NBA free agency 2013: Pelicans make lucrative offer sheet to Tyreke Evans

USA TODAY Sports

The Pelicans have offered Evans a lucrative deal. Will he accept it and give the Kings a tough decision?

Ready for another big splash this summer, the New Orleans Pelicans "made a lucrative, four-year offer to Tyreke Evans in last night's meeting" with the restricted free agent, USA Today's Sam Amick reports. It's worth $44 million, NBA.com's David Aldridge adds.

Should Evans accept the sizable offer, the Sacramento Kings will be forced to make a tough decision on arguably their best player. After making a qualifying offer to the former Rookie of the Year before the deadline, Sacramento retains the right to match all offers made to Evans.

After trading for Jrue Holiday on draft night, it's clear New Orleans hopes to make major progress in its first season under the Pelicans nickname. Adding Evans to a roster that already features Holiday, Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon would make New Orleans one of the most entertaining young teams in the league.

Considering the ups and downs in Evans' career, it's easy to forget that he doesn't turn 24 until September. Finally settling into a wing role with Sacramento last season, he averaged 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 65 games.

More from SB Nation:

The NBA's top 90 free agents | All NBA free agency news

Rockets can offer Howard max deal | Dwight's worth it

Knicks trading for Bargnani | Ziller: The Knicks never learn

Everyone wants Andre Iguodala | An open letter to Iggy

NBA Draft 2013 grades and results

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.