Posted July 03, 2013

Report: Tyreke Evans verbally agrees to four-year, $44 million deal from Pelicans

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The Pelicans reportedly offered Tyreke Evans a four-year deal. (Rocky Widner/NBA/Getty Images)

The Pelicans offered restricted free-agent Tyreke Evans a 4-year deal worth $44 million. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans verbally agreed to a four-year offer sheet with the New Orleans Pelicans, worth $44 million, reports TNT’s David Aldridge.

Evans is a restricted free agent after the team extended him a one-year qualifying offer last week worth $6.8 million.

Evans wouldn’t be able to sign an offer sheet until the July moratorium is lifted next Wednesday. Once the offer sheet is signed, the Kings have three days to decide whether or not to match the offer.

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Evans, 23, was the 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year and only the fourth rookie in NBA history to average 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists a contest.

This season, he averaged 15.8 points, 4.4 rebounds a game while shooting a career-high 47.8 percent from the floor.


5 comments
M20
M20

He's not really a star, and is best suited to be a complementary player, but this also isn't really crazy money. It'll be interesting to see what the Kings do.

RaptorFan
RaptorFan

He is worth matching if you are Sac town but he doesn't fit the team playing style. Best option would be to sign and trade him, and hopefully pick up some prospects. Rivers may have had a horrible rookie season (Nba worst PER) but who knows maybe a new team is what he needs.

Glenn10
Glenn10

He  is not a go to guy, I would not match and will spend the money on a legitimate star.

Hampton180
Hampton180

Although there are a lot of ifs (he can play like his ROY year, Davis and Holiday continue to improve), this team may be very good if the Kings do not match