Pacers swingman Evans leaves door open for possible return

Swingman Tyreke Evans gave a solid showing during his first run with the Pacers.

Veteran swingman Tyreke Evans will consider re-signing with the Indiana Pacers in free agency this summer, according to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star.

This despite the fact the season didn’t meet Evans’ expectations.

“The playing situation was just a little different,” Evans said. “Not how I expected it to be. I feel like I was forcing a lot when I came in.”

Evans will turn 30 in September. He was hampered by knee pain throughout the season and averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 68 games.

He increased those averages to 15.3 points and 4.5 rebounds during the Pacers’ first-round loss to the Boston Celtics in four straight games.

While it believed the Pacers are looking to add a second star next to Victor Oladipo (when healthy), they will also want to continue to utilize some depth, and Evans at least provided that much.