Kings Reportedly Won’t Match Tyreke Evans’ $44 Million Offer from Pelicans

by July 04, 2013

2009-’10 NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans’ time in Sacramento could soon be coming to an end — the Sacramento Kings reportedly won’t match the four-year, $44 million offer from the New Orleans Pelicans. Per the Sac Bee: “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. […] Team officials reportedly believe the offer is excessive and would damage the team’s long-term salary cap flexibility. They pulled their four-year, $52 million offer to free agent Andre Iguodala Tuesday when the Denver Nuggets swingman refused to make a firm commitment. Evans’ future with the Kings became less certain when the club selected Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore last Thursday in the NBA Draft.”