Tyreke Evans is headed to the Pelicans in a sign-and-trade that will have him on a four-year, $44 million contract. The Kings will acquire Greivis Vasquez and the Trail Blazers will get Robin Lopez.
Y! Sources: New Orleans, Sacramento, Portland agree to three-team deal to send Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans. http://t.co/MXOMlw5luq
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2013
New Orleans suddenly looks to have a pretty decent roster after the couple of trades they have pulled off this offseason. The Pelicans could potentially start a five-man squad of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis and now Evans. That’s a lot of talent that could evolve into a force in the Western Conference, if everyone stays healthy.
The Kings get to part ways with Evans, who just couldn’t work out for them. Evans had a fantastic rookie campaign in which he won the Rookie of the Year but has struggled and appeared to be on the decline ever since.
Vasquez had a big season last year for the Hornets and led them in assists in every game the team played. Maybe he is just what the Kings need at point guard, someone who can find a way to pass to all of the shooters on that roster.