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
March 9, 2020, 6:03 pmDoug McDermottSF, Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott (right big toe soreness) is doubtful for Tuesday's matchup vs. the Celtics.
McDermott will likely miss a third straight game on Tuesday. He is a three-point specialist off the bench for the Pacers and is not relevant in standard leagues. Justin Holiday and Edmond Sumner will continue to see additional minutes with McDermott sidelined.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 8, 2020, 9:58 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
TJ Warren (left leg laceration/stitches) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday against the Mavs, putting together 16 points (7-of-13 FG), eight rebounds and one block.
Warren had his hands full trying to defend Luka Doncic, and Warren simply lacks the defensive principals to avoid falling for Doncic's bag of tricks. Defensive chops aside, Warren was still able to get his own and appeared to be fully recovered from the injury. You can continue relying on his mid-round production. Justin Holiday was solid off the bench with 14 points and four 3-pointers and can serve as a useful streamer in standard leagues.
March 5, 2020, 5:01 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo is questionable to face the Bulls on Friday as he continues to work his way back from a knee injury.
The Pacers are currently dealing with a lot of injuries to key rotation players. Oladipo has missed the previous two games and it is now even more important for the team to get him back with Malcolm Brogdon (hip) now doubtful. Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, T.J. McConnell and Edmond Sumner could be in line for additional opportunity if Oladipo is ruled out. It is worth noting that Doug McDermott is also questionable with a toe injury.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
March 5, 2020, 4:55 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Warren (left leg laceration/stitches) is officially listed as questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Bulls.
Warren appeared to have injured his leg at during Wednesday's game and may be forced to miss time as a result. If Warren misses Friday's game, Doug McDermott and Justin Holiday will see an increase in minutes.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
March 5, 2020, 4:45 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon is scheduled to have an MRI done on the hip that he injured in Wednesday's game and is considered doubtful for Friday's contest vs. the Bulls.
It seems highly unlikely that Brogdon will play on Friday. Expect Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott and T.J. McConnell to see additional opportunity while he remains sidelined. Holiday is the only player of the three that is worth using in standard leagues at this time.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 5:06 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Bucks as he nurses a sore right knee.
Oladipo will miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday and his fifth game since returning from injury in late January. He has struggled so far to return value for those who stashed him. Justin Holiday should continue to see additional opportunity on Wednesday while Oladipo will have his next chance to return on Friday against the Bulls. Holiday has produced value inside the top-100 over the past month and sees a significant boost in 9-cat leagues as he is only averaging 0.6 turnovers per game this season.
Source: Pacers PR on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 5:33 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (sore right knee) is being upgraded to a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Bucks after doing some things in Tuesday's practice.
Oladipo is apparently feeling better and is on the right side of questionable for this matchup. Keep an eye on his status throughout tomorrow, as Aaron Holiday will likely get another start and Justin Holiday would see extra minutes if Oladipo sits out.
Source: J Michael on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 1:55 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (sore right knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.
Aaron Holiday got the start in place of Oladipo on Monday and would figure to get the nod again should Oladipo be unable to play. Justin Holiday would also benefit with additional minutes.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
March 2, 2020, 6:10 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (sore right knee) will not play during Monday's game.
Oladipo has already dealt with back and ankle issues recently. Justin Holiday will see more opportunities for as long as he is out.
Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 10:48 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Warren was productive in 38 minutes on Thursday, scoring 15 points, grabbing five boards and picking up two steals.
Warren is the Pacers' leading scorer and has primarily been an efficient point-producer on his way to top-60 value. For the time being, we expect that to continue for Warren. He seems quite underrated in general, much like his teammate Justin Holiday, who is providing top-120 value as a good 3-and-D option. Holiday had 11 points, three triples and a steal in this contest.
February 25, 2020, 9:21 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday filled the box score on Tuesday with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, adding three rebounds, three assists, two 3s, two steals and one block.
Holiday's big line might be less of a fluke than it is an indicator of possible trends moving forward. Jeremy Lamb (ACL) is done for the season, which opens up Holiday's path to solid production.
February 5, 2020, 10:27 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday had a night to remember in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors, playing his butt off for 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting (six 3s) with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 31 minutes off the bench.
Holiday is an underrated fantasy asset because he rarely explodes like this on offense. That said, he's been a sneaky top-100 play lately and is worth owning in 12-teamers on the strength of his ability to stuff the stat sheet like this.
January 19, 2020, 11:05 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon continued his strong play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets, going for 22 points (8-of-17 FG, 4-of-4 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers and two turnovers.
Brogdon has been excellent since returning from strep throat and lower back soreness. He is resembling the early-season production that had him returning early-round value, and while that may be too much for Brogdon to do over an 82-game campaign, he is going to be a mid-round asset, even when Victor Oladipo rejoins the fold for the Pacers. Justin Holiday had a decent line off the bench, going for 14 points, four rebounds, three 3-pointers and one block. The Pacers have a number of options off the bench, making Holiday more of a 16-team play.
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.