July 3, 2020, 3:57 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Shams Charania is reporting that Victor Oladipo will sit out the remainder of the Pacers' season.
Oladipo decided to exercise caution as his quad tendon is still susceptible to a relapse, and the circumstances of the Orlando bubble are anything but predictable. It's a big hit to the Pacers chances when play resumes, but Oladipo should be close to 100 percent next year as he continues his rehab and seeks to further strengthen his quad tendon. This season was a flop as he only appeared in 13 games, but Oladipo should be looking to return fully recovered and seeking early-round value next year. The Pacers will continue leaning on their depth to fill the void, and Malcolm Brogdon will continue to be the lead guard running the show in Indiana.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 30, 2020, 5:53 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday penned a supremely powerful essay and relayed his decision of opting into playing the remainder of the NBA season.
Earlier today Head of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard mentioned that one player was still uncertain to play when the NBA season resumes, and that may have been Holiday. With Holiday opting in, the Pacers have a full roster ready to go assuming health stays on their side. If you haven't read what Holiday wrote in the Players' Tribune, we highly encourage you to do so at the link below.
Source: The Players' Tribune
June 30, 2020, 12:22 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers President of Basketball Operations, Kevin Pritchard, said on Tuesday that one player on the team remains undecided about resuming the basketball season due to personal issues.
Pritchard did not mention who the player was, nor did he give any inclination to the player, so we can only speculate on who it may be. Pritchard did say that he is not going to force anyone to play, and the decision is completely up to the players. The deadline to decide on playing is Wednesday, so we should have an answer to this situation soon.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
June 24, 2020, 2:56 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon is the latest NBA player to test positive for COVID-19.
Brogdon said that he'll still be with his teammates in Orlando, and that he's feeling good and progressing well. That makes it seem like he wasn't asymptomatic but it does sound as though he's on his way to a full recovery. Expect more positive tests in the coming days.
Source: Indianapolis Star
June 20, 2020, 5:41 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo will increase his activity this week before determining whether or not he'll suit up when the NBA resumes its season.
Oladipo wants to see how his quad tendon reacts to some workouts before committing to playing when the league is set to return at the end of July. He said repeatedly during the season that he was not 100% and admitted that he probably wasn't even at 80% despite playing 13 games this year. It was evident in his output, as Oladipo shot just 39.1% from the field and finished with top-195/250 value (8/9-cat) on a per-game basis. His decision should have a major impact on the playoff race, with Indiana sitting in fifth in the East.
May 3, 2020, 7:46 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Ian Begley of SNY is reporting that extension negotiations between Victor Oladipo and the Pacers were put on hold at the beginning of the 2019-20 season.
Oladipo's current contract will expire at the end of the 2020-21 season, and he is likely hoping to improve his worth by building upon the 13 games he has been able to play this season to date. Historically, the Pacers have looked to avoid allowing coveted players to enter into free agency, such as Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis. If the Pacers became convinced Oladipo's price tag is too high, there would be an active market for the 2017-18 All-NBA performer. Looking towards next season, Oladipo will be an intriguing player to target in the middle rounds of drafts, as he looks to prove he is fully recovered from his ruptured right quad tendon that caused him to sit out until February.
April 30, 2020, 2:20 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb (torn left ACL) has resumed walking seven weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.
While the hiatus has given hope to many injured players that their seasons aren't officially over, you can safely expect Lamb to sit out until the 2020-21 season begins. He finished the season right around the top-100, though one wonders what his minutes will look like next year with Victor Oladipo likely free of limitations.
Source: The Athletic
April 25, 2020, 7:00 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon says he's back at 100% after suffering a torn left rectus femoris.
Brogdon's torn quad had him week-to-week when he first got hurt in early March, but it sounds like he'll be ready to go when/if the NBA can resume its season. The former Rookie of the Year was outstanding to kick off his Pacers tenure but faded a little down the stretch, though fantasy GMs have very little to complain about on the whole.
Source: Indiana Pacers
March 10, 2020, 10:29 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis posted 28 points (13-of-23 FG, 0-for-2 3PT), nine rebounds and eight assists in a loss to the Celtics on Tuesday.
Sabonis is as steady as they come, ranking inside the top-50 on the year. He has been a key cog for the Pacers' front court all season long and has been healthy essentially the whole year.
March 10, 2020, 10:18 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo finished with a season-high 27 points (9-of-16 FG, 5-of-7 3 PT), seven rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Celtics.
Remarkably, this was the first time he cracked the 20-point mark this year (13 games). Oladipo has been decent over the last two weeks, ranking inside the top-75. He really inside a preferable starting point guard option for fantasy managers but if he's all you have, you're going to have to roll with him.
March 10, 2020, 10:08 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
TJ Warren racked up 22 points (9-of-18 FG, 1-of-2 3PT) and five rebounds in 24 minutes of action on Tuesday as the Pacers fell to Celtics 114-111.
He has snuck his way into the top-30 over the last two months and can safely deployed in fantasy lineups. He had his leg stitched up last week but seems to be over that completely, posting two productive lines since missing a game with the injury.
March 10, 2020, 10:01 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner was efficient in a loss to the Celtics on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points (7-for-11 FG), eight rebounds and four blocks in 36 minutes.
Myles Turner is very comparable to Rudy Gobert in that they both do phenomenal on the defensive end but lack a fully polished offensive game. Turner actually averages more blocks than Gobert, sitting at 3.3 BPG over the last two weeks compared to Gobert's 2.7 BPG. Turner is inside the top-50 in his last 24 games. He is a steady contributor, leave him in your lineups.
March 10, 2020, 5:30 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (sore right knee) will be available to play against the Celtics on Tuesday.
This will be Oladipo's third straight game as he looks to finish the season off strong. The Pacers are going to need even more production than they thought from Oladipo with Malcolm Brogdon week-to-week and Jeremy Lamb out for the season. Oladipo has an immense upside as long as he can stay on the court and get comfortable.
Source: Pacers on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 11:43 amDoug McDermottSF, Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott will miss his third straight game on Tuesday as he is battling a sore right big toe.
McDermott was at least able to get some shots up this morning so he should be back soon. With Malcolm Brogdon sidelined and Victor Oladipo still questionable, the Pacers will have to rely more on the Holiday brothers.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 11:40 amDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis tweaked his foot and his ankle against the Mavs on Sunday but he has no lingering effects and he is expected to play against the Celtics on Tuesday.
This is great news for a team that will be missing Malcolm Brogdon and Doug McDermott while Victor Oladipo remains questionable. Sabonis has been battling a few injuries this year but that hasn’t kept him from returning top-50 value for fantasy owners and he should continue to thrive in a starting role.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter