Indiana Pacers Roster
- Eastern Central
- Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Unrestricted free agent guard Ricky Rubio (knee) continues to rehab after tearing his left ACL in December. However, that doesn't seem to be stopping the Cavaliers from looking to add him back to the roster, assuming the price is right. The 31-year-old played 38 games for Cleveland last season, averaging a respectable 13.1 points, 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 steals. Yet, after sustaining the injury, he was traded to Indiana ahead of the deadline. Nonetheless, although it may not be until January, it's unknown when Rubio will officially be available to return to the court. Still, if he ends up in Cleveland, he'll likely receive a generous serving of minutes off the bench. Additionally, factoring in Darius Garland and Collin Sexton's inability to stay healthy over the years, Rubio could also get some starts here or there in 2022-23.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner wants to remain with the team. The 26-year-old has been rumored to be on the move for months now. The franchise parted ways with Domantas Sabonis ahead of the 2022 trade deadline, so there remains a strong chance the Pacers will move on from Turner and continue to build around Tyrese Haliburton. Nevertheless, although Turner has been a reliable contributor for fantasy managers, especially on the defensive end, he has battled numerous ailments during his career, including a foot injury that relegated him to only 42 games in 2021-22. Still, Turner should continue to be an ideal option for the category managers looking for blocks and rebounds wherever he ends up. But his inability to stay on the floor will cause him to slide in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Indiana Pacers forward Lance Stephenson isn't ready to hang it up yet. The veteran forward returned this season following a two-year hiatus from NBA action. He returned and played six games for the Atlanta Hawks before joining the Pacers. Stephenson averaged 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists with Indiana. He put together some nice moments and showed he still has something left in the tank. It's likely that the Pacers consider giving Stephenson another contract. However, fantasy managers shouldn't expect much value from him.
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon is among the names expected to be moved this summer. Indiana has reportedly engaged in talks with clubs around the league, with the Knicks being one of the favorites to land him. Brogdon averaged 19.1 points last season, the second-highest of his career. However, he missed 46 games due to injury. The 29-year-old also shot just 31.2% from deep, which wouldn't be ideal for category managers, and his inability to stay on the floor should be worrisome for anyone opting to put him on their roster.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has a good chance of being traded this offseason. The Pacers are going into full rebuild mode with Domantas Sabonis already off the roster. It appears the organization is attempting to build around Tyrese Haliburton. That being said, Turner could be traded for a young piece this offseason. He's entering the final year of his contract, which gives Indiana even more incentive to trade him. The Charlotte Hornets have been rumored to be a team interested in Turner. They've mentioned the willingness to trade the No. 15 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Possibly, there's a fit there, but regardless it seems likely that Turner will be on the move this offseason.