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Tyreke Evans 2018-2019 Season Outlook

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Now that Tyreke has officially signed with the Pacers, how do we think he will do? Will he come off the bench? Start at PG? Start at SF? It should be fun watching him and Oladipo play together. 

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Can't imagine the starting lineup will change for the Pacers..... Evans will be a 6th man and probably take over Lance's role with a little more run.

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I agree that he may start on the bench, but Tyreke has shown that he’s better than Collison and since he can shoot near 40% from 3, can afford to play Bojan a little less. 

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It was only 3 years ago when he was mostly a slasher whose poor outside shooting, high turnovers, and injury issues perennially pushed his fantasy appeal down the toilet.  But last season seemed like a real transformation, not a fluke.  Sure, the raw numbers were inflated from the Grizzlies having so little talent.  But with a more controlled playing style and hugely improved outside shooting, Evans can provide good value in just 27 minutes a game next season.

 

Not too crazy estimate:  45%, 1.7 3pt, 15.5 pts, 4.5 rbs, 4.7 ast, 1.1 stl, .3 blk, 2.2 to.   That's top 75.  He's going to likely be available even a couple rounds after that, so I expect to end up drafting Tyreke here and there.  I will take him over guys like Dennis Smith, Wiggins, Schroder, or even Dragic relative to their likely draft positions. 

 

Of course, if something unforeseen happens in Indiana, and Evans ends up getting 30+ minutes, then we're talking about top 60 or better.  I would just note that as a potential plus, wouldn't project based on that.  

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From a fantasy perspective, it would be nice if he could take Bojangle's spot.= in the starting lineup.  He is big enough to guard 3s.

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Zero chance of a shut down during fantasy playoffs this season is a plus too. Pacers will be beastly in the east and pushing for that top seed.

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So what do we expect from him on this "loaded" (and I say that lightly) Pacers team? Is he in the C.J. Miles role or he gets a Lance Stephenson role and get to control the ball for the second unit? I don't expect 19/5/5 off the bench but plausible 15/4/4 on 45-47% can be feasible if he is on the court with Oladipo.

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17 minutes ago, RedDogNamedClippers said:

So what do we expect from him on this "loaded" (and I say that lightly) Pacers team? Is he in the C.J. Miles role or he gets a Lance Stephenson role and get to control the ball for the second unit? I don't expect 19/5/5 off the bench but plausible 15/4/4 on 45-47% can be feasible if he is on the court with Oladipo.

Question to add to this is

Can he take the starting PG role off Collison or stay as a 6th man role ?

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2 minutes ago, dboong said:

Question to add to this is

Can he take the starting PG role off Collison or stay as a 6th man role ?

 

I doubt he takes the starting role from Collison. Albeit, Tyreke Evans is a good distributor, I don't think he is better than Collison as far as setting up plays and being fairly focused on passing. If Evans start, they have nothing of punch coming off the bench. Pacers don't need Evans, Oladipo, Bojan, Young & Turner starting. Evans could fit the Ellis, Stephenson, Miles role off then bench, because when the starters rest he can still light it up.

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Interesting pick later in the draft that could return some decent value.  i like him in the second unit as well.  Whats the Pacers rotation this year?  

 

 Collison / Dipo / Young / Bojan / Turner

 

With a second unit of Tyreke, Holiday, Sabonis, McDermott, O'uinn, Big Al.  

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7 minutes ago, hipriest69 said:

Interesting pick later in the draft that could return some decent value.  i like him in the second unit as well.  Whats the Pacers rotation this year?  

 

 Collison / Dipo / Young / Bojan / Turner

 

With a second unit of Tyreke, Holiday, Sabonis, McDermott, O'uinn, Big Al.  

Like the look of the depth now, Al Jefferson is heading to china BTW

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1 hour ago, dboong said:

Question to add to this is

Can he take the starting PG role off Collison or stay as a 6th man role ?

 

I think they would slot him in at SG, since Bojan Bogdanovic is Bojan Bogdanovic.

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8 hours ago, Meadowlark said:

 

I think they would slot him in at SG, since Bojan Bogdanovic is Bojan Bogdanovic.

 

Er, at SF. This is what happens when I post after midnight.

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one of those guys that I swear when ever I match up against him, he goes off that week

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1 hour ago, Quazza said:

one of those guys that I swear when ever I match up against him, he goes off that week

Can relate to that, havent wanted to own him but also didnt want my opposition to either haha

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Underrated pick up for the Pacers as they really needed another offensive player who can create his own shot but also hit the open man - nobody except Dipo could do that consistently last season.

 

Most of their bigs would rather pop than roll so the paint and corners should be wide open

 

 

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15ppg totally seems reasonable.  With his new 3pt prowess, he finally has become a more modern player LOL.  Should just demolish most bench matchups.  I think he will fit better on the bench as well so he doesn't need to fight the starter ball handlers.  Staggering some of the starters with him would be good too.  Feels like him and Turner would be a good duo.  He's well rested after the Grizz sat him so much for random fake injuries.  

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Latest blurb got me hyped...

 

Pacers coach Nate McMillan has high hopes for Tyreke Evans this season.

Advice: "He shoots the 3-point ball pretty easily," McMillan said. "I think he can play three positions and I think he can defend those three positions. He has a guard’s skill but the size and strength to defend some of these forwards. You can take advantage of that." McMillan added that he thinks Evans is going to thrive in his offense even with Victor Oladipo getting "the lion's share of the touches."

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I know, I know. Playing time. New team. Dipo. I get it.

 

But for a guy who last year went 20-5-6 as a starter, with 2.4 treys and a steal and good percentages, Reke seems to be flying under the radar.

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