HoopsHype Tyreke Evans rumors

July 4, 2013 Updates

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

According to one person with knowledge of the talks between Evans and Sacramento, the Kings were caught off guard by the value the market has set for the 23-year-old. The source added that the Kings value Evans as a $8-9 million-a-year player, far below the $11 million a season that Pelicans are willing to commit. Cowbell Kingdom

Tyreke Evans continues to wait for the Kings to make him an offer that tops the New Orleans Pelicans' offer sheet of four years, $44 million. Evans is returning to Sacramento from Los Angeles today and will mull over whether to accept the New Orleans' offer sheet, which the Kings could match because he is a restricted free agent. Sources close to Evans said he is waiting to see if the Kings will make an offer that's bigger than the Pelicans offer after ending their pursuit of Andre Iguodala. Sacramento Bee

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