January 17, 2020, 10:19 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
TJ Warren led the Pacers with 28 points in Friday's 116-114 win over the Wolves, going 11-of-18 from the field with five rebounds, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Warren is rumbling right along with top-85/70 value in 8/9-cat leagues on the year. He's made it work after switching to small forward full-time to accommodate Indiana's frontcourt, and he remains one of the better sources of points that was available outside the first handful of rounds.
January 17, 2020, 10:16 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb broke out of a recent slump on Friday, scoring 18 points to go with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 7-for-13 shooting line.
Lamb had scored two, four and nine points over his previous three contests and it was nice to see him get back to business in this one. He's an automatic add if anyone dropped him, though he's currently around the top-100 neighborhood and might slip a bit more when Victor Oladipo returns in a few weeks.
January 17, 2020, 10:10 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon put up 12 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, a block and two 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Wolves.
Brogdon hit a clutch floater to put the Pacers up late in the game and he's been nothing short of spectacular for Indiana this season. Victor Oladipo's eventual return will undoubtedly hurt a little bit, but Brogdon should be able to easily maintain middle-round value. Myles Turner was also solid if unspectacular tonight with eight points, six rebounds, a steal and three blocks.
January 17, 2020, 10:08 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis finally had an off game this season, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, four assists, a block, five turnovers and five fouls in 26 minutes on Friday night.
Sabonis just couldn't get things going and picked up three fouls relatively quickly. Considering his elite production all season long, it's easy to overlook this one. A night of light minutes may not even be a bad thing considering his recent bout with left knee soreness — that's said to be an external bruise that simply hurts, as the Pacers have been adamant that Sabonis playing through it is not a risk for further injury.
January 17, 2020, 11:10 amEdmond SumnerPG, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have assigned Edmund Sumner and Alize Johnson to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and, as a result, neither player will be available to play on Friday night against the Wolves.
This is a procedural move. With the Pacers getting healthy they have no need for these two. Sumner is a player to monitor in the very deepest and/or dynasty leagues due to his intriguing steal rate, but otherwise there's nothing to see here.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
January 15, 2020, 11:07 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis had a huge night for the Pacers, dropping 29 points (13-for-17 from the field) and tacking on 13 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block on Wednesday night.
Sabonis has dealt with the injury bug recently, but shows that when he takes the court, he has the ability to dominate. Currently a fourth-round value, Sabonis is well outplaying his ADP and looks the be the favored frontcourt option when healthy.
January 15, 2020, 11:02 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Warren collected 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting, while tallying six rebounds, two assists and a steal on Wednesday night.
T.J. Warren continues to shoot the ball well and at a decent volume. It was nice to see a bump in rebounds as well. His small forward counterpart, Doug McDermott was also able to capitalize in his 18 minutes of play, racking up 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
January 15, 2020, 10:58 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcom Brogdon finished Wednesday's contest with 21 points (9-of-18 shooting), six rebounds and six assists.
Brogdon has adjusted quickly to life back in the starting lineup. Even when Victor Oladipo returns, Brogdon should have a strong presence on the floor. He currently sits at fifth-round value, and likely will hover around that for the season.
January 15, 2020, 6:42 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
According to head coach Nate McMillan, Domantas Sabonis (sore left knee) will play and start on Wednesday vs. the Wolves
Sabonis has been dealing with some knee pain for some time but has only missed one game as a result. He should be locked in lineups across formats but will likely match up against defensive stalwart, Robert Covington, on Wednesday.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
January 14, 2020, 2:07 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis (sore left knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.
Earlier on Tuesday, coach Nate McMillan said that Sabonis would continue to play through the pain with no restrictions as he can't hurt the knee any further, so it seems likely that the big man will suit up despite the questionable tag. Check back in for another update on Wednesday.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 14, 2020, 1:06 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Nate McMillan said on Tuesday that the team will watch Domantas Sabonis (sore left knee) closely, but that he can't hurt his knee anymore, and he will continue to play through the pain with no restrictions.
While injuries are never fun, this is precisely the kind of update that all Sabonis' owners want to here. Continue to safely plug the top-50 9/8 cat league asset into your lineups.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
January 14, 2020, 12:57 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (ruptured right quad tendon) will not travel with the Pacers during their upcoming 5-game road trip ahead of his expected return on January 29th against the Bulls.
This makes sense as the team will want Oladipo to continue to get in practice reps in preparation for a return to the court in just over two weeks' time. Oladipo is likely to be brought along slowly after such a grueling rehab process, but owners have to be thrilled at the thought of the All-Star guard's upcoming return.
Source: Nathan Brown on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 10:47 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner double-doubled with 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting, 10 rebounds, one assist, one triple and three blocks in 33 minutes in a home win over the Sixers on Monday.
Turner has had mild ups and down this season, and he's currently having a good stretch as the number 45 player in 9-cat over the past month. Domantas Sabonis also double-doubled, but did it on just 3-of-12 shooting, providing 10 points, 16 rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.
January 13, 2020, 10:39 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Warren was efficient in a 101-95 win over the Sixers on Monday, producing 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, one rebound, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes.
Warren is shooting a career-high 50.7 percent from the field this season, partially because of a reduction in 3-point attempts from last season. He's a safe player for the rest of the season, but make sure that he fits your team, as he doesn't do much well outside of scoring efficiently. Justin Holiday also shot well on Monday, hitting four treys as part of his 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
January 13, 2020, 10:29 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon's second attempt at returning to the Pacers' lineup went much better than the first as Brogdon starred with 21 points (5-for-15 FGs, 8-for-9 FTs), seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes in a home win over the Sixers on Monday.
Brogdon had played just eight minutes over the last nine games, and it's great to see him jump right in with 34 minutes. While he's not quite the top-20 player he looked like to start the season, Brogdon is an excellent high-floor point guard and should remain that way even once Victor Oladipo returns (which still doesn't seem imminent).