Player News - Pacers

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Indiana coach Frank Vogel said that he isn't expecting the Pacers to make any trades at the deadline.

George Hill has been linked to Atlanta in a potential deal for Jeff Teague, but that rumor has lost some steam in recent days. Hill is a great fit next to Monta Ellis and Paul George because of his ability to play off the ball, so Vogel is likely telling the truth here. Hill's value should be safe moving forward.
Feb 12 - 9:36 AM

Solomon Hill had four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes off the Pacers' bench on Wednesday.

Hill was mentioned in trade rumors earlier this season, connected to the Pelicans, and the Pacers may look to move him before the impending trade deadline. If he stays in Indiana he'll remain a fantasy non-entity while competing for minutes with C.J. Miles, Glenn Robinson III and Chase Budinger.
Feb 10 - 10:18 PM

Myles Turner finished Wednesday's lopsided home loss with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, five rebounds, and zero assists, steals or blocks in 23 minutes.

The impressive rookie has scored double-digit points in four straight games, and just as important his minutes are solid at 27.0 during that span. He has been earning the lion's share of minutes at PF ahead of Lavoy Allen (seven points, six rebounds), a situation that's unlikely to change when the Pacers return to action on Feb. 19.
Feb 10 - 10:18 PM

Paul George led the Pacers with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists on Wednesday, hitting two 3-pointers with one block and four turnovers.

In the Hornets' previous five games they allowed just 94.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting, so PG's owners should be reasonably content, though he shot just 8-of-18 from the field. Indy heads into the break with a 28-25 record, good enough for the No. 7 seed, so PG should be in no danger of precautionary rest down the stretch.
Feb 10 - 10:17 PM

Jordan Hill has a dislocated right ring finger and will not return to Wednesday's game.

Hopefully the dislocation isn't too bad and he didn't break anything. With Hill out for tonight, there should be a few extra minutes for Lavoy Allen and Ian Mahinmi. Hill finished with five points and three rebounds.
Feb 10 - 8:08 PM

Rodney Stuckey (ankle) is not likely to be ready after the break right away.

He will be practicing, but the Pacers will take it slow. Joe Young and C.J. Miles will play a couple extra minutes. Stuckey can stay on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 10 - 5:23 PM

Myles Turner said that he wants to shoot around 80-90 percent at the free throw line.

Turner shot 83.9 percent from the charity stripe during his one-and-done season in Texas, but is currently shooting just 63.8 percent from the line in his introductory NBA season. The sky is the limit for Turner who has been producing averages of 13.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 swats per game since being inserted into the starting lineup, which has been good enough for eighth-round value in standard leagues. He's a must-own player in all leagues.
Feb 9 - 3:02 PM

Paul George made 6-of-18 from the field for 21 points during an 89-87 win over the Lakers on Monday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, five turnovers and two 3-pointers.

He was shooting the ball well before this game, but George is certainly as prone to sub-par efficiency. He'll get another tall task against Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Wednesday, so that should be an interesting matchup on both ends.
Feb 8 - 10:57 PM

Ian Mahinmi took an elbow to the face during Monday's game vs. the Lakers, but he is available to return.

It happened on the first play of the game and there was a lot of blood, but he received eight stitches and was diagnosed with a forehead laceration. He should be good to go moving forward, but we will have another update after the game.
Feb 8 - 7:17 PM

Frank Vogel praised Myles Turner's development, calling him "an unusually mature young man."

"I think he's an unusually mature young man, articulate 19-year-old," Vogel said. "He's very intelligent and he has a good approach, a good feel for being a rookie in the NBA. He has a nice humbleness to him, and his work ethic has been a pleasant surprise. He's constantly in the weight room, constantly putting extra shots up and working with the coaches -- and that's a big reason why he's having success." In six games as a starter, Turner is averaging 13.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and just 1.2 turnovers on 46.8 percent shooting.
Source: ESPN
Feb 8 - 12:27 PM

Pacers assign C Shayne Whittington to the D-League.

With the frontcourt healthy following Ian Mahinmi's back injury, there is no room for Whittington on the active roster.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 8 - 12:16 PM

Paul George made 7-of-13 from the field and 14-of-15 from the line for 30 points during a 112-104 win over the Pistons on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

After a brutal slump, George has two consecutive games with a field goal percentage greater than 52. George seems to have got his wish from back in the preseason to play less power forward with barely any run there while Myles Turner plays next to him. Expect PG-13 to hang in the top 10-20 range going forward.
Feb 6 - 10:25 PM

Myles Turner played 32 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and one block.

Coach Frank Vogel has made a major tweak to his rotation with the rookie as his power forward. Turner has barely logged any minutes with the Pacers going with a stretch four since he moved into the starting lineup. While that may or may not change, it doesn't really matter at this point for the high-upside rookie. He should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 6 - 10:20 PM

Ian Mahinmi played 20 minutes in his return on Saturday against the Pistons, scoring four points with three rebounds and one turnover.

He didn't quite look like he was all the way back from his lower back soreness. Regardless, the emergence of Myles Turner definitely hurts Mahinmi's upside even though Turner isn't really taking minutes away from him yet.
Feb 6 - 10:17 PM

Jordan Hill scored 12 points with eight rebounds, three assists and four steals in 27 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

Ian Mahinmi didn't have a minutes cap in his return, but the rust was clear. Hill took advantage of a favorable matchup in this game and he should play less going forward and is a proactive drop candidate for owners eyeing a hot free agent.
Feb 6 - 10:14 PM


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