A relatively slow trade deadline today got a little bit of a kick earlier this morning when Marc Stein of ESPN.com heard rumblings of the C’s interest in Kings guard Tyreke Evans.
Latest word out of Boston: Celtics making deadline-day run at player they’ve pursued before … Tyreke Evans
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Unfortunately, with the C’s limited in attractive assets and Evans earning $5 million dollars in an expiring deal which would make salaries tough to match, these trade talks may have ended quickly.
Kings Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins have been given the impression that they would not be dealt, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 21, 2013
Some even more direct words from Kings beat writer Jason Jones
Just told Tyreke Evans won’t be dealt today by person familiar with the situation. Kings leave for ATL in about 90 minutes
— JasonJones (@mr_jasonjones) February 21, 2013
A good thought by Ainge, who has been interested in acquiring Evans in recent years, but not enough to make anything match.