Tyreke Evans met with the New Orleans Pelicans late Sunday night. On Monday afternoon, it was reported by Sam Amick of USA Today that the Pelicans have made a four-year, $44 million offer to restricted free agent Tyreke Evans.
“Evans has serious interest in signing with the Pelicans, and will likely agree to sign the deal if the Kings tell him later today that they will not match. Evans is visiting with the Detroit Pistons before seeing the Kings this evening in Los Angeles.”
The Pelicans recently traded for Philadelphia Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday, giving up their No. 6 pick in the NBA Draft — Nerlens Noel. New Orleans also carries Greivis Vasquez and Eric Gordon on their current roster. According to Amick, the Pelicans see Evans as a combo talent who can play the point guard, shooting guard and/or small forward.
Early reports indicate that the Sacramento Kings are not likely to match the offer Pelicans offer. Evans averaged 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game last season.