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    Al Jefferson to play in China

    [blurb-title player='Al Jefferson' team='IND' pos='C'] [blurb-fact]Al Jefferson has signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]After being drafted 15th overall by the Celtics in 2004, Jefferson has had a very long…

    Report: Pacers waive Al Jefferson

    [blurb-title player='Al Jefferson' team='IND' pos='C'] [blurb-fact]The Pacers have reportedly waived center Al Jefferson, according to Keith Smith of RealGM.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Jefferson was in-line to make $10 million for the 2018-19 season, but because the Pacers waived…

  • Al Jefferson - PF/C - Indiana Pacers

    Al Jefferson needed only 13 minutes to score 12 points on 5-of-7 from the field in Tuesday's loss, adding five rebounds for good measure.

    Always good to see The Professor turn back the clock. We wouldn't bet on seeing him much in the postseason, however, as strong teams can pretty easily scheme him off the floor. Jefferson was a top-250/220 player in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis but was more of a top-300 option on the full season despite playing in 64 games. He can still score efficiently but the minutes won't ever be there for him to make serious noise.

  • Domantas Sabonis - PF/C - Indiana Pacers

    A sprained left ankle could keep Domantas Sabonis out of Tuesday's matchup against the Warriors.

    Sabonis has missed the last six games and would slot back into this backup role off the bench. He doesn't need to be added with the Pacers frontcourt fully healthy. His return would kill Al Jefferson's vaule as backup center and will reduce minutes from Trevor Booker.

    Source: Jeremiah Johnson via Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis - PF/C - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis re-tweaked his ankle in Sunday's pre-game warmups and will not play against the Heat.

    Sabonis was all set to return from a five-game absence but will need to spend at least one more game on the sidelines. Al Jefferson and Trevor Booker will have one more chance to earn some minutes when Domas returns, though neither is a great fit in today's matchup with the wing-heavy Heat.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis - PF/C - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis has been ruled out of Friday’s game as he continues to nurse his ankle injury.

    Sabonis is reportedly improving, and hopefully the next update on his condition is a positive one. Trevor Booker and Al Jefferson will hold down the backup minutes in the frontcourt.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis - PF/C - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis is listed as doubtful for Friday’s game against the Clippers with a left ankle sprain.

    Sabonis was ruled out very quickly for Wednesday’s game and it seems he will remain out. Only being doubtful the day before could be taken as progress, but he will still likely be out a few games. While the second-year big man remains out, Myles Turner and Al Jefferson will continue to see expanded minutes.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Myles Turner - C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner will play on Monday night against the Lakers.

    Turner was initially a game-time call but was quickly confirmed to be playing. Al Jefferson can head back to the waiver wire, though it won’t hurt to watch Turner’s workload tonight. He needs to be in all fantasy lineups regardless, and owners can only hope he avoids a re-aggravation going forward.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Myles Turner - C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner is being listed as questionable for Monday’s game but was able to do some extra on-court work after Sunday’s practice.

    If Turner were to sit, Al Jefferson would stick in the starting five and make for a decent option if you’re just looking for some cheap points and rebounds. Though Turner sat out Indiana’s last game, he seemed relatively upbeat about the injury and said that he was surprised at how little pain he was feeling. Check back tomorrow for updates, as a resurgent Turner could win some fantasy championships in the coming weeks.

    Source: Clifton Brown on Twitter

  • Al Jefferson - C - Indiana Pacers

    Al Jefferson started for injured Myles Turner (ankle) in Saturday’s loss to the Wizards, scoring 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes.

    Jefferson is going to bring back low-end numbers at least for however long he starts for Turner, who is day-to-day with the Pacers mostly locked into a playoff slot.  If you need a big man he’s going to get it done during that span. 

  • Myles Turner - C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner will not play on Saturday against the Wizards.

    The Pacers will be without their young star in a potential playoff preview. Al Jefferson is in line to start and will look to keep things moving in the right direction after a throwback 20 & 12 night against the Raptors. Trevor Booker should handle most of the backup minutes and will be a decent source of rebounds.

    Source: Ben Standig on Twitter

  • Thaddeus Young - SF/PF - Indiana Pacers

    Thaddeus Young (illness) is questionable to face the Wizards on Saturday according to the Pacers Twitter account.

    Young has not missed a single game all season and is producing top-70 standard league value, tied for 10th in the NBA with 1.7 steals per game. The Pacers need him on the court as they are currently the third seed but could easily fall to sixth with a few losses. With Domantas Sabonis ruled and Myles Turner questionable, the Pacers could be extremely thin up front for tonight’s game, with Al Jefferson and Trevor Booker as the team’s only other big men.

    Source: Pacers on Twitter

  • Myles Turner - C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner is hopeful that he can play on Saturday after getting through limited portions of Friday’s practice without pain.

    More importantly, Turner clarified that his injury is a low ankle sprain, which is much less serious than those of the high ankle variety. It was initially reported last night that he was dealing with a high ankle sprain so it’s good to hear that he’s dodged that bullet. Turner wasn’t limping and said himself that he’s surprised at how pain-free he is, so it looks like he has a much better shot at playing than originally anticipated. If he did sit, however, it’d be Al Jefferson drawing the start and Trevor Booker picking up the slack.

    Source: Pat Boylan on Twitter

  • Myles Turner - C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner is currently being called questionable for Saturday’s game with the Wizards.

    Turner sprained the ankle in the first half last night and was deemed questionable to return but quickly checked back in for a few more minutes. The Pacers could be very thin in a big matchup with the Wizards since Domantas Sabonis is already out. If Turner were to sit as well, Al Jefferson would likely start and is worth streaming on the heels of his best game of the year. Trevor Booker would handle all the backup minutes and is worth using if you need rebounds heading into the weekend. Turner was just starting to turn it on after a year of delivering below his lofty expectations, so hopefully he isn’t out long.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis - PF/C - Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have ruled Domantas Sabonis out of Saturday’s game because of his sprained ankle.

    Sabonis sat out on Thursday as well, and Al Jefferson delivered a real throwback line with 20 & 12 in his best game of the year. Trevor Booker also saw some extra run, though the Wizards tend to play small enough in their bench groups that it could play either player off the floor. Neither is a great play but they’ll be on the radar for as long as Sabonis remains out. Jefferson should give you a shot at a double-double while Booker is more of a rebounding specialist.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter