Tyreke Evans to meet with Pacers today
Tyreke Evans has another meeting set up on Tuesday, this time with the Indiana Pacers according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Free agent guard Tyreke Evans traveled to meet with the Indiana Pacers today, league sources tell ESPN. There’s interest on both sides to get a deal done, but still work to do on it.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
Evans is a combo guard who can play point guard, shooting guard, and even small forward if it is needed. Evans won Rookie of the Year in 2009-10 with the Sacramento Kings, averaging over 20 points per game. He has dealt with a lot of injuries the last few years, and that made his numbers really drop. Last year with the Memphis Grizzlies, he burst back into the scene by averaging 19.4 points, 5.2 assists, and 5.1 rebounds in 52 games. He also shot 39.9 percent from the field.
That was a big improvement from his younger years and has made the market even bigger for his services this offseason.
The one thing the Pacers have over the likes of the Lakers, Warriors, and Thunder is money. Those teams can only offer a mid-level exception, but the Pacers have more cap space so if he is chasing the money, it would make sense if this is where he will end up.
The kind of role Evans would have with the Pacers is still to be seen but he would be a great leader of the second group if that’s a role he is willing to take on. After the Pacers, it doesn’t sound like there are any other meetings set up for Evans, so look for a decision to be made soon.