Tyreke Evans trade rumors are still a hot topic around the NBA. A number of teams have made trade offers to the Memphis Grizzlies for the talented wing, but an offer hasn’t impressed them yet. The Grizzlies appear very intent on holding out for a first-round pick in exchange for Evans.

The Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Denver Nuggets have reportedly offered second-round picks to the Grizzlies in exchange for Evans. These NBA trade rumors have been reported by basketball analyst Adrian Wojnarowski, who states that the Grizzlies have countered those offers.

The team really wants a first-round pick to part with Evans.

Is there a deal on the horizon?

It has seemed like Tyreke Evans trade rumors have been floating around the NBA all season. Since the first day it appeared that the Memphis Grizzlies wouldn’t be competitive this year, Evans’ name has popped up in NBA trade rumors. Any team that needs a ball-handler or some scoring off the bench has been linked to him. That includes the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wojnarowski spoke at length about the situation, stating that, “Memphis still holding out for a first-round pick to move Tyreke Evans — and Boston, Denver and Philadelphia have resisted offers beyond either a young player or a second-rounder.

First-rounders have never been gripped so tightly in the league.[sic]”

Will a team bend and offer a first-round pick?

It’s starting to seem unlikely that the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, or Denver Nuggets will end up offering a first-round draft pick to get Tyreke Evans. A similar situation is taking place with the Los Angeles Lakers, as the team is trying to trade Julius Randle, but has only received offers that include second-round picks.

The situation could shift for the Lakers and Grizzlies as the NBA trade deadline approaches, but there is no indication that the teams should count on it.

It’s possible that the Memphis Grizzlies will end up accepting multiple second-round picks in order to get something back for Tyreke Evans. He becomes a free agent at the end of the current NBA season, so he could leave the team with nothing in return.

It’s possible that the Boston Celtics are holding out for this very reason, as they simultaneously try to trade Marcus Smart. Could two future second-round picks from the Celtics be enough to convince the Grizzlies? There are only a few hours left before the NBA trade deadline to find out.