Indiana Pacers Rumors
Every rotation guard ahead of him by the end of this season — Darren Collison, Cory Joseph and Tyreke Evans — will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. “Starting role,” Aaron Holiday said of his goal for when the 2019-20 season tips. “For sure. I don’t know, we’ll see.”
Holiday was a hot commodity going into the trade deadline with multiple teams inquiring about his availability until president Kevin Pritchard stopped taking calls. Larry Bird, an adviser to the team, believes the 2018 No. 23 pick has All-Star potential.
Donatas Urbonas: Arvydas Sabonis on Domantas Sabonis season in Indiana: “He had a nice season. He still lacks confidence from mid range, but I like his effort. As soon as he will fix his mid range shooting, everything will be fine. I hope we will help him with this in National Team this summer.”
Sweeping an overmatched team may not seem like much, but it gave the Celtics their first four-game winning streak since before the All-Star break. “I just think from a preparation standpoint of preparing for one team has given us a benefit,” Irving said. “It’s given us just an identity of going out and executing a certain game plan. This was our first test against the Pacers. Now we have to carry that on to the next series. But it’s exciting to know that when the pressure is high or you’re asked to be challenged in a certain situation that you have guys that can respond to that and respond pretty well. It’s not always going to be perfect. It’s not always going to be the way you expect it to be individually. But as long as we stay together as a team I think that whatever result it is, it’s just more manageable when everyone’s together instead of just apart.”
Tyreke Evans leaves the door open that he’d consider coming back to play for the Indiana Pacers, but he’d have to be the player he was allowed to be in the last two games of their series sweep with the Boston Celtics. “I’m looking for a good team,” he said. Also a team that’ll let him play through his mistakes and be himself.
It was a wise choice to bypass them for the Pacers as both missed the postseason, but 2018-19 still fell short of his expectations going into the summer as an unrestricted free agent. “The playing situation was just a little different,” said Evans, who was suspended for chronic tardiness for the sixth game in his first season with the Pacers. “Not how I expected it to be. I feel like I was forcing a lot when I came in.”