Sacramento Kings Wont Match Elevated Offers for Tyreke Evans?

Feb 19, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (13) controls the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Sacramento Kings recently extended their qualifying offer to former Rookie of the Year, Tyreke Evans, there’s a good chance he has played his last game in the California capital.

According to Carmichael Dave, a Sacramento Kings insider, the Kings are prepared to let Evans walk if a team wants to offer him an elevated contract.

Per Dave:

Hearing that the Kings will NOT match any increased offers on Tyreke Evans, if they materialize.As it stands, they are prepared to lose him.

Evans’ qualifying offer will pay him just under $7 million dollars this season, if he doesn’t sign a new contract with a new team or his contract with a new team isn’t matched by the Kings.

For the Kings, who are under new ownership, it’s clear they want to re-tool the roster and Evans may not be part of the plan:

Same sources also say Evans wouldn’t exactly be upset if he left Sacramento either. Wouldn’t mind fresh start.

After winning the Rookie of the Year award, Evans struggled under the former Kings regime in addition to constantly dealing with foot injuries.

Topics: Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans

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  • YOYOYSUITES

    this is sad.

  • Ed

    Actually, I’m not sure about Evans, but when you consider that the Kings could have Evans back at the point, Mclemore at shooting guard and Cousins down low. That would be a solid core to build around! Jimmer and Thornton could open up the middle, but if they trade one of them and get a solid small forward…now we are talking a possible playoff team if they can get their act together.

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