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.
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.