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

Report: Sacramento Kings Will Not Match Increased Offers For Tyreke Evans?


The Sacramento Kings recently extended their qualifying offer to Tyreke Evans, making him a restricted free agent. It was more of a formality than anything as the Kings certainly didn’t want to lose Evans for nothing, but if a team is willing to break the bank on Evans, it’s quite possible the Kings will let them do so.

According to Carmichael Dave, the Kings are prepared to let Evans walk if he receives an offer they deem too expensive.

Per CD:

Hearing that the Kings will NOT match any increased offers on Tyreke Evans, if they materialize.As it stands, they are prepared to lose him.

As Dave points out in a later tweet, that doesn’t mean the Kings are planning to let Evans leave or they have no intentions of bringing him back, rather, they’re playing the situation with caution as they should. Not wanting to overpay for his services, the Kings will allow the market to set itself for Evans. If it’s too rich for them, it’s too rich.

The Kings understandably don’t want to eat away a large portion of their cap space right now, especially with a new ownership group wanting to bring in their own talent.

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  • Krish

    I like this approach of new management. I have been arguing for a longtime now that Tyreke is overvalued by many in this community. We should sing him for a reasonable rate of around $8 Million a year, but nothing more.

    • Ed

      I completely agree. He’s not much of a team player. He can drive to the hole and that’s about it. However, he does not pass or see the floor well, too. The Kings could sign and trade him and at least the Kings get something from him.

      • JJ

        But he was by far the best defender on the team last season.

        • Ed

          And that is not saying much on a team that was almost dead last in defense!

    • James

      Tyreke Evans is not overvalued at all. He is a point guard that had to switch his role due to bad coaching which messed up his whole game. Tyreke Evans is also the best defender on the kings so Sac should match up to $10 Million a year. With a good coach hes a all star

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