Blazers trade for veteran center Robin Lopez of New Orleans

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 5, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 5 at 10:21 AM

People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings.

Photos: Robin Lopez Stanford to Hornets

The people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say Portland is sending second-round draft pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans and a future draft pick to Sacramento as part of the deal, which was first reported by ESPN.

Evans, a former Rookie of the Year and restricted free agent, averaged 15.2 points with the Kings last season, his fourth.

The 7-foot Lopez averaged 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Vasquez averaged 13.9 points and nine assists.

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