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INDIANAPOLIS – If the health questions aren’t being asked of Tyreke Evans in 2018-19, the Pacers have found a bit of a steal two days into free agency.

On Tuesday afternoon, Evans agreed to a 1-year, $12-millon deal with Indiana, according to ESPN.

That length of the contract is ideal for the Pacers as they couldn’t afford to offer the oft-injured Evans a multi-year deal.

Injury questions have dominated Evans’ last 3 seasons in the NBA. He’s missed more games (129) than he’s played (117) in the past 3 years. Only 1 of Evans’ 9 seasons in the league has seen him play more than 72 games.

When healthy though, the 28-year-old Evans is one of the more dynamic bigger guards in the NBA.

Evans averaged 19.4 points per game, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds with Memphis last season. His three-point shot has improved significantly over the years. In the last 3 seasons, Evans has shot 38.8{e88aaa0aef7441e583bdfb5b3706e329c66c153426fe4734e22c40f9cccc104b}, 35.6{e88aaa0aef7441e583bdfb5b3706e329c66c153426fe4734e22c40f9cccc104b} and 39.9{e88aaa0aef7441e583bdfb5b3706e329c66c153426fe4734e22c40f9cccc104b} from behind the arc, which was a career-high this past year.

Think a better version of Lance Stephenson when projecting Evans’ fit with the Pacers. Evans is ‘Good Lance’ more often than not, impacting the game offensively and rebounding at a high level for a guard.

At 6-6 and 200 pounds, Evans is that bigger guard who can create off the dribble, distribute when asked and be that individual offensive weapon that the Pacers need.

From a continuity standpoint, it makes sense for the Pacers to keep their starting 5 together in 2018-19. But Evans can be that 6th man, who sees time in late-game situations, if need be.

Spreading the floor around Victor Oladipo is priority No. 1 with the starting unit.

However, when the second group gets on the floor, Evans can be the catalyst for that unit.

In his career, Evans has mostly been a starter, but he’s been used as a reserve more so than a starter over the last 3 years.

Evans was the 4th pick in the 2009 Draft by the Kings. After 4 seasons in Sacramento, Evans moved on to New Orleans for 4 years. He was then traded back to the Kings for a short stint to close out the 2016-17 season. Evans played in Memphis this past year.

This move for the Pacers should end their major activity in free agency this summer.

A one-year deal for Evans still allows the Pacers to have quite a bit of available cap space next summer, when the pool of free agents is much deeper.

For now, Evans gives the Pacers instant offense and boosts the individual ability to create for a team needing another player in that mold, whether it’s with the second unit or in taking pressure off of Victor Oladipo.