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C Goga Bitadze will not play Monday’s game against the Wizards.
Bitadze has been bothered by knee soreness and missed Saturday’s game against the 76ers. He is couple of weeks from taking the floor and is expected to miss the next handful of games. Look for TJ Leaf to see an expanded role with Bitadze sidelined.
Speaking with the media on Monday, Pacers head coach Nate MacMillan stated that C Goga Bitadze is still a couple weeks away from returning to the court due to knee soreness.
Bitadze has yet to practice with the team in Orlando and it looks like his knee soreness is set to keep him sidelines for a couple more weeks. At this point, it's safe to assume that Bitadze will miss a handful of the Pacers seeding games that begin August 1st. With Domantis Sabonis (foot) out indefinitely and Myles Turner being the only true center on the roster, TJ Leaf could be in line for an expanded role in Orlando.
C Goga Bitadze is dealing with a knee injury and did not practice Wednesday.
Bitadze has been dealing with knee soreness and has yet to practice with the team in Orlando. His knee has been giving him problems before leaving for Orlando. The 21-year-old may not be ready for exhibition games and is questionable for the Pacers first seeded contest against the 76ers August 1st.
C Goga Bitadze (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday.
Bitadze missed Tuesday's practice for undisclosed reasons. Pacers' HC Nate McMillan said Bitadze is dealing with a soft tissue injury. The Pacers first scheduled exhibition game is Thursday, an update on his status should be provided by the team around then. Bitadze isn’t a fantasy option in the majority of leagues, averaging 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 blocks across 49 games this season.
Goga Bitadze provided 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3PT), four rebounds, and one block in 15 minutes in the Pacers’ win against the Bulls on Wednesday night.
Bitadze is making small strides in improving his play with his limited minutes, but he is a long way from having any value to fantasy owners. The Pacers will face off against the Knicks on Saturday night.