Player News - Pacers

Date: Team: Pos:

Rodney Stuckey slowed down against the Kings on Saturday during a 99-94 loss with two points, two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes.

He had a couple big games this week, but he was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. The more George Hill and C.J. Miles play, the less likely Stuckey will be able to produce. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 31 - 10:12 PM

C.J. Miles made 6-of-16 from the field for 17 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

He actually made it through a game without an injury. Miles has been hurt a little too often this season and his shooting percentage is just at 36.6 percent on the year, so the negatives outweigh the positives in standard leagues.
Jan 31 - 10:08 PM

George Hill played 22 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on 6-of-15 from the field.

He picked up some extra run compared to his 12-minute game from Thursday. Hill has not said he's 100 percent and the Pacers will likely keep his minutes down for a little while longer. He is worth owning in standard leagues for now, but it seems inevitable he'll get hurt again.
Jan 31 - 9:57 PM

Lavoy Allen has a left knee strain and will be out for a little while.

He is out for at least the next two games and it could be until the All-Star Game. The Pacers may play more of Luis Scola to offset the loss. He's still not worth owning in most leagues, though.
Jan 31 - 6:10 PM

Luis Scola (rest) will be active against the Kings on Saturday.

Scola was a healthy scratch on Thursday so that he could get some extra rest, but he will have to step back into the rotation vs. the Kings now that Lavoy Allen has been ruled out with a sore knee. However, considering that Scola has been a major disappointment this season, owners outside of deeper leagues should look the other way.
Jan 31 - 11:50 AM

Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play vs. the Kings on Saturday or against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Luis Scola was rested on Thursday, but Allen's injury will force coach Frank Vogel to give Scola some run. Chris Copeland may also step into the rotation with this news, but owners in most leagues are going to want to stay away from this situation. We will provide further updates prior to tip-off, but it's safe to cut Allen in most leagues.
Jan 31 - 11:13 AM

George Hill was a full participant for Friday's light practice, but he will continue to come off the bench for Saturday's game against the Kings.

Hill is expected to remain with a minutes restriction for Saturday's game, so owners still holding on will need to remain patient as Hill is eased back into the rotation. After Saturday, the Pacers don't play again until Wednesday, and there's a chance his workload is increased for that game.
Jan 30 - 1:57 PM

Shayne Whittington has been recalled from the D-League.

Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said the move was to provide insurance in case Lavoy Allen (knee) is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Kings, stating: "He'll be our fifth big if Lavoy is out." The fifth big in the rotation is not a guy that is likely to offer any fantasy value to teams in most formats. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 30 - 1:56 PM

Luis Scola (rest) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Kings.

With Lavoy Allen (knee) being listed as questionable, there's a chance Frank Vogel is forced to bring Scola back into the rotation. However, Scola wasn't even able to carve out standard league value as a starter for Indiana, so he's not going to be an option in most leagues as a reserve. Chris Copeland figures to be the primary big off the bench if both Allen and Scola are unavailable on Saturday.
Jan 30 - 1:08 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

If Allen sits Chris Copeland will have the opportunity to step back into the rotation, but as a reserve playing behind David West, neither Allen nor Copeland can be expected to do enough statistically for consideration in most leagues.
Jan 30 - 1:08 PM

C.J. Miles played 13 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday with five points, one rebound and one 3-pointer.

His minutes were held in check tonight because of a nagging groin injury. Miles can't make shots and is hurt far too often to be owned in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 10:37 PM

Rodney Stuckey was terrific against the Knicks on Thursday during 103-82 victory with 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

That's back-to-back 22-point games from Stuckey. He's making the most of the Pacers backcourt dealing with leg injuries, but it's only a matter of time until he cools off. Stuckey doesn't get steals, hit treys and he's inefficient, so he'll need to stay very hot in points and dimes to be a top-125 guy.
Jan 29 - 10:34 PM

Roy Hibbert was excellent against the Knicks on Thursday with 18 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

Yes, this was the Knicks, but Hibbert made 9-of-11 from the field. Hibbert has three good games in a row after looking like a lost cause four games ago. He's going to be an up-and-down guy the rest of the way, so trying to trade him after a hot streak seems like the logical move.
Jan 29 - 10:30 PM

George Hill played 12 minutes off the bench because of garbage time on Thursday, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and three assists.

There were some bright spots, but he still doesn't look right and his quickness is just not there. Based on tonight, he's likely going to have a minutes cap for a couple weeks. If you don't feel like waiting for him to come around and there is a promising player on your wire, it's not a bad idea to drop Hill.
Jan 29 - 10:07 PM

Luis Scola was rested on Thursday night.

It was scheduled rest, according to coach Frank Vogel. Scola is not going to have much fantasy value while David West is healthy and his upside isn't high anyway, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 10:04 PM


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