After playing out last season with the Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Evans was traded to the Kings last year from New Orleans in the deal for DeMarcus Cousins during the All-Star break.
Evans averaged 10.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists throughout 40 games last season. He struggled with health and consistency but was a reliable secondary ball-handler in Sacramento and New Orleans.
The Warriors signed Durant last summer, adding to a team that had just won a record 73 regular season games en route to the NBA Finals. The four-time scoring champion became the linchpin of their efforts on both ends of the court, winning Finals MVP on one of the most efficient scoring performances in NBA history to deliver Cheap Jerseys Soccer China Golden State its second championship in three seasons.
Golden State already made sure to take care of Curry, inking Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale its star point guard to a five-year “supermax” deal worth $201 million. But there was concern other teams could pry some of the Warriors’ supporting cast away.
Andre Iguodala was listening to offers from San Antonio and Philadelphia, and Shaun Livingston could have been targeted after coming off the bench in yet another championship system. But because Durant agreed to take less money, Golden State ownership can avoid a hefty luxury tax bill.
The Warriors eventually signed Livingston to a three-year, $24 million deal, then brought back Iguodala on a three-year, $48 million pact. With Draymond Green and Klay Thompson locked into contracts for the next two seasons, the reigning champs could become usual suspects in the Finals for the foreseeable future.