Player News - Pacers

Date: Team: Pos:

Rodney Stuckey (wrist) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

Stuckey logged 30 minutes in Sunday's win over the Mavs while coming off a calf injury, but apparently he managed to add another injury in the process. If he's forced to sit out, C.J. Miles and C.J. Watson would both be the most direct beneficiaries.
Mar 30 - 1:57 PM

Paul George (leg) is still awaiting medical clearance before making his potential season debut, and he will not play on Tuesday against the Nets.

George has passed all of the tests to play, but the medical staff has not cleared him. The fact that George hasn't received clearance from the team's medical staff should have several pumping the brakes on his possible return. While everyone has been trying to guess when or if George will be back, nobody really knows. He's not worth stashing in almost any format.
Mar 30 - 10:55 AM

C.J. Miles poured in a game-high 28 points to help Indiana beat the visiting Mavericks on Sunday, making 9-of-12 field goals with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Miles also went 5-of-6 at the FT line, richly rewarding owners who gambled on him despite the return of Rodney Stuckey (calf). He's been good enough to keep in all active lineups, especially since the playoff-hungry Pacers are heading into a four-game week.
Mar 29 - 10:09 PM

The Pacers held off the visiting Mavs for a 104-99 win on Sunday, aided by Roy Hibbert's 10 points (5-of-10 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), seven boards, two assists and one block.

He suffered an injury which caused him to briefly leave the game, as he was bleeding on the court, but it didn't affect his play or his minutes as the game progressed. Hibbert wound up logging 25 minutes tonight, which is (unfortunately) equal to his season average. He'll be fine for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn.
Mar 29 - 10:07 PM

Solomon Hill played a season-low 14 minutes on Sunday, finishing with two points, one rebound, six assists and four personal fouls.

Hill's reliable playing time and lack of DNPs haven't led to sustained fantasy value and he's only suitable for deep-league rosters, especially now that Rodney Stuckey (calf) has returned to health. The foul problem helps to explain tonight's limited action but there's no reason to rely on a swingman who has scored double-digit points just five times in March.
Mar 29 - 10:04 PM

David West (illness) logged 28 minutes vs. the Mavs on Sunday, posting 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

West was dealing with an allergic reaction but it didn't affect him tonight, so he's safe to deploy as usual. The Pacers' starters are routinely falling behind in the first quarter of games and West hasn't made much of an impact lately, averaging just 8.0 points on 39.0 percent shooting over Indy's past 10 games, so it was nice to see him post an efficient and well-rounded line tonight.
Mar 29 - 10:01 PM

Rodney Stuckey (calf) logged 30 minutes during Sunday's much-needed win vs. Dallas, scoring 10 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds and two assists.

He wasn't on a minute-limit and is safe to deploy whenever he's healthy, as the Pacers have given him a green-light to shoot with their second unit (he finished 4-of-14 from the field tonight). The second unit has proven to be a strength for Indiana this season -- their bench is averaging 41.0 points per game, second in the NBA behind only the Lakers. Stuckey's return stole some playing time from C.J. Miles (28 minutes), C.J. Watson (24 minutes) and especially Solomon Hill (14 minutes).
Mar 29 - 9:34 PM

Roy Hibbert exited Sunday's game in the first quarter due to an apparent cut but he has since returned.

Hibbert simply went to the locker room to get cleaned up and he should be fine moving forward. Check back after the game for any additional updates.
Mar 29 - 7:33 PM

Rodney Stuckey (calf) will play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

Stuckey is returning from a three-game absence due to a calf strain, so it will be interesting to see how he holds up during the game. He isn't a must-own player by any means, but he is worth a look if you need help in scoring. C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles will lose some touches on offense Sunday, and their owners should expect their value to take a hit.
Mar 29 - 11:13 AM

David West (illness) and Rodney Stuckey (calf) will play vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he is good to go and is expected to resume his normal role with the first unit. West can safely be activated in all lineups, while Luis Scola will return to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 11:11 AM

Paul George (leg) said "everyone has to feel good" and "has to be on the same page" about his return this season.

"The last is just doing it consistently and over a long period of time of having great practices," George said. "It’s not about the plays. That’s the last step." This doesn't sound like a guy eager to come back and he's likely going to have a minutes cap when he plays, so it's hard to stash him in almost any league.
Mar 28 - 4:05 PM

Paul George (leg) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

So much for George supposedly playing this week. The Pacers have rightfully been cautious with their franchise player and it's highly doubtful that he takes the court any time soon. At this point in the season, hopeful owners who have stashed George should probably move on.
Mar 28 - 1:20 PM

David West (illness) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he should be ready to roll in a tough matchup with the Mavericks. Check back after shootaround just to be safe, but West's owners can go ahead and pencil him into lineups. Luis Scola will head back to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 28 - 1:13 PM

Rodney Stuckey (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Stuckey has been in street clothes for the past three games, and the Pacers may continue to err on the side of caution on Sunday. If Stuckey is unable to play, C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles will be the primary beneficiaries and would be worth a look in daily leagues. We should have another update after shootaround Sunday.
Mar 28 - 1:12 PM

George Hill stayed hot against the Bucks on Thursday during a 111-107 loss with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and six 3-pointers on 7-of-12 from the field.

His six 3-pointers were a career high and the Bucks just left him open way too often. He's scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 23.0 points, 4.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 triples. Hill no longer has a minutes limit and is one of the hottest properties in fantasy in the past two weeks with second-round value in that span.
Mar 26 - 10:48 PM

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