Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (that still feels weird to type) reports that the Pacers and free agent point guard Darren Collison have agreed to a 2-year, $20 million contract in principle.
Collison will either step into the starting lineup or backup Lance Stephenson at the point guard position. The deal is short at only two years, with a partial guarantee on year two, so it doesn’t affect the future cap space the Pacers will have while they rebuild.
Collison, 29, played for the Pacers for two seasons early in his career before being included in a sign-and-trade deal that brought Ian Mahinmi to the Pacers after Collison lost his starting job to George Hill, who the Pacers were also rumored to be interested in bringing back, during the previous season.
Last year, Collison averaged 13.2 points and 4.6 assists per game for the Sacramento Kings. He also has been suspended in the past for domestic abuse and plead guilty to the charge.