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.
Three-way footnotes: Portland also gets Terrel Harris w/Robin Lopez, pays Lopez's $1.6M trade kicker and sends two second-rounders to SAC
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2013
Portland will send Jeff Withey to Pelicans as part of 3-team deal, league source tells Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2013