Reports: Pelicans Agree to Three Team Deal for Tyreke Evans [UPDATE]

Cary Emondson-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE: New Orleans also gets the 39th pick of the 2013 draft, Kansas center Jeff Withey. Woj:

[FULL WITHEY POST HERE: http://www.atthehive.com/2013/7/4/4494696/pelicans-jeff-withey-portland-tyreke-evans]

I absolutely love Withey -- he was one of the best finishers in college basketball last year, posted PERs of 26, 23, 25, 28 in four years at Kansas, and shut down some of the biggest post names in college basketball. Draft Express wrote in April that he's very arguably the best defensive prospect in the 2013 draft. Excitement!

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According to multiple NBA reports, the New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, and Portland Trail Blazers have agreed on a three team deal that lands restricted free agent Tyreke Evans in New Orleans, and Robin Lopez and Greivis Vasquez in Portland and Sacramento respectively.

ESPN's Marc Stein:

The New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms on a three-team deal that will cement Tyreke Evans' move to the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

The trade -- which can't be officially completed until July 10 -- will send Evans to the Pelicans via sign-and-trade, with Sacramento receiving guard Greivis Vasquez from the Pelicans and Portland acquiring New Orleans center Robin Lopez.

The Pelicans could not acquire Evans or complete their draft-day trade for Philadelphia's Jrue Holiday without shedding salary, so they have been pursuing trades all week while putting the finishing touches on a four-year, $44 million offer sheet to Evans, a restricted free agent.

New Orleans had the option of waiving Lopez by Friday's deadline for a mere $500,000 to buy out the final two years of his Pelicans contract, but Portland has been after the big man for days.

Stein on Twitter:

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