Player News - Pacers

Date: Team: Pos:

Lance Stephenson (illness) went to the locker room on Thursday.

He is obviously not right and the Pacers will probably just hold him out. He checked out with no points, one rebound and one assist in six minutes.
Jan 18 - 10:51 PM

Lance Stephenson (illness) will be a game-time decision vs. the Blazers on Thursday.

Lance is coming off a pair of quiet games, averaging 6.5 points in just 20.0 minutes, but this is the first we've heard about an illness. Tonight's game doesn't tip off until 10pm ET in Portland, so owners with early lineup locks should probably look for alternatives. If Stephenson does sit, Cory Joseph and Joe Young figure to gain the most.
Jan 18 - 2:58 PM

Victor Oladipo torched the Jazz for 28 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, five 3-pointers and just one turnover in Monday's easy 109-94 win over the Jazz.

All-Star voting ends tonight and it's possible Dipo picked up some more votes with this strong line. He simply has to make the All-Star team this year as one of the East's best players and he's the ninth most valuable fantasy player this season in nine-cat. His owners suffered through a rough four-game stretch in early January when he was hurt, but all is forgiven after one of his best games since returning action six games ago.
Jan 15 - 11:46 PM

Cory Joseph hit 5-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's easy 109-94 win over the Jazz.

The game was a blowout, just like Sunday's win over Phoenix, so the Pacers let Joseph play while giving Darren Collison a bit of a rest. Joseph has played very well in his last two games, but the Pacers probably won't be blowing people out of the gym on a regular basis. In fact, they'll get a tough test on Thursday night at Portland, so look for Joseph to cool off in that one.
Jan 15 - 11:41 PM

Darren Collison hit 3-of-5 shots for six points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals in Monday's 109-94 win over the Jazz.

No, it wasn't as good as his 9-of-11 shooting performance on Friday when he scored 22 points with a fun stat line, but it wasn't all that bad either. Scoring is just one category, so don't let tonight's six points scare you away from Collison. He's the only point guard of choice in Indy and this game was a blowout.
Jan 15 - 11:38 PM

Myles Turner (elbow) has been ruled out for Indiana's four-game road trip.

Turner has been diagnosed with a ligament sprain and muscle strain in his right (shooting) elbow, and while the injury will not require surgery, he'll be fitted with a brace and be listed as week-to-week. Unfortunately, it sounds like this could be a long-term absence, but Turner offers way too much upside to outright cut in most scenarios. Domantas Sabonis will be the starter moving forward, and he needs to be owned in all leagues with no clear return date in sight for Turner.
Source: NBA
Jan 15 - 2:53 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a hollow 14 points vs. the Suns, making 4-of-10 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with a pair of 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

The minutes were down because it was a blowout, but Bogdanovic was still strikingly one-dimensional tonight -- he didn't have a single rebound, assist, steal or block. He's scraping along with some value in most 12-team formats, but free agents with higher upside are easy to find.
Jan 14 - 10:29 PM

Cory Joseph took advantage of garbage time to finish Sunday's blowout victory with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, six assists, one rebound and one steal.

He nailed a pair of 3-pointers and didn't have any turnovers in 31 minutes, just the sixth time this season he's eclipsed the 30-minute mark. The Pacers rested all of their starters in the fourth quarter, with Darren Collison (27 minutes) and Victor Oladipo (21 minutes) getting extra rest, so this doesn't mean anything for Joseph going forward.
Jan 14 - 10:28 PM

Victor Oladipo had 17 points, five rebounds, four steals, two 3-pointers and one assist in an easy win vs. Phoenix on Sunday, making 6-of-11 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws in just 21 minutes.

The Pacers led by 30 points after three quarters and they were able to rest their key players down the stretch -- no starter played more than 27 minutes. Darren Collison scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young were both in double-digits, and the Pacers cruised to a 120-97 road win.
Jan 14 - 10:28 PM

Domantas Sabonis grabbed 14 rebounds as a starter on Sunday, but was otherwise quiet with four points on 2-of-5 shooting, one assist and zero defensive stats in 24 minutes.

Sabonis was limited by the lopsided score tonight, not his shoulder, and this snapped a streak of five games with double-digit points. Myles Turner (arm) has already been ruled out one more game and it's unclear when he might return, so Sabonis will have a chance to bounce back quickly vs. Utah on Monday.
Jan 14 - 10:27 PM

Myles Turner (elbow) will not play on Monday and coach Nate McMillan couldn't guarantee that he'll return during the Pacers' current road trip.

Turner is traveling with the team but McMillan said "we haven’t talked about his return date yet." His next opportunities to play will be Thursday in Portland and Friday in L.A., so owners should check for updates over the next few days. Domantas Sabonis should continue to play heavy minutes as a starter on Monday, with Al Jefferson getting added responsibility with the second unit.
Jan 14 - 6:51 PM

Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) will start on Sunday vs. the Suns.

Myles Turner (elbow) is out, so Sabonis will start, and he'll be someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against Phoenix. Season-long owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active.
Jan 14 - 6:43 PM

Domantas Sabonis (sore left shoulder) is questionable to face the Suns on Sunday.

Myles Turner (elbow) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game, and the Pacers may want to play it safe with Sabonis with Sunday being the first game of a back-to-back set. If he's out, Al Jefferson would have the chance to start and there would be more minutes available for T.J. Leaf. Check back for another update following Sunday morning's shootaround.
Jan 13 - 5:08 PM

Myles Turner (elbow) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Phoenix.

This will be Turner's third straight game on the sidelines, and with Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) being listed as questionable for Sunday's game, Al Jefferson could potentially be looking at a start. Sunday will be the first game of a back-to-back set for the Pacers, so that may have factored into Indiana's decision to keep him on the sidelines with the sore elbow, but perhaps he'll be able to get back out there on Monday in Utah. Stay tuned.
Jan 13 - 5:06 PM

Al Jefferson was good for eight points with four rebounds and a blocked shot over 15 minutes off the bench Friday against Cleveland.

Jefferson was sharp in his second game back, hitting 4-of-7 from the field. He is seeing expanded minutes and a renewed role with Myles Turner (elbow) on the shelf. As soon as Turner is healthy enough to play, potentially as soon as Sunday in Phoenix, Jefferson's role is expected to shrink again. As such, don't count on him outside of the very deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Jan 12 - 10:47 PM


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