May 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George (24) and Atlanta Hawks small forward Kyle Korver (26) scramble for the ball in the second half of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. The Pacers won 81-73. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agency: July 4


 

Thomas to be amnestied 

TNT’s David Aldridge is reporting via Twitter that the Charlotte Bobcats (or Hornets) are going to amnesty power forward Tyrus Thomas  in order to make room for the newly reached Al Jefferson deal.

Thomas averaged 4.8 points and 2.3 rebounds last season as a member of the Bobcats.

Korver Stays In Atlanta

After all of the talk about Kyle Korver joining a veteran squad looking to contend for a title (like the Brooklyn Nets and San Antonio Spurs), he has decided to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the deal is worth $24 million over four years.

Korver averaged 10.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for the Hawks last season. He shot 46.1% from the field, 45.7% from beyond the arc and 85.9% from the charity stripe. Korver mainly has one job – to knock down three-pointers and as you can by his numbers, he is quite good at it.

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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