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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 played 19 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring eight points with seven rebounds and two assists.
Evans' health is the perennial question mark for fantasy owners, who have every reason to doubt his durability. He's averaged 49.5 DNPs in the past two seasons and is just a flier pick in most leagues, particularly if you have an IR spot. Oct 12 - 12:45 AM

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Tyreke Evans (migraine) made his preseason debut on Monday vs. Atlanta, scoring six points in 15 minutes off the bench.

He also chipped in two rebounds, two assists and a block. Evans had been sidelined for the Grizzlies previous preseason contests due to migraine headaches but was back on the floor Monday. Hopefully, the migraine issue won't linger. If he can stay healthy, Evans has a chance to log plenty of minutes while Ben McLemore (foot) is sidelined. Evans is worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues.
Oct 10 - 10:03 AM

Tyreke Evans (migraine) is expected to make his preseason debut on Monday.

Injuries have been an unfortunate theme in Evans' career, but his migraines this preseason shouldn't be a lasting issue. Memphis lacks wing depth and Evans is likely to begin the year as a starter, but it's very hard to trust him in standard leagues -- he's missed a total of 99 games in the past two seasons.
Oct 8 - 8:15 PM

Tyreke Evans (migraine) was back at practice on Friday.

He was a full go after he didn't travel for Wednesday's game against the 76ers. Evans has struggled to stay on the court, which is a big reason why he could only secure a one-year, $3.3 million deal with Memphis. It makes a lot of sense to bring him off the bench and start Wayne Selden, but Evans could do some damage in that role. He's a possible option in deep leagues.
Oct 6 - 2:55 PM

Tyreke Evans (migraine) will not travel to Philadelphia for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

After Wednesday, the Grizzlies don't play again until Monday vs. the Hawks, giving Evans plenty of time to get over this migraine issue. Wayne Selden wasn't very impressive at all in a start on Monday, but he'll have another opportunity to prove himself on Wednesday night.
Oct 3 - 2:23 PM

Tyreke Evans sat out of Monday's preseason opener with a migraine.

The Grizzlies called him questionable to play, but he never came out of the locker room. He'll get a chance to make his Grizzlies debut on Wednesday vs. the 76ers and will try to make his case for the starting shooting guard role. Wayne Selden, Evans' primary competition, scored three points with one assist in 15 minutes Monday.
Oct 2 - 11:12 PM

David Fizdale said the starting two-guard position in Memphis will be an open competition at training camp.

"I’ll just roll the ball out and see which bulldog wants it," Fizdale said. "The good thing is that all those guys are capable. That’s a good problem to have for me in that there’s good competition there." Ben McLemore (foot) will be on the sidelines until November, so that leaves Tyreke Evans and Wayne Selden to compete for the starting two-spot in Memphis. Evans may be the more talented player, but the Grizzlies might want to keep his minutes low given his injury history.
Sep 27 - 12:03 PM

Tyreke Evans has agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Grizzlies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

That's a pretty good bargain for the Grizzlies with very little risk. It's a lot like Dion Waiters' deal with the Heat last year to give Evans a chance to show he can adjust his style of play to a changing NBA. Plus, maybe he can shake off the injury bug that keeps biting him year after year. Evans probably makes more sense off the bench with minutes in the 20s.
Jul 7 - 2:08 PM

Tyreke Evans (toe) will not play on Wednesday against the Clippers.

He wasn't on the injury report earlier, but this is probably the least surprising news of the day. Expect Arron Afflalo to back up Langston Galloway against Chris Paul. That seems like a fair fight, right?
Apr 12 - 9:09 PM

Tyreke Evans is not on the injury report for Wednesday against the Clippers.

The Kings are razor thin, but who knows what they're going to do with Evans? If he does suit up, he has a high floor with Langston Galloway as the only other ball handler out there -- Arron Afflalo has played some point, as well.
Apr 12 - 5:31 PM

Tyreke Evans (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

It's the first game of a back-to-back set, so Evans will be getting his usual maintenance day. Garrett Temple could get the start in his absence, and he could be someone to look at as a potential punt play in daily leagues. Buddy Hield should also see a slight uptick in usage sans Evans.
Apr 11 - 6:05 PM

Tyreke Evans will rest on Sunday vs. the Rockets.

In addition to sitting out on Sunday, Evans will miss either Tuesday's game vs. the Suns or Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers as well. Buddy Hield is the only wing you want to own in Sacramento right now.
Apr 9 - 1:36 PM

Tyreke Evans finished with six points, five assists, three rebounds and a steal over 28 minutes in Tuesday's 98-87 win against the Mavericks.

Evans missed Saturday's game due to a planned rest, and he looked like he was still sleeping in this one. The veteran swingman connected on just two of his nine field goal attempts, misfiring from each of his attempts from behind the arc. He is likely to rest one more time as the Kings wrap up the regular season with a back-to-back April 11 against Phoenix and April 12 at L.A. Clippers.
Apr 5 - 2:10 AM

Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday.

The tank rolls on. The Kings are missing Darren Collison (rest), Ty Lawson (rest), Arron Afflalo (back), Kosta Koufos (rest) and Anthony Tolliver (hip), so they will dress eight players tonight.
Apr 4 - 10:32 PM

Tyreke Evans (planned rest), Kosta Koufos (planned rest), and Garrett Temple (planned rest) have been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Minnesota.

Evans played on Friday, and the Kings haven't allowed him to play in back-to-backs, so it was expected that he would be rested on Saturday. Arron Afflalo (personal) will return to the team on Saturday and will likely draw the start. Buddy Hield will continue to see plenty of playing time as well.
Apr 1 - 1:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Wayne Selden
3Ben McLemore
4Kobi Simmons
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Dillon Brooks
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Ivan Rabb
4Vince Hunter
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis