April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (13) during the first quarter against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Evans to New Orleans in Three Team Trade


The New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms on a three-team trade that will land Tyreke Evans with the Pelicans, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

The trade will be official on July 10, and will also send Robin Lopez (from New Orleans) to Portland and Greivis Vasquez (from New Orleans) to the Kings.

Earlier this week, the Pelicans offered Evans a 4-year, $44 million offer sheet — which now will be completed through the sign-and-trade.

“New Orleans had the option of waiving Lopez by Friday’s deadline for a mere $500,000 to buy out the final two years of his Pelicans contract, but Portland has been after the big man for days.”

They lost out on Tiago Splitter when San Antonio re-signed them on Tuesday.

Also, according to Stein, this deal came together after the Kings failed to strike a deal with Detroit’s Jose Calderon.

“Sacramento jumped into the mix to take Vazquez from the Pelicans after it became apparent the Kings were not going to strike a deal with Detroit Pistons free-agent guard Jose Calderon.”


Tags: Greivis Vasquez NBA Free Agency New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers Robin Lopez Sacramento Kings Tyreke Evans

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