Player News - Pacers

Date: Team: Pos:

Victor Oladipo said he will use his 78 ranking in ESPN's top-100 list as motivation for this upcoming season.

"I was 48 last year, they dropped me 30 spots. It's fine though, I love it," said Oladipo. "There's nothing better than proving people wrong." Oladipo took a step in the wrong direction last season, contributing just eighth-round value in standard 9-cat league behind averages of 15.9 points, 4.3 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.9 treys, 1.2 steals and 1.8 turnovers per game. However, the drop in statistics had a lot more to do with how Russell Westbrook dominated the rock in OKC, and let's not forget that Dipo is just one-year removed from a top-35 season. After a down-year, Oladipo could make for one of the better value picks as he looks to re-establish himself as an early-round guy.
Sep 13 - 10:07 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic netted a team-high 28 points during Sunday's loss to Russia to go with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two turnovers in 34 minutes.

Bogdanovic got his points efficiently, going 10-of-16 from the field and 5-of-7 from the charity stripe, but the rest of the guys on Team Croatia seemingly couldn't buy a bucket. Scoring is rarely an issue for Bogdanovic, but the lack of diversity in his stat lines caps his upside.
Sep 10 - 4:47 PM

Trey McKinney-Jones will sign a training camp deal with the Pacers.

Hell be the 19th player on the roster and isn't expected to make the final cut. Jones has spent most of his career with Indiana's G-League affiliate, so expect him to continue playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at the conclusion of camp.
Sep 7 - 11:58 AM

The Pacers have signed DeQuan Jones to a training camp deal.

The Pacers also brought in Trey McKinney-Jones, so their roster is now up to 19 players. Jones played 63 games with the Magic back in 2012-13 and averaged 3.7 points in a limited role, but he's been playing overseas and in the G-League since then. He's not expected to make Indiana's final roster and will likely end up with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Sep 7 - 11:50 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points to lead Croatia to a 76-72 win over Montenegro on Monday.

He shot an efficient 6-of-10 from the field in 32 minutes with six rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers, so he's now averaging 22.3 points and 2.7 triples through three games in Eurobasket. Bogdanovic is expected to start at SF for Indiana, and while he doesn't have the greatest upside, he'll provide enough points and triples to warrant ownership in standard leagues.
Sep 4 - 1:32 PM

The Pacers have signed Alex Poythress to a two-way contract.

Poythress will provide another big body at training camp, but he'll spend a majority of the 2017-18 season playing for Indiana's G-League affiliate. There's no fantasy value here.
Source: NBA
Aug 22 - 3:06 PM

The Pacers exercised their team option for Myles Turner for the 2018-19 season.

This was a mere formality, as Turner is developing into a superstar and the new face of the franchise in Indiana. Next summer, the Pacers will be eligible to sign Turner to an extension worth approximately $156.6 million over five years. He was already a fantasy force last season, but now with Paul George now in OKC, expect Turner to enter the upper echelon of fantasy stardom in 2017-18.
Aug 22 - 9:30 AM

Ben Moore signed a training camp deal with the Pacers.

An undrafted senior out of SMU, Moore averaged 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks last season. According to the Pacers, he's not expected to make the 15-man roster and will play with their G-League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 15 - 9:43 PM

Myles Turner said he expects the Pacers to be in the playoffs next season.

"A lot of people look at us as young team that’s going to rebuild, but we’re a young team that’s trying to compete," said Turner. "We’ve got a lot of guys who can come in and make an impact right away. I expect to make the playoffs this year." This is what he's supposed to say, but the reality is that it will be tough for Indiana to compete out East after losing Paul George this offseason. However, the departure of PG-13 should open up a ton of opportunity for Turner, so he should easily be able to flirt with top-20 value next season.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 15 - 5:25 PM

The Indiana Pacers announced they have signed Damien Wilkins.

It was reported back in late July that Indy was going to ink Wilkins to a non-guaranteed, one-year deal and it became official on Tuesday. Wilkins, who is 37, hasn't played in an NBA game since April of 2013. Even if he does end up making the 15-man roster, it is unlikely he cracks the Pacers rotation. Thus, Wilkins can be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 15 - 1:33 PM

Myles Turner said that he wants to be an All-Star next season and expects the Pacers to make the playoffs.

Amazingly, Turner, who is just 21 years old, is the longest tenured player on the Pacers. Despite having only two years of experience under his belt, Turner feels he is ready to take on a leadership role. "I want to start establishing myself as a leader in this league and on this team," he said. While the playoffs are a long shot for the Pacers, Turner will likely be a member of plenty of winning fantasy teams next season. He finished in the top-25 overall in standard leagues in 2016-17 and has a chance to return first-round value next year.
Aug 12 - 9:37 AM

Glenn Robinson III has made it a priority to improve as a ball handler and playmaker this summer.

"One of the biggest things was my ball handling this summer," said Robinson. "Just being able to create for others, you know, help my teammates out a lot. I wasn’t in a lot of pick-and-roll positions in the past couple of years but that’s one of the biggest things that I’ve been working on this summer." Robinson should see some increased opportunity this upcoming season with Paul George no longer on the roster, but he'll likely begin the year coming off the bench behind Bojan Bogdanovic.
Aug 7 - 3:28 PM

Victor Oladipo was named MVP of the 2017 NBA Africa Game after tallying 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

Oladipo was aggressive offensively throughout, attempting a game-high 25 field goals, including 14 attempts from 3-point territory. Oladipo is coming off a relatively disappointing season with OKC. However, after being traded to Indiana this summer, he should see a significant spike in his usage rate next season, as he will no longer be sharing the floor with Russell Westbrook.
Aug 5 - 1:35 PM

Kevin Seraphin has officially agreed to a two-year deal with Barcelona in the Spanish League.

Seraphin cleared waivers on Thursday after the Pacers released him on July 31st. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 49 games for Pacers last season.
Aug 4 - 11:22 AM

Kevin Seraphin has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Barca of Spain.

Seraphin can't actually sign the contract until he clears waivers on Thursday, but it sounds like he'll be headed overseas for the next two seasons. Seraphin can be a solid backup big man, but his inability to stay healthy over the years has really hurt his value.
Source: Gigantes
Aug 2 - 12:42 PM


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