November 16, 2019, 9:14 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday started on Saturday and scored 11 points (5-of-18 from the floor) with four rebounds, five assists and three steals in 34 minutes.
Holiday delivered in both games of the back-to-back (12 points, four rebounds and five assists on Friday) and is worth a look in standard-leagues while Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) is out. Holiday has recorded a steal in five straight games and has played at least 27 minutes in each of those games. He is a solid source of assists and steals in the short term and is worth watching in case his role increases throughout the season.
November 16, 2019, 5:40 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon (back spasms) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Pacers.
Brogdon was doubtful coming in after he left Saturday's game and did not return. Aaron Holiday and Naz Mitrou-Long will start at point and shooting guard and be solid options for streaming and DFS.
Source: Pacers PR on Twitter
November 16, 2019, 1:36 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Bucks.
It seems likely that Lamb will miss his sixth consecutive game but he is still a hold in standard leagues as hopefully he is not out much longer. Aaron Holiday has been starting in his place but wit Malcolm Brogdon doubtful and T.J. McConnell questionable, there is a chance we see the Holiday brothers, Justin and Aaron, starting in the backcourt together.
Source: Pacers on Twitter
November 16, 2019, 1:31 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon (back spasms) is listed as doubtful ahead of Saturday's game against the Bucks.
Brogdon left Friday's game early and did not return. He has risen to All-Star status this season so hopefully this is not long-term but the silver lining is that he has not been ruled out. With T.J. McConnell (groin) listed as questionable, Aaron Holiday could potentially see all the minutes he can handle at point guard with either Justin Holiday or Doug McDermott starting at shooting guard.
Source: Pacers on Twitter
November 16, 2019, 1:26 pmT.J. McConnellPG, Indiana Pacers
T.J. McConnell (sore groin) is questionable to face the Bucks on Saturday.
McConnell has played rather well lately in limited minutes with 6.8 assists over his last four games. He would likely start in tonight game with Malcolm Brogon (sore back) doubtful but if he sits, the Pacers may need to shift Aaron Holiday to point guard with Naz Mitrou-Long possibly getting into the rotation as his backup. This would also mean the Pacers would have to insert either Doug McDermott or Justin Holiday into the starting lineup at the two-spot.
Source: Paceres on Twitter
November 15, 2019, 10:40 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday made another start on Friday and came through with 12 points, four rebounds, five assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes of work.
Holiday opened the season out of the rotation but has quickly climbed inside the top-200 in terms of per-game value, and is actually a top-110 player over the last two weeks. With Jeremy Lamb out it looks like Holiday will be a solid source of well-rounded lines like this, with threes and dimes sticking out as his strong points. Holiday, and T.J. McConnell (12 & 7 tonight, a top-150 guy over the last two weeks), could be in for more run if Malcolm Brogdon's back injury costs him some time.
November 13, 2019, 1:46 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb has been doing light workouts as he rehabs his sprained left ankle and is unlikely to be available on Friday.
Lamb hasn't appeared in a game since November 5. Expect Aaron Holiday to start as long as Lamb is absent.
Source: Scott Agness of The Athletic
November 8, 2019, 9:56 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday started again on Friday night and came through with six points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 29 minutes of work.
Despite a huge game out of T.J. McConnell, Holiday still commanded the lion's share of minutes, which bodes well for him going forward. He's going to move back to the bench when Jeremy Lamb gets healthy but Holiday began the year out of the rotation, so any step forward is a good one.
November 6, 2019, 9:59 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday made his first career start in Wednesday's win over the Wizards, scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 from the field to go with two rebounds, an assist and three 3-pointers in a career-high 31 minutes of action.
Holiday had been scuffling to start the season but got the surprise promotion tonight with Jeremy Lamb out. The line is pretty hollow but we'll take 70 percent from the field out of a guard spot any day. Deep-league managers should keep an eye on the depth chart, as Holiday could get himself onto the radar with more strong play. T.J. McConnell, who had been the primary backup PG to this point, had a serviceable line with six points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 15 minutes.
November 6, 2019, 7:15 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday will start for the first time in his young career on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.
With Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) ruled out, Aaron Holiday is the Pacer who made his way into the starting lineup and will like to prove that he was worth a first round pick back in the 2018 draft. He is not currently on the fantasy radar outside of 30-team leagues.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
November 3, 2019, 7:48 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday logged a season-high 17 minutes on Sunday against the Bulls, producing nine points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Holiday was expected to take over the backup PG role for the Pacers this season but has only appeared in four games so far, falling behind both Edmond Sumner and TJ McConnell. Dynasty managers should be starting to sweat a little bit as the Pacers continue to slow-cook the youngest Holiday. McConnell had two points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 18 minutes and remains the superior fantasy option.
October 31, 2019, 2:55 pmEdmond SumnerPG, Indiana Pacers
Edmond Sumner has a non-displaced fracture of the right third metacarpal, and he will be re-examined in three weeks.
The good news is that he doesn't need surgery. His 22 mpg will be soaked up by Aaron Holiday and Doug McDermott, with Holiday being the more appealing option in deeper leagues.
Source: Pacers injury report
October 29, 2019, 6:10 pmEdmond SumnerPG, Indiana Pacers
Edmond Sumner (sore right hand) has been downgraded to questionable to face off with the Nets on Wednesday.
Sumner's downgrade coincides with fellow guard Jeremy Lamb's potential return. If both Sumner and Lamb were to miss the game Justin Holiday, T.J. McConnell and Aaron Holiday would see a lot of extra run, with Justin Holiday likely getting the start and a making for sneaky cheap DFS play.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 24, 2019, 1:58 amEdmond SumnerPG, Indiana Pacers
Edmond Sumner logged 22 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pistons, posting six points, two assists and three steals.
Sumner was name-dropped as a super-deep sleeper by Aaron Bruski in our Draft Guide's Staff Report, so the HB gang should be ahead of the curve here. This is only actionable in deep leagues but it's worth noting that presumed backup Aaron Holiday only saw seven minutes, going 0-of-6 from the field. Even T.J. McConnell outplayed Holiday, going 4-3-3 in 13 minutes.
October 15, 2019, 11:37 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday (upper respiratory infection) returned to the court on Tuesday against the Wolves, scoring nine points and dishing out four assists in 17 minutes off the bench.
Fellow point guard T.J. McConnell (10 points and eight assists in 20 minutes tonight) has been soaking up enough of the point-guard minutes, that Holiday's role isn't simply the full-time backup point guard that many fantasy players hoped. Edmond Sumner (upper respiratory infection) also played after previously being listed as questionable. Sumner had 11 points and four assists in 26 minutes off the bench.