Player News - Pacers

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Luis Scola led the Pacers' second unit on Sunday with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in just 19 minutes of action.

The 76ers yield monster games to role players with regularity, so view Scola's big night in context. Scoring and rebounding are Scola's strong-suits, and those two categories are the only reasons to own him in deep fantasy leagues.
Mar 1 - 9:59 PM

George Hill carved up the Sixers' defense on Sunday, finishing a 94-74 home victory with 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

He shot 8-of-16 with one 3-pointer and did his damage in just 32 minutes of action. The fact that he was matched up against Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan certainly helped, but Hill has found his groove after an injury-plagued start to the year and he's regained must-start fantasy status.
Mar 1 - 9:56 PM

Pacers F Damjan Rudez started Sunday's game but only had three points and one turnover in 14 minutes before being benched to start the second half.

Frank Vogel had seen more than enough from Rudez by halftime and there's no reason to think he'll offer fantasy value down the stretch, even if he reclaims a starting job. Indy's 28-year-old rookie is averaging 4.6 points, 0.9 threes, 0.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 16 minutes per game.
Mar 1 - 9:54 PM

C.J. Miles started the second half of Sunday's game but finished with only seven points on 2-of-10 shooting, including a 1-of-5 mark from deep.

Miles added a pair of rebounds, assists and steals in 29 minutes of action as the Pacers cruised to a win vs. the 76ers. Damjan Rudez shifted to the bench and Miles could very well keep the starting job, and his prolific 3-point shooting makes him a guy to own in all standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 9:53 PM

Roy Hibbert racked up 14 points, 15 rebounds, two steals and five blocks in Sunday's easy win vs. the 76ers.

Philly's frontcourt didn't pose much of a challenge for Hibbert, who recorded his first double-double since Feb. 4. He's averaging 22 minutes per game over his past six contests and he's been a borderline 12-team option over the past month, in part because he's shooting 41.8 percent during that span.
Mar 1 - 9:46 PM

David West took a backseat offensively on Sunday, making 3-of-8 shots to finish an easy win vs. Philly with eight points, six rebounds and two assists.

West added two blocks in 29 minutes to salvage some fantasy value and he simply wasn't needed vs. an inferior opponent tonight. His scoring has dipped lately with three single-digit performances in the past five games, but owners can expect him to steady the ship vs. New York on Wednesday.
Mar 1 - 9:44 PM

C.J. Miles is starting the second half against the 76ers in place of Damjan Rudez.

Miles' foot has reportedly been an issue for a while now which is probably why he didn't start the game in the first place, but he is moving around the court fine and he doesn't appear too limited at all. We will let you know how he holds up after the game, but his owners shouldn't be concerned.
Mar 1 - 7:34 PM

C.J. Miles (foot) was a late-scratch from the starting lineup on Sunday, but he could still play.

This news came very late, but it sounds like Miles could still play. We'll let you know how things shake out after the game.
Mar 1 - 6:22 PM

Damjan Rudez started over C.J. Miles on Sunday.

This news came very late, but Miles' numbers as a reserve vs. a starter are nearly identical, so he should still be able to knock down some 3-pointers inefficiently regardless of how he enters the game. Rudez hasn't scored more than 10 points in his previous 10 games, so there's not a lot of upside here. We'll let you know how he does after the game.
Mar 1 - 6:13 PM

Solomon Hill (illness) will play Sunday vs. the 76ers.

Hill has been struggling since the All-Star break, averaging just 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He's not a great to own in most leagues.
Mar 1 - 4:01 PM

Roy Hibbert made just 36.7 percent from the field in his first four games in the second half, averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 boards and 0.8 blocks in 22.8 minutes.

Here we go again. Hibbert took a nosedive in the second half last year and the early indication is that he's on his way to doing it again. Hopefully, this is just the latest episode of Small Sample Size Theater, but Hibbert's owners shouldn't feel confident. He's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 10:18 AM

Solomon Hill (illness) is questionable to play against the 76ers on Sunday.

He played just 18 minutes on Friday and maybe his illness was why. However, Hill played 18 minutes on Sunday and he's seen his production fall off in his last five, averaging 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 treys. If he's out, C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez will play more.
Feb 28 - 3:46 PM

George Hill logged the first triple-double of his career on Friday during a 93-86 win over the Cavs with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers.

Since Monday, there has been a triple-double every night this week. Hill has really stepped up with 7.0 assists per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. He's not shooting the ball well, but he is a must-start player right now. Plus, it's great to see his groin injury is behind him.
Feb 28 - 12:06 AM

C.J. Miles played 33 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with 13 points, two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

His numbers haven't really been there for the most part, but they look OK in February. In his previous eight games, Miles averaged 14.5 points, 3.4 boards, 1.3 steals and 2.0 treys on 46.7 percent from the field. If you're OK with his so-so shooting percentages, give him a look.
Feb 27 - 11:53 PM

Rodney Stuckey scored 19 points against the Cavs on Friday with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He's playing some of the best basketball of his career over his last five, averaging 20.0 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys on 56.7 percent from the field. Stuckey's body of work suggests this is a fluke, but he's been too hot to ignore. Feel free to grab him and ride him while he's hot.
Feb 27 - 11:51 PM

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