Tyreke Evans entered the NBA offseason as one of the most prized free agency targets at the guard position. It took him a while to find a landing spot, but when everything was said and done he ended up signing with the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal worth around $12 million.
It was a move that made perfect sense for the Pacers and a move that Evans needed to make as well. He may not be a starter for Indiana this season, but he will play major minutes in the sixth man role. Evans will be taking over the role played by Lance Stephenson last season, although he will likely get more playing time then the former Pacer did.
Last season with the Memphis Grizzlies, Evans ended up averaging 19.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. He shot 45.2 percent from the field and knocked down 39.9 percent from the three-point line.
Obviously, his ability to shoot from three-point range was an added plus to his game last year. He only played in 52 regular season games, but he was adamant that the games he missed were healthy scratches. Now, he is looking to prove that he is a legitimate star and be the No. 2 option that the Pacers needed behind Victor Oladipo.
Indiana is expected to be one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference this season. They were able to win 48 games and push LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs last season.
All of that being said, what three goals should be set for Evans heading into the 2018-19 NBA season with the Pacers?
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