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Indiana Pacers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Paul George, SF8/1/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury Friday night during the Team USA Showcase game.
Insight: George landed awkwardly after a block attempt and his leg bent completely at the shin. It was similar to the injury suffered by Louisville player Kevin Ware in March 2013. George could miss the entire 2014-15 season after the gruesome injury.
Rodney Stuckey, G7/17/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Rodney Stuckey has landed with the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal.
Insight: He'll replace Lance Stephenson, who signed with the Charlotte Hornets this week. Stuckey is 25 pounds lighter than Stephenson and nowhere close to the defender Stephenson is, but he can handle the ball and play both guard spots. Stuckey's minutes have been inconsistent the past two years with the Pistons and he's never been a strong fantasy option because he's a career .286 shooter on threes.
C.J. Miles, G7/2/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Shooting guard C.J. Miles has agreed to a four-year, $18 million contract with the Pacers, according to cbssports.com.
Insight: Miles averaged 19.3 minutes, 9.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 threes per game with the Cavaliers last season but missed the last seven weeks of the season due to an ankle injury. He could potentially start for Indiana if Lance Stephenson departs in free agency.
Roy Hibbert, C5/31/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert is open to being traded. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Hibbert's head just wasn't in it during the second half of the season (8.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg in 29 appearances) and it could be time for a change of scenery. With Hibbert's future uncertain and Lance Stephenson slated to become a free agent, the Pacers' starting five could have a drastically different look in 2014-15.
Roy Hibbert, C5/29/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert was given a $5,000 fine for flopping Wednesday against the Heat. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: After being held scoreless on Monday, Hibbert was much better in Game 5, contributing ten points, 13 rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes of action. Indiana's season will be on the line Friday in Game 6.
Lance Stephenson, G5/29/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson has been fined $10,000 for flopping in Wednesday's win over Miami. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: It's his second violation of the playoffs. Stephenson (13.8 ppg this postseason) is well-known for his quirks but even for him his behavior in Game 5 was pretty bizarre. Stephenson's high jinks included wandering into Miami's huddle and blowing into LeBron's ear. We'll see what kind of antics Stephenson has in store for Game 6 on Friday night.
Roy Hibbert, C5/25/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert found his shooting stroke Saturday in a 99-87 loss to Miami.
Insight: He shot 7-of-13 from the floor for 16 points, his highest point total since Game 1. Unfortunately Hibbert forgot to crash the boards, finishing the contest with just two rebounds in 36 minutes. We'll see what Hibbert brings to the court Monday in Game 4.
Lance Stephenson, G5/25/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Lance Stephenson turned in a valiant effort Saturday in Indiana's 12-point loss to Miami.
Insight: Stephenson pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds while also chipping in with ten points, five assists and three steals. He's been on the court for 90 of a possible 96 minutes over the last two contests. Among guards, only Tony Allen and Russell Westbrook have averaged more rebounds than Stephenson (7.3 rpg) this postseason.
Paul George, SF5/23/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George has passed his concussion tests and is ready to play Game 3 Saturday against the Heat. SOURCE: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
Insight: George took a nasty spill in Game 2 but it looks like he's all right. The 24-year-old has averaged 19 ppg in the Conference Finals. The series is tied 1-1 with the next two games being played on Miami's home court.
Paul George, SF5/22/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George was back at practice on Thursday, though he didn't take any contact. George was diagnosed with a concussion after his collision with Dwyane Wade Tuesday against Miami. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: His status is still in question for Game 3 on Saturday night. Luis Scola (5.9 ppg this postseason) would probably start if George can't get clearance to play.
Lance Stephenson, G5/22/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: The league has fined Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson $5,000 for flopping in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: Stephenson makes $930,000 a year so that's less than one percent of his salary. He's played well recently, averaging 19.7 ppg over his last three contests. The series is tied at one heading into Saturday's Game 3 in Miami.
David West, F5/21/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Indiana power forward David West hurt his eye in Game 2 but doesn't plan on wearing goggles for Saturday's Game 3 against Miami. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: It looked like West suffered the injury when he collided with LeBron James late in the fourth quarter. The 33-year-old has scored 14.6 ppg this postseason, a slight improvement from what he averaged during the regular season (14.0 ppg in 80 games).
Paul George, SF5/21/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Indiana small forward Paul George said he blacked out after getting kneed in the head by Dwyane Wade Tuesday night in Game 2. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: George played the rest of the game with blurred vision but didn't appear to have any concussion symptoms afterwards. Game 3 isn't until Saturday so George will have a few days to rest up.
Lance Stephenson, GHot5/21/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Indiana guard Lance Stephenson had his best game of the playoffs Tuesday in a loss to the Heat.
Insight: Ten of his game-high 25 points came in the third quarter. After getting off to a slow start this postseason, Stephenson has come on strong over his last three games, averaging 19.7 ppg, 7.7 apg and 5.0 rpg during that stretch. Game 3 is Saturday at Miami.
George Hill, GHot5/20/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill has upped his game through the first 14 games of the 2014 playoff run.
Insight: Hill is averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.1 spg after posting a 10.3 ppg average during the regular season.
Evan Turner, G/F5/20/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Indiana G/F Evan Turner is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday against Miami after strep throat kept him out of Game 1.
Insight: Turner has been a non-factor this postseason, contributing just 3.5 ppg on 42.9 percent shooting. He averaged 14.0 ppg during the regular season.
Paul George, SF5/18/2014 7:06:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George put up 24 points Sunday in a Game 1 victory over Miami.
Insight: George shot 7-for-13 from the floor including 3-of-6 from long range. He also added four rebounds and seven assists. Game 2 is Tuesday in Indiana.
Evan Turner, G/F5/18/2014 3:09:00 PM
Description: Indiana G/F Evan Turner won't be available for Sunday's Game 1 against the Heat. SOURCE: Pacers on Twitter
Insight: He's out with strep throat. Turner has been a non-factor this postseason, contributing just 3.5 ppg on 42.9 percent shooting. He averaged 14.0 ppg during the regular season.
David West, F5/15/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward David West was the hero Thursday in a series-clinching win over Washington.
Insight: West seemed like he was on a mission from the opening tip. He torched the Wizards for 29 points on 13-of-26 shooting. The 29 points were West's most since February 22nd against the Bucks. The Eastern Conference Finals start Sunday against Miami.
Roy Hibbert, C5/13/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Roy Hibbert's Jekyll and Hyde act continued Tuesday with a disappointing outing against the Wizards.
Insight: The Pacers big man was limited to four points and two rebounds in 25 minutes. Hibbert had averaged 19.7 ppg on 64.7 percent shooting over his previous three contests. Hopefully he can get back on track Thursday night in Game 6.
Paul George, SF5/11/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George exploded for 39 points Sunday in a comeback win over Washington.
Insight: It's the most points scored by an Indiana player in the postseason since Anthony Johnson had 40 against New Jersey back in 2006. George (7-of-10 on 3-pointers) scored 28 of his 39 points after halftime. The Pacers can close out the series Tuesday in Game 5.
Roy Hibbert, C5/10/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert returned to earth with 14 points and five rebounds in Game 3 after erupting for 28 points Wednesday in a Game 2 victory over Washington.
Insight: After starting the postseason with 24 total points in the first six games, including two zero totals, Hibbert has scored double-digits in three of the last four games. If Hibbert can keep this up, the Pacers are going to be much tougher to defend.
Paul George, SF5/10/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George didn't shoot particularly well (6-for-15), but did everything else the Pacers needed for his team to win the game 85-63.
Insight: George added eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block and went 9-for-10 from the foul line for a game-high 23 points.
Paul George, SF5/7/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George had a tough game Wednesday against the Wizards.
Insight: He finished with only 11 points on 5-for-13 shooting. That's George's lowest point total since March 22nd against Chicago (eight points). It didn't matter though as the Pacers won 86-82 to even the series at 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Washington.
Roy Hibbert, C5/7/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert erupted for 28 points Wednesday in a Game 2 victory over Washington.
Insight: Where did that come from? That's almost as many points as Hibbert had in the entire first round (37 in seven games). Hibbert also corralled nine rebounds, his most in a game since March 21st. If Hibbert can keep this up, the Pacers are going to be tough to stop.
Andrew Bynum, C5/7/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Indiana will be without center Andrew Bynum for the rest of the 2014 playoffs. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: Knee issues have plagued Bynum for most of the last two seasons. He averaged 18.7 ppg as recently as 2012 but we're not holding out much hope for Bynum's future in the NBA. The 26-year-old is going to be a free agent this summer.
Roy Hibbert, CCold5/5/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Roy Hibbert was held without a point for the third time in his last four games Monday in the Pacers' series-opening loss to Washington.
Insight: Hibbert was actually decent in Saturday's win over Atlanta (13 points, seven rebounds, five blocks) but that obviously didn't carry over into Monday's contest. Foul trouble had a lot to do with Hibbert's struggles as he was whistled five times in just 18 minutes. Maybe he'll have better luck Wednesday in Game 2.
Evan Turner, G/F5/4/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Pacers coach Frank Vogel changed up his rotation in the final three games of the team's first-round series against the Hawks, which meant hardly any playing time for Evan Turner and Luis Scola.
Insight: Turner played four minutes in Game 5 while Scola was on the court for eight, and neither player left the bench in Games 6 and 7. Vogel said after Sunday's practice that he expects both Turner and Scola to have a "much greater role" in the next series versus the Wizards, according to nba.com.
David West, F5/4/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Indiana power forward David West shot just 1-for-7 in Saturday's Game 7 win over Atlanta but he made up for it by collecting 13 rebounds and six blocks.
Insight: West was all over the map on Saturday, balancing out his four points and six turnovers on offense with one of his best defensive efforts of the series (two steals). He averaged 13.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 4.9 apg in seven first-round appearances.
Lance Stephenson, GHot5/4/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson totaled 19 points, 14 rebounds and five assists Saturday in a win against the Hawks.
Insight: Stephenson finally woke up in Games 5-7, scoring 18.7 ppg on 53.8 percent shooting after averaging only 13 ppg on 42.9 percent shooting in the first four games of the series. Indiana's next opponent will be the fifth-seeded Wizards. Stephenson averaged 10.3 ppg, 11.7 rpg and 6.3 apg against them in three regular season contests.
Paul George, SFHot5/4/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George played well in Saturday's Game 7 victory over Atlanta.
Insight: He led all scorers with 30 points on 11-of-23 shooting. George also chipped in with 11 boards, three assists and two steals. He averaged 23.9 ppg for the series. Indiana opens its second-round series Monday against Washington.
Paul George, G/FHot5/2/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George will not be suspended for Saturday's Game 7 against the Hawks. George left the bench while Mike Scott and George Hill were having an altercation in Game 6. SOURCE: Chris Littmann, Sporting News
Insight: Pacers fans can all let out a sigh of relief. George has had a good series, averaging 22.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg and 4.8 apg in six contests. He's shot 46.2 percent from three-point range over that stretch.
Roy Hibbert, CCold5/1/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert was held scoreless for the second game in a row Thursday against the Hawks.
Insight: Hibbert has been nonexistent in this series, averaging 4.0 ppg on just 30.3 percent shooting. He'll play sparingly in Game 7.
David West, F5/1/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward David West was the hero in Thursday night's Game 6 victory over Atlanta.
Insight: West's bucket sealed the game with ten seconds left. He led the team with 11 rebounds and six assists and is now averaging 15 ppg on 61.7 percent shooting for the series. Game 7 will be held Saturday in Indiana.
Roy Hibbert, CCold4/26/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert didn't play at all in the fourth quarter Satruday versus the Hawks.
Insight: He finished with just six points in 25 minutes of court time. Hibbert has been imploding for the better part of a month and it's clear head coach Frank Vogel doesn't have much faith left in him.
Paul George, G/F4/26/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George delivered 24 points Saturday in a win against the Hawks.
Insight: George's performance also included ten rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. The 23-year-old has contributed a double-double each game of this series. Game 5 is Monday at Indiana.
Paul George, G/F4/23/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Paul George led Indiana with a game-high 27 points Tuesday in a win over Atlanta.
Insight: George's stat line was almost identical to the one he posted in Game 1 (24 points, ten rebounds, five assists). The only difference was the Pacers won this game by 16 after losing the opener by eight. Paul, a 36.4 percent three-point shooter during the regular season, has made 8-of-15 from that distance in his first two playoff games (53.3 percent).
Paul George, G/F4/22/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George (bruised left quadriceps) is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against Atlanta.
Insight: George was forced to the sidelines for part of Game 1, but did return to post 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks. He didn't shoot well (6-for-18), but he's an across-the-board contributor and a must start.
Andrew Bynum, C4/17/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum won't play in the first round against Atlanta. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: Fluid buildup in Bynum's knee has kept him out since March 15th. It would be very surprising to see Bynum (8.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg) play at any point during Indiana's postseason run.
Roy Hibbert, CCold4/15/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert will start the regular season finale Wednesday against the Magic, but he is only expected to play the first half, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Paul George, Lance Stephenson and David West will rest tomorrow, but the Pacers need Hibbert to have a positive performance going into the playoffs. He went 2-for-22 from he field over his last three games and averaged 8.6 ppg on .356 shooting his last 17 games. That's unacceptable for a 7-foot-2 player.
David West, F4/15/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (rest) will not play Wednesday, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: West will rest up for the postseason. The power forward averaged 15.4 ppg and 6.7 rpg over his final 45 games, compared to 12.2 ppg and 6.9 rpg the first 35.
C.J. Watson, G4/15/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard C.J. Watson will not play in the final game of the regular season for rest purposes, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Watson missed most of March and three games in April due to injuries. The Pacers may have realized how much they will need him in the postseason when he scored 20 points in 25 minutes Sunday against the Thunder.
Paul George, G/F4/15/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George (rest) will not play in Wednesday's regular season finale, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: He'll join David West, Lance Stephenson and C.J. Watson on the bench. The 23-year-old George will finish with averages of 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.3 threes, but he only shot 37.7 percent from the field and averaged 19.6 ppg in his final 38 contests. He averaged 23.6 ppg on .464 shooting his first 42 games and was an early MVP candidate.
Lance Stephenson, G4/15/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: The Pacers will rest all their starters Wednesday against the Magic and that includes shooting guard Lance Stephenson.
Insight: Indiana was able to clinch home court advantage when Miami lost to the Wizards on Monday night. That renders Wednesday's regular season finale meaningless. Stephenson will finish the year with averages of 13.8 ppg, 4.6 apg and 7.2 rpg in 78 contests. He was the NBA's leader in triple-doubles this season with five.
C.J. Watson, G4/13/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard C.J. Watson had 20 points, four threes and three rebounds in 25 minutes Sunday.
Insight: He played 25 minutes and starter George Hill saw just 23. "I didn't think George was playing bad," coach Frank Vogel said. "I just think C.J. was playing out of his mind."
David West, F4/13/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West had 21 points and six rebounds Sunday against the Thunder.
Insight: West has dropped from 17.1 ppg and 7.7 rpg last year to 14 ppg and 6.8 rpg in 2013-14 because he has played 1.5 fewer minutes per game.
Lance Stephenson, G4/13/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (17 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) got his swagger back Sunday in a win over Oklahoma City.
Insight: Sunday was Stephenson's fifth triple-double of the season. The three-pointer he drilled in front of Kevin Durant with 34 seconds left was the dagger. The Pacers now control their own destiny and can lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win Wednesday in the regular season finale.
Roy Hibbert, CCold4/9/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert (rest) will miss Wednesday's game against the Bucks, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: Pacers coach Frank Vogel benched Hibbert for the second half of Sunday's game because the center "looked worn down." He'll get some more time off to recover. Ian Mahinmi will start at center.
George Hill, G4/9/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill (rest) will not play Wednesday, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: He'll join Indiana's other four starters on the sideline. Donald Sloan will get the start at point guard against the Bucks.
Lance Stephenson, G4/9/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson will miss Wednesday's game against the Bucks to rest, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: Evan Turner will start in Stephenson's place. All five Pacers' starters are sitting out Wednesday.
David West, F4/9/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (rest) will not play Wednesday, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: All five starters are getting a breather. Luis Scola will start in West's place.
Paul George, G/F4/9/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George (rest) will not play Wednesday, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: All five Indiana starters are sitting out for rest on Wednesday. Look for Donald Sloan, Evan Turner, Rasual Butler, Luis Scola and Ian Mahinmi to start against the Bucks.
David West, F4/8/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West recently approached coach Frank Vogel about getting a night off to rest. He's considered questionable for Wednesday's game with Milwaukee. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: The Pacers looked totally gassed Sunday in an embarrassing 19-point loss to Atlanta. West played 38 minutes in that game, posting 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting. He hasn't missed a game all season.
Paul George, G/F4/8/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George could be given the night off to rest Wednesday against the Bucks. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: As bad as the Pacers have played lately, they should be able to handle Milwaukee without George's help. None of the Pacers' five starters were at practice on Tuesday.
C.J. Watson, G4/8/2014 7:20:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard C.J. Watson returned to practice on Tuesday and now hopes to play Wednesday against the Bucks. SOURCE: Pacers.com
Insight: A strained hamstring has kept him out for most of the last month. Watson (6.3 ppg) could see a lot of minutes Wednesday if head coach Frank Vogel decides to rest his starters.
Roy Hibbert, CCold4/6/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert was benched for the second half of Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Insight: Hibbert had no points or rebounds in nine minutes of action. The Pacers have fallen apart, losing five out of six by an average of 16 points. They trail Miami by one game with four games remaining.
Paul George, G/F4/2/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Indiana small forward Paul George had 27 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, four threes and two steals Wednesday to help the Pacers snap a three-game losing streak.
Insight: George shot 31.8 percent from the field and averaged 16.1 ppg during the Pacers' 2-6 stretch their last eight games.
Roy Hibbert, C4/2/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert (neck) returned to Wednesday's game for the start of the second half.
Insight: Hibbert suffered a neck injury earlier in the game when Charlie Villanueva pulled him down and he hit the back of his head on the floor.
Roy Hibbert, C4/2/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert suffered a sore neck on a hard fall during Wednesday's game and is questionable to return, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Hibbert was attempting to take Charlie Villanueva off the dribble and Villanueva appeared to pull him to the ground. Hibbert smashed the back of his head on the floor and stayed down for a while before shooting his free throws. He went to the locker room for evaluation after that.
Roy Hibbert, C3/28/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert didn't suffer a concussion after taking a blow to the head from LeBron James and should be fine for Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: Hibbert averages just 11.3 ppg, but 7.0 rpg and 2.3 blocks per contest help making him low-end fantasy worthy.
Lance Stephenson, G3/26/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson just picked up his second technical and has been ejected from Wednesday's game against Miami.
Insight: Stephenson said something to Dwyane Wade after hitting a shot and was quickly given the heave-ho. He'll finish with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Evan Turner is likely to finish out the game at shooting guard.
C.J. Watson, G3/25/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard C.J. Watson doesn't expect to play this week. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: He's missed the last six games with a hamstring injury. George Hill (10.8 ppg) has averaged an exhausting 36.7 mpg during his absence.
Paul George, G/FCold3/22/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Indiana small forward Paul George has made just 13-of-54 (.241) from the field over his last four games, including 2-of-10 Saturday at Memphis.
Insight: George was an MVP candidate the first 29 games, when he made 47.5 percent of his shots and averaged 23.9 ppg, but he has quietly shot below 40 percent over his last 41 contests.
C.J. Watson, G3/22/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Indiana backup point guard C.J. Watson (hamstring) missed his fourth consecutive game Friday and is questionable for Saturday's game against Memphis
Insight: The Pacers are plenty deep enough with starter George Hill, Donald Sloan and newly acquired Evan Turner working the point.
C.J. Watson, G3/21/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Indiana backup point guard C.J. Watson (hamstring) is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: The Pacers are plenty deep enough with starter George Hill and Evan Turner working the point.
Andrew Bynum, C3/20/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Pacers coach Frank Vogel expects center Andrew Bynum to be out "a while." SOURCE: NBC's Pro Basketball Talk
Insight: He had his knee drained earlier this week. Bynum looked like he was on his way to being a superstar after his breakout 2011-12 season (18.7 ppg, 11.8 rpg) but injuries and a lack of commitment have sent his career into a tailspin.
Andrew Bynum, C3/18/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Andrew Bynum had his knee drained on Monday. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: He's not going to play Wednesday against the Knicks. The Pacers already have Roy Hibbert at center so they can afford to give Bynum (8.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg) as much time as he needs to recover. Consider the 7-footer out indefinitely.
C.J. Watson, G3/18/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Indiana backup point guard C.J. Watson (hamstring) missed Monday's game and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against New York.
Insight: Watson returned from an elbow injury on Friday but suffered a right hamstring strain and will likely miss a third straight game with the injury. Evan Turner has been receiving Watson's minutes.
Andrew Bynum, C3/18/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum is dealing with swelling in his knee and is expected to miss Wednesday's game against New York.
Insight: Bynum has been productive in two games with Indiana, averaging 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, but if he can't play multiple games even with a rest day in between then his value in the playoffs will be limited.
Andrew Bynum, C3/17/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum is dealing with swelling in his knee and will miss Monday's game.
Insight: Bynum has been productive in two games with Indiana, averaging 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, but it isn't a good sign that his knees are already giving him an issue despite playing 18 minutes per game.
C.J. Watson, G3/17/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Indiana backup point guard C.J. Watson (hamstring) will miss Monday's game.
Insight: Watson returned from an elbow injury on Friday but suffered a right hamstring strain and will miss a second straight game with the injury. Evan Turner has been receiving Watson's minutes.
C.J. Watson, G3/17/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Just back from an elbow problem, Indiana backup point guard C.J. Watson left Friday's game with a right hamstring strain and didn't play Saturday.
Insight: Watson is listed as questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia. The addition of Evan Turner to the Pacers' roster means that Donald Sloan still won't see any of George Hill's minutes.
Donald Sloan, G3/17/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Backup point guard Donald Sloan is questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia after being away from the team for personal reasons.
Insight: Sloan is the backup to backup C.J. Watson and normally doesn'[t see much playing time. He has no fantasy value.
Paul George, G/F3/16/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Indiana small forward Paul George led a big second half comeback Saturday in a win against Detroit.
Insight: The Pacers trailed by 19 at half time but were able to win 112-104 in overtime. George was largely responsible for the turnaround, producing 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 46 minutes. Indiana has followed up its season-high four-game losing streak by winning three in a row.
Andrew Bynum, C3/16/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum crammed a lot into 20 minutes Saturday against Detroit.
Insight: Bynum finished with 15 points on 6-for-18 shooting. He also contributed nine rebounds, one assist and one block. The Pacers are probably going to be pretty careful with Bynum down the stretch, which means there's no guarantee he'll play Monday against the Sixers.
Andrew Bynum, C3/15/2014 6:54:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Andrew Bynum is back after missing Friday's game against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Pacers on Twitter
Insight: According to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star, Bynum hopes to begin playing back-to-backs next week. He put up eight points and ten rebounds Tuesday in his Pacers debut.
C.J. Watson, G3/15/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Indiana backup point guard C.J. Watson left Friday's game with a right hamstring strain and won't play Saturday. SOURCE: Krissy Myers, Pacers.com
Insight: Watson missed four games with an elbow injury and returned without practicing which may have contributed to the hamstring injury. Evan Turner should see time at point guard Satruday against Detroit.
Evan Turner, G/F3/14/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers G/F Evan Turner had just two points in 21 minutes Friday at Philadelphia, his former team.
Insight: As predicted, Turner has averaged far fewer minutes with the Pacers than he did with Philadelphia. He has played 22.6 minutes, 8.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game over 10 games with Indiana.
C.J. Watson, G3/14/2014 9:16:00 PM
Description: Indiana back up point guard C.J. Watson left Friday's game with a right hamstring strain and won't return, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Watson missed the last four games with an elbow injury and returned without practicing. That probably contributed to the hamstring injury.
C.J. Watson, G3/14/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Indiana back up point guard C.J. Watson (elbow) didn't practice Wednesday and is questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Watson has missed the last four games. The Pacers don't need him to beat the lowly Sixers.
Ian Mahinmi, C3/14/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Indiana backup center Ian Mahinmi is questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia due to a bruised left hip.
Insight: Mahinmi is the backup for Roy Hibbert ... at least until Andrew Bynum is healthier. Bynum will also miss Friday's game so barring foul trouble Hibbert could see a heavy workload.
Andrew Bynum, C3/13/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum will not play Friday against the 76ers, the team announced. However, he'll be back Saturday.
Insight: Perhaps the Pacers wanted to protect Bynum from the vitriol Philadelphia's crowd would have spewed at him had he played. The center made his Pacers debut Tuesday and had eight points and 10 rebounds over 16 minutes, but he probably won't play much more than that as Roy Hibbert's backup. The Pacers signed him to serve as insurance in the playoffs should Hibbert get into foul trouble or injured.
Andrew Bynum, C3/12/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Pacers coach Frank Vogel said he'll hold Andrew Bynum out of practice Thursday to protect his knees with the hope that he'll be able to play Friday and Saturday.
Insight: Bynum had eight points and 10 rebounds over 16 minutes in his team debut Tuesday against the Celtics. He probably won't play much more than that as Roy Hibbert's backup. The Pacers signed him to serve as insurance in the playoffs should Hibbert get into foul trouble or injured.
C.J. Watson, G3/12/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Indiana back up point guard C.J. Watson (elbow) didn't practice Wednesday, according to Scott Agness of Pacers.com.
Insight: Watson missed the last four games. The Pacers have been using Donald Sloan as the primary backup point guard while also giving some PG minutes to Evan Turner.
Andrew Bynum, C3/11/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Andrew Bynum played well in his debut for Indiana Tuesday against Boston.
Insight: In 16 minutes, Bynum corralled ten rebounds while shooting 3-of-4 from the field. Best of all, Bynum actually played with enthusiasm and heart. He's not going to be much of a fantasy asset with Roy Hibbert standing in his way, but Bynum could be an important factor when the Pacers get to the playoffs.
Andrew Bynum, C3/11/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum is expected to play 15 minutes in his team debut Tuesday, according to the Pacers on Twitter.
Insight: There's no need to own Bynum in fantasy. He's just here as playoff insurance for Roy Hibbert.
C.J. Watson, G3/11/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers back up point guard C.J. Watson (elbow) will not play Tuesday, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Watson will miss his fourth straight games. The Pacers have been using Donald Sloan as the primary backup point guard while also giving some PG minutes to Evan Turner.
Andrew Bynum, C3/11/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum is expected to return to the court on Tuesday, replacing injured Ian Mahinmi in the Pacers' lineup, according to coach Frank Vogel.
Insight: Bynum will see the floor, but we don't expect him to have any fantasy value. He's still a backup to Roy Hibbert and the Pacers have plenty of offensive weapons.
Ian Mahinmi, C3/11/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Indiana backup center Ian Mahinmi is questionable for Tuesday's game against Boston due to a bruised left hip.
Insight: Mahinmi is the backup for Roy Hibbert and has little fantasy value. Soon Andrew Bynum will be ready and Mahinmi will drop further down the depth chart.
George Hill, G3/10/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill has been piling up the minutes with backup C.J. Watson sidelined due to injury.
Insight: Hill has averaged 33 mpg over the last four contests though his scoring has been inconsistent. Evan Turner is also seeing some time at guard.
C.J. Watson, G3/10/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Pacers back up point guard C.J. Watson (elbow) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Boston.
Insight: Watson has missed three straight games, allowing starter George Hill to rack up the minutes.
Andrew Bynum, C3/10/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum is targeting the Sixers game on Friday for a return.
Insight: The Pacers' depth chart has Bynum buried and he is not a fantasy option.
C.J. Watson, G3/8/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard C.J. Watson (elbow) will miss Sunday's game, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com.
Insight: Watson will miss his third straight game, allowing Evan Turner to continue to get backup point guard minutes.
C.J. Watson, G3/7/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: Pacers point guard C.J. Watson is questionable for Friday's game against Houston due to a sore right elbow.
Insight: His absence would open up a few more minutes for Evan Turner, who posted 22 points in 31 minutes, on Wednesday.
Paul George, G/FCold3/6/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Pacers star Paul George blames last night's poor performance on a stiff back. SOURCE: Indianapolis Star
Insight: George had the worst shooting night of his career on Wednesday, missing all nine of his attempts in a 22-point loss to Charlotte. Despite the injury, George fully expects to play Friday against the Rockets.
Lance Stephenson, G3/5/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson may have re-injured his groin Wednesday against Charlotte.
Insight: Stephenson played through the injury but was limited to 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting. The Pacers have now dropped two in a row for the first time since December.
Paul George, G/FCold3/5/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George had a miserable night Wednesday against Charlotte (two points, five turnovers, 0-for-9 shooting)
Insight: So did his teammates as Indiana suffered its second-worst loss of the season. George has made just 40.9 percent of his field goal attempts since the All-Star break (65-for-159).
C.J. Watson, G3/5/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard C.J. Watson is out for Wednesday night's game against Charlotte. SOURCE: Candace Buckner, Indianapolis Star
Insight: Watson has been diagnosed with a sprained elbow. His absence should open up a few more minutes for Evan Turner (16.7 ppg).
Paul George, G/F3/4/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Indiana small forward Paul George didn't shoot the ball well Tuesday against the Warriors (8-for-23) but still managed 26 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.
Insight: George has been anything but efficient over his last five games, shooting just 39 percent from the field during that span. But when you're taking as many shots as George is (17.5 field goal attempts per game), fantasy owners tend not to complain. As long as George (22.7 ppg) keeps shooting, fantasy owners should be able to look past his low percentage.
David West, FHot3/4/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward David West led all scorers with 27 points Tuesday in a loss to Golden State.
Insight: West has produced at least 20 points in each of his last two games. It's only the second time he's done that this season. We'll see if he can keep the hot streak going Wednesday when the Pacers travel to Charlotte for a date with the Bobcats.
George Hill, G3/4/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill (shoulder) was a full participant in shootaround and will play Tuesday after missing the last two games, according to the Pacers on Twitter.
Insight: Hill suffered a bruised shoulder during Thursday's game. The 27-year-old's fantasy value has fallen this season as the team has allowed Lance Stephenson to handle the basketball more often.
George Hill, G3/4/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill missed a second straight game Sunday, but is expected to return on Tuesday, according to the Pacers' site.
Insight: Hill is dealing with a bruised shoulder. C.J. Watson replaced him the past two games, but has minimal fantasy value. Hill doesn't get much attention, but is a solid PG averaging 10.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.4 threes per contest.
Paul George, G/FHot3/3/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George (tailbone) says he is "a little sore" but will play Tuesday, according to Scott Agness of pacers.com. He suffered a hard fall during Sunday's game.
Insight: George hasn't missed a game all season and has averaged 25.4 ppg since the All-Star break after slumping the month prior to the break.
David West, F3/2/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West had 25 points, six rebounds, one block and one steal Sunday against the Jazz.
Insight: West has averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists his last 24 games.
George Hill, G3/2/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill will miss a second straight game Sunday against Utah, according to Jazz PR man Jonathan Rinehart.
Insight: Hill was bumped by Ersan Ilyasova after a drive-and-kick and landed hard on his left arm in the fourth quarter Thursday. He's dealing with a bruised shoulder. C.J. Watson started Saturday but he isn't worth a roster spot, as the Pacers often use Lance Stephenson to handle the ball.
George Hill, G3/1/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill injured his left shoulder Thursday against Milwaukee and won't play Saturday in Boston. SOURCE: David Benner, Pacers Media Relations
Insight: Hill was bumped by Ersan Ilyasova after a drive-and-kick and landed hard on his left arm in the fourth quarter. He did not return. Hill is often overlooked in the Pacers lineup, but he still averages 10.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 3.5 apg. C.J. Watson (6.3 ppg) will get the start in Hill's absence.
George Hill, G3/1/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill sustained a left shoulder injury Thursday and is questionable for Saturday's game against Boston.
Insight: Hill was bumped by Ersan Ilyasova after a drive-and-kick and landed hard on his left arm in the fourth quarter. He did not return. Hill is often overlooked in the Pacers lineup, but averages 10.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.5 apg.
Roy Hibbert, C2/27/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert had his first 20-10 game since Nov. 23 Thursday against the Bucks.
Insight: Hibbert made 10-of-16 from the field and 4-of-5 from the foul line for 24 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks. He came in averaging just 8.5 ppg and 6.6 rpg in February, but has continued to block shots at a high level (2.4 bpg this month).
George Hill, G2/27/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill sustained a left shoulder injury with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter Thursday and didn't return.
Insight: Hill was bumped by Ersan Ilyasova after a drive-and-kick and landed hard on his left arm. He stayed down for a minute before being helped up and off the court.
George Hill, G2/27/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill suffered a bruised left shoulder during Thursday's game and is day-to-day, according to the Pacers on Twitter.
Insight: Hill was bumped by Ersan Ilyasova after a drive-and-kick and landed hard on his left arm late in the fourth. He stayed down for a minute before being helped up and off the court. Indiana's next game is Saturday at Boston.
Evan Turner, G/F2/25/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Evan Turner had 13 points, six rebounds and two assists over 26 minutes in his Pacers debut Tuesday against the Lakers.
Insight: Indiana acquired the 25-year-old Turner from the Sixers after he averaged 34.9 minutes, 17.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 3.7 apg. He won't play more than 20-23 minutes most nights and only saw 26 Tuesday because the Pacers had a huge lead entering the fourth quarter. All five starters played under their season average in minutes, including Paul George with 28 (averages 36) and Lance Stephenson with 33 (averages 35.5).
Evan Turner, G/F2/25/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Pacers G/F Evan Turner will be available Tuesday, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: Turner hasn't made his debut with Indiana yet after coming over from the Sixers. The 25-year-old averaged 17.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 3.7 apg with Philadelphia but played 34.9 mpg. He'll only get around 20-25 minutes per game with Indiana and his low shooting percentage won't allow him to be a fantasy option in that limited amount of time.
George Hill, G2/23/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill had zero points in 31 minutes Saturday at Milwaukee.
Insight: The emergence of Lance Stephenson as the team's primary ballhandler has turned Hill into a spare part. The 27-year-old put up 14.2 points, 4.7 assists and 1.7 threes per game last season but has averaged just 10.9 points, 3.5 assists and 1.4 threes this season.
Paul George, G/FHot2/23/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Pacers All-Star forward Paul George has compiled 93 points in his first three games after the All-Star break (31 ppg), including 32 Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: George has made 50 percent of his field goals and 57 percent of his threes in that stretch. He went into the All-Star break having put up 20.1 ppg on 39.2 percent shooting his previous 23 contests.
Lance Stephenson, GHot2/23/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson narrowly missed another triple-double Saturday against the Bucks with 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes.
Insight: Stephenson (14.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 5.2 apg) leads the NBA with four triple-doubles, two more than anyone else. He also leads all shooting-guard eligible players in rebounds.
David West, FHot2/23/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Pacers power forward David West scored 30 points with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal Saturday at Milwaukee.
Insight: West bounced back from a 2-of-10 shooting performance Thursday at Minnesota and has averaged 18.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists his last 14 games.
Evan Turner, G/F2/21/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Pacers G/F Evan Turner and big man Lavoy Allen will not play in Saturday's game with Milwaukee, according to beat reporter Candace Buckner
Insight: Allen won't have any fantasy value with his new team, while Turner should see 20 plus minutes a night on the wing. Turner's value will certainly be less than when he saw 35 minutes a game in Philadelphia.
Lavoy Allen, C2/20/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Lavoy Allen was included as part of the Evan Turner trade on Thursday. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The 25-year-old is headed to Indiana, where he's likely to backup Luis Scola and David West at power foward. Allen isn't a guy we'd trust for fantasy purposes (5.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg in 51 games this season).
Evan Turner, G/F2/20/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: In what will go down as the biggest deal of this year's trade deadline, the Pacers received Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen Thursday in exchange for small forward Danny Granger. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: It's a huge win for the Pacers as Turner figures to be a valuable sixth man off the bench. If Turner can produce anything close to the 17.4 ppg he was averaging in Philadelphia, Indiana is going to be tough to beat.
Paul George, G/F2/19/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Pacers All-Star forward Paul George generated 35 points Wednesday in a loss to Minnesota.
Insight: George could have stopped right there but instead he gave his fantasy owners an extra lift by providing 11 rebounds. He's looked excellent in his first two games since the All-Star break, averaging 30.5 ppg on 47.5 percent shooting.
David West, FHot2/18/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West has generated 20 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.0 bpg and 1.0 spg over his last six games.
Insight: Going back further, West has put 16.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game on the board over his last 18 games. He had 17 points, six rebounds and two steals Tuesday against the Hawks.
Andrew Bynum, C2/18/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum stayed in Indianapolis during the All-Star break getting treatment, but isn't expected to attempt to play for another week.
Insight: At No. 3 on the Pacers' depth chart Bynum is not a fantasy option. If you see him on the waiver wire, keep moving on.
Paul George, G/FCold2/12/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George has made just 39.3 percent of his field-goal attempts and 31 percent of his threes while averaging 20.1 points over his last 23 games. He had 12 points on 4-of-17 shooting Wednesday against Dallas.
Insight: George averaged 23.9 points per game on 47.5 percent shooting his first 29 games of the season but has tailed off a bit offensively. He's still putting up plenty of points, rebounds, threes, assists and steals to make fantasy owners happy.
David West, FHot2/10/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: David West shredded the Nuggets for 25 points Monday in a Pacers victory.
Insight: West is heating up. Over his last four games, West has averaged 22.8 ppg while shooting a mesmerizing 65 percent from the floor (39-for-60). Fantasy owners would be wise to have West in their lineups Wednesday against Dallas.
Paul George, G/F2/9/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George rebounded from an awful game Friday (5-for-23 shooting versus Portland) by scoring 27 points Sunday in a loss to Orlando.
Insight: George drilled five of his eight three-point attempts and almost led Indiana back from a seven-point deficit late in the fourth quarter. George has fallen behind Kevin Durant in the MVP race but fantasy owners really don't have much to complain about after his amazing first half. Neither do Pacers fans, as Indiana still owns the best record in the NBA.
Lance Stephenson, G2/9/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson (bruised back) will play Sunday against the Magic, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks and missed Friday's game. Fantasy owners will get back 14.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 5.3 apg when Stephenson returns Sunday.
George Hill, G2/7/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill had a career night Friday in a win against Portland.
Insight: Hill's three-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime. Overall, he finished with a career-high 37 points on 12-of-19 shooting. He also came close to a triple-double, registering nine boards and eight assists over 38 minutes of court time.
Lance Stephenson, G2/7/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson won't play Friday against Portland. He's dealing with a bruised lower back. SOURCE: Pacers on Twitter
Insight: Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks. He has four double-doubles and a triple-double in his last seven games. Danny Granger will get the start in his place.
Lance Stephenson, GHot2/7/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson is probable for Friday's game against Portland while dealing with a bruised lower back.
Insight: Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks. He has four double-doubles and a triple-double in the last seven games.
Andrew Bynum, C2/6/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Head coach Frank Vogel doesn't expect center Andrew Bynum to crack Indiana's rotation anytime soon. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: This pretty much confirms what we already knew: Bynum is not a fantasy option. If you see him on the waiver wire, don't bother.
George Hill, G2/5/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard said the team has no plans to upgrade the point guard spot before the trade deadline. "We feel great about George Hill," he said. "For us George Hill fits us perfectly because he's a great catch-and-shoot player and he gets us in our offense, and Lance (Stephenson) and Paul (George) are such good playmakers." SOURCE: indystar.com
Insight: The improvements that Stephenson and George have made have greatly affected Hill's numbers. He's averaging 10.5 points and 3.3 assists after putting up 14.2 ppg and 4.7 apg last season.
David West, F2/4/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: David West led the Pacers with 22 points and ten boards Tuesday in a win against the Hawks.
Insight: With Lance Stephenson hurt and Paul George having a bit of an off-shooting night (6-for-16), Indiana needed a big game from West. Thankfully for the Pacers, that's exactly what they got. With West leading the way, Indiana was able to escape with a narrow 89-85 victory. The 22 points were West's most since January 24th against Sacramento.
Lance Stephenson, G2/4/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks and is unlikely to return. SOURCE: Brooke Olzendam, Fox Sports Indiana
Insight: He remained in the game to shoot his free throws but left shortly after. If Stephenson's night is indeed over, he'll finish with ten points, four rebounds and six turnovers in 23 minutes of action.
Andrew Bynum, C2/4/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: As expected, Indiana center Andrew Bynum won't compete in Tuesday's game versus the Hawks. SOURCE: Chris Vivlamore, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: Bynum is expected to make his Pacers debut sometime later this week. Roy Hibbert (12.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.5 bpg) is still the team's best option at center, which means fantasy owners shouldn't be in a rush to add Bynum to their rosters.
David West, F2/4/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward David West will be active for Tuesday's game in Atlanta. SOURCE: Candace Buckner, Indianapolis Star
Insight: West (13.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg) suffered a mild ankle sprain in Monday's win against the Magic. Last night's eight-point effort ended West's streak of five straight games with at least 15 points.
Andrew Bynum, C2/3/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Pacers center Andrew Bynum won't play until he's worked with the team for a "couple of weeks" according to coach Frank Vogel.
Insight: You are not getting the Bynum who averaged 18.7 ppg and 11.8 rpg for the Lakers in 2011. He'll backup Roy Hibbert and probably won't see more than a handful of minutes most nights. Keep looking.
Andrew Bynum, C2/1/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: The Pacers have signed center Andrew Bynum for the rest of the season. SOURCE: Pacers.com
Insight: He'll backup Roy Hibbert and probably won't see more than a handful of minutes most nights. Fantasy owners looking for a productive center on waivers will have to keep looking.
Roy Hibbert, C1/30/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert's 26 points Thursday against the Suns were his most since he had 27 back on Nov. 23.
Insight: Hibbert has averaged between 11.7 and 12.8 ppg in each of the last five seasons. He's at 12.2 ppg this season. His best fantasy asset is his average of 2.5 blocks per game.
Lance Stephenson, GHot1/30/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: After being left off the Eastern Conference All-Star team earlier in the night, Pacers guard Lance Stephenson came up with his NBA-leading fourth triple-double (14 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds).
Insight: Stephenson and Kyle Lowry were snubbed in favor of Joe Johnson. Stephenson has gotten better as the year has progressed, averaging 16.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists over his last 22 games.
Lance Stephenson, G1/29/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson did it all Tuesday in a win over the Lakers.
Insight: Stephenson chipped in with 15 points, 14 boards, six assists and two steals. He might be the NBA's biggest triple-double threat at the moment. Look for Stephenson to be one of the players named when All-Star reserves are announced on Thursday night.
Lance Stephenson, G1/25/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson kept his All-Star bid alive with another tremendous effort Friday against the Kings.
Insight: Stephenson netted 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting. But of course, scoring is only part of what makes Stephenson great. He also cleaned up the glass with ten rebounds while delivering six assists. He's the leader in the clubhouse for Most Improved Player.
Roy Hibbert, C1/25/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert was a beast Friday in a hard-fought victory over Sacramento.
Insight: Paul George and Lance Stephenson handled the scoring (combined 60 points) but Hibbert did the rest. The seven-footer came through with 10 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots. Hibbert is the early favorite to win Defensive Player of the Year.
Paul George, G/F1/25/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George was spectacular in Friday's win over Sacramento.
Insight: George sent the game into overtime by converting a four-point play with 15 seconds left in regulation. During the overtime period he made two key defensive stops to seal the victory. In total, George finished with 36 points on 12-of-22 shooting. He also added five boards, four steals and two blocked shots.
David West, F1/24/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West injured his hand in the first quarter on Wednesday, but played through it and it won't stop him from playing in Friday's tilt, according to beat writer Candace Buckner.
Insight: West's 11 shots-per-game is almost three less than last season and helps explain his five point-per-game drop in scoring this season.
Paul George, G/F1/23/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George has been chosen as a starter for next month's All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Insight: It's the first time he's been named a starter. George scored 17 points as a reserve in last year's game. That year the event was held in Houston.
David West, F1/23/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Pacers power forward David West injured his hand in the first quarter on Wednesday, but played through it.
Insight: It shouldn't be a problem, but fantasy owners should make sure he's had no further issues before installing him into their Friday lineup West's 11 shots-per-game is almost three less than last season and helps explain his five point-per-game drop in scoring.
David West, F1/19/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West will not be suspended for elbowing Blake Griffin in the face on Saturday night.
Insight: Instead, he'll be fined $15,000. West's 12.3 ppg average this season is his lowest since 2004-05. That was his second year in the league.
Lance Stephenson, GHot1/18/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson helped his All-Star chances with another dominant effort Saturday versus the Clippers.
Insight: Stephenson's line included 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and one steal. The 23-year-old has been as good a rebounder as any guard in the league this season and continues to be a triple-double threat every time he steps on the floor.
Paul George, G/F1/18/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Paul George was sensational Saturday in a win against the Clippers.
Insight: He led all scorers with 36 points including a 360-windmill dunk that brought down the house. George was 5-of-6 from three-point range and 7-of-7 from the line. In less than two years, George has gone from a role player to a legitimate MVP candidate.
David West, F1/18/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward David West was thrown out of Saturday's game for elbowing Blake Griffin.
Insight: He was given a flagrant 2. It's unlikely that West will have to serve a suspension though he could be facing a hefty fine. He finished the night with four points in 15 minutes of court time.
Lance Stephenson, G1/16/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson had a career-high 28 points Thursday, which matched his team's margin of victory over the Knicks.
Insight: Stephenson made three triples Thursday after hitting just three in his previous eight games combined. The 23-year-old is averaging 13.7 points, 6.6 boards and 5.1 assists this season.
Paul George, G/F1/14/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George led the way with 31 points Tuesday in a rout of Sacramento.
Insight: It wasn't without its flaws: George did commit five turnovers in the contest. But for fantasy purposes, George (10-for-18 from the field) continues to be a dominant force at the small forward position. The victory puts Indiana three games ahead of Miami for first place in the Eastern Conference.
Lance Stephenson, G1/10/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is active for Friday night's game against the Wizards. SOURCE: Michael Pointer, Indianapolis Star
Insight: He sat out Wednesday because of a bruised knee. Stephenson's penchant for triple-doubles (he already has three this season) makes him one of the more interesting plays in fantasy.
Lance Stephenson, G1/10/2014 1:47:00 PM
Description: Indiana guard Lance Stephenson sat out Wednesday's game in Atlanta because of a bruised knee, but is expected to return for Friday's contest versus Washington, according to coach Frank Vogel.
Insight: Though not dominant in any one area, Stephenson's versatility has been an asset to fantasy owners. His scoring (13.4 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and assist (5.2 apg) averages this season are all career-highs.
Paul George, G/F1/8/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Indiana swingman Paul George dropped 28 on the Hawks Wednesday night in Atlanta.
Insight: That's his highest scoring output since December 8th at Oklahoma City. George also finished with a game-high 12 rebounds. He's the best player on what has arguably been the best team in the NBA this season.
Lance Stephenson, G1/8/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Indiana guard Lance Stephenson will sit out Wednesday's game in Atlanta because of a bruised knee. SOURCE: Krissy Myers, Pacers.com
Insight: Wednesday will be Stephenson's first absence of the season. Though not dominant in any one area, Stephenson's versatility has been an asset to fantasy owners. His scoring (13.4 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and assist (5.2 apg) averages this season are all career-highs.
Paul George, G/FCold1/8/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George comes into Wednesday's game at Atlanta having shot 35.4 percent from the field and 19.4 percent from 3-point range over his last five games.
Insight: George shot 47.5 percent and averaged 23.9 ppg over his first 29 games. He followed up his last slump -- 27 percent shooting from Dec. 10-16 -- by scoring 24-plus points in five straight games, so keep him in the lineup.
Paul George, G/FHot1/1/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George had 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting in a loss at Toronto Wednesday, snapping a string of six games with at least 21 points.
Insight: George averaged 24.1 ppg in December after putting up 23 per game in November. With 23.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.0 spg and 2.6 3pg, he's been an elite fantasy asset.
George Hill, G12/28/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: Indiana guard George Hill had 21 points Saturday against the Nets but is only averaging 11.2 ppg this season.
Insight: Hill has played nearly three less minutes and attempted 2.5 less shots per game than last season. Combine that with a .413 shooting percentage and you get a dip of 3.0 ppg from 2012-13 to 2013-14.
Lance Stephenson, GHot12/28/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson had another all-around solid game Saturday against the Nets, putting up 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes.
Insight: Stephenson leads the NBA with three triple-doubles and is averaging 13.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season. He's one of just four players, along with LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Nicolas Batum, averaging at least 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
Lance Stephenson, G12/23/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson added a triple-double in Sunday's win over Boston.
Insight: Stephenson generated 12 points, ten rebounds and ten assists in 35 minutes. His three triple-doubles are the most in the NBA. In fact, Stephenson is the only player with more than one triple-double this season.
Danny Granger, SF12/20/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Danny Granger (knee, calf) played 22 minutes in his season debut Friday and had five points on 1-of-7 shooting.
Insight: Knee and calf issues caused him to miss the first 25 games of the season after playing just five in 2012-13. He's unlikely to have fantasy value as the team uses him as a reserve swingman behind MVP candidate Paul George and Lance Stephenson.
Danny Granger, SF12/19/2013 4:06:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Danny Granger will make his season debut Friday against Houston. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: Knee and calf issues caused him to miss the first 25 games of the season. Granger won't see more than a handful of minutes in his debut.
Lance Stephenson, G12/14/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: Indiana guard Lance Stephenson was three assists away from his third triple-double of the season Friday against Charlotte.
Insight: Stephenson ended the night with 20 points, seven assists and 11 rebounds. He also had two steals. The former Cincinnati Bearcat leads all NBA guards in rebounding at 6.4 rpg.
Danny Granger, SF12/10/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Indiana forward Danny Granger expects to return Friday against Charlotte. SOURCE: Brian Windhorst, ESPN
Insight: His coach doesn't, but at least we know Granger is getting close. He's been out all season with a calf injury. Granger's return will probably impact Lance Stephenson's fantasy value more than Paul George's.
George Hill, G11/25/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: Indiana guard George Hill racked up 26 points in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: Hill also produced five steals, seven assists and one blocked shot. As great as Hill looked on Monday night, he's not someone fantasy owners should rely on for scoring. He's only scored 20 points or more in two of his 11 games this season.
Roy Hibbert, C11/23/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 27 points and 13 rebounds Saturday in a win against the Sixers.
Insight: Hibbert also had six rejections, giving him 56 for the season (leads the league). The seven-footer was a very efficient 13-of-16 from the charity stripe. Indiana now owns the best record in basketball at 12-1.
C.J. Watson, G11/23/2013 7:05:00 PM
Description: Indiana guard C.J. Watson will be active Saturday against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: Watson missed Friday's win over Boston because of an illness. For fantasy purposes, he'll only be of value in the event of a George Hill injury.
Lance Stephenson, GHot11/22/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson turned in a triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists Friday against the Celtics.
Insight: The 23-year-old added four steals. While his scoring has dropped off from where it was over the first couple of weeks, Stephenson is still a fantastic fantasy contributor. Stephenson is one of seven players, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Nicolas Batum, Michael Carter-Williams and Russell Westbrook, who are currently averaging at least 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.
David West, F11/20/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West is only averaging 30 minutes, 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season.
Insight: However, he's keeping his fantasy value up with 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per game. The power forward averaged 33 minutes, 17.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.9 blocks and 1.0 steals last season, but the team added Luis Scola so it could scale back his minutes.
George Hill, G11/20/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill made four threes and had 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 43 minutes Wednesday against the Knicks.
Insight: Hill dealt with a hip injury earlier this season but he finally appears to be healthy.
Paul George, G/FHot11/20/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George carried Indiana to a comeback victory in overtime Wednesday at New York with 35 points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks in 49 minutes.
Insight: Down three points with five seconds left in the fourth, George was fouled by Iman Shumpert and proceeded to hit all three free throws to tie it. He then scored nine of Indiana's 14 points in the extra session.
Roy Hibbert, C11/15/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert went off for a team-high 24 points in Friday's blowout victory over the Bucks.
Insight: Even more impressive were his ten rebounds and eight blocks. The 26-year-old has been and will continue to be a fantasy stud.
Danny Granger, SF11/12/2013 6:27:00 PM
Description: Pacers G/F Danny Granger (calf) resumed practicing Tuesday, according to pacers.nba.com.
Insight: Granger was held out for more than three weeks due to a strained left calf. He's still out indefinitely and likely won't play more than 25 minutes per game when he returns.
Lance Stephenson, GHot11/11/2013 9:53:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson had his first career triple-double Monday, scoring 13 points with 12 assists and 11 rebounds against Memphis.
Insight: The 23-year-old has broken out this season, producing 14.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.3 threes per game.
George Hill, G11/11/2013 4:30:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill is still experiencing soreness in his hip, but he'll play through the injury, according to Scott Agness of Pacers.com.
Insight: Hill returned to action Friday after missing three straight games and also played Saturday. The Pacers are expected to monitor his minutes until his hip feels better.
Danny Granger, SF11/11/2013 12:40:00 PM
Description: Pacers G/F Danny Granger is expected to be back on the practice court this week and should be back in a game with 10-14 games, according to beat reporter Candace Buckner.
Insight: Granger's role is going to be much smaller when he comes back as the Pacers are deep and don't need him to be a big-time scorer anymore.
Lance Stephenson, GHot11/8/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson (knee) returned to Friday's game and played 29 minutes despite dealing with knee soreness in the first half.
Insight: Stephenson entered play Friday averaging 36 minutes, 16.4 points, 4.6 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 threes per game. He had his worst game of the season, scoring four points with four assists, two rebounds, one steal and zero threes Friday.
David West, F11/8/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West is averaging just 30.5 minutes and 11.2 points this season.
Insight: West averaged 33.5 minutes and 17.1 points last season. He's also shooting just 41.9 percent on 10.3 field-goal attempts per game so far after making 49.8 percent on 13.8 shots per game last season. Indiana acquired Luis Scola this summer to keep West's minutes down so look for West's averages to remain lower than last season, but he should improve from his current level once he finds his shot.
Roy Hibbert, C11/8/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert had 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting Friday against Toronto.
Insight: Hibbert is averaging 4.7 blocks and 8.7 rebounds per game this season so any scoring he can provide is icing on the cake. He came in averaging 8.2 ppg.
Lance Stephenson, GHot11/8/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson is questionable to return to Friday's game due to a sore left knee, according to Scott Agness of Pacers.com, but the team says he is "fine."
Insight: Stephenson entered play Friday averaging 36 minutes, 16.4 points, 4.6 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 threes per game this season. He should remain the starting shooting guard even when Danny Granger returns later this season.
George Hill, G11/8/2013 5:23:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill (hip) will return to action Friday night against the Raptors as the starting point guard, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.
Insight: Hill has missed three straight games with a sore hip but participated in Friday's shootaround. C.J. Miles will move back to the bench.
George Hill, G11/8/2013 4:36:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill (hip) participated in Friday's shootaround and underwent individual tests to determine if he'll be able to play Friday night. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: Hill has missed three straight games and will be a game-time decision Friday against the Raptors.
Roy Hibbert, C11/7/2013 5:18:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert tweeted after Wednesday's game that he wants to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award this season.
Insight: Hibbert is averaging 5.2 blocks and 9.0 rebounds over the first five games this season, and the Pacers have allowed just 84.4 ppg in a 5-0 start. Indiana's defensive anchor has a very good shot at winning the award.
Lance Stephenson, GHot11/6/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson had 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers Wednesday against the Bulls.
Insight: The 19 points Stephenson had in the season opener were no fluke; he's scored in double figures in all five games this season and is averaging 16.4 ppg. He's made 2.8 threes on 5.2 attempts per game after making just 0.8 on 2.4 attempts per game last season.
George Hill, G11/6/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill tested his sore hip after the team's walkthrough Wednesday but it didn't loosen up. He'll miss Wednesday's game, according to Scott Agness of Pacers.com.
Insight: It will be Hill's third straight absence. C.J. Watson has started the last two games and averaged 31 minutes, 11 points, 5.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in that span. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Hill is, "Better, but not quite ready. He's literally day-to-day."
Paul George, G/FHot11/5/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Indiana stetched its record to 4-0 Tuesday night behind 31 points from Paul George.
Insight: As usual, George's contributions weren't limited to just scoring. He had ten rebounds, four assists and a season-high four steals. George entered tonight's action tied for fourth in scoring at 25.7 ppg.
George Hill, G11/5/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill has a sore hip and will miss Tuesday's game.
Insight: He also missed Saturday's game. C.J. Watson will start at point guard for the second straight game.
George Hill, G11/4/2013 6:52:00 PM
Description: Indiana point guard George Hill is headed for a game-time decision Tuesday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: A sore hip prevented Hill from suiting up Saturday against Cleveland. C.J. Watson will fill in at point guard if Hill can't go.
George Hill, G11/2/2013 6:20:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard George Hill is missing Saturday's game versus Cleveland because of a hip injury. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: There's a good chance he'll be back for Indiana's next game Tuesday against the Pistons. Hill has averaged 13.0 ppg through his first two contests.
Lance Stephenson, G10/30/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson is averaging 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 threes after two games.
Insight: With Danny Granger out, Stephenson will remain in the starting lineup and should be added in all leagues.
Paul George, G/FHot10/30/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Indiana G/F Paul George's jammed finger didn't look to be an issue Wednesday as he netted 32 points on 9-of-19 shooting (4-11 3PT) at New Orleans.
Insight: George had 24 points in the season opener, so he's off to a fantastic start coming off a breakout 2012-13 season.
Paul George, G/F10/30/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Indiana G/F Paul George jammed his finger Tuesday but it shouldn't keep him out of Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: If the injury was bothering him, he sure didn't play like it Tuesday against Orlando (24 points, six boards, five assists, three rejections). George was one of four players in the league to average at least 15 points, five rebounds and five assists per game last season. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook were the other three.
Luis Scola, F10/29/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward Luis Scola scored eight points over 21 minutes in the season opener.
Insight: Scola is being used strictly as a backup to David West, who played 31 minutes Tuesday, so he won't have much fantasy value.
Paul George, F10/29/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Paul George led all scorers with 24 points in a season-opening win over the Magic Tuesday night.
Insight: George shot 8-of-16 with six boards, five dimes, one steal, three blocks and three triples. Fantasy owners can count on George for plenty of efforts just like this one this season.
Lance Stephenson, G10/29/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson kicked off the season with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one block and two threes in 36 minutes Tuesday against the Magic.
Insight: Stephenson is be the biggest beneficiary of Danny Granger's absence, as it allows him to start at shooting guard. The 23-year-old averaged 8.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 threes in 29 minutes per game last season, but he should take a step forward with Granger out and should be owned in most leagues.
Roy Hibbert, C10/29/2013 9:58:00 PM
Description: Indiana center Roy Hibbert enjoyed a spectacular opening night Tuesday against the Magic, though he suffered a knee injury late in the game. SOURCE: Pacers.com
Insight: We're hearing the injury won't prevent Hibbert from suiting up tomorrow night against the Pelicans. Though he only took six shots (3-of-6 for eight points), Hibbert was a beast on the boards (16 rebounds) and was equally imposing in the lane with seven blocks. He could be a Defensive Player of the Year candidate in 2013-14.
Danny Granger, SF10/28/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: The Pacers will sit Danny Granger (calf) for approximately three weeks, according to NBA.com.
Insight: The team said the move is a precautionary measure after Granger missed all but five games last season due to a knee injury. Lance Stephenson will start at shooting guard while Paul George will slide to small forward. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on Granger as more than a late-round selection.
Danny Granger, SF10/27/2013 2:38:00 PM
Description: Indiana will be without small forward Danny Granger for the first two games of the season. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: Here we go again. Granger, who is dealing with a strained left calf, just can't seem to stay healthy. While he's sidelined, Paul George will fill in at small forward with Lance Stephenson playing the two.
Danny Granger, F10/24/2013 2:44:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Danny Granger aggravated his left calf strain last Friday and is doubtful for Wednesday's season opener. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: Granger played just five games last season because of a knee injury. The 30-year-old could be Indiana's starter at small forward this season but even if he is, he's unlikely to see more than 30 minutes a game. For the opener, Paul George would probably play the three with Lance Stephenson filling in at shooting guard.
Danny Granger, F10/18/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Danny Granger aggravated his left calf strain Friday against Chicago.
Insight: Granger played just five games last season due to a left knee injury, and he strained his calf Wednesday night before leaving Friday's game with the same issue. The 30-year-old may start for Indiana but he's unlikely to see more than 30 minutes per game.
Danny Granger, F10/16/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Pacers small forward Danny Granger suffered a left calf strain during Wednesday's preseason game.
Insight: Granger played just five games last season due to a left knee injury, and his calf strain could be a result of Granger trying to get comfortable playing on the knee this preseason. The Pacers are likely to limit Granger's minutes to around 25 per game, which will hurt his fantasy value.
Paul George, F9/25/2013 7:46:00 PM
Description: Paul George and the Pacers agreed to a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: The contract details still haven't been released. Team president Larry Bird said recently that anything less than a trip to the Finals would be a disappointment for this team. That's easier said than done, especially with Miami standing in the Pacers' way.
Paul George, F9/23/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: The Pacers are close to signing swingman Paul George to a five-year, $90 million contract extension. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: It's a max deal that will make George (17.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.8 spg) one of the highest paid players in the NBA. After leading Indiana to within one game of the NBA Finals last season, he certainly deserves it.
Paul George, F9/18/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Pacers SG/SF Paul George told the Indianapolis Star that he plans to sign a contract extension before the start of the 2013-14 season.
Insight: In other words, George isn't going anywhere. After filling in for Danny Granger at small forward last season, George will open this season as the team's starter at shooting guard.
Luis Scola, F9/9/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: When the Suns traded Luis Scola to the Pacers they likely damaged his fantasy value. As backup to David West, Scola doesn't figure to get the same 26 minutes-a-game he averaged with Phoenix.
Insight: Scola averaged 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Suns. He has averaged 14.2 ppg over his six NBA seasons including a high of 18.3 ppg in 2010-11.

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