Indiana Pacers

Eastern Central

Darren Collison scored 19 points in 33 minutes of action in the Pacers' 110-106 loss to the Celtics in game 4. Collison rounded out the game with six rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: It was a slow series for Collison, who averaged just 12.0 points and 4.0 assists in the four games. Collison will be a free agent in the offseason. It will be interesting to see if the Pacers bring him back or if there is another team that believes he could be a serviceable backup.

Category: Game Recaps


Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 22 points in game 4, but it wasn't enough as Indiana was swept by the Celtics on Sunday to conclude their season.

Fantasy Impact: Bogdanovic had one of the best seasons of his career this year. He'll be a free agent this offseason, and should be a solid addition for any team looking to add a shooting guard.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyreke Evans led the Pacers with 19 points off the bench in their game 3 loss to the Celtics on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Evans is averaging 13.3 points in this series as the Pacers have looked anywhere for scoring. Seven Pacers' players scored in double figures on Friday night, but only Evans shot over 50 percent from the field. If he shoots the ball well early in game 4, we'd expect him to receive an increase in minutes in hopes to save their season.

Category: Game Recaps


Cory Joseph led the Pacers with 14 points in their 84-74 loss to the Celtics on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: It's not a good sign for the Pacers offense when Joseph is the leading scorer. Joseph has had more of an impact since the start of April and is a cheaper option in daily formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Thaddeus Young's stat line for game one against Boston read seven points, six assists, five steals, and four rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: A little bit of everything from Young in the first game of the best of seven. Unfortunately for the Pacers, it was a struggle to score and Young was no exception. The five steals for Young were great, but the Pacers are going to need him to score in double figures consistently if they are to have any chance of defeating the Celtics.

Category: Game Recaps


Wesley Matthews will start and play in Game 1 against the Celtics despite a toe injury which caused him to miss sometime down the stretch. (Source: Scott Agnes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Victor Oladipo done for the season, Matthews is a key piece to the Pacers playoff run. Matthews is a solid DFS option and gets a boost with Tyreke Evans wearing a knee brace and could be limited in minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Myles Turner will start and play on Sunday in Game 1 versus the Boston Celtics despite a troublesome ankle. (Source: Scott Agnes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Domantas Sabonis will kick to the second unit and assume his usual role behind Turner. Thaddeus Young, Wes Matthews, Darren Collison, and Bogan Bogdanovic will start with Turner in Game 1.

Category: Injury Updates


T.J. Leaf scored 28 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out two assists in Wednesday's win against the Atlanta Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Leaf recorded his first double-double for the season, and posted a career-high with his 28 point game. Leaf doesn't have any fantasy value unless someone is injured.

Category: Game Recaps


Domantas Sabonis finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds in the Pacer's 108-89 win over the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Another solid stat line for Sabonis just as he had when these two teams met on Monday. Most notably, Sabonis has been a tear on the glass lately, averaging 11.25 rebounds over the last eight games.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle O'Quinn scored 11 points in 13 minutes off the bench on Thursday against the Bucks. He shot 5-of-7 from the field and added five rebounds, an assist, and a steal in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Even with Domantas Sabonis out the last few games, O'Quinn has still played 17 or fewer minutes in five straight outings. He only holds fantasy value in DFS on nights when Myles Turner is out.

Category: Game Recaps


Wade Baldwin IV has been waived by the Pacers on Saturday. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin will look to sign on with another team but is off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Nik Stauskas has been waived by the Pacers on Saturday just after being traded to the Rockets and then to the Pacers. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Stauskas will look to sign on with another team his fourth in the last three days. He's off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Edmond Sumner went 7-for-9 for 17 points, with two steals, two boards, and a block in the Pacer's 42-point victory over the Lakers. He and rookie, Aaron Holiday, shot just about the same with regards to efficiency, to include draining three of four 3-pointers. However, Sumner accomplished the similar shooting stat line with five less minutes on the court.

Fantasy Impact: Sumner is another backup benefiting from the absence Victor Oladipo. However, it'll be quite some time until he's on anyone's fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Holiday went 7-for-10 for 17 points, with three assists and one rebound and steal each in Tuesday's blowout win over the Lakers. He made the most of his 23 minutes on the court with his shooting efficiency, to include making three of his four 3-pointers.

Fantasy Impact: With Victor Oladipo out, Holiday is getting a lot more time on the court. However, until the rookie can start averaging over 20 minutes per contest, he'll remain fantasy irrelevant. With that, he's a player worth keeping on your radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Doug McDermott has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Miami Heat due to bruised ribs suffered in the previous game. With McDermott out, Tyreke Evans will see more minutes as well as Edmond Summer. (Source: J Michael on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDermott has been playing more minutes lately with Victor Oladipo out for the season but isn't more than deeper league add for three-pointers. Evans will be a popular daily option against the Heat.

Category: Injury Updates


MRI results showed that Victor Oladipo suffered a ruptured quad tendon Wednesday night. He will require surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2019 season. (Source: Scott Agness on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Oladipo will have a long road to recovery for next season. The injury is fairly rare and threatens to diminish Oladipo's athleticism upon his return.

Category: Injury Updates