Indiana Pacers

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  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have announced the signing of first-round pick Goga Bitadze.

    Bitadze's visa issues prevented him from playing in Summer League, but he has a chance at cracking the rotation in his first season. He will be playing behind Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, however, which means it's unlikely he receives significant playing time. Bitadze's versatile game warrants attention in dynasty formats but he could require some patience.

    Source: Indiana Pacers

  • Alize Johnson
    PF, Indiana Pacers

    The second-year option for Alize Johnson has been fully guaranteed.

    Johnson, who put up an excellent performance at Summer League, will make $1.4 million this season. He is unlikely to play much but the Pacers have been consistent in their view that he is a player worth developing over the long-term.

    Source: Indianapolis Star

  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 24 points with 10 rebounds and three 3s in Friday's win over the Clippers.

    Despite the nice night from Akoon-Purcell, his performance this summer hasn't really warranted much attention.

  • Alize Johnson
    PF, Indiana Pacers

    Alize Johnson continued his strong summer on Friday night with 25 points on 10-for-17 shooting, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one three.

    The former second-round pick has put himself in a position to be considered for a rotation spot as the Pacers wind down this summer and prepare for training camp. Fantasy players in deep leagues may want to keep an eye on how things progress going into next season.

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Aaron Holiday will not play in the Pacers' Summer League finale on Friday due to a sore left hip.

    Aside from Holiday, Goga Bitadze (not with team), Brian Bowen (sore back) and Shizz Alston (sore right ankle) will also be missing the game. Holiday has been a beast in Summer League and looks like he's going to be a solid backup to Malcolm Brogdon.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Aaron Holiday (sore left hip) led the Pacers with 35 minutes on Thursday and added 23 points and three triples to the Pacers' cause.

    The 6-of-26 shooting was alarmingly bad and the efficiency has been a well-documented issue throughout the Summer League campaign. The backcourt could get crowded when Victor Oladipo is healthy, so we'll have to see quite a bit from Holiday to be confident going into next season.

  • Brian Bowen
    PF, Indiana Pacers

    Brian Bowen put up a nice 17 points and seven boards in Thursday's loss to the Raptors.

    Bowen sat out the last game with back soreness but stepped into this one with a solid performance. He's tracking to be a G-League option for the Pacers this year as they slow-roast him.

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (sore left foot) and Goga Bitadze (visa) will not play in Thursday's Summer League game.

    Both players have yet to suit up in Vegas, and it seems unlikely that either will return for the elimination round. Aaron Holiday (sore left hip) and Brian Bowen (sore back) are available after sitting out on Tuesday.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers plan on using a starting frontcourt of Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis next season.

    That's the plan for now at least, and Sabonis' need for increased minutes was one of the reasons that the Pacers were so willing to let Thad Young walk in free agency. It might damage Indiana's mobility on defense and their spacing on offense, but Sabonis has too much room left to grow to box him into a sixth man role. This is a definite boost for his fantasy stock but things can certainly change depending on the early returns, as Sabonis and Turner were rarely played together last season and the Pacers added a capable small-ball four in T.J. Warren. Sabonis is coming off a career season where he delivered top-85/110 per-game value (8/9-cat) so hopefully he can take another step forward.

    Source: Indiana Pacers

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have announced the signing of Jeremy Lamb.

    Lamb is heading to Indiana on a three-year, $31.5 million deal. He's coming off a career season in Charlotte and looks like the starting shooting guard while Victor Oladipo is on the shelf. Lamb also figures to help make up for the departed Bojan Bogdanovic's production on the wings, and as long as he's getting more than 25 mpg he's going to be an easy late-middle round guy with some upside for more.

    Source: Indiana Pacers

  • Alize Johnson
    PF, Indiana Pacers

    Alize Johnson double-doubled with 18 points, 10 rebounds and one steal on 7-of-14 shooting in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Johnson, the 50th pick from the 2018 NBA draft, was the lone bright spot for the Pacers on Tuesday as the Hawks blew them out. If the Pacers decide to hang onto Johnson for next season, he could find himself cracking the rotation for a few minutes a night.

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers are ruling out Aaron Holiday (sore left hip) Goga Bitadze (visa), Edmond Sumner (sore left foot) and Brian Bowen II ( sore back) as out for Tuesday's Summer League game against the Hawks.

    Holiday has had a productive Summer League as he looks to take on a bigger role next season until Victor Oladipo returns. Bitadze is another player looking to crack the rotation, but he hasn't gotten a chance to play yet because of visa issues. The Pacers' deep-reserves on the Summer League team will get the chance to shine against the Hawks.

    Source: Pacers on Twitter

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Aaron Holiday once again played big minutes (34) in Summer League vs. the Pistons on Monday and scored 20 points (7-of-21 FGs) with two rebounds, four assists, two blocks and seven turnovers.

    Holiday is getting a lot of run and while he's putting up numbers, he's not been very efficient. Hopefully he can improve his shooting and turnover rate this week. There's plenty of buzz about Holiday, but he may just not be quite ready to take on many minutes even if he were to play next to Malcolm Brogdon while Victor Oladipo is out.

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze is not with the Pacers yet and will miss Monday's Summer League game.

    Last we heard, Bitadze is still ironing out some paperwork but has every intention of joining the Pacers in Vegas as soon as he's able. The versatile big man could be Indiana's backup center this season, and fantasy owners will want to get a good look at him in the run up to the season.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (sore left foot) will not play on Monday against the Pistons.

    Sumner is dealing with a minor foot injury and the Pacers won't push him. They've added two point guards this summer, so while the team liked Sumner enough to give him a three-year deal, it's unlikely that he climbs above third on the point guard depth chart.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter