Indiana Pacers Roster
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Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (foot) is joining the team in Orlando, but isn't expected to play right away. He will have a minimum 4-day quarantine before he can do anything. Sabonis has not done any basketball activities in six weeks. It doesn't sound like Sabonis is close to getting back on the court. The way things are going, the Pacers won't be in the playoffs anymore by the time he's ready to play. Myles Turner will continue to see increased playing time and value until Sabonis returns.
Indiana Pacers shooting guard/small forward Victor Oladipo (eye) managed to put together an inefficient 22 points on Thursday after being a game-time call for Thursday's game. Oladipo connected on just 5-for-14 shooting, yet connected on all eight of his attempts at the line while adding four assists, one board and two steals across 37 minutes of action. The minutes have been there for veteran and he did play through the eye injury that occurred in Game 1, so that is a positive. Overall though, he is tough to roster and this has been the case the entire season for Oladipo.
Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren struggled from deep on Thursday, but still managed to connect on a respectable 7-for-15 from the floor to score 14 points in the loss to the Heat in Game 2. Warren also added six rebounds with three assists while committing two turnovers in 38 minutes of action. He lost the battle today with Jimmy Butler, but he was still aggressive and we can assume he will bounce back in Game 3 with how he has been playing in Orlando. Tread lightly though as the Pacers could be losing steam after these first two games in this season's playoffs.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner found his shot in Game 2 after going a rough 4-for-11 in Game 1, but it was not enough in the nine-point loss to the Heat. Turner connected on an impressive 7-for-8 shooting from the floor, which included a perfect 3-for-3 from range en route to 17 points. Turner did not stop there as he added eight rebounds and swatted away five shots while adding a steal in 33 minutes of action. Turner's offense has been all over the place as of late as he has scored in double digits just twice in the last five games. We may not be the best option in the middle at the moment with his inconsistencies on offense as of late.
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (eye) is available for Thursday's Game 2 versus the Miami Heat. He was listed as questionable after exiting their first game and heading to the hospital at halftime. Oladipo was hit in the face by Jae Crowder who was going for a rebound and couldn't see straight afterwards. It sounds like Oladipo has been cleared to play after some pregame work. He has been a shaky fantasy option during the bubble, so DFS players should proceed with caution.