Goga Bitadze

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  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (sore left knee) will start Monday's game against the Sixers.

    Sabonis had been listed as questionable previously. This dampens any value Goga Bitadze would have had in this game. Sabonis has delivered top-50 value so far.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (sore left knee) is scheduled to undergo MRI on Saturday.

    J. Michael adds Sabonis' MRI appears to be strictly precautionary and Sabonis himself thinks he will be able to play on Monday so no reason to be overly concerned but one should check back another update today anyway. Sabonis was held out on Friday which led to Myles Turner having his best game of the season with 27 points and 14 rebounds. JaKarr Sampson, Goga Bitadze and Doug McDermott would all soak up Sabonis' minutes if he does end up missing more time.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have sent Goga Bitadze and Alize Johnson to the G League for Saturday's game.

    Johnson has only appeared in nine games for the Pacers this season with 10.0 minutes per while Bitadze has played slightly more at 13.0 minutes across 13 games so the Pacers are trying to give them some more court time. Johnson, the 50th overall pick in the 2018 draft, has put up big numbers in six G League games with 23.5 points, 14.7 rebounds (5.2 offensive), 5.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.7 triples. Bitadze, the 18th overall pick in 2019, has averaged 20.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 triples across two games.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt vs. the Heat as he is currently dealing with a sore left knee.

    Sabonis has been excellent so far this season, providing 4th round per-game value in both 8- and 9-cat leagues. If he does indeed sit out tonight's game, Goga Bitadze becomes an interesting DFS play while all of the starters will be asked to do more.

    Source: Pat Boylan on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (left knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Sabonis said earlier on Tuesday that he believes that he will play in the game, but it seems the team will see how he looks in pregame warmups on Wednesday to make a call on his availability. Be sure to keep tabs on the situation ahead of tip-off. Goga Bitadze would be in line for extra work if Sabonis can't go.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have assigned Goga Bitadze and Alize Johnson to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League on Tuesday.

    The Mad Ants have a game tonight so this is a great change for both guys to get some much needed playing time. Bitadze has shown flashes this season but he is a hold only in dynasty leagues.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers assigned Goga Bitadze and Alize Johnson to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Saturday.

    They will be in uniform and eligible to play. This is Bitadze's first stint with the G League squad, reminding all of us of just how accelerated his development has been as a "raw" rookie this season. Goga had a nice string of four-block games earlier this season, but he and Johnson are well off the fantasy radar with the Pacers nearing full health.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze only played 12 minutes on Saturday with the Pacers back at full strength.

    Myles Turner showed no rust despite missing a couple weeks, logging 35 minutes, which basically ate up all of Bitadze's upside. You can hang on for another game if you want given his elite blocks potential, but the rookie looks destined for deep-league status until another injury strikes.

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (sprained right ankle) is listed as doubtful on Saturday versus the Bucks.

    Turner's return shouldn't be too far away as he is being considered day-to-day at this point although he has missed the last eight games. Domantas Sabonis, Jakarr Sampson and Goga Bitadze should continue holding down the frontcourt in the meantime.

    Source: Pacers on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze returned from a three-game absence on Friday night, collecting six points, three rebounds and a block in 18 minutes.

    Bitadze returned to action but Houston isn't a great matchup, so you can forgive him for the muted production. Let's see what his minutes look like when Myles Turner returns to the court.

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (concussion) is officially questionable for Friday's game, though Nate McMillan said he would play.

    Bitadze has missed the last three games because of his injury. He was rolling before the injury with three consecutive four-block games and should be held in all formats if possible. Though he was not in the rotation to start the season, Bitadze has shown that he can produce at this level — he may not get consistent playing time when Myles Turner returns but it'd be nice to find out how the minutes get divided before dropping a potentially productive guy like Goga.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) and Goga Bitadze (mild concussion) have been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

    Neither player practiced on Monday neither have a clear timeline for a return. The Pacers next chance to get them back will be on Friday.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (concussion) was unable to practice on Monday.

    It's safe to rule Bitadze out of Indiana's next game, and there's no timetable for his return. While it'd be great to hold onto the talented rookie so we can see what his minutes look like when Myles Turner is also healthy, he's getting harder to hang onto if you don't have an open IR spot.

    Source: Nathan Brown on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (concussion) is being listed as out fro Sunday's game versus the Magic.

    Bitaze is still in the concussion protocol and is hard to hold in standard leagues with Domantas Sabonis back and Myles Turner expected to return within the next week.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers will be without Goga Bitadze (concussion) when they face the Magic on Sunday.

    Bitadze's absence has forced the Pacers to go a little smaller, which has opened the door for guys like JaKarr Sampson and Doug McDermott to pick up extra minutes. With Myles Turner nearing a return there isn't much appeal in those two, though deep-league players may get another streamable game out of it. We'd hold Bitadze if possible, just to see what his minutes look like when the Pacers are at full strength. He's been impressive enough for a wait-and-see approach but if you have to make a cut then it's understandable.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter