Tyreke Evans is a late scratch for Monday's game vs. the Nets.
Advice: Of course he is. The Grizzlies just placed him on the inactive list with no warning, but this isn't the first time a tanking team has been shady this season. Andrew Harrison (wrist) will start alongside Dillon Brooks and is a solid streaming option and pickup for the week.
Evans (inactive) is a late scratch Monday, simply listed as inactive.
Advice: Perhaps some subtle tanking by the Grizzlies after Evans played the last two games after missing nine in a row.
Tyreke Evans scored 20 points Saturday, going 6 of 19 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies topped the Denver Nuggets 101-94. Evans pulled down three rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 37:49 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Evans went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Tyreke Evans made 6-of-19 from the field for 20 points with three rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers against the Nuggets on Saturday.
Advice: Evans playing on Thursday was surprising and maybe the Grizzlies really wanted to snap their losing streak, which they did tonight. It'll be interesting to see what the plan is for the Grizzlies now, but they do have a back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday. Keep rolling with Tyreke as long as he's active.
Evans (rib) will start Thursday against the Bulls, but have his minutes monitored.
Advice: The Grizzlies' leading scorer (19.4 ppg) has missed 10 straight games and played in just four of the team's last 21 contests.
Tyreke Evans (ribs) looked great in his return from a 10-game absence on Thursday, tallying 25 points, nine dimes, five boards, two steals, five triples and three turnovers in 33 minutes.
Advice: Evans did an excellent job of running the floor and he came just one triple shy of matching his career-high in long-range makes, but most importantly, he looked healthy and didn’t hesitate at all taking it right to the rack through contact. Evans also had an epic pro-tank play at the end of the game, fouling Atonio Blakeney on a 3-point attempt with 1.8 seconds left and the Grizzlies clinging to a one-point lead. Blakeney went 2-of-3 from the line and Memphis lost the game.
Tyreke Evans scored 25 points Thursday, going 8 of 18 from the field, as the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Chicago Bulls 111-110. Evans pulled down five rebounds and dished out nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 32:46 on the floor. He added two steals. Evans went 5 of 9 from behind the arc.
Tyreke Evans (rib) is questionable for Thursday against the Bulls.
Advice: Well, this is a surprise after the Grizzlies have been ruling Evans out early for a couple weeks. He could still miss more time, but this could indicate he's getting closer to a return. The Grizzlies probably don't want to lose 20 in a row, so maybe that's a factor. He's an option as a pickup, but most owners may want to wait to see he is a go before taking up a roster spot.
Tyreke Evans (right rib) has been ruled out vs. Milwaukee on Monday.
Advice: Evans is out indefinitely and the Grizzlies haven't even pegged a potential return date. Ben McLemore, Kobi Simmons and Xavier Rathan-Mayes are benefiting the most in his absence.
Tyreke Evans (right rib) will not play Saturday vs. the Mavs.
Advice: Evans has been sidelined since late February and the Grizzlies obviously are in no rush to bring him back. Kobi Simmons, Ben McLemore, and Xavier Rathan-Mayes all played between 26 and 28 minutes on Friday. We'll likely see a similar disruption of playing time again on Saturday. Wayne Selden logged 16 minutes off the bench.