Posted October 16, 2012

Tyreke Evans contract extension not likely, according to report

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The Sacramento Kings will likely not offer Tyreke Evans a contract extension, allowing him to become a restricted free agent next season. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans looks poised to become a restricted free agent next offseason.

NBA.com’s David Aldridge reported Monday that the Kings will likely pass on offering Evans a contract extension.

From Aldridge’s report:

Evans has shown flashes in his first three seasons, but not enough to pique Sacramento’s interest to give him a deal. The Kings will “probably not” be offering an extension, a source says.

Teams have until Oct. 31 to offer contract extensions to players from the 2009 draft class, who are slotted to become restricted free agents next summer. Aldridge details how that front is likely to be quiet — including with Evans, the fourth-year player who is perhaps the most notable of the crop.

Evans has regressed after a stellar rookie season that saw him win Rookie of the Year honors while averaging 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. If Evans does end up testing the market as a restricted free agent, the Kings would have the opportunity to match any offer presented.


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