December 5, 2019, 4:21 pmEdmond SumnerPG, Indiana Pacers
Edmond Sumner (right hand fracture) is available for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.
Sumner averaged a career-high 22.3 minutes per game prior to suffering a fracture to his right hand. After missing the past 18 games, it is unclear how many minutes he will receive. It is definitely a situation to monitor as he will be competing with TJ McConnell and Aaron Holiday for minutes off the bench.
Source: Pacers PR on Twitter
December 5, 2019, 4:15 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Indiana Pacers
Jakarr Sampson is doubtful ahead of Friday's matchup against the Pistons as he is dealing with a sore lower back.
Sampson was very solid in the seven starts that he made while the Pacers dealt with several injuries to their frontcourt players as he played with a lot of energy. However, when the team is fully healthy, he doesn't have enough minutes to warrant fantasy relevance.
Source: Pacers PR on Twitter
December 4, 2019, 11:26 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon was quiet in the Pacers' win over the Thunder on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, six assists, four rebounds, a steal and two triples.
There was some good and bad to this line, the bad obviously being the poor shooting mark from the field (4-of-13 shooting). The good, however, was that he had no turnovers, which have been a huge issue for him over the last month. He's still in a sell-high window with Victor Oladipo's return looming.
December 4, 2019, 11:20 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J Warren lead the Pacers’ scoring charge in their 107-100 win over the Thunder, finishing with 24 points (9-of-15 shooting), four rebounds, an assist and a 3-pointer in 35 minutes.
Warren continues to fill it up in the scoring column, though it is a bit concerning that he isn’t adding many other counting stats to go with it. Oladipo’s retrun gets closer by the day, and once he returns it will be tougher for Warren to score at this rate. With all the guys who could take shots in Indiana, selling high on Warren right now isn’t the worst idea.
December 4, 2019, 11:13 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
It was another day, another double-double for Domantas Sabonis, who rattled off 17 points and 13 rebounds to go with two assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
Sabonis' leap in his fourth season has got him on pace for all-star consideration in a relatively thin Eastern Conference, though it would be well-deserved in the West as well for how well he's been this season. He's chugging along at top-40 value and could do so for the rest of the year.
December 3, 2019, 6:23 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Indiana Pacers
Jakarr Sampson (back) is being listed as doubtful to face the Thunder on Wednesday.
Sampson got in a light practice on Tuesday, but it doesn't seem like he did enough to return. He is off the fantasy radar while the Pacers' frontcourt is healthy.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 2, 2019, 10:59 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon was impressive in the dismantling of the Grizzlies on Monday, tallying 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, with six rebounds, nine dimes and two 3s.
Brogdon is as steady as they come as long as he's healthy and has established a reliable floor of top-30 value. His backcourt mate Jeremy Lamb also played well with 15 points (6-of-11 shooting), seven rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and two steals.
December 2, 2019, 10:55 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner checked all the boxes on Monday, filling up the stat sheet with 17 points (5-of-11 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), six rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block.
Turner has been floundering in the top-80 range to start the season, but is slowly making is way up the rankings towards the top-30 range where his multi-cat game belongs.
December 2, 2019, 10:49 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis did his thing in a 117-104 win over the Grizzlies on Monday, recording 18 points on 9-of-18 shooting with 14 rebounds and eight assists.
Sabonis has 15 double-doubles under his belt already this season, which has been a big part of his impressive top-40 value on the season.
December 1, 2019, 3:08 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have ruled JaKarr Sampson (back) and Edmond Sumner (right hand fracture) out for Monday.
Both players remain sidelined, though Sumner was improving as of the last reports issues by the team. There's limited fantasy appeal with Indiana at full strength these days.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 30, 2019, 10:08 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon shined in Saturday's 116-119 loss to the Sixers, as he scored 28 points with four rebounds, six assists and one steal.
Brogdon has been simply marvelous for the Pacers this season and was almost able to will the Pacers for the win tonight. He shot the ball well from the field (9-of-15) and even better from the charity stripe (8-of-8). Look for him to continue to contribute across the board for fantasy managers as he is providing solid middle-round value.
November 30, 2019, 10:00 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, chipping in four rebounds, five assists, one block and a steal.
Lamb continues to get big minutes for the Pacers in teammate Victor Oladipo's absence. He has made the most of the playing time and is able to produce a little of everything across the board. Unfortunately for the Pacers, though, Lamb coughed up the ball twice in final 30 seconds to allow the Sixers to pull away. Nonetheless, fantasy owners should continue to use him liberally as he is returning top-50 value in Oladipo's place.
November 30, 2019, 9:56 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
TJ Warren scored an efficient 29 points on 11-of-19 shooting (4-of-4 from behind the arc) in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, chipping in four rebounds, one assist and a steal.
Warren has found his stride and continues to shoot the ball well this season, converting close to half of his shots from the field. Following a two-point stinker, Warren has averaged 23.5 points over the past four games. Fantasy owners would like to see more than just scoring from him as he offers very little else. Regardless, fantasy owners looking for efficient scoring and 3's can trust in Warren to produce, as he has become a stable offensive option for the Pacers.
November 30, 2019, 9:46 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis was active in Saturday’s loss to the Sixers scoring 13 points, while chipping in 10 rebounds and five assists to go with five turnovers.
Sabonis continues to be the Pacers’ offensive focal point in teammate Victor Oladipo’s absence. The team continues to push the ball through the paint, and through him, allowing him to capitalize in passes out of the paint (five assists tonight/3.5 for the season). Though he fouled out tonight, he continues to see lots of minutes and owners should continue to trust in him to produce solid point and rebounding numbers.
November 30, 2019, 9:40 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner was held to three points in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, chipping in just three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes of action.
Turner was unable to get any offense going tonight as he had to contend with Philadelphia's front-court duo of Joel Embiid and Al Horford. The Pacers were feeding the ball to him throughout the night but he could not get his shot to fall (1-of-8) and was also unable to generate much direct offense (one assist) with passes out of the post. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Turner was unable to salvage the night as he did not register a single block of 3PT. He was never in real foul trouble tonight and is continuing to get lots of play time so owners should look for him to get back in gear this Monday as the Pacers visit the Grizzlies.