UPDATE: Brogdon has been ruled out, so we could see Holiday start after all at PG. If it isn’t Holiday, then T.J. McConnell will probably start for Brogdon. Either way, both Holiday and McConnell are decent values who should see increased minutes with no Brogdon.
UPDATE: Sabonis and Lamb are both available to play, while PG Malcolm Brogdon (groin) is a game-time decision Monday vs. the Raptors.
Injury update for tonight’s game against Toronto:— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) December 23, 2019
Domantas Sabonis and Jeremy Lamb are both available.
Malcolm Brogdon is a game-time decision (groin).
Sabonis and Lamb will both start, so Holiday goes back to the bench. Sabonis should be fine to roll out there, as I mentioned before. On an 11-game slate, I don’t think this is a game I’m targeting heavily, so Lamb and Holiday aren’t as appealing.
Indiana Pacers PF/C Domantas Sabonis and SG/SF Jeremy Lamb are being listed as questionable for Monday night’s game vs. the Toronto Raptors. For what it’s worth, Sabonis already told reporters that he expects to play tonight. He had a monster game Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 19 points with 18 rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes, so yeah, I think he’s OK.
Lamb has missed two games due to a groin injury, but could get back into the lineup against Toronto. If Lamb comes back, Aaron Holiday will likely go back to a bench role. It’s unclear if Lamb will be limited, but if he is, that makes him a less than appealing DFS and season-long option in a tough matchup against the Raptors. If Lamb stays out — which is possible given the Christmas Break — Holiday is a decent value play at $4,400. He would see north of 30 minutes in the starting lineup.