HoopsHype Tyreke Evans rumors

July 4, 2013 Updates

As part of a sign-and-trade arrangement, Evans will come to the Pelicans on a four-year, $44 million contract. New Orleans will send guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings and center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers, sources said. Portland will send future draft considerations and cash in the deal, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The trade came after free-agent point guard Jose Calderon rejected a contract offer from the Kings, league sources said. The Kings had hoped to sign Calderon and trade Vasquez to another team. Yahoo! Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms on a three-team deal that will cement Tyreke Evans' move to the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. The trade -- which can't be officially completed until July 10 -- will send Evans to the Pelicans via sign-and-trade, with Sacramento receiving guard Greivis Vasquez from the Pelicans and Portland acquiring New Orleans center Robin Lopez. ESPN.com

The Kings will not match the four-year, $44 million offer sheet that Tyreke Evans has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans. According to sources close to the situation, the new Kings management group instead is hoping to close Thursday on a sign-and-trade agreement involving Pelicans point guard Greivis Vasquez and backup center Robin Lopez. No deals can be finalized until July 10. Sacramento Bee

July 3, 2013 Updates

It remains to be seen if the Kings will match the Pelicans' offer, but they will likely explore sign and trade possibilities in which they may be able to net New Orleans point guard Greivis Vasquez. Because the Pelicans recently traded for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday from Philadelphia in a deal that can't be formalized until July 10, Vasquez – who was a Most Improved Player candidate last season – is far more expendable than before. USA Today Sports

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