Tyreke Evans hoped to reach an agreement to stay with the Sacramento Kings, but instead signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

"It's been interesting just going through the process figuring out what was going to happen," Evans said. "But at the end of the day, it was business. We (agent Arn Tellem and Evans' family) did what was best for my career. We definitely wanted to stay in Sac, but that didn't work out, so I have an opportunity to go to New Orleans."

Evans is ready to embrace any role with the Pelicans.

"I'm about winning," Evans said. "I'd love to start, but if that's what it takes – for me to come off the bench to help the team, come in the game and be that energy guy on the floor, kind of like the Spurs do (with Manu Ginobili) – I have no problem with that."