New Orleans Pelicans Offer Tyreke Evans $44 Million
Have been told the Pelicans' sheet to Tyreke Evans is four years, $44 million.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2013
Is Tyreke Evans really worth $44 million? And what’s going on with the New Orleans Pelicans? After getting absolutely robbed by the Philadelphia 76ers (Pelicans trade Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick to Philly for Jrue Holiday and a second-rounder in this year’s draft) do I trust any moves the Pelicans are trying to pull this year?
(That’s the sound of all the New Orleans Pelicans fans silently screaming.)
Wizards about to sign Martell Webster?
Wizards are making a contract offer to their own free agent G-F Martell Webster today, source tells Y! Sports. He is Wiz "No. 1" FA priority
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2013
Could the Wizards be a playoff team? Could Bradley Beal, Martell Webster, and draft-pick Otto Porter take the Wizards to the promised land? Who knows — the Bucks made the playoffs this year, and they lost more games than they won — so I guess, anything is possible.
Spurs pursuing Andrei Kirilenko?
One of the teams that troubles Minnesota in Wolves' bid to retain Andrei Kirilenko: San Antonio. I'm told Spurs have AK-47 in their sights
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2013
Marc Stein definitely wins clever tweet/corniest joke of the day.
And apparently the Spurs are also pursuing Monta Ellis
— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) July 1, 2013
Is there anybody the Spurs aren’t pursuing? This makes me wonder if all this talk is just interference for the real move the Spurs are trying to make…
Danny Ainge: Celtics aren’t tanking
Danny Ainge to Globe: "We are not tanking. Thats ridiculous. This is the Boston Celtics." #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) July 1, 2013
It’s o.k. Danny. When you trade three of your four best players for draft picks and cap space the year before the best draft class in half a decade (along with the best prospect since LeBron in Wiggins) that’s probably a good sign that you’re tanking. Add the fact that you’re shopping around your All-NBA point guard, and just admit it already.