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The Indiana Pacers are trading Malcolm Brogdon to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith and a 2023 first-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Celtics were looking for a true point guard and they get just that in Brogdon without giving up a true core player. Brogdon has been on the trade market for a while and he now gets a fresh start with the defending Eastern Conference champions in the Celtics.

Category: Transactions


The Indiana Pacers are expected to pick up the $1.8 million team option for Oshae Brissett for the 2022-23 season according to the Indy Star’s James Boyd. (Source: James Boyd on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brissett made 25 starts for the Pacers last season. The forward has averaged 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds over parts of the last two seasons in Indiana. Brissett will become an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season.

Category: Transactions


According to Indiana Pacers executive Chad Buchanan, the team is not actively searching for trades involving Myles Turner. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Turner's name has been floated around in trade rumors for quite some time now, but it looks like Indiana will hold onto him for the time being. The big man averaged 12.9 points and 7.1 rebounds to go along with 2.8 blocks per game in 42 appearances last season. The 26-year-old has proven that he can produce in fantasy with the Pacers, he will just need to stay healthy.

Category: Rumors


According to the NBA Injury Report, Goga Bitadze (foot) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Nets. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Pacers will be missing several key veterans on Sunday for their final game of the season. Jalen Smith, Goga Bitadze, Malcolm Brogdon, and Chris Duarte will all be absent. With Kiefer Sykes getting recently waived, the Pacers will give extended minutes to Terry Taylor, Duane Washington, and Lance Stephenson off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


According to the NBA Injury Report, Jalen Smith (groin) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Nets. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Pacers will be missing several key veterans on Sunday for their final game of the season. Jalen Smith, Goga Bitadze, Malcolm Brogdon, and Chris Duarte will all be absent. With Kiefer Sykes getting recently waived, the Pacers will give extended minutes to Terry Taylor, Duane Washington, and Lance Stephenson off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


Buddy Hield pulled down 11 rebounds and also scored 25 points in the Pacers loss to the Sixers on Tuesday. In 38 minutes, he shot 11-for-19 from the field while making three three-pointers and adding five assists.

Fantasy Impact: The 11 boards were a new season-high for the shooting guard giving him his first double-double of the season. Hield has been crashing the glass in the last two games with 20 rebounds total.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Tony East, T.J. McConnell will play on a minutes limit Tuesday vs. the 76ers. (Source: Tony East)

Fantasy Impact: McConnell will suit up for his first appearance since December 1st with a wrist injury. It is reported that he will be on a "low" minutes limit. With Goga Bitadze and Malcolm Brogdon out of the lineup, we project him to be in the 12 minute range on Tuesday against the 76ers.

Category: Injury Updates


Pacers G Chris Duarte has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the season as reported by FieldhouseFiles.com's Scott Agness. (Source: Scott Agness on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Duarte has missed the past nine games with soreness in his left big toe and will now officially miss the final three. The rookie finishes the 2021-22 season averaging 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and one steal in 55 games. Lance Stephenson and Keifer Sykes will continue to see increased roles with Duarte out for the remainder of the year.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyrese Haliburton totaled 19 points (6-13 FG, 0-5 3-PT, 7-8 FT), nine rebounds, 17 assists and two blocks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Tyrese came one rebound shy of a monster triple-double against the Pistons on Sunday. He now has five double-doubles in his past seven games, to go along with 2.7 blocks+steals per game during that stretch. Haliburton is one of the bright young stars in the NBA, and has fit in well with the Pacers. They will host the Sixers on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Pacers C Isaiah Jackson is listed as questionable for Friday's game against Boston according to The Indy Star's James Boyd. (Source: James Boyd on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Isaiah Jackson is still dealing with residual headaches from the concussion he suffered against the Grizzlies back on March 15. If Jackson ultimately remains out, Goga Bitadze and Jalen Smith should both see increased roles.

Category: Injury Updates


Pacers F Terry Taylor scored 18 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-6 FT) nine rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes on Wednesday, while adding a pair of steals and a blocked shot in a 125-118 loss to Denver.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor's 18 points tied his most in a game since February 4 and his 36 minutes were his most since February 16, coincidentally the last time his scored 18 points. Taylor's nine rebounds were also his most sine that same February 16 game against the Wizards. The rookie out Austin Peay has scored in double figures in seven out his last nine games.

Category: Game Recaps


Pacers G Duane Washington Jr is questionable for Wednesday's game against Denver according to IndyStar.com's James Boyd. (Source: James Boyd on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Duane Washington Jr has been dealing with a bruised right hip and has missed the past two contests. If Washington Jr can play, he should continue to see an increased role with Malcolm Brogdon (rest) questionable and Chris Duarte (toe) out Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates


Lance Stephenson scored 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-5 3PT), grabbed two rebounds, and added two assists in 23 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 133-103 loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran didn't miss from beyond the arc off the bench in Thursday's blowout loss. Stephenson has shown his ability to explode for games like this in the past, but there has not been enough consistency of late to consider him for any fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


The Indiana Pacers have signed G Justin Anderson to a 10-day contract according to The Athletic’s Scott Agness. (Source: Scott Agness on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson missed all of last season with an injury but excelled in the G League this year. He has paced the League this season at 27.8 points per game and was named G League Player of the Week last week averaging 37.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.7 steals while leading the Fort Wayne Max Ants to a 3-0 record.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Scott Agness, T.J. Warren was a near full participant at Pacers practice on Wednesday. (Source: Scott Agness)

Fantasy Impact: News dropped Wednesday that Warren was a near full participant at practice as he continues to rehab back from a foot injury. The veteran has yet to take the court for the Pacers this season and remains without a timetable for return.

Category: Injury Updates


Tristan Thompson scored a season-high 17 points on Wednesday in this fourth game with the Pacers. He shot 8-for-9 from the field and added six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rare performance for the recently acquired big man. Thompson averaged just 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in his first three games with the Pacers. He could get some opportunities for minutes with a young frontcourt in Indiana, but Thompson is not worth fantasy consideration.

Category: Game Recaps


Torrey Craig traded to the Suns

Thu, Feb 10th 2:07pm EST
By Ari Koslow

The Pacers are finalizing a trade to send F Torrey Craig to the Suns for Jalen Smith and a future second-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith saw a decent amount of playing time for the Suns when DeAndre Ayton missed time and showed some promise. He figures to fit well next to Myles Turner with the departure of Domantas Sabonis. Craig, who was part of the Suns playoff run last season, should see more playing time with the Suns on the outside than what Smith would have seen with Ayton and JaVale McGee healthy.

Category: Transactions