Sources: Kings send Evans to Pelicans

FansidedThe Indiana Pacers recently made a run at New Orleans Pelicans center Robin Lopez, but those talks stalled rather quickly.

Now, the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and Pelicans have agreed to the parameters of a three-team deal that would send Lopez to the Trail Blazers, young star Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, and Greivis Vasquez to the Kings, league sources told Crossover Chronicles.

And the Trail Blazers would send draft picks and cash considerations as part of the deal, a source said.

The deal has been agreed to by all three teams and at least one person involved in the negotiations said this deal came to fruition very quickly. “This all happened very rapidly,” the source said.

Free agent point guard Jose Calderon turned down an offer from the Kings Thursday, allowing the Kings to pursue a three-team deal instead, a source close to Calderon said.

Evans has agreed to a new four-year, $44 million contract with the Pelicans, after he previously was mulling over an offer sheet from New Orleans, which pressured the Kings into making a deal.

The trade can’t be finalized until the moratorium is lifted on July 10.