Sixers like Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans, shouldn’t fear sending 1st-rounder
The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly excited about Memphis Grizzlies veteran Tyreke Evans however could have to ship a first-round choose again.
Evans, 28, is on some of the useful contracts within the league whereas having fun with a surprisingly profitable season for the Grizzlies. Even although his deal would expire on the finish of the season, he would assist the Sixers of their pursuit of the playoffs. Memphis wants belongings after shedding Mike Conley for the season.
Now that the Washington Wizards are with out John Wall, many consider it’s fully potential that they might miss the postseason. This would give a brand new window of alternative to Philadelphia, although the group is outwardly hesitant to danger jeopardizing their future by sacrificing a useful draft choose.
But they’ve extra future belongings within the draft than nearly each different crew, as you may see right here.
Some insiders consider the Sixers would doubtless solely embody a first-rounder if additionally they offload the contract of Jerryd Baylesss. If he was concerned within the deal, the entrance workplace must tackle at the least $three.1 million again from Memphis to match the salaries.
This means Philadelphia would additionally must commerce for Brandan Wright (who’s on an expiring contract) or Ben McLemore (whose deal expires subsequent yr) to make a commerce amenable.
Neither one among these gamers would considerably injury the accessible cap area available in the market for the Sixers, who would obtain a participant able to creating his personal offense in Evans.
Originally from 20 miles outdoors of Philadelphia, Evans presently ranks No. three general for most effective gamers (1.06 factors per possession) amongst these with as many alternatives when working isolation performs.
The Sixers have the fourth-worst isolation offense within the league (zero.84 PPP) and run iso-plays (four.zero p.c frequency) much less typically than some other crew.
He ranks Top 10 in scoring on pick-and-roll performs because the ballhandler, the place their offense ranks final in complete factors scored. Evans additionally ranks Top 10 in most effective gamers on handoffs (1.11 PPP) amongst these with as many alternatives, nevertheless, which is a typical play kind for his or her offense.
Among these with as many pull-up three-point makes an attempt, solely two gamers have been extra correct than Evans (40.7 p.c) up to now this season. No crew within the league has taken fewer pull-up three-pointers than Philadelphia.
They wouldn’t must decide to past this yr in the event that they traded for him. But they’d instantly have an upper-hand in negotiations in the event that they loved him on the roster.
Especially with out Markelle Fultz for an indefinite period of time and with JJ Redick presently on the mend, the offense wants extra scoring.
Expect the crew to be within the working for him earlier than the upcoming commerce deadline with different suitors together with the Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Earlier this seasons, we additionally linked Evans to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets.