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Chris Copeland | Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Colorado
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Chris Copeland (elbow) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder as expected.
Copeland is scheduled to return home Sunday, but all indications point to him missing the rest of the season. As always, we will update his statues when new details become available. Apr 12 - 12:51 PM

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Chris Copeland is scheduled to fly back home to Indianapolis on Sunday, according to head coach Frank Vogel.

It's nice to hear that Copeland is progressing well in his recovery, but there's almost no chance he returns to action before the regular-season ends. We'll continue to update his status as new information becomes available, but it sounds like he's on his way to making a full recovery.
Apr 10 - 6:14 PM

Chris Copeland (elbow, abdomen) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. Detroit.

He was the victim in a stabbing just two days ago, and there's a good chance he misses the remainder of the regular season. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Apr 10 - 12:52 PM

Chris Copeland (elbow, abdomen) vowed to return stronger than ever after suffering a stab wound on Tuesday night.

Copeland is recovering in a New York hospital's intensive care unit and released a statement following his surgery. "I just want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. I'm overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever. Thank you." We'll look for updates on Copeland over the next few days, but it sounds like he's primed for a full recovery.
Source: ESPN NY
Apr 9 - 10:56 AM

Chris Copeland is in the intensive care unit following his surgery on Wednesday.

The stab wound punctured his diaphragm and he has his elbow heavily wrapped. Copeland also sustained lacerations to his left hand in the incident. Additionally, reports say Copeland did not initiate anything and he did not have a dispute outside of the club. Copeland will remain in the hospital for a few days and we hope to see him back on a basketball court soon.
Apr 8 - 11:08 PM

Chris Copeland (elbow, abdomen) will remain in the hospital for a few days.

He had surgery and is in stable condition, so hopefully Copeland will make a full recovery. There should be more updates on Copeland soon.
Apr 8 - 6:18 PM

Chris Copeland, who was stabbed in the elbow and abdomen at a nightclub in New York Wednesday, will undergo surgery after reportedly breaking his elbow.

All accounts so far indicate that Copeland was innocent, as he and a female friend were reportedly just defending themselves. This is a tough blow for Copeland, as he is considered to be one of the nicest guys in the NBA and we wish him all the best. The surgery will likely rule him out for the remainder of the season, but we will update his status once we know more. Thankfully, Copeland is still in stable condition.
Apr 8 - 10:06 AM

Chris Copeland was reportedly stabbed with a knife at a nightclub in New York Wednesday and is in stable condition at a local hospital.

First things first, we are glad that his injuries aren't life-threatening, and the man who stabbed him has been arrested. Another woman was also injured in the scuffle, but she is in stable condition as well. To make matters worse, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha of the Atlanta Hawks were also arrested at the same club for preventing police from setting up the crime scene, and they have both been arrested. We are going to follow this story very closely throughout the day, so stay tuned for more details. Click the link below to read the full story.
Apr 8 - 9:13 AM

Chris Copeland will join Shayne Whittington on the inactive list for Sunday's game vs. the Heat with Paul George making his return.

Copeland isn't a part of the rotation right now and George returning won't help his case for more minutes. Copeland can be cut across the board.
Apr 5 - 11:12 AM

Chris Copeland failed to record any statistics in less than one minute of action on Tuesday.

Rookie F Damjan Rudez (eight points in 17 minutes) has usurped Copeland's playing time in recent games, and neither guy is worth fantasy owners' attention as they battle for a handful of minutes off the bench.
Jan 13 - 10:16 PM

Chris Copeland played 27 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday with five points, five boards, two assists and one steal.

There were some minutes open at the forward spots tonight and Copeland was the main beneficiary. Still, he has not played well and he'll really need to turn it around if he wants minutes once Rodney Stuckey (groin) is back.
Jan 8 - 2:07 AM

Chris Copeland was arguably Indiana's best player on Monday against the Bulls with 17 points, five rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer on 7-of-10 from the field.

He also provided some nice defense against Jimmy Butler to help overcome a huge deficit, which fell short. Copeland was bumped from the rotation due to poor play, but he might be given another shot. He's still not going to be worth picking up in most leagues, though.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Chris Copeland played 34 minutes against the Nets on Saturday with 12 points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

The Pacers didn't have C.J. Miles or Damjan Rudez due to illnesses and Solomon Hill was in foul trouble, so that explains the high minutes. Maybe Copeland earned more playing time, but he's still not worth grabbing in almost any league.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Chris Copeland picked up another DNP-CD on Sunday.

He was a hot commodity early in the season, as he served an ill-fitting role as a go-to offensive player, but his role has evaporated with the return of guys like David West, Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:40:00 PM

C.J. Miles will replace Chris Copeland in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

This news isn't necessarily bad for Copeland as he was much more effective in the second unit. Through 10 games as a reserve this year, Copeland has averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 three-pointers, and 2.1 assists per game. Miles is coming off a 30-point game from Wednesday, and he'll look to continue his strong play vs. the Raptors, though he rarely is able to string good games together.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington