Player News - Pacers

Date: Team: Pos:

Al Jefferson (personal) missed Sunday's scrimmage.

It's unclear why Jefferson is away from the team, but he should be back for Wednesday's regular-season opener. That being said, Jefferson will be confined to limited minutes behind Myles Turner this season, so he can't be considered a viable target in most leagues.
Oct 15 - 2:42 PM

Damien Wilkins made the Pacers roster.

First and foremost, this is a cool story for a 37-year-old wing who has been out of the NBA since 2013. Secondly, this really goes to show how razor thin the Pacers are at shooting guard and small forward due to Glenn Robinson III (ankle) out until 2018. He's played well this month and he could get minutes, but obviously you're not drafting him in fantasy.
Oct 14 - 2:46 PM

Glenn Robinson III (ankle) had surgery and is expected to miss 3-4 months.

Ouch. That's a longer timetable then expected and he could be looking at an All-Star break return. With Robinson III out, the Pacers will really have to call on Lance Stephenson off the bench. Born Ready is a decent flier in deeper leagues or even competitive standard formats.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 13 - 9:04 PM

Glenn Robinson III will reportedly have surgery to repair his left ankle, with an expected return date in mid-December.

GR3 suffered a high ankle sprain in late September, and his original two-month timetable will be extended 2-4 weeks due to the need for surgery. It's an unfortunate turn of events, especially since the Pacers lack wing depth, but Robinson should be back in action before the New Year. Bojan Bogdanovic and Lance Stephenson stand to gain the most in his absence.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 11 - 9:11 PM

Domantas Sabonis double-doubled with 12 points and 13 rebounds in Tuesday's preseason finale.

He's got the potential to make an impact for the Pacers this season, but it would likely take an injury to Thaddeus Young for it to happen. He's worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues.
Oct 10 - 10:42 PM

Victor Oladipo racked up 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, and five steals in his first home game with the Pacers on Tuesday night.

Oladipo had a fine preseason and will be one of the focal points for Indy this season. Don't sleep on him in your draft, as he's usually being taken in the third round of drafts.
Oct 10 - 10:40 PM

Myles Turner (rest) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's preseason finale against Haifa Maccabi Haifa.

The Pacers will roll out their standard starting five featuring Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young and Turner for their final game of the preseason, and that should be the same lineup they use on opening night. Turner looks poised for a breakout season with the departure of Paul George and Oladipo is one of our favorite bounce-back candidates.

Ike Anigbogu (right knee rehab) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against Haifa Maccabi Haifa.

The Pacers are on a back-to-back set, so they'll give Anigbogu the night off as he continues to rehab from knee surgery. He's not going to be a player worth drafting in most formats.
Oct 10 - 3:35 PM

Cory Joseph turned the ball over six times in 14 minutes vs. the Pistons on Monday, finishing with 10 points, three assists, two rebounds, two steals and one triple.

Darren Collison has a firm grasp on the starting PG position and has run circles around Joseph so far. CoJo will also have to share the ball with Lance Stephenson in the second unit, so his fantasy arrow is pointing in the wrong direction.
Oct 9 - 9:58 PM

Ike Anigbogu (knee) made his preseason debut on Monday vs. the Pistons and scored eight points on 3-of-3 shooting and 2-of-2 from the line with two assists and two blocks in 22 minutes.

The 47th pick in the draft had knee surgery back in October 2016 and tweaked it during a pre-draft workout, but he returned to full-contact practices last week and should be ready to roll for the season opener. The 19-year-old big man had a very encouraging debut and should eventually get a look on the rebuilding Pacers with his ability to alter shots at the rim with his 6'10" frame and 7'6" wingspan. He'll start the season behind Myles Turner and Al Jefferson, so he's just a stash in dynasty for the time being.
Oct 9 - 9:51 PM

Al Jefferson started at center on Monday vs. the Pistons and scored 12 points in 26 minutes.

Myles Turner took the night off along with five other Pacers, so Jefferson led Indiana in field goal attempts (6-of-14) with six rebounds, three assists and two steals. He said he lost about 40 pounds over the summer and is hoping to reinvent himself for the modern NBA. He's still stuck behind Turner which means he's looking at minutes in the teens this season, so he's strictly a deep-league asset with limited upside -- he blocked 0.2 shots per game last season.
Oct 9 - 9:42 PM

Lance Stephenson and Domantas Sabonis will rest on Monday vs. the Pistons.

Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young are also resting, while starting point guard Darren Collison is only going to play roughly 12 minutes.
Oct 9 - 12:11 PM

Pacers coach Nate McMillan believes T.J. Leaf is capable of playing some small forward.

"I think [Leaf] can play some three," McMillan said. "I think his IQ is high enough to be able to adjust to the three, but what we don’t want to do is confuse him early. I want him to focus at the four … learning that spot. He’s more comfortable at that possession." The Pacers might toy with this idea later in the season, but for now the rookie is stuck behind Thaddeus Young and Domantas Sabonis in the PF rotation.
Oct 9 - 9:41 AM

Pacers coach Nate McMillan said Ike Anigbogu (knee) will make his preseason debut on Monday vs. Detroit.

The Pacers are resting four starters including Myles Turner, so Anigbogu and Al Jefferson will both get a look. Anigbogu just started full-contact practices last week because he's been limited by a knee injury over the offseason, so McMillan said he will have restrictions. He likely won't have any fantasy value right out of the gate and is just a stash in dynasty leagues.
Oct 9 - 9:38 AM

The Pacers are resting four starters on Monday vs. the Pistons including Myles Turner.

Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young are also resting, while Darren Collison is only expected to play about 12 minutes. The Pacers also picked up their fourth-year option on Turner, but that's just a formality for one of the NBA's most promising young centers.


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