Indiana Pacers

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  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    According to a report from The Athletic's Sam Amick, the Pacers are engaged in 'active trade talks' revolving around Domantas Sabonis.

    The Pacers are facing a Monday night deadline to come to terms on an extension with Sabonis, and as they have had no luck agreeing on an extension it sounds like they are exploring the trade market. They have reached out to several teams so it is not easy to predict how a trade would impact his fantasy value. It would seem unlikely a team would want to acquire Sabonis unless they planned to make him an offensive hub on the block though. He remains a reliable target towards the mid to late-rounds of your draft.

    Source: The Athletic

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. Warren (soreness) did not participate in Friday's practice.

    Nothing wrong here, just an extra day off for a veteran player who wasn't quite at 100 percent.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (illness) was back at practice on Friday after sitting out Thursday's session.

    Nothing to see here. Turner is one of several Pacers who has been sick lately but the team is looking fairly healthy heading into the season.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    On Friday, Nate McMillan announced that Victor Oladipo (ruptured right quad tendon) will be able to play half-court 5-on-5 in the next couple of days.

    Oladipo has been able to do just about everything besides scrimmage in Pacers' practices lately, and this is a nice step in his recovery. Optimistic estimates have Oladipo returning around the end of the calendar year but there's no word on whether this adjusts his timeline at all. Still, this is a great development and Oladipo is starting to look slightly more appealing in the middle-rounds of drafts — even if he's not generally a recommended pick just yet.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Stephan Hicks
    G, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have signed Stephan Hicks to an Exhibit 10 contract on Thursday.

    Hicks has played for the Pacers G League affiliate over the last four seasons and could end up with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants once again this year. He is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (illness) sat out Thursday's practice.

    A few different Pacers have missed time with illness lately, so this isn't a cause for concern. Turner should be good to go for the regular season and is coming off draft boards in the third round, so be prepared for that investment if you plan to target last season's leading shot-blocker.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • C.J. Wilcox
    SG, Free Agent

    The Pacers have waived C.J. Wilcox, Amida Brimah and Walter Lemon Jr. on Wednesday.

    None of these players were on the fantasy radar. The Pacers roster is now set with 15 full-time players and two two-way players.

    Source: Pacers PR on Twitter

  • Doug McDermott
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Doug McDermott sank four treys on his way to 14 points (5-for-10 FGs) in a loss to the Wolves on Tuesday.

    McDermott is a 3-point streamer and not much else these days. He provides very little else, especially now that he's likely to get under 20 minutes per game for the second season.

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Aaron Holiday (upper respiratory infection) returned to the court on Tuesday against the Wolves, scoring nine points and dishing out four assists in 17 minutes off the bench.

    Fellow point guard T.J. McConnell (10 points and eight assists in 20 minutes tonight) has been soaking up enough of the point-guard minutes, that Holiday's role isn't simply the full-time backup point guard that many fantasy players hoped. Edmond Sumner (upper respiratory infection) also played after previously being listed as questionable. Sumner had 11 points and four assists in 26 minutes off the bench.

  • 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.

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis double-doubled on Tuesday in a 119-111 loss to the Wolves, putting up 11 points (3-for-7 FGs, 4-for-6 FTs), 13 rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in just 17 minutes.

    Sabonis is in line for a slightly bigger role this season, but he's still likely to be a very Enes Kanter-like big man. That is, he'll do everything a traditional center does without the blocks but with good free throw shooting.

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Aaron Holiday (illness) is available to play against the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Holiday should get a decent amount of run as the Pacers play their final preseason game tonight. He is unlikely to see enough minutes for fantasy purposes this year.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (illness) has been upgraded to questionable to face the Wolves on Tuesday.

    We should have an official word on Sumner's availability shortly. Sumner is a name to file away in deep-leagues should time open up.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • 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

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers intend to play their starters in the first half of Tuesday's preseason finale.

    Expect a lot of random lineup groups in preseason finales across the league. It should mean lots of potential value for DFS players, and season-long folks will just hope that the Myles Turners of the world stay healthy in their half of work.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter