April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (13) takes a shot against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Kings 121-100. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Tyreke Evans Gives New Orleans A Verbal Agreement, Sacramento Won't Match

Update: Kings Will Not Match Pelicans Offer For Tyreke Evans

The Sacramento Kings will be saying good bye to guard Tyreke Evans.

According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, “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.”

Evans, the 2009-10 Rookie of the Year, was made expendable when the Kings selected Kansas guard Ben McLemore in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Tyreke Evans Gives New Orleans A Verbal Agreement

Guard Tyreke Evans has given the New Orleans Pelicans verbal agreement, meaning he plans to sign an offer sheet with the Pelicans on July 10.

According to Sam Amick, the deal is worth $44 million over four years.

Evans had his most efficient season as a professional last year, averaging 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He shot 47.8% from the field and 33.8% from beyond the arc, both career-highs.

Once Evans signs the offer sheet, the Sacramento Kings, who Evans has spent all four of his professional seasons with, will have three days to match the offer.

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