Free agency season is now officially open in the NBA. And several teams, primarily Houston, are courting and sparking center Dwight Howard, late of the Lakers.
Dallas and Atlanta are big players as well, and Howard could decide where to go by the end of the week.
Former New Orleans guard Chris Paul says he's good with the Clippers and new head coach Doc Rivers. Paul and the Clippers reportedly struck an agreement in principle on a 5-year, $107 million contract extension.
As for the Pelicans, we've confirmed the team's GM, Dell Demps, has met with Sacramento Kings restricted free agent Tyreke Evans and the player's agent, Arn Tellum, in Los Angeles. According to The Sporting News, the Pelicans have extended an offer for four years and $48 million.
The Kings have issued a qualifying offer to Evens, giving them the right of first refusal. But our sources tell us the Pelicans are very hot on Evans. He's a 6-6 shooting guard who has averaged 18-points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game since coming into the league as rookie of the year in 2009.
Teams and free agent players can haggle now, but no deals can be signed until July 10.
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