Player News - Pacers

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Myles Turner scored 18 points with 12 rebounds, four blocks and one assist in Monday's win over the Pelicans.

Turner held his own against Anthony Davis and turned in one of the best lines of the night so far, but he did shoot just 7-of-17 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line. Turner was shooting 80.9 percent from the line prior to Monday, so cut him some slack this time around. This was Turner's third game of the season with 18+ points, 12+ rebounds and 4+ blocks, second to only Anthony Davis (6) and Hassan Whiteside (5).
Jan 16 - 7:26 PM

Paul George scored 19 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, but only shot 6-of-17 from the field.

PG-13 added six assists, five rebounds, two steals, two triples and three turnovers in 34 minutes, but he's really cooled off in his last three games. He's averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.6 triples in that span, shooting a combined 15-of-45 from the field (33.3 percent). He has two cupcake matchups against the Kings and Lakers up next, so expect him to get it going sooner rather than later.
Jan 16 - 7:20 PM

Thaddeus Young racked up six steals in Monday's win over the Pelicans, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.

Young was poked in the left eye tonight, but it only cost him a couple minutes and he looked fine down the stretch. This was his eighth career game with 6+ steals (his career high is eight steals) and his second in the span of a week, so this wasn't a complete fluke. He finished 8-of-9 from the field and hit his only free throw in one of the best fantasy lines of the day. He gets another favorable matchup vs. the Kings on Wednesday.
Jan 16 - 7:13 PM

Jeff Teague double-doubled with 16 points and 10 assists in Monday's 98-95 win over the Pelicans.

Teague rolled his right ankle and hobbled to the bench, but fortunately he didn't miss any time. Teague had a right ankle sprain back in November and a left ankle sprain earlier this month, but it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. He finished 7-of-10 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding eight rebounds and one triple in 37 minutes. Teague should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, but his owners should double check his status just in case his ankle swells up overnight. He's yet to miss a game this season.
Jan 16 - 7:05 PM

Thaddeus Young (eye) is available to return to Monday's game against the Pelicans.

Jrue Holiday inadvertently poked Young in the left eye, but after being examined in the locker room, he was deemed available to return. He should be fine.
Jan 16 - 4:57 PM

Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will miss at least the next four games for the Pacers.

Stuckey has suited up for just 17 of Indiana's 42 games this season, and there's no scenario out there where he would warrant a hold. Monte Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to earn minutes in the 20s off the Pacers' bench, and Miles is worth a look for deep league GMs looking for some 3-point help.
Jan 16 - 2:52 PM

Paul George had a brutal game in London against the Nuggets in a 140-112 loss on Thursday, making 2-of-12 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

On top of the horrible offensive game, George was lost several times on the defensive end. We see a lot of teams come out flat when they play overseas, so feel free to chalk this dud up to that. George was shooting the ball really well over his last six games with a 50.0 field goal percentage, so expect him to get it going again on Monday against the Pelicans. He gets four games next week after just getting one this week.
Jan 12 - 5:23 PM

Monta Ellis scored 12 points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

He's still wearing his mask and it doesn't seem to be affecting his confidence. Ellis saw a lot of run in garbage time today, which is a great sign of his minutes limit going away. Techincally, he doesn't have a limit, but Ellis played just 19.5 minutes per game over his previous four. He's had a bad season, so he's got some work to do to have value in standard leagues.
Jan 12 - 5:22 PM

Thaddeus Young scored just four points with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 28 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

Wilson Chandler took him to school throughout this game. Young's offensive game was coming around in his previous 10 with 13.2 points per game to go with his 7.1 boards and 2.2 steals on 50.5 percent from the field. Young should continue to be a mid-round guy in standard leagues.
Jan 12 - 5:21 PM

C.J. Miles scored 20 points against the Nuggets on Thursday with four rebounds, one assist and six 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

He only needed seven attempts from deep to get to his six makes. If a First-Team All Streaky thing existed, Miles would probably make the team. He's starting to warm up from three over his last three games, making 61.1 percent from there for his 3.7 makes. If you want to give him a look for next week, he does have four games and should be a top-100 value for the week, assuming he stays healthy.
Jan 12 - 5:20 PM

Jeff Teague scored 14 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Nuggets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, nine assists and six turnovers in just 25 minutes.

Despite matching his season high in turnovers, he was really the only starter to have a decent game. The offense looked horrible with the other four starters combining for just 31 points and five assists. Teague has made 63.6 percent from the field in 2017 thanks to his top-notch shot selection right now, so he could keep it going for a while.
Jan 12 - 5:19 PM

Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will not play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

This is only game of the week for the Pacers, but Stuckey wasn't expected to play and still has no timetable for a return. In his absence, Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles have been logging around 20 minutes each off the bench, but they are hit-or-miss options.
Jan 12 - 9:18 AM

Paul George scored 19 points in a win over the Knicks on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

This win gives the Pacers a five-game winning streak to move them to the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. Sure, it helps that they only faced the Knicks, Nets, Pistons, Magic and Bulls to get these wins, but they deserve a lot of credit after a four-game losing streak before this new one. As for George, he made all four attempts from the line tonight and ranks second in the NBA for free throw percentage at 92.1 -- Stephen Curry is first at 93.1. PG013 is holding steady as a top-15 player.
Jan 7 - 9:47 PM

Glenn Robinson III made another start on Saturday against the Knicks with eight points, six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He closed this game out over Monta Ellis. The Pacers seem to be taking it easy on Ellis, but his minutes limit may go away at some point this month. Even though Robinson III has played 27 minutes per game over his last five, he only averaged 9.0 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.4 steals and 1.2 treys. He's only worth a look in deep leagues and should trend down slightly.
Jan 7 - 9:47 PM

Monta Ellis scored just nine points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He was wearing a mask in this game for the first time this season. Ellis actually broke his nose on Tuesday night, so he played on Thursday without a mask. The Pacers continue to limit his minutes because of his groin strain from last month, but his minutes limit should soften at some point next week. If you're looking at a hot free agent and thinking of dropping Ellis, it's not a bad idea. He's had a rough season.
Jan 7 - 9:45 PM


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