Boston Celtics rumors: Tyreke Evans is the scoring option team needs

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With the trade deadline approaching, the Boston Celtics are rumored to be one of a few teams interested in the services of Tyreke Evans.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans is on the trading block and the Boston Celtics are one of the teams interested.  While a possible trade is no guarantee, the team’s interest in a scoring talent like Evans is music to most Celtics’ fans ears.

Not only is Evans having a career year in Memphis, he would come cheap for the Celtics.  It would be a move that would be a rental, but also would enable the team to make another move if they so desired.  As of now, his 19.5 points per game will help the team replace the scoring option they would’ve had in Gordon Hayward.

Most importantly, he would provide another scoring option off the bench and help solve the team’s scoring lapses at times.  If this deal was to go down, it should happen within the next few days.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies plan to sit out Evans while they explore possible deals.

What are the Grizzlies seeking? 

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Memphis is seeking a first-round pick which should give the Boston Celtics the upper hand.  The only question is whether Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will be willing to part with any of his multitude of picks to acquire a player who will essentially be a rental.

Although Evans is the talented type of rental the Celtics could use right now, is he worth the risk?  By risk, I mean is he worth a first-round draft pick.  A late first rounder, probably so.  But anything higher than that and the Celtics should probably move on from a possible deal.

If that ends up being the path, Ainge can and probably will use the DPE they were granted for the Gordon Hayward injury as a means of luring a buy-out player looking to win now.

One of which could be veteran big man Greg Monroe.