The Memphis Grizzlies will take their best shot at re-signing forward Tyreke Evans this offseason, likely to offer him the mid-level exception, which should pay him north of $8.5 million, according to Chris Herrington of The Commercial Appeal. Evans was one of the most coveted players in the trade market. But after teams failed to offer a first-round selection in return for his services, the Grizzlies stayed put and kept him through the deadline. “This clear intent to try to bring Evans back means that the Grizzlies think Evans would return to Memphis for the mid-level exception (north of $8.5 million), the maximum the team can offer,” wrote Herrington. “That would mean Evans not only choosing Memphis over other comparable offers, but, presumably, not getting offers this summer for more (or at least not substantially more).” The 28-year-old was inserted back into the starting rotation after missing five straight games due to being held out for any potential trade opportunity coming the team’s way.