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Aaron Nesmith is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Nesmith has missed the past four games for the Pacers. If he remains sidelined, Bennedict Mathurin would be in line to see another spot start.

Category: Injury Updates


Obi Toppin scored 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the Pacers 123-114 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Toppin recorded his highest scoring output since dropping 23 points on January 26. He remains off the fantasy radar in his current role, but can be a worthy streamer if he ever sees a spot start.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points (7-15 FG, 3-8 3PT) to go along with three rebounds, 13 assists, one steal and one block in the Pacers 123-114 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: It was a bounce back performance for Haliburton after struggling with his shot on Monday. He has now dished 30 assists to just three turnovers in his past three games combined.

Category: Game Recaps


Myles Turner scored 14 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in the Pacers 123-114 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Turner recorded his third double-double in his past four games. He has also recorded two blocks in four of his past five games. Turner remains a steady source of points, rebounds and blocks for fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps


Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't have a solid timeline on Doug McDermott yet, but it could be a few games. (Source: Dustin Dopirak on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDermott injured his calf in Monday's game against the Raptors. The Pacers play on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday so he could return to the court next week.

Category: Injury Updates


Bennedict Mathurin scored 34 points (11-15 FG, 5-8 3PT, 7-9 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in the Pacers 130-122 loss against the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: It was an impressive performance for Mathurin, scoring a game-high 34 points on just 15 shot attempts. It tied his career-high, while he remained in the starting lineup with Aaron Nesmith (ankle) sidelined. He will continue to be a strong streaming option as long as he remains in the starting lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Pascal Siakam scored 27 points (11-22 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, six assists and one block in the Pacers 130-122 loss against the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam posted a second solid performance against his former team this month, finishing just one rebound shy of a double-double. The 27 points he scored were his most in almost three weeks.

Category: Game Recaps


Jalen Smith (back) is available to play in Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors. (Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith is available to play for the Pacers on Monday. His status was initially up in the air thanks to a back injury that has been a recurring issue for him, but he has officially been cleared to play. His presence in the lineup means a lot less work for Isaiah Jackson against the Raptors.

Category: Injury Updates


Ben Sheppard scored 15 points (5-6 FG, 5-5 3PT) to go along with one rebound, four assists and two steals in the Pacers 133-111 win over the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Sheppard joined the rotation for Indiana with Aaron Nesmith (ankle) sidelined, and took full advantage of his opportunity. He isn't on the fantasy radar as of now, but he is a player to monitor.

Category: Game Recaps


Isaiah Jackson scored 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, one assist and four blocks in the Pacers 127-125 win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson got the start for Indiana with Myles Turner (illness) sidelined, and took advantage of the opportunity. He'll remain a steady streamer when he sees a spot start.

Category: Game Recaps


Furkan Korkmaz is set to be waived by the Indiana Pacers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Korkmaz was sent to Indiana as part of the package that Philadelphia put together to acquire Buddy Hield, but he's not going to last as a Pacer. The team is waiving him, and he will begin the process of finding a new team. It remains to be seen if there will be much interest for him, and he's not likely to carry much fantasy value even if he does find a landing spot.

Category: Transactions


The Pacers are trading Marcus Morris, a second-round pick and cash to the Spurs for Doug McDermott. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the second time Morris is on the move on Thursday after being traded from the 76ers to Pacers. He is expected to be bought out, so he'll be able to go where he wants but he'll likely remain off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Buddy Hield traded to the 76ers

Thu, Feb 8th 10:28am EST
By Ari Koslow

The Indiana Pacers have traded Buddy Hield to the 76ers for Marcus Morris, Furkan Korkmaz and three second-round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 76ers are expected to be down Joel Embiid (meniscus) for potentially the rest of the regular season. They add to the back court here with Hield who was averaging 12 points in Indiana on 38 percent shooting from deep. He'll add some scoring whether he enters the starting lineup or comes off the bench in a sixth-man role for the 76ers.

Category: Transactions


T.J. McConnell scored 17 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3P, 1-1 FT) with three rebounds, four assists, and a steal in the Pacers close 132-129 win over the Raptors on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: McConnell led the Pacers’ bench unit in scoring and had his first double-digit scoring game after a four-game cold streak. When the Pacers are dealing with injuries to their starters McConnell has shown he can produce and be a viable play, but as long as they are healthy, he's best left on the bench or on waivers.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrew Nembhard flirted with a double-double for the Pacers Sunday, dishing out nine assists and chipping in 16 points (5-14 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) while also recording one steal and grabbing four rebounds in a 116-110 win over the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Nembhard continues an impactful stretch on the offensive end of the floor of late, scoring at least 15 points and dishing out at least seven assists in each of his last four games for the Pacers. The 24-year-old will look to provide fantasy managers with more of his recent output after a slow start to the season, averaging 9.2 points and 4.7 assists per game to go along with a usage rate of 19.5% so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Bruce Brown Jr. has been traded to the Raptors in a deal that sent Pascal Siakam to the Pacers. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was traded alongside Jordan Nwora and three first-round picks to Toronto. Brown doesn't see his fantasy value change too much joining a Toronto team with Scottie Barnes, Immanuel Quickley and Dennis Schroder.

Category: Transactions


Jarace Walker (respiratory) is unavailable to play in Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: A respiratory infection will leave Walker sidelined for Indiana's game on Friday. He doesn't get much work even when healthy and available to play, however, so his absence won't carry any major implications for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates