as they host the Cavs on Friday, so Evans' owners can tentatively keep him locked into active lineups.
Feb 21 - 9:45 PM

Tyreke Evans started and played 31 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 8-of-18 shots, four 3-pointers and 3-of-5 free throws for 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block in a 121-114 loss to the Thunder.

Evans played on Sunday after being shut down for "trade rumors," but didn't do much in his 26 minutes. However, he was great tonight, but the Grizzlies still lost again for the 38th time. They say they're not going to shut guys like Evans and Marc Gasol down, but they're 13.5 games or so out of the playoff race and have absolutely nothing to play for. Evans should continue to produce in the near future, but at some point the Grizzlies are going to face reality and sit some veterans. Keep starting him, but have a backup plan in mind in case the Grizzlies finally decide to sit the vets and tank it up.
Feb 14 - 10:59 PM

Tyreke Evans was able to start Sunday's game at Oklahoma City, but he managed just 12 points over 26 minutes.

Evans struggled with his shot, hitting just 3-of-11 from the field while adding 1-of-4 from behind the 3-point line in his return after a five-game absence. The good news is that he salvaged the stat line with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer. As long as he is active he is a must-start fantasy option.
Feb 11 - 10:31 PM

Tyreke Evans will start vs. the Thunder on Sunday.

Evans was effectively shut down prior to the trade deadline, but Memphis didn't get the offers they were looking for so they'll keep Tyreke through the season. Fantasy owners can safely get him back into active lineups.
Feb 11 - 5:43 PM

Tyreke Evans said he was "a little bit" surprised about not being traded.

You're not alone, Tyreke. He also said he "definitely" wanted to be on a playoff team, but he was talking about that overall and not specifically this season. The Grizzlies are headed for a high lottery pick, and it'll be interesting to see how they treat Evans. Plus, Evans getting more playing time with the Grizzlies may not help his free agency value this summer, especially considering his injury history. That said, his fantasy owners got lucky the Grizzlies sat on their hands at the deadline, so he's a must-start option in all leagues.
Feb 9 - 4:04 PM

Tyreke Evans is practicing with the Grizzlies on Friday and is expected to play Sunday vs. OKC.

Evans has not played since Jan. 29th, as the Grizzlies sat him out in hopes of dealing him before the trade deadline. However, they were unable to find a team willing to move a first-round pick. Evans staying in Memphis is arguably the best-case scenario for fantasy value. He will continue to post a high usage rate as the lead playmaker and scorer in Memphis. Evans currently ranks 41st overall in nine-category leagues this season.
Feb 9 - 1:04 PM

The Grizzlies are not trading guard Tyreke Evans, according to Chris Hayes of ESPN.

It was assumed that Memphis would trade Evans, especially once they decided to sit him for the final few games prior to the deadline. However, they were seeking a first-round pick and apparently couldn't find any takers. This is good news for Evans fantasy value this season, as he'll remain in Memphis, where he is an offensive focal point for the shorthanded Grizzlies.
Feb 8 - 3:08 PM

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies are still seeking a first-round pick in return for Tyreke Evans.

Even though Lou Williams is no longer on the market, the Grizzlies apparently haven't been offered a first-round pick yet. Wojnarowski added that first-rounders "have never been gripped so tightly in the league," and that Boston, Denver and Philadelphia "have resisted offers beyond either a young player or a second-rounder." It still seems likely that Evans is moved, but getting a first-round pick for an expiring deal won't be easy. We'll find out soon.
Feb 8 - 9:21 AM

The Sixers have expressed interest in Tyreke Evans and Lou Williams, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Sixers are currently tied with the Pistons for the eight seed in the East. With Markelle Fultz still sidelined, Philly is interested in obtaining a guard who can put up points and upgrade their offense. The question is whether or not the Sixers are willing to part with a first-round draft pick to get a deal done.
Feb 6 - 10:23 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver and New Orleans are expressing interest in Tyreke Evans.

In case you missed it, he will not play again for Memphis. The Celtics and 76ers could be the favorites for Evans right now while the Pelicans are also looking to make a run at the postseason. One team that isn't mentioned here is Washington, so that is bad news for his fantasy value. If you're looking to sell high on Evans, you're going to have to find a patsy in your league. His value is likely to drop in a big way.
Jan 31 - 9:13 PM

The Grizzlies plan to sit Tyreke Evans out until a deal is completed, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

He is not going to play tonight and his time in Memphis is over. That means the Grizzlies will have to go crazy with Wayne Selden, Andrew Harrison and eventually get Kobi Simmons back in the mix. Evans' fantasy owners should be rooting for a trade to Washington because a trade to Philly, Houston or Boston would destroy his fantasy value. That sell-high window just slammed shut.
Jan 31 - 6:33 PM

The 76ers have reportedly expressed interest in Tyreke Evans.

The Grizzlies want a first-round pick for Evans and the 76ers are reportedly reluctant to throw that into the deal, although Memphis may be able to entice them if they'd be willing to take on Jerryd Bayless, who is owed roughly $8.5 million next season. Evans has also been linked to Boston, New Orleans, Miami, OKC and Houston, and it seems likely that he won't finish the year in Memphis. He's in an ideal situation in Memphis, so owners may want to sell-high before he gets dealt.
Jan 31 - 12:17 PM

Tyreke Evans left Monday's game vs. the Suns with an apparent left arm/wrist injury.

He checked out with about two minutes to go in the fourth quarter in obvious pain -- the Grizzlies had to foul to get him out of the game. He didn't go to the locker room, but he was probably just waiting for the game to end. Hopefully it's nothing serious and Evans was going off before the injury with 27 points (11-of-17 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), four assists, one rebound, one steal and three triples in 26 minutes. For what it's worth, Evans was in good spirits after the game and didn't mention the injury in his post-game interview. If we do hear bad news, expect Andrew Harrison, Mario Chalmers and Wayne Selden to get a bump.
Jan 29 - 10:15 PM

Updating a previous report, Tyreke Evans (illness) is "available" off the bench on Monday vs. the Suns.

The Grizzlies will stick with Andrew Harrison, Wayne Selden, Dillon Brooks, Jarell Martin and Marc Gasol in the first unit for now. Evans is still a must-start player in fantasy leagues and we'd expect him to be back with the starters next game.
Jan 29 - 7:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Mario Chalmers
SG1Wayne Selden
2Ben McLemore
3Kobi Simmons
4Tyreke Evans
SF1Dillon Brooks
2Myke Henry
PF1JaMychal Green
2Chandler Parsons
3Jarell Martin
4Ivan Rabb
C1Marc Gasol
2Deyonta Davis