Player News - Pacers

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Lance Stephenson (ankle) came off the bench for 12 points, six rebounds and a season-high six assists in 36 minutes on Sunday.

Darren Collison's absence with knee soreness really opened things up for Stephenson tonight, and the 36 minutes matched his season-high. Despite his solid play, it's impossible to overlook the situational nature of this line. He'd be worth considering if Collison misses more games, but the Pacers don't play again until Wednesday vs. OKC.
Dec 10 - 8:52 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (left ankle) chipped in seven points, three rebounds and two assists on Sunday, making 2-of-8 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in 35 minutes.

As usual, Bogdanovic didn't do too much else with zero defensive stats -- he didn't have any triples tonight, either. Fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting supporting stats at this point anyway, so he's getting it done on the season with 14.9 points, 2.2 triples and strong percentages (49.7% FGs, 84.9% FTs). He's also turning the ball over just 1.1 times per game, which is a bonus in 9-cat leagues.
Dec 10 - 8:52 PM

Thaddeus Young (right thigh) looked great while getting 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting, six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 40 minutes vs. the Nuggets.

Young is averaging 39.5 minutes in his past two games, despite being on the injury report, so there's no imminent concern here. He tied tonight's game at 114-114 with a nice putback to help force overtime, and his role appears perfectly safe as a complement to Myles Turner at center. So far, so good for Thad's fantasy owners.
Dec 10 - 8:51 PM

Cory Joseph made a fill-in start on Sunday, going 1-of-7 from the field for two points, five assists and three rebounds in a 126-116 win vs. the Nuggets.

Darren Collison (knee) was out tonight, which gave Joseph his first start of the season. He wound up playing 31 minutes, which matched his season-high, but owners targeting him with DC out were disappointed -- he didn't have any 3-pointers, steals or blocks, and Lance Stephenson actually benefited the most tonight.
Dec 10 - 8:50 PM

Myles Turner made 10-of-15 field goals, including a pair of 3-pointers, to finish Sunday's OT victory with 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

The 21-year-old center didn't commit a single foul or turnover in 41 minutes tonight -- that's now two straight games without a turnover. His 15 shots were the most since Nov. 7 and it was nice to see Indiana look for him offensively, taking advantage of the absence of Nikola Jokic in the middle -- he went 4-of-4 in the restricted area. He's cruising as a top-30 value this month.
Dec 10 - 8:49 PM

Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 47 points in an overtime win vs. Denver on Sunday, making 15-of-28 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs with seven rebounds, six 3-pointers and six assists.

Oladipo took a hard fall in the first half tonight, which forced him to go to the locker room, but he was simply sensational after returning, and he took control of the overtime period. VO added two steals and one block in 45 minutes of action tonight, and he's staked an undeniable claim to first-round fantasy value. "[I'm] just trying to be the best," he said after the game. "Try to be great one day at a time." Fittingly, he left the court to "M-V-P" chants from the adoring home crowd.
Dec 10 - 8:31 PM

Lance Stephenson (ankle) is a go for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

With Darren Collison (knee) watching from the sidelines tonight, Stephenson should have more opportunity to handle the rock, so he might be someone to consider as a low-end streamer in deep leagues or a DFS punt play.
Dec 10 - 3:55 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will play Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

Bogdanovic tweaked his ankle during Friday's win over the Cavs, but it looks like Saturday's off-day was enough time to get him ready for Sunday's game. He's a solid source of points and triples, but that's about it.
Dec 10 - 3:46 PM

Cory Joseph will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, with Darren Collison (knee) unavailable.

Joseph has been on a hot streak over the past three with averages of 10.3 points, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.7 triples and just 0.7 turnovers per game in 25.3 minutes per contest, so he'll make for a solid streamer or DFS punt play tonight with his minutes likely to increase to the mid-30s. Victor Oladipo will also likely have the rock in his hands more often sans Collison.
Dec 10 - 3:36 PM

Thaddeus Young (thigh), Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) and Lance Stephenson (ankle) will play Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

Young logged 39 minutes on Friday and didn't seem to be bothered by the thigh issue, so he shouldn't have any limitations tonight. Feel free to fire him up. Same goes for Bogdanovic and Born Ready.

Darren Collison (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Nuggets and Cory Joseph will draw the start in his place.

Collison mentioned after Friday's game that his knee was bothering him, and by giving him Sunday's game off, he'll have a full four days to rest up for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. This seems like a precautionary move more than anything, but we'll have a better idea on his status moving forward based on his activity level at practices. Joseph has played well off the bench this season, so he'll be someone to consider in DFS with an increased role tonight.
Dec 10 - 3:23 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (left ankle) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday, according to the game notes.

Unlike some of the other Pacers on the injury report, Bojan did have an noticeable injury as he hurt himself defending Jae Crowder. If he can't go, that could mean Lance Stephenson, Cory Joseph and maybe Damien Wilkins play more.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 9 - 4:25 PM

Lance Stephenson (left ankle) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday, according to the game notes.

He played 22 minutes on Friday and has been in a fairly strong groove this month. Stephenson should still have a good chance to play and we should get an update tomorrow.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 9 - 4:22 PM

Darren Collison (knee) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday, according to the game notes.

He did mention his knee was bothering him after Friday's game and said "we'll see" about playing Sunday. Collison was able to play through it and this is in the game notes, so Collison may still have a good chance to play. If for some reason he can't, Cory Joseph and Joe Young would be stepping up.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 9 - 4:18 PM

Thaddeus Young (right thigh) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday, according to the game notes.

He played 39 minutes on Friday and didn't seem to be too affected by what the team is calling soreness. Expect for Young to be OK for this game for now, but check back for an update Sunday afternoon.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 9 - 4:17 PM


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