Player News - Pacers

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Barcelona reportedly have interest in Pacers big man Kevin Seraphin.

Seraphin is owed a non-guaranteed $1.9 million in 2017-18 and the Pacers have until Aug. 1 to decide on his future. Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star recently reported that the Pacers are planning to keep him, but his fantasy outlook wouldn't be great with the team rebuilding. If he comes back, expect him to have a limited role behind Myles Turner.
Jul 23 - 9:47 AM

Damien Wilkins will sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum to join the Pacers according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

Well, we didn't see this one coming. Wilkins is 37 and hasn't played in the NBA since the 2012-13 season. Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star is reporting that the deal isn't guaranteed, so he's not a lock to make the 15-man roster, let alone crack the rotation. With career averages of 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals, fantasy owners can leave Wilkins off their draft boards.
Jul 20 - 10:02 AM

The Pacers are expected to guarantee Kevin Seraphin's full contract for the 2017-18 season.

Indiana has until August 1st to make its final decision, but GM Kevin Pritchard told reporters that the team currently has 14 guaranteed contracts, which means they have likely decided to hold on to Seraphin. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 49 games for Pacers last season. He may see a slight increase in his playing time next season, but most likely not enough to warrant consideration in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 18 - 10:57 AM

Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard said he hopes to sign Cory Joseph to a long-term contract extension.

Indiana acquired Joesph via a sign-and-trade for C.J. Miles earlier this month. The Pacers also signed Darren Collison in July, and Collison is expected to be named the starter. However, Collison only has a partial guarantee on his contract for the 2018-19 campaign. As far as next season is concerned, it is difficult to project either Joseph or Collison as reliable fantasy contributors, as they will likely split time fair evenly at point guard.
Jul 18 - 9:20 AM

The Pacers announced that they have signed second-round pick Ike Anigbogu.

Anigbogu was the 47th overall pick in the 2017 draft. He played one season at UCLA and averaged 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Anigbogu did not play in the summer league due to "precautionary reasons" related to a knee injury, but should be ready to roll by training camp. However, he can be ignored in fantasy leagues as it is unlikely he will crack the Pacers rotation.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 15 - 11:02 AM

The Timberwolves are reportedly looking to add a point guard and wing to round out their roster.

Three players on the Wolves radar are Aaron Brooks, Anthony Morrow, and Alan Anderson, according to the Basketball Insiders report. Minnesota has already added three former Bulls this offseason, so the interest in Brooks and Morrow should not be surprising. The Wolves currently have Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones as their top two point guards. Brooks could add depth there and is capable of playing off the ball in short spurts as well.
Jul 15 - 9:49 AM

Pacers waive F Georges Niang.

After the Iowa State product lit it up early in Orlando Pro Summer League in 2016, he could never really get it going after that. He did have a knee injury earlier this month on July 2, but there was no word of the severity on that injury. He'll probably get a camp invite somewhere.
Jul 14 - 5:18 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic said he hopes he can be a starter with the Pacers next season.

"I hope that I will be the starter and that I’ll play important minutes," Bogdanovic said. "I don’t want to be in the NBA just to be here. I want to play and I think the Pacers are the right move and place for me." Head coach Nate McMillan said that Bogdanovic will have to earn his spot in the starting five over the course of training camp, but with Glenn Robinson being the only other small forward on the roster, the odds are in Bogdanovic's favor of securing a role in the starting five in Indiana.
Jul 12 - 12:30 PM

Lance Stephenson will not be a primary ball handler for the Pacers next season.

There was talk back in June that Pacers' president of basketball operations, Kevin Pritchard, was tinkering with the idea of utilizing Stephenson at point guard, but that was before Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo and Cory Joseph were on the roster. Born Ready might be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s next season, particularly if Rodney Stuckey isn't retained, but he won't be on the floor enough to make an impact in fantasy hoops.
Jul 9 - 3:30 PM

Cory Joseph will join the Pacers in exchange for C.J. Miles as part of a sign-and-trade.

The Pacers recently signed Darren Collison to a two-year deal, so Joseph will likely be a backup for his new team. He averaged 9.3 points, 3.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 triples in 25.0 minutes per game last season, so his upside isn't great anyways. As for Toronto, Delon Wright should be the heavy favorite to back up Kyle Lowry and could have some sneaky value next season.
Jul 9 - 1:37 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic has agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the Pacers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

The Pacers have some money to throw around and they'll add the newly unrestricted free agent -- the Wizards withdrew their qualifying offer just minutes ago. It's actually a good opportunity for Bogdanovic and he has a good chance to start on the wing next to Victor Oladipo. Bogdanovic gives the Pacers some much-needed spacing in their offense, but he won't be doing much else besides shooting.
Jul 7 - 2:48 PM

The Wizards have withdrawn their qualifying offer to restricted free agent Bojan Bogdanovic, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

There was some hope the Wizards could do a sign-and-trade deal involving Bogie, but that won't happen now. Bogdanovic has received some reported interest from the Kings, Nuggets and Hawks, so it's possible something happens there in the next couple days. The former Net would likely be coming off the bench next season.
Jul 7 - 2:34 PM

Mark Medina of the Orange County Register is reporting that the Lakers have "shown interest" in free agent Rodney Stuckey.

The two sides have had preliminary discussions but have yet to schedule a formal meeting. Stuckey is coming off a disappointing season in which he averaged career-lows across the board. He also suffered a strained left patellar tendon late last season. Nonetheless, he can provide a steady veteran presence which the Lakers need and he also seems willing to sign a one-year deal, which is the Lakers preference, as they are determined to keep their cap space open for next summer's free agency period.
Jul 7 - 9:14 AM

Edmond Sumner has signed a two-way contract with the Pacers.

Sumner fell to No. 52 in the draft, but injuries were a factor -- he tore his ACL in January and had left shoulder surgery in May. The Pacers locked up Darren Collison for two years, so they will be able to bring Sumner along slowly in the G-League. Based on previous reports, the Xavier product "almost certainly" won't be ready for training camp.
Jul 6 - 10:04 AM

Pacers waive G Monta Ellis.

Monta had arguably his worst year as a pro, which caused his minutes to slide way down to just 27.0 minutes per game from 33.8 in 2015-16. The 31-year-old guard could have better luck on another team, but he will have a suspension to start next season.
Jul 5 - 5:05 PM


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