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Pacers podcast: Trevor Booker joins the show, a solid week from Tyreke Evans, hypothetical trades and a week preview

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The Locked on Pacers podcast is back to discuss the up-and-down week for Indiana.

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Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) takes a shot against Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) during the fourth quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Credit: Brian Spurlock
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The Locked on Pacers podcast is hosted by Indycornrows staff writer Adam Friedman in collaboration with West Indianapolis Community News Pacers columnist Tony East.

On this week’s show Adam and Tony discuss Tyreke Evans’s solid performances since his return from injury, Thad Young’s contract year, Victor Oladipo’s struggles, hypothetical trades and preview this week’s games against Toronto and Memphis.

To listen to the episode click below or here:

Breakdown of the week’s top stories:

  • Find out why Evans is doing well since his return from injury and how he’s returning to his 2017-18 Memphis Grizzlies form
  • Adam praises Young, awarding him best performance by a Pacer this week
  • Why Tony doesn’t buy into the contract year theory
  • Why both guys think Oladipo is forcing shots when he doesn’t need too
  • Adam makes a comparison between Paul George’s growth and Oladipo’s

Hypothetical trades:

  • You’ll have to listen to the show to hear the actual trades
  • One of the trades involves a player the Pacers should have tried to sign last summer
  • The other involves a superstar who both Adam and Tony agree would fit right into the Pacers’ culture

Week preview:

  • Why the Pacers will get some scheduling luck in both the Raptors and Grizzlies games
  • Why there is a chance Kawhi Leonard won’t play against the Pacers again
  • Why Indiana should be able to cruise through Memphis

On a special bonus episode of the Locked on Pacers podcast Tony talks to former Pacer forward Trevor Booker about his time in Indiana.

Check it out by clicking below or here.