ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that Boston was one of three frontrunners for Memphis’ Tyreke Evans.
Three frontrunners (Boston, Denver and Philadelphia) and a fourth team (Miami) staying engaged on Memphis' Tyreke Evans, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2018
Evans hasn't suited up for the Grizzlies since February 1, as the team continues to shop him prior to the upcoming trade deadline. The 28-year-old is currently averaging 19.5 PPG, 5 RPG, and 5 APG.
This came less than an hour after Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that the Celtics were continuing to chase a first round pick in exchange for Marcus Smart. Boston hopes to flip the hypothetical first rounder in a deal for Clippers guard Lou Williams or Evans.
The Celtics are chasing that extra first-round pick in Marcus Smart trade talks in hopes of flipping it in a deal for either Lou Williams or Tyreke Evans, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 2018
Smart remains out for the next 2 or so weeks due to a right hand laceration he suffered early in the Celtics’ most recent west coast trip. His upcoming restricted free agency has spurred a lot of these trade rumors, many of which have heated up over the last day or two.
The trade deadline is this Thursday, February 8th at 3 p.m. EST