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June 30, 2013
Pelicans plan to swoop in to land Tyreke Evans

Kings restricted free agent Tyreke Evans began free agency by meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans when free agency began at 9:01 p.m. PST, in Los Angeles, The Bee has learned.

Evans' agent, Arn Tellem, is based in Southern California.

The Kings extended a qualifying offer to Evans last week worth $6.9 million for next season.

Evans can negotiate with other teams and sign an offer sheet, but the Kings can match any offer. The Kings could also agree to a sign-and-trade with Evans.

But David Aldridge of reports New Orleans has a "big" offer sheet ready for Evans.

Evans would like a contract worth about $10 million annually. Evans is believed to have more than 10 teams interested in him and is not expected to make a decision tonight.

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