Years pro: 10
Status: Free agent.
Key stats: Averaged 10.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Played in 69 games, starting 18, for an average of 20.3 minutes.
Tyreke Evans got the role he wanted, or at least was expecting, when he signed with the Pacers last summer. The results, however, weren't what anyone wanted or expected. Until the playoffs, anyway.
Evans generated plenty of intrigue when he signed a one-year contract to take over the backup guard spot vacated by Lance Stephenson. He had been the fourth pick of the 2009 draft, had been voted Rookie of the Year in 2010 at age 20 and was coming off a strong season with Memphis in which he had averaged 19.