Player News - Pacers

Date: Team: Pos:

T.J. Leaf (left ankle) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game in Minnesota.

Leaf tweaked his ankle just one minute into his regular-season debut and has now missed the past two games for Indiana. We'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at Monday's shootaround, but if he's out again, Bojan Bogdanovic could earn some more time at the four-spot in small ball lineups.
Oct 21 - 3:38 PM

Domantas Sabonis (knee) and T.J. Leaf (ankle) are questionable for Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves.

Both Sabonis and Leaf did not play on Saturday, but we'll have a better idea on their status following Monday morning's shootaround. If they're out again, Myles Turner should see an uptick in minutes, as will Kyle O'Quinn. Check back for another update tomorrow morning.
Oct 21 - 3:35 PM

Victor Oladipo scored 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes during a 132-112 win over the Nets on Saturday.

Finally, the steals show up here after failing to get any in his first two. In his active regular season games, Oladipo had a steal in every outing from Nov. 12 until the end of the season. Oladipo's usage has been high again and he should have no problem duplicating his breakout year last season.
Oct 20 - 10:00 PM

Myles Turner scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

He didn't have to worry about Domantas Sabonis (knee)coming in to take his minutes, and Turner played what was easily his best game even without looking at the stat sheet. He may not get to 30 minutes consistently, but that's OK if he shoots the ball well and blocks shots. He should be a top-50 player.
Oct 20 - 9:53 PM

Kyle O'Quinn scored 16 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 19 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

It was his time to shine with Domantas Sabonis (knee) out for this one. If Sabonis is out again, O'Quinn should be looking at a similar role and he can fill it up per minute, so he would be worth a stream or DFS play.
Oct 20 - 9:46 PM

Doug McDermott scored 12 points with three rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers against the Nets on Saturday.

He picked up some additional run with T.J. Leaf not playing, and some of this was because of garbage time. McDermott doesn't do much besides hit treys, so he's not a fantasy option right now.
Oct 20 - 9:42 PM

T.J. Leaf (ankle) is out for Saturday night against the Nets.

With him out, the Pacers should shift Doug McDermott and Bojan Bogdanovic over to the four a little more, especially in the matchup against the Nets.
Oct 20 - 4:41 PM

Domantas Sabonis (bruised right knee) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

He's been stellar all month, but it would appear he sustained an injury in his 22 minutes on Friday. If it is just a knee bruise, this is likely a day-to-day issue, but there have been several instances where players require multiple games off. For tonight, Myles Turner should have an excellent chance for a huge stat line while Kyle O'Quinn will back him up.
Oct 20 - 4:01 PM

T.J. Leaf (sprained left ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Leaf injured his ankle on Wednesday and was unable to play Friday night vs. the Bucks. Domantas Sabonis (bruised right knee) is also questionable for this contest, so the Pacers may be lacking some depth up front on Saturday.
Oct 20 - 12:44 PM

Domantas Sabonis (bruised right knee) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

Sabonis must have injured himself in the Pacers victory on Friday night. He didn't appear limited, as he tallied 12 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 22 minutes against the Bucks. If Sabonis is unable to play on Saturday, Thad Young, Myles Turner and Kyle O'Quinn would likely divvy up the vacated minutes.
Oct 20 - 12:44 PM

Tyreke Evans stuffed the stat sheet on Friday, scoring ten points (4-of-10 shooting) with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block, and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Bucks.

Evans was brought in to be a key part of the Pacers' bench and so far he has been. He and Domantas Sabonis have been working very well together in the pick-and-roll against second units. He won't play as much as he did last year, but he's still capable of helping in multiple categories in low-to-mid-20s minutes. Enjoy him while he's healthy.
Oct 19 - 11:47 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic was on fire in the season opener, but cooled off against the Bucks on Friday, scoring only three points (3-of-4 FTs) and missing all seven of his field goal attempts in 27 minutes.

Bogdanovic came crashing back to Earth after his hot shooting in the team's season opener. Bojan is locked in as the Pacers small forward and will be a lot better than this most nights. Look for him on the waiver-wire if you need 3-pointers.
Oct 19 - 11:47 PM

Darren Collison bounced back from his scoreless season opener, scoring 10 points (4-of-6 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with two rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

After a non-existent opener, Collison was better against the Bucks tough defense. Tyreke Evans and Cory Joseph don't look to pose any threat to him and he should continue to be a solid fantasy option moving forward. Collison will look to break out against the Nets on Saturday.
Oct 19 - 11:47 PM

Thaddeus Young made 3-of-5 shots for seven points, adding one rebound and one steal in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

Young neared a double-double in the season opener on Wednesday, but struggled against the Bucks. He is still an important part of the Pacers rotation, but might lose time to the emerging Domantas Sabonis. Still, Thad's a viable source of steals and will chip in on the boards.
Oct 19 - 11:46 PM

Myles Turner wasn't great on Friday, scoring 11 points (5-of-13 shooting) with just four rebounds, and one block in 27 minutes against the Bucks.

Turner struggled with his shot on Friday and missed all of his 3-pointers (0-of-4). The four rebounds is a little concerning, but he did register eight on Wednesday. Domantas Sabonis had another nice game off the bench, notching his second double-double in as many games. The Pacers are committed to Turner, as shown by his recent contract extension, and he's still poised for a bounce back campaign. He'll be fine.
Oct 19 - 11:46 PM


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