NBA Free Agency: Tyreke Evans To Meet With the Atlanta Hawks

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

UPDATE (12:08 ET):


Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans has quickly become a hot commodity. His next meeting will be with the Atlanta Hawks, and he will likely meet with another Eastern Conference team, according to James Ham of

The New Orleans Pelicans offered Evans a four-year, $44 million contract on Sunday night, according to USA Today. The $44 million part of the offer varies from different reports, but it’s likely in the $40-48 million range. It’s enough to get Reggie Miller back in the gym, though.

The Kings can still match any offer Evans garners, but the Pelicans’ proposal might stand. To clarify, Evans has yet to sign New Orleans’ offer sheet.

The Hawks, meanwhile, currently have eight players under contract for about $22 million in 2013-14. They recently issued Jeff Teague a $4.5 million qualifying offer, but Teague is also being pursued by the Milwaukee Bucks, whose backcourt situation is in flux.

If Atlanta allows Teague sign elsewhere, Evans, if the Kings let him walk, could take over as the Hawks’ new point guard. He’s probably better suited off the ball, but the Hawks need a scorer  Evans fits that bill, sporting a 17.5-point career scoring average in spite of his down year in 2012-13.

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Jeff Teague, NBA Free Agency, Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans

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