JaKarr Sampson

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  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (left knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Bitadze has a sore left knee which might keep him out of Thursday's game. He was available to play earlier this week, but it looks like his knee is causing him some issues. If he sits, expect JaKarr Sampson to eat up the backup minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers were shorthanded for Thursday’s win over the Blazers with Myles Turner (calf) and Domantas Sabonis (plantar fasciitis) sidelined and the team chose to give the spot-start to Jakarr Sampson over T.J. Leaf.

    Sampson finished the night with seven points (3-of-5 FG, 0-of-1 3PM, 1-of-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. The most interesting development from this game is that Sampson is clearly above Leaf on the depth chart as he is a much better defensive player even though he is undersized at 6’7″. If Turner or Sabonis have to miss any time once the regular season resumes, Sampson could fill in but doesn’t provide enough value to be worth rostering in resumption leagues.

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    JaKarr Sampson is one of several Pacers that is dealing with restrictions on his practice activity due to a soft-tissue.

    The problem is not expected to force Sampson to miss any live-action, and he does not figure to be much of a factor in the Pacers' rotation anyway. The team was expecting these sorts of injuries to flare up as a result of limited activity levels during the league-wide shutdown.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson was underwhelming in 26 games for the Pacers, winding up ranked 382nd in 8-cat per-game value and 359th in 9-cat.

    There were enough productive forwards ahead of Sampson on the depth chart that pushed him back. He also dealt with the injury bug, stymying his opportunities to deliver when the Pacers were shorthanded. Sampson was pretty much a non-factor, averaging just 13.1 minutes per game and producing 4.2 PPG and 2.3 RPG. He was actually a bane from the line, shooting at a dismal .550 clip from the stripe.

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson scored 14 points, hauled in five rebounds and handed out three assists in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday in a win over the Bulls.

    Sampson has not played much this season so this performance came somewhat out of nowhere. No reason to think twice about him at this juncture.

  • Doug McDermott
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Doug McDermott (toe) and Jakarr Sampson (hip) are both questionable ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Bulls.

    McDermott is an efficient three-point specialist for deeper leagues but doesn't do enough outside of those categories to warrant standard league relevance. He does have appeal in 14-team leagues as a specialist for as long as Malcolm Brogdon (hip) and Victor Oladipo (knee) are out. Sampson is not relevant in fantasy circles outside of the deepest of leagues.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • TJ Leaf
    PF, Indiana Pacers

    TJ Leaf (illness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game.

    Leaf plays a very minor role for the Pacers, but JaKarr Sampson could see a couple of extra minutes if Leaf cannot play against the Raptors.

    Source: Tony East on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson drew the start for an ill Myles Turner on Sunday and saw just 17 minutes with an unremarkable three rebounds and two points on 0-for-3 shooting from the field.

    Sampson obviously is not worth your time right now, so move on.

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson will get the starting nod, in place of the ill Myles Turner, for Sunday's tilt against the Blazers.

    While Sampson will get some opening minutes it is unlikely the Pacers have to lean upon him heavily. He had been barely getting action, and the Pacers will have Goga Bitzade coming off the bench to backup Domantis Sabonis at center. Doug McDermott could also see a boost in minutes coming off the bench.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson will be unable to play for the Pacers on Friday due to an illness.

    Sampson is on the fringes of the Pacers' rotation and that's when he was healthy. He can be left on the wire and Justin Holiday should soak up as many minutes on the wing as he can tonight.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson is questionable to face the Warriors on Friday due to his left ankle sprain.

    Sampson is barely cracking the Pacers' rotation. Whether he is healthy or injured, it does not make much of a difference for his status in fantasy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (sore left knee) is scheduled to undergo MRI on Saturday.

    J. Michael adds Sabonis' MRI appears to be strictly precautionary and Sabonis himself thinks he will be able to play on Monday so no reason to be overly concerned but one should check back another update today anyway. Sabonis was held out on Friday which led to Myles Turner having his best game of the season with 27 points and 14 rebounds. JaKarr Sampson, Goga Bitadze and Doug McDermott would all soak up Sabonis' minutes if he does end up missing more time.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (sore left hip) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game versus the Bucks.

    The Pacers could really use another body in the frontcourt, but if Sabonis is unable to go JaKarr Sampson would most likely draw the start and is worth a look in DFS as a punt play.

    Source: Pacers PR on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (sore left hip) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bucks.

    Sabonis picked up the injury during Friday's game versus the Kings. If he is forced to sit out JaKarr Sampson would most likely draw the start, while Myles Turner and Malcolm Brogdon see a boost in usage.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    JaKarr Sampson (lower back soreness) will be available to play in Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Sampson has missed 14 games due to injury this season and is not on the fantasy radar while the Pacers' frontcourt is healthy.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter