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Davon Reed signs with Miami

Wed, Sep 4th 9:39pm EDT
By Shaan Hoda

Davon Reed, who last played for the Pacers, has signed with the Miami Heat. He will be back in Miami where he played for the Hurricanes in his collegiate career. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Reed could certainly crack the roster if he puts up strong numbers in preseason, but is well off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions

Victor Oladipo (knee) resumed one-court work in June but his full recovery timetable remains murky. (Source: Scott Agness of the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Oladipo returned to Indianapolis last week to host his annual basketball camp, but he didn't offer much in terms of details on his rehab from a torn quad tendon. "I'm getting there," Oladipo told Agness. "I'm working my way there. You can't rush these things, you just got to take your time. At the end of the day, Rome wasn't built in one day." The expectation is that he will return sometime in December or January, but the team may handle his workload with caution. Oladipo averaged 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.7 steals in 36 games last season.

Category: Injury Updates

Wesley Matthews and the Bucks have agreed to terms on a contract. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matthews will help fill the void left by Malcolm Brogdon's departure. He should see quality minutes, and there's a chance he could be the everyday starting shooting guard. Matthews averaged 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.2 triples made in 69 games for the Knicks/Mavericks/Pacers last season.

Category: Transactions

Kyle O'Quinn agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. (Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: O'Quinn was added to the 76ers for depth purposes, and will play a small role off the bench. He averaged 3.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 45 games for the Pacers last season.

Category: Transactions

Jeremy Lamb and the Pacers came to terms Sunday on a three-year, $31.5 million contract. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lamb will replace Bojan Bogdanovic, who signed with the Utah Jazz earlier today. He had one of his best statistical seasons last year for the Hornets, and flourished as the second offensive option behind Kemba Walker. Lamb averaged 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.1 steals in 79 games for the Hornets last season.

Category: Transactions

Bojan Bogdanovic and the Jazz have come to terms on a four-year, $73 million contract. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bogdanovic is coming off a career year with the Pacers, and his signing could spell the end of Derick Favors tenure with Utah. If the Jazz elect to go with a small starting lineup, he could be used as a stretch four. Bogdanovic averaged 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 triples in 81 games for Pacers last season.

Category: Transactions

Thaddeus Young has signed a three-year, 41 million dollar deal with the Chicago Bulls. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Young signing with the Chicago Bulls is great for his fantasy value, since he'll have the same kind of role he had with the Pacers.

Category: Transactions

Darren Collison announced on Friday that he intends to retire after a 10-year career. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collison was set to secure an estimated $10-$12 million annually in free agency, but ultimately decided to call it a career. Collins, 31, was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2009, and played for Pacers, Mavericks, Clippers, and Kings. He will retire with a career average of 12.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in 708 games.

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

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

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

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:

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