New Orleans Pelicans: Tyreke Evans Trade and Contract Grades
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
Pelicans: Receive: Tyreke Evans
Pelicans Trade: Greivis Vasquez and Robin Lopez
Pelicans sign Evans to 4 year, 44 million dollar contract
- This is an interesting trade for the Pelicans. On the one hand, they traded two starters, but they did receive the best player in the deal. Evans is still quite young and still has elite offensive potential. He finally settled into his natural position of shooting guard last season, having his most efficient season of his career, but with Eric Gordon entrenched as the high priced starter (and the better player), he will most likely be a high end sixth man. If he is a sixth man, he will be one of the best in the NBA, as he is able to play the 1,2 and 3. With All Star, Jrue Holiday at point guard and borderline All Star, Eric Gordon, a 20 point per game scorer, at shooting guard and Evans not an ideal fit at small forward, E...