Now, according to Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, we know what that potential offer is.
According to Deveney, the Pelicans are set to offer Evans an offer sheet worth $40 million over four years.
Just heard that Pelicans offer to Tyreke Evans would be 4 years, $40 mil. That’s a $35 mil-per-year backcourt, assuming Eric Gordon stays
The lone problem with the offer sheet is the Pelicans currently have just about $6 million in available cap money after trading for Jrue Holiday and signing their rookies. In short, that means one of two things – either the Pelicans would need to renounce the rights of Al-Farouq Aminu or Xavier Henry along with another small contract or they’d need the Kings to assist in a sign and trade.
The $10 million dollar annual salary is right on the border of where the Kings reportedly were comfortable in paying, assuming Evans does sign the offer. They will have a few days to match the offer if Evans signs.
Deveney says the Pelicans would bring Evans off the bench in a Manu Ginobili type role.
David Aldridge reports it’s 4 years, $44 million