Kings, Pelicans, Blazers Working on Trade?
Restricted free agent and former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans has given the New Orleans Pelicans a verbal agreement that he will sign their four-year, $44 million offer sheet, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation. The Sacramento Kings, Evans’ former team, will now have until three days after the free agency moratorium is lifted on July 10 to decide whether to match the offer.
It’s unclear if the Kings have completely ruled out the possibility of matching the offer, but they are currently working on a sign-and-trade with the Pelicans in which Evans would go to New Orleans while Pelicans point guard Greivis Vasquez would go to Sacramento and Pelicans center Robin Lopez would go to the Portland Trail Blazers. It’s unclear what Portland would give up in the deal, but it is not done and Sacramento is still considering other trade scenarios.