Darren Collison agrees in principle to a 2-year, $20 Million deal with the Indiana Pacers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent guard Darren Collison has agreed in principle to a two-year, $20 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2017
Collison has been in the league since 2009, where he was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans).
In 2010, the Pacers were involved in a five-team trade where they received Collison.
Collison, point guard, averaged 13.2 points per game, 5.1 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per game in his first season as a Pacer.
Those numbers would drop in his second season, and he would then be traded in a deal with the Dallas Mavericks that brought Ian Mahinmi to the Indiana Pacers.
Since 2012, Collison had spent time with the Mavericks and Clippers before finding a home in 2014 with the Sacramento Kings.
In the 2016-17 NBA season, the 29-year old Collison averaged 13.2 points per game, 4.6 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Darren Collison will fill the point guard vacancy after Jeff Teague signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Despite rumors of Lance Stephenson becoming a point guard for the Pacers, Collison will most likely become the Pacers’ starting point guard. Stephenson would be preferred as the leader of the bench.
Projected Indiana Pacers 2017-18 Lineup
PG – Darren Collison
SG – Victor Oladipo
SF – Glenn Robinson III
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Myles Turner
Rotation Players: Lance Stephenson, Monta Ellis, TJ Leaf, Domantas Sabonis, Al Jefferson
Are you excited to see Darren Collison back with the @Pacers ?
— Eastside Sports (@esonline247) July 4, 2017