The New Orleans Pelicans wasted no time showing their interest in Sacramento Kings free agent point guard Tyreke Evans when the clock struck midnight, and there fast approach may have paid off. According to the latest reports, Evans could be signing an offer sheet with the Pelicans as soon as Monday night.
Any deal would reportedly be “substantial”, but the Kings still reserve the right to match any offer that comes his way.
From Jimmy Spencer of Bleacher Report:
Hearing from a trusted source that Tyreke Evans could be signing an offer sheet with the New Orleans Pelicans by as early as tonight.
— Jimmy Spencer (@JimmySpencerNBA) July 1, 2013
If an agreement takes place, Evans would become one of the first players to agree in principle to a new deal.
Obviously Chris Paul is the biggest domino to already fall, so the point guard market could find some quick action early.
Free agency kicked off just after midnight, so be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors from around the league.