Indiana Pacers Roster
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Indiana Pacers guard T.J. Warren (foot) remains out indefinitely. The veteran continues to rehab after having surgery back in January to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. With Warren's recent efforts to make it back to the court not going so well, likely, he may not be back in the lineup for months, if not longer. Still, for managers in deeper formats, the 28-year-old certainly is worthy of a stash, primarily since he has picked it up on the scoring end over the years. However, his health is always in question, which is certainly something to think about moving ahead.
Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb has drawn plenty of interest from several teams throughout the league. However, the favorites to acquire Lamb's services are the Lakers and Hornets, a franchise he is quite familiar with, having played four seasons between 2015-19. However, the 29-year-old has battled health issues throughout the years, tearing his ACL during the 2020 campaign while missing the final 18 games of last season with a knee injury. Nonetheless, the veteran's fantasy appeal is limited, although there could be times moving ahead where he gets an enhanced role somewhere, depending on where he is playing in October.
Free-agent forward Torrey Craig agreed to a deal with the Pacers. The 30-year-old has played with three different teams throughout his four seasons in the league, most recently averaging 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds throughout 32 games with Phoenix last season. Nonetheless, it's probable he won't possess consistent fantasy value this year. However, there may be times where he gets attention as a streaming option if an injury occurs somewhere in the Pacers' rotation during the 2021-22 campaign.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (toe) reported that he's "doing great" while also adding that he is ramping up his activity level on the court. Turner suffered a partial tear of the plantar plate in his right great toe that cost him the final 18 games of the regular season. While the 25-year-old averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 boards, and a career-high 3.4 blocks during the 2020-21 campaign, his inability to remain healthy over the years has significantly lowered his fantasy value. However, if he can stay on the floor, Turner possesses obvious upside, regardless of where he is playing when the season begins in October.
Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell is expected to receive plenty of interest from many clubs around the league when free agency begins in August. One team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, is reportedly targeting McConnell and could be in a good position to acquire his services ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. The 29-year-old averaged a career-high 8.6 points, 6.6 assists, and 1.9 steals throughout 69 games last season. If given a more prominent role, primarily as a starter somewhere, he has the potential to have his best year to date.