Kings' Darren Collison coming back to Pacers

Ruben Hill
July 4, 2017

Free agent point guard Darren Collison has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $20 million pact to return to Indiana.

Collison has spent the last three seasons in Sacramento, averaging more than 13 points and almost 5 assists per game previous year.

Congrats on the new contract, Darren, and best of luck going forward!

The second year of the deal has a partial guarantee, according to USA Today. Collison has the distinct pleasure of replacing Jeff Teague in Indianapolis, who replaced Hill last offseason with the Pacers. It's a two-year deal, but a movable one at that. As mentioned after the draft, owners shouldn't expect many 3-pointers from Fox, who shot just 24.6 percent from deep during his only season with the Kentucky Wildcats, but he should be a valuable source of assists and steals. So even if Fox endures typical rookie struggles, he should have a chance to stay on the floor and learn through his mistakes.

If the Pacers don't end up receiving any trade offers for Ellis that are worthwhile, they could always hold onto him and then waive him to still open up salary cap space for next summer. Former Utah Jazz point guard George Hill is running out of seats.

Ellis struggled last season averaging 8.5 points per game, well below his career average of 17.8.

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