February 13, 2019, 9:56 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collins played well in a loss to the Bucks on Wednesday, posting 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, seven assists and two triples in 30 minutes.
It's nothing to write home about but that's part of Collison's understated fantasy charm. He's a mid-round play for the rest of the season. Tyreke Evans posted an uninspiring 10 points (3-of-10 shooting), three assists and three treys in 18 minutes off the bench.
February 13, 2019, 9:50 pmMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner was uncharacteristically inefficient on Wednesday, going 4-for-13 from the field to end the night with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and two blocks in a 97-106 loss to the Bucks.
He's a .514 shooter from the field this season, so this off night is nothing to panic about. He did block two shots and hit one trey as a consolation. Domantas Sabonis quietly put up 14 points (7-of-12 shooting) with nine boards, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes off the bench.
February 13, 2019, 9:45 pmWesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews started again for the Pacers on Wednesday and quietly put up eight points (2-of-7 shooting), three rebounds, two dimes, one triple and one steal in 31 minutes.
We can still chalk this one up to an adjustment period. Matthews still logged 31 minutes, so it's a matter of time until his numbers pick up. It is worth noting though that Bojan Bogdanovic, 20 points (7-of-14 shooting), six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, is the Pacers' main weapon from long range, so Matthews will need to find his niche moving forward.
February 13, 2019, 9:43 amBojan Bogdanovic - F - Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have been using Bojan Bogdanovic more lately, in order to initiate their offense through him, and the results have been impressive.
Bogey is averaging career highs in points (16.7), overall percent (49.4) and 3-point percent (42.9) excelling especially after Victor Oladipo went down. He was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday and it remains to be seen whether Wesley Matthew’s presence has any impact on his numbers. He is an absolute must-own at this point while we wouldn’t blame if you were to try to sell high on him.
Source: Indy Star
February 11, 2019, 11:25 pmMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner (sore right knee) stuffed the stat sheet again in Monday's 99-90 win against the Hornets, putting up 18 & 8 with three blocks, three steals and two threes.
It's good to see him put up 33 minutes after the questionable tag. Turner continues his strong run, and you can feel confident rolling him out as usual.
February 11, 2019, 11:11 pmWesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers
Wesley Mathews debuted in the starting lineup Monday against the Hornets, putting up eight points, five boards, three dimes and two threes on 2-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes.
The 30 minutes are a good sign, considering the crowded backcourt, but the numbers were still pretty pedestrian. You could do worse for a last player on your team, but make sure you're alright with his season field goal percentage of 40.6.
February 11, 2019, 11:03 pmTyreke Evans - G - Indiana Pacers
Tyreke Evans returned to the bench Monday as Wes Matthews took over the starting SG role, playing 20 minutes, and putting up 12 points with two threes on seven attempts.
Well, he actually played a few minutes more than he did in the last two games. Given Matthews' role in the starting lineup, Tyreke's ceiling will be capped unless there's a backcourt injury. He could still put up late-round value, but we don't blame you if you're ready to cut him standard leagues.
February 11, 2019, 10:56 pmEdmond Sumner - G - Indiana Pacers
Neither Edmond Sumner nor Aaron Holiday left the bench in Monday's win over the Hornets.
There goes that. Wes Matthews arrived and played 30 minutes, knocking both Sumner and Holiday from the rotation. If you were holding on in deep leagues, you can feel free to hunt for alternatives now.
February 11, 2019, 10:50 pmDoug McDermott - F - Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott (bruised ribs) played just 11 minutes in his return Monday in a win over the Hornets.
McDermott put up six points on three attempts. Look for him to get a few more minutes Wednesday, but the addition of Wes Matthews could have a trickle-down effect. He's not worth a look in standard leagues.
February 11, 2019, 6:26 pmWesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers
As expected, Wesley Matthews will start at shooting guard on Monday night against the Hornets.
Matthews said that he chose Indiana on the buyout market because they'd give him the chance to start. He's a solid option for late-round value thanks to his steals and threes, while Tyreke Evans, Edmond Sumner and Aaron Holiday will all lose some playing time.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 5:35 pmMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner (sore right knee) will play in Monday's game against the Hornets.
Turner was initially listed as questionable but didn't seem to be in danger of missing this one after he was able to return to Saturday's game. It's possible that the Pacers dial back his minutes a bit until they know he's 100 percent but Turner is good to go for fantasy owners.
February 11, 2019, 5:21 pmDoug McDermott - F - Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott (bruised ribs) is available for Monday's game against the Hornets.
McDermott has missed the last five games and is not much of a fantasy option. T.J. Leaf will likely lose some minutes going forward.
Source: Pat Boylan on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 12:18 pmWesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers
The fact that he was assured a starting job helped Wesley Matthews decide on signing with the Pacers.
Matthews said he got calls from DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, J.J. Redick and Paul George during his brief free agency but decided on Indiana since he will get to start and felt that he'd be a good fit with the team's identity and style of play. Matthews is going to be a fairly high-minute player for the Pacers, so he's looking like a solid bet for top-150 numbers the rest of the way. Feel free to pick him up where available. Tyreke Evans can hit the road in 12-team formats where hopeful owners were holding on, while Edmond Sumner and Aaron Holiday should lose a little time off the bench.
Source: Indianapolis Star
February 11, 2019, 10:13 amEdmond Sumner - G - Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have signed Edmond Sumner to a two-year NBA contract.
The two-way player has stepped up in the absence of Victor Oladipo and the Pacers obviously liked what they have been seeing. The former second-round pick should continue seeing solid rotation minutes, but is not worth owning in fantasy.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 10, 2019, 6:10 pmMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner is being called questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets because of a sore right knee.
Turner was able to return to Saturday's game after sustaining the injury and managed 14 points, eight boards and three blocks in 22 minutes. The Pacers haven't been shy about sitting Turner when he needs an extra day of rest and if that's the case tomorrow it'll lead to more Domantas Sabonis and Kyle O'Quinn.