While it’s been reported that Tyreke Evans is considering signing the offer sheet presented to him by the New Orleans Pelicans, sources close to Evans and the Kings are now saying Evans will indeed sign the offer sheet if the Kings don’t make their decision on his future tonight.
Evans has reportedly informed the Kings that he is willing to stay in Sacramento, assuming they give him a deal similar to the four year, $44 million dollar presented by New Orleans. The Kings however have been hesitant to commit that much to Evans, who has apparently become frustrated with the Kings lack of movement in the situation.
Per Jonathan Santiago:
In the Tyreke Evans‘ sweepstakes, the Sacramento Kings are still in the game. Multiple sources with knowledge of Evans’ thinking are refuting a report that the fourth-year swingman wants out of the capital city. However, if the Kings don’t take make a move today, Evans will commit to the Pelicans.
Last evening it appeared the Kings were ready to move on from Evans after offering Andre Iguodala a hefty contract which they oddly rescinded just hours later.
Despite Evans’ rush for a commitment from the Kings, they still hold the cards as the former NBA Rookie of the Year is a restricted free agent giving the Kings three days to match the offer sheet, once it’s signed.