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Tyreke Evans Pacers season review: Falling short of expectations

The Indiana Pacers brought in Tyreke Evans to be a secondary creator off the bench the team so sorely needed last year. He was a highly coveted commodity last offseason, with interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, and incumbent Memphis Grizzlies just for starters.

Evans eventually settled on a short term deal with nice money for the playoff-contending Indiana Pacers, who needed exactly what he brought to the table for the second unit. $12 million for one year felt like a steal in the NBA landscape for a player who’d just averaged almost 20 points on (relatively) efficient shooting with the moribund Memphis Grizzlies the year before.