Ailene Voisin reports that instead of matching the 4 year, $44M offer sheet Tyreke Evans has verbally committed to signing with the New Orleans Pelicans next Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings will instead sign and trade Evans to New Orleans in exchange for point guard Greivis Vasquez and Robin Lopez.
Kings will not match New Orleans Pelicans 4 year, $44 million offer sheet to Tyreke Evans. Dealing for Vasquez and Lopez.— Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) July 4, 2013
Between them, Lopez and Vasquez started 160 games in 2013. As usnfish wrote yesterday, the sign and trade removes any uncertainty that the Kings may have matched New Orleans' offer sheet next week.