It was reported that Tyreke Evans wanted to join the Pelicans and the Kings have now decided not to match New Orleans offer to Tyreke Evans of 4-years / $44 million. However, instead of losing out with nothing in return, Sacramento is close to a sign-and-trade of Evans to New Orleans for point guard Greivis Vasquez and center Robin Lopez.
According to the Sacramento Bee:
The Kings will not match the four-year, $44 million offer sheet that Tyreke Evans has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans. According to sources close to the situation, 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.