Player News - Pacers

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Georges Niang has been sent down for a D-League stint.

Niang rarely gets meaningful minutes in Indiana, so there aren't any fantasy implications here.
Dec 6 - 3:00 PM

Myles Turner hit 3-of-8 shots for six points, five rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes on Monday.

The Warriors literally ran circles around the Pacers in this one, finishing with an 11-point lead after one, a 20-point lead at halftime and a final score of 142-106. Turner has been a little disappointing at times this season, but is still getting it done for his owners. Don't let this game worry you, as it was basically a practice session for the Warriors in front of 20,000 fans.
Dec 6 - 1:06 AM

Paul George had 21 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes Monday, but hit just 4-of-12 shots and didn't do much else.

He did hit 13-of-13 free throws, but the Pacers were embarrassed by the Warriors after shocking the Clippers on Sunday. The fact PG played in both games and played pretty well in them is a great sign. He missed three games with a sprained ankle before returning on Sunday.
Dec 6 - 1:03 AM

Paul George (ankle) and C.J. Miles (knee) will play Monday vs. the Warriors.

George returned from a three-game absence on Sunday and logged 34 minutes, while Miles got back from a six-game stint on the sidelines and was limited to 15 minutes. PG-13 will likely again be without a minutes limit tonight, while Miles should be able to get closer to the 20-minute mark.
Dec 5 - 4:15 PM

Paul George (sore left ankle) returned to action on Sunday with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

George missed six of the Pacers' past seven games and he showed some rust early, going scoreless in the first quarter, but he quickly found his groove in an impressive road win. The offense ran through him extensively as the Pacers fended off the Clippers down the stretch, and the fact that he logged 34 minutes proves that he doesn't have any medical restrictions.
Dec 5 - 12:27 AM

C.J. Miles (sore left knee) came off Indiana's bench with 12 points and five rebounds on Sunday, making 4-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in just 15 minutes.

"You can go as hard as you can, but it’s still going to take you a little bit more of game playing to get into actual game shape," Miles said before tonight's contest. He didn't seem to miss a beat, however, and is worth grabbing if you need an efficient scorer and 3-point shooter who won't turn the ball over. His playing time should increase over Indy's next few games.
Source: Indy Star
Dec 5 - 12:25 AM

Kevin Seraphin (sore left knee) picked up a healthy DNP-CD on Sunday.

Sunday's game marked the first time all season that the Pacers didn't have anyone inactive due to injuries, but Seraphin couldn't crack the rotation. He won't be worth fantasy owners' attention while Myles Turner and Al Jefferson are active.
Dec 5 - 12:25 AM

Glenn Robinson III played 14 scoreless minutes off the Pacers bench on Sunday, finishing with just one rebound, one steal and two personal fouls.

GR3 could carve out a spot in the rotation due to his excellent play as a fill-in starter, when he averaged 15.2 points, 2.2 threes and 6.4 rebounds in five games. With Paul George and C.J. Miles both active, however, there may not be enough minutes to go around. If you want to cut him for a hot free agent, go ahead.
Dec 5 - 12:24 AM

Rodney Stuckey lit up for 16 points in 21 minutes on Sunday, hitting 7-of-10 shots to go along with three rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

Stuckey has been nowhere near fantasy relevance this season, in part because he's averaging just 8.7 points on 42.9 percent FGs and 62.5 percent FTs (3.6 attempts). The fact that his mini-eruption coincided with the return of C.J. Miles and Paul George seems inconsequential, and nearly all owners should leave him on the wire.
Dec 5 - 12:24 AM

Pacers coach Nate McMillan cautioned before Sunday's game, "You don’t want to just throw [Paul George and C.J. Miles] out there and play them a bunch of minutes."

George (ankle) and Miles (knee) are both returning from extended absences in a tough road matchup vs. the Clippers tonight. Assuming they both play reduced minutes, Glenn Robinson III should be the primary beneficiary.
Dec 4 - 8:59 PM

C.J. Miles (sore left knee) will play Sunday vs. the Clippers.

Miles will be returning from a six-game absence, and Nate McMillan hinted that he could be working with a minutes limit in his first game back, so he's not a great DFS target tonight. However, he was playing really well prior to going down, so he's worth a speculative add in standard leagues. Rodney Stuckey and Glenn Robinson III will take a hit with Miles back on the active roster.
Dec 4 - 7:05 PM

Kevin Seraphin (knee) is available to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

Seraphin missed three games with the injury and his return doesn't have big fantasy implications. He'll take away some playing time from Al Jefferson, but that's about it.
Dec 4 - 7:05 PM

Paul George (ankle) and C.J. Miles (knee) will both play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

The Pacers have a clean injury report tonight, which means that Kevin Seraphin (knee) is also available to play after an extended absence. It's obviously safe to fire up George in all formats, and Miles is a sneaky pickup given how well he played to start the season.
Dec 4 - 7:03 PM

Paul George (ankle) is expected to go through some practice this weekend and said he's been good enough to play in games.

"Being hurt and sitting out, little stuff like that nags on you," George said. "But that’s the only thing I’m hoping, that I can play without a tweak, where I have full strength where I can cut and be aggressive off the drive." He has been doing some lighter work in practice and said he even made 16 triples in a row on Wednesday. George has a good chance to play on Sunday.
Dec 2 - 4:15 PM

Jeff Teague scored 25 points during a 131-109 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, eight assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

The Pacers defense was a no-show in this loss, but at least their offense didn't suffer too much without Paul George (ankle). Teague was coming in with very little momentum, scoring just 16 points combined in his previous two. He'll get at least one more game without George in a matchup against Chris Paul on Sunday. CP3 held Teague to just seven points on Nov. 30, so it won't be easy for him.
Dec 1 - 1:17 AM


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