Feb 13, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (13) keeps the ball in bounds during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Pelicans Offer Tyreke Evans Four Years, $44 Million


Just a few minutes ago, it was reported that Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans was working on a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, which he may sign tonight.

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.

*Update*

David Aldridge reports it’s 4 years, $44 million

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