Point guard Tyreke Evans got his wish to get out of Sacramento after the Kings, New Orleans and the Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a three-team deal that will send him to the Pelicans, according to sources.
Evans will go to the Pelicans via sign-and-trade, Sacramento will get guard Greivis Vasquez while the Blazers will land New Orleans center Robin Lopez. The trade will be officially completed July 10 when the moratorium ends.
In a tweet, Evans confirmed that he will leave Sacramento after four years.
"Just got back to Sac. I had a great 4 years here. The Kings fans are amazing i will never forget you. Alot of memories. Thank you all!" Evans said in his Twitter account.
To complete the trade, the Blazers will send 2013 second-round pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans, two future second-round picks to Sacramento and also will get guard Terrel Harris from New Orleans along with Lopez.
The Blazers also will shoulder the $1,568,999 trade kicker triggered in Lopez's contract because of the trade.
In a move to free salary cap space for Evans' four-year, $44 million deal, the Pelicans got Portland involved as the Blazers have been after Lopez for days.
Sacramento jumped into the mix to take Vasquez from the Pelicans after it became apparent the Kings were not going to strike a deal with Detroit Pistons free-agent guard Jose Calderon.
Evans told Pelicans officials that he's willing to come off the bench if necessary, enabling the team to carry a three-man backcourt rotation that also includes Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon.