With much of the focus on Dwight Howard, the Golden State Warriors have also shown interest in Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, according to Sean Cunningham of News10.
Was also told by source that the Warriors are among teams that have shown interest in Tyreke Evans #NBAKings
— Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) July 1, 2013
One of Evans’ primary suitors are the New Orleans Pelicans. They met with Evans when free agency opened on Sunday night, or early Monday morning, and reportedly had a hefty offer sheet prepared for Evans. Sam Amick of USA Today reports that it was a four-year deal, and David Aldridge later adds that it’s worth $44 million.
Golden State’s interest in Evans is interesting because they already have a surplus of guards and small forwards–Klay Thompson, Brandon Rush, Harrison Barnes and Richard Jefferson. If Jarrett Jack signs elsewhere, the team is likely to add a backup point guard too.
However, Thompson or Barnes could be involved in a potential Dwight Howard sign-and-trade. Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reported Monday that the Warriors are willing to offer Thompson or Barnes in a package for Howard. Andrew Bogut would also be included.
So, the Warriors’ interest in Evans likely has something to do with their interest in Howard, and the latter will most likely determine whether the Warriors seriously pursue Evans. Regardless, Evans can’t sign anything for 10 more days.