Oct 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans (1) brings the ball up the court during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Pelicans willing to trade Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon?


The New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings pulled off a trade this past offseason that sent impending free agent Tyreke Evans to the Big Easy while Greivis Vasquez went to the California capital.

Vasquez didn’t last long in Sacramento (he was traded to Toronto a handful of games into the season) and it appears the same fate could be awaiting Tyreke Evans in New Orleans.

Fresh off a four-year, $44 million dollar deal, Evans has dealt with a handful of ankle injuries with the Pelicans (something that haunted him during his tenure in Sacramento) and according to the New York Daily News, the Pelicans wouldn’t be opposed to trade him or fellow backcourt mate Eric Gordon:

The Pelicans signed Tyreke Evans this past summer to a four-year, $44 million free-agent deal and then added veteran PG Jrue Holiday via a trade with the Sixers to join Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis. But all the moves haven’t exactly clicked. In fact, they’ve backfired, with New Orleans losing 13 of its last 17 games after starting out 11-10. The front office’s take? Team execs are saying at least those are assets that can be moved. Davis and Holiday are the keepers.

Gordon, who has long been the subject of trade rumors came out this week and suggested that team officials told him he wasn’t being shopped – but as we all know terminology is everything in the NBA.

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