Apr 15, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans (13) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trades: Tyreke Evans dealt to New Orleans Pelicans in 3-team trade

Another big three-team trade has gone down in the NBA, this time involving the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers.

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.


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.

Tags: Greivis Vasquez NBA Free Agency New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers Robin Lopez Sacramento Kings Tyreke Evans

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