Indiana Pacers Roster
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Indiana Pacers guard/forward Jeremy Lamb (knee) is expected to be off crutches soon after having knee surgery on March 11. Lamb was ruled out for the rest of the season on Feb. 24 after suffering a left ACL tear, a torn lateral meniscus, and a lateral femoral condylar fracture. There's a good chance that Lamb is going to miss time next season as well while he recovers. It sounds like he's making progress, but basketball fans and fantasy owners won't see Lamb again this season. Victor Oladipo, Aaron Holiday, and Justin Holiday will be asked to step up once the NBA returns from hiatus.
Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis accumulated 28 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 41 minutes of play during the 114-111 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday. The 23-year-old closely missed out on his fifth triple-double of the season, but his production is still sufficient enough for fantasy owners. The Gonzaga product continues to flex his dual-threat status as an efficient scorer and rebounder by averaging 18.3 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. You also can cut the 2016 pick some slack considering he had nine straight double-doubles before Tuesday's game. Sabonis nevertheless faces a Philly defense on Saturday that is ranked number one in defensive rebounds allowed per game, but that shouldn't stop him from producing his regular numbers considering he had 16 boards against them in their last matchup Jan. 13.
Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren finished with 22 points and five rebounds through 34 minutes of play in the 114-111 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday. The NC State product is having an under-the-radar brilliant campaign, averaging 18.6 points per game. The 26-year-old has also scored at least 15 points in seven consecutive games while playing at least 33 minutes per game for six of those seven contests. The 2014 pick is in a good groove right now and has a favorable matchup on Saturday against a Philly team that ranks middle-of-the-pack defensively in opponent field goal percentage allowed.
Indiana Pacers forward Doug McDermott (toe) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Boston Celtics. He has missed each of the last two games due to right toe soreness. McDermott wasn't a reliable fantasy option when healthy, so he belongs on the waiver wire in most formats. Justin Holiday should soak up the extra playing time and increase his fantasy value.
Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis recorded his 50th double-double of the year- a Pacers franchise record- in a 112-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Sabonis poured in 20 points with 17 rebounds, six assists, a steal, and one triple in a team-high 41 minutes. He hasn't had one bad month this year, thanks to his steady dose of points, rebounds, and assists in each game. Fantasy owners can keep enjoying the performances from one of basketball's most improved players. Up next for Sabonis is a matchup with the Celtics, who he nearly notched a triple-double against in their first matchup.