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  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (ankle) impressed in his Pacers debut on Tuesday as he went for 14 points (6-for-9 FGs), four rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    It was a nice way to begin his career in Indy. Bitadze won't likely play this many minutes on a regular basis, but he should get enough minutes to warrant rostering in deep leagues right away. He's in a situation similar to fellow rookie big man Brandon Clarke. Both are currently blocked but have big dynasty value.

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze, who had dealt with a right ankle sprain, feels well enough to play on Tuesday against the Wolves.

    Bitadze had already gone through a full practice, so this is not surprising. The rookie should get some reserve minutes but is unlikely to make an immediate fantasy impact.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (right ankle) was able to practice in full on Monday and will play in Tuesday's preseason game if he's feeling good tomorrow morning.

    Pacers fans have been eager to see Bitadze take the court, but he missed Summer League with visa issues and suffered the injury before the team opened preseason play. The dynamic big man figures to be a popular dynasty target and we're not ruling out some deep-league appeal as the first player off the bench in the frontcourt.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Aaron Holiday (illness) will not suit up for Friday’s preseason game against the Bulls.

    Holiday has caught a bug that apparently has been going around the Pacers’ locker room so this isn’t all that surprising nor noteworthy long-term. Goga Bitadze (right ankle) was also ruled out for this game, which is also not a surprise given how the team has been assuming that he is questionable for their final preseason game on October 15th.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (right ankle), who has yet to resume running, was able to do some shooting on Thursday and is hoping to be able to play in the Pacers preseason finale on Tuesday, October 15th.

    Bitadze has a chance to see a decent chunk of minutes in the Pacers frontcourt this season if he can get back on the court. Bitadzee is a name to keep an eye on in deeper leagues due to his interesting skill set.

    Source: J. Michael on twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Friday's preseason matchup with the Kings.

    Bitadze tweaked his ankle in a scrimmage on Monday but it's not expected to be serious even though he's being held out of the preseason opener. With word that the Pacers plan on spacing Myles Turner out more, it's becoming increasingly likely that Bitadze gets actual playing time in his first season. His interesting skill set makes him a player to keep an eye on in deeper redraft leagues.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze tweaked his ankle in a scrimmage on Monday, but he "should be okay".

    Bitadze was the 18th pick in the NBA Draft and the 20-year-old could be in line for more than just straight back-up center minutes as his rookie year progresses. He's garnered Jusuf-Nurkic comparisons and there's plenty to like about his game and readiness. Keep an eye on him in redraft leagues. He may even be worth a last pick in a standard league if you're hurting for big-man stats. Also out of Pacers training camp: TJ Leaf (quad) did not practice on Monday.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    After a bureaucratic delay to his arrival in the US, Goga Bitazde is happy to be practicing with his teammates.

    Bitadze arrived in Indiana just days after the Summer League ended due to visa complications. With high-profile players Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett making brief appearances in Vegas before getting shut down, Bitadze said he was aware of the optics surrounding his absence, as many thought he didn't want to play. The Georgian center is expected to get backup minutes in the Pacers rotation with Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis the clear favorites to start.

    Source: Indy Star

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze, selected 18th overall by the Pacers in the 2019 NBA Draft, could see some reserve minutes at center when playing alongside Myles Turner according to Scott Agness of The Athletic.

    Turner should start at center for the Pacers, while Bitadze will be battling Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren for playing time. However, Turner would slide to power forward with Bitadze on the floor. A Georgian national, Bitadze averaged 12.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in EuroLeague play last season.

    Source: Scott Agness of The Athletic

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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