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  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (knee) is available to play against the Magic on Tuesday.

    Bitadze will be active on Tuesday after overcoming a knee concern. There is a chance he sees some backup center minutes but on the whole, he is just an afterthought in most fantasy formats.

    Source: Jeremiah Johnson on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (knee soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Bitadze is said to be improving and was able to participate in Indiana's latest practice, but he's going to be unavailable tomorrow. That should give JaKarr Sampson the backup center minutes once again, though Myles Turner should be able to log more than 20 minutes against the Wizards tomorrow, rendering the frontcourt depth irrelevant for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (right knee soreness) will not play on Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Nat McMillan said that Bitadze would be out a couple weeks last week, so he may be questionable again for the Pacers' game vs. the Wizards on Monday. Bitadze has shot-blocking potential and could be a standard-league player in future seasons if he finds minutes in the mid-20s. He should have a chance to showcase his potential with Domantas Sabonis out for the remainder of the season.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (right knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Sixers.

    Last week Nate McMillan said that Bitadze was a couple weeks away from taking the floor, so this should be seen as a step forward even if the smart money is on the rookie missing the game. He could become an intriguing DFS option depending on how he's deployed once healthy, as the Pacers are without Domantas Sabonis. Bitadze flashed some solid shot-blocking ability earlier in the year and could sneak up on more casual fantasy players, so don't forget about him.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (knee) is still a couple of weeks away from taking the floor according to Pacers head coach Nate McMillan.

    Bitadze remains at least two weeks away from returning to action as he continues to battle knee soreness. The rookie has flashed his upside this season, especially on the defensive end of the floor. With Domantas Sabonis (plantar fasciitis) out indefinitely, Bitadze could have streaming value if he manages to get back out there anytime soon.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Speaking on Goga Bitadze (knee) on Sunday, Nate McMillan says he doesn't expect the rookie center "to be doing anything for at least the next couple of days."

    Bitadze first popped up on the injury report with some knee soreness on July 19 and he hasn't even been able to practice in full with the Pacers since arriving in Orlando. With Domantas Sabonis out indefinitely, Bitadze could be looking at reserve minutes during the seeding games if he's able to get healthy in time. The rookie had some interesting games way back at the end of October, with three straight four-block outings, so if he can get into the rotation he'll be a name to remember.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner will sit out Thursday's scrimmage with a calf injury.

    Turner has calf soreness and will sit out today's scrimmage as a precaution as the Pacers get ready for the resumption of the season. Domantas Sabonis (foot) and Goga Bitadze (knee) will also sit which means the Pacers are down to T.J. Leaf at the center spot.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze is currently being limited by a soft-tissue injury.

    The Pacers were expecting some of their players to have this type of issue due to the levels of inactivity that the stoppage in play produced. They are generally being cautious during the practice and scrimage phase of the bubble. Bitadze is not expected to miss any of the games that count.

    Source: Scott Agnes on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    20-year-old rookie Goga Bitadze logged 49 games for the Pacers in 2019-20 and showed why he's still considered a raw talent, ending the season at 403/399 in 8/9-cat per-game value.

    Bitadze was, for the most part, underwhelming. Aside from his 13-point career-high game vs. the Wizards, his season was mostly filled with non-notable appearances. At just 8.4 minutes per game, the still-work-in-progress big man posted averages of 3.1 points 2.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game on .473 shooting. He still has a promising future, especially if he can translate the 19.2 PPG, 13.2 RPG and 4.3 APG in his six G League games into the NBA.

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have recalled Goga Bitadze and Alize Johnson from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

    Bitadze has appeared in 46 games for the Pacers this season but in only 8.5 minutes per game there has not been any noteworthy production. Johnson has seen the court only 12 times this season as he's bounced back and forth between the Pacers and Mad Ants.

    Source: Pacers on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have assigned Goga Bitadze to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League.

    The Mad Ants have a game on Tuesday, so that would be a good opportunity for the rookie to get some much-needed playing time. With Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis dominating the middle there is no room for Bitazde who is only a stash in dynasty leagues.

    Source: Scott Agneas on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis scored 15 points (5-12 FG) and grabbed 11 rebounds while chipping in five assists in Wednesday's 106-115 overtime win against the Bulls.

    Sabonis went to work without Myles Turner (illness) being available. He's a top-45 player this year and will continue to feast, especially on nights when Turner can't suit up. Goga Bitadze game off the bench in this one, scoring 10 points with four rebounds and a block, but only saw 15 minutes of action.

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (illness) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    With Turner ruled out, Domantas Sabonis will get all of the opportunity that he can handle in the frontcourt while Goga Bitadze will see additional minutes at center. Turner should be able to recover from this illness soon and his next opportunity to play will come on Saturday vs. the Knicks.

    Source: Pat Boylan on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (illness) will be a game-time decision ahead of Wednesday's game.

    After Turner was excused from practice on Tuesday, he is officially listed as questionable. Goga Bitadze and Domantas Sabonis would fill in if he's unavailable.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner was sent home before Tuesday's practice as he continues to battle an illness.

    Turner missed Sunday's game against the Blazers and is in danger of missing Victor Oladipo's season debut as well. If Turner can't go, Domantas Sabonis and Goga Bitadze should see extra minutes.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter