UPDATE: Jan. 13, 6:15 p.m. — Both Sabonis and Brogdon will be starting vs. the Sixers.
Sabonis and Brogdon both starting tonight for @Pacers.— Mark Montieth (@MarkMontieth) January 13, 2020
So with Sabonis and Brogdon back in the starting lineup, we’ll see Aaron Holiday and Jakarr Sampson go back to the bench. Holiday still has some value as the backup PG, but Brogdon was only dealing with strep throat. Holiday’s brother, Justin Holiday, will likely see fewer minutes, while T.J. McConnell also gets a downgrade. Sabonis’ return hurts Sampson and Myles Turner’s value. With no Embiid for the Sixers, I really like Sabonis as a GPP play on DraftKings.
UPDATE: Jan. 13, 5:18 p.m. — Both Sabonis and Brogdon are game-time decisions vs. Philly.
Sabonis (left knee) and Brogdon (strep throat) = game time decisions #PacersSixers— J. Michael (@ThisIsJMichael) January 13, 2020
UPDATE: Jan. 13, 4:03 p.m. — Sabonis and Brogdon both remain questionable to play Monday vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.
Injury Report for tonight's game vs. the @sixers:— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 13, 2020
Malcolm Brogdon - Questionable (strep throat)
Naz Mitrou-Long - Out (right ankle sprain)
Victor Oladipo - Out (right knee rehab)
Domantas Sabonis - Questionable (sore left knee)
UPDATE: Jan. 10, 7:02 p.m. — Sabonis was a late scratch vs. the Bulls.
Update: Sabonis is now OUT for tonight’s game. https://t.co/IapDWm1LoN— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 11, 2020
UPDATE: Jan. 10, 6:33 p.m. — Sabonis is fine and will play again Friday vs. the Chicago Bulls. Brogdon will remain out, this time due to strep throat, per coach Nate McMillan.
Brogdon out with strep throat, Sabonis will play, per Pacers coach Nate McMillan— Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) January 10, 2020
UPDATE: Jan. 8, 6:22 p.m. — Sabonis will start vs. Miami.
Sabonis will start tonight vs Miami.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 8, 2020
So with Sabonis healthy and in the lineup, we can stand down on some of the lesser plays for the Pacers. Brogdon being out means Aaron Holiday will remain the starting PG and McConnell will get more minutes as backup. I think Sabonis is fine to roll out in all formats but of course Miami is a tough team on the interior with Bam Adebayo.
UPDATE: Jan. 8, 5:18 p.m. — Sabonis is considered a game-time decision vs. the Heat. PG Malcolm Brogdon remains out.
Domantas Sabonis (left knee) is a game-time decision tonight vs Miami. Malcolm Brogdon will miss his fourth straight game with back soreness.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 8, 2020
Indiana Pacers PF/C Domantas Sabonis is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Miami Heat. Sabonis briefly left Monday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets, but was able to return and finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes.
With the short turnaround, Sabonis may get some rest Wednesday vs. the Heat. If this is the case, we’d likely see T.J. Warren and Myles Turner more active on offense and on the glass. The Pacers lack frontcourt depth, particularly at center behind Sabonis and Turner, but Doug McDermott and Justin Holiday could see more minutes in smaller lineups.