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Indiana Pacers forward Aaron Nesmith (ankle) is regarded as questionable for Wednesday's tilt against New Orleans. He would be out for a fourth straight game if Nesmith can't return from a right ankle sprain. Bennedict Mathurin has taken over from Nesmith in the starting lineup and could be in for another big night on Wednesday if he continues to receive extra minutes. The newly crowned NBA Rookie Challenge MVP matched his career high with a 34-point effort against Toronto on Monday.
Indiana Pacers forward Doug McDermott (calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against New Orleans. The 32-year-old sniper suffered a right calf strain on Monday versus Toronto, and it might now be a while until we see him back on the court. McDermott has played six games with the Pacers since joining the team on Feb. 8, averaging 11.0 minutes. He hasn't had a big role on the team, and the Pacers should cope just fine without him.
Indiana Pacers forward/center Jalen Smith (back) will play on Monday against Toronto. He returned to action from a four-game absence on Sunday versus Dallas and is good to go again against the Raptors, despite being initially regarded as questionable for the game with lower back spasms. Smith is a very effective player but typically doesn't receive a lot of playing time behind Indiana's starting center Myles Turner. He had eight points and five rebounds in 19 minutes in his only previous appearance against the Raptors this season.
The Indiana Pacers have downgraded forward Aaron Nesmith (ankle) from doubtful to out for Monday's game versus the Toronto Raptors. Nesmith sprained his right ankle in Indy's final game before the All-Star break and still isn't ready to play, but he'll hope to return in Wednesday's matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans. Bennedict Mathurin and Andrew Nembhard are both worthwhile streamers in a contest with the highest implied point total (245.5) on Monday's four-game slate.
Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton lingered on the injury report with a hamstring issue for quite a while leading up to the All-Star break. After putting on a show for the hometown fans, Haliburton cleared the injury report and should be a full go for Thursday's matchup against the Detroit Pistons. For fantasy managers that have Haliburton in their lineup, they'll be happy to see that his first game back in action is against the lowly Pistons' defense which has allowed Haliburton to average 20 points and 13 assists per game against them this year over two games.