After failing to sign an extension prior to the 2012-13 season, Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans is slated for free agency this offseason. With a four-year track record as a successful NBA player, there figures to be plenty of teams looking to bring in Evans.
However, wanting to bring in Tyreke is only one piece of the puzzle. Teams will also need the necessary cap space to add him to their roster. Because of that, there are only a handful of teams capable of landing the guard.
Therefore, in compiling this list, two factors were considered: 1) if Evans is a fit personnel-wise and 2) if the team had enough cap space to sign a player of Tyreke’s caliber. In order to be a good fit, both components need to be present.
It’s also fair to point out that Evans’ market value has yet to be determined. At the same time, I wrote a recent article estimating how much he’ll command on the open market, based on the contracts that similar players signed.
I would suggest reading that previously mentioned article, but for the purposes of this one, I’m estimating his market value around $10 million per year. So teams without that amount of cap space weren’t strongly considered.
Even with those constraints in place, there were still some viable landing spots for Evans this summer, meaning it should be an eventful summer for the former Rookie of the Year.
Salary figures via hoopshype.com.