NBA Rumors: Sixers Join NBA-Wide Chase For Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans appears to be one of the NBA’s most wanted players — in a good way.

The Memphis Grizzlies guard is drawing widespread interest in his services ahead of the NBA trade deadline, which is at 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 8. The Philadelphia 76ers are the latest team to contact the Grizzlies about Evans, but Memphis’ high asking price might prevent him from moving to his native City of Brotherly Love, according to The New York Times’ Mark Stein.

Evans’ fine form this season and his $3.29 million expiring contract make him an attractive target for teams seeking to bolster their backcourt options for the stretch run. Meanwhile, the 18-31 Grizzlies appear ready to enter a rebuilding phase and are keen to amass assets.

Rumors have linked him this week with a potential move to the Boston Celtics, but Boston might have to pay up in order to outbid at least six other teams for the 28-year-old, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.

The Grizzlies’ trade demands might be the only things keeping him in Memphis so far, and he appears all but gone, especially if they nudge their price a little lower.

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