Following his 19-point performance in last Wednesday’s win over the Lakers, Pacers PG Malcolm Brogdon has been forced to sit out the second half of a back-to-back due to a sore left Achilles. The Pacers will be without him for about 10 days. The injury comes as no surprise given that Brogdon has been playing through the pain since mid-December. In his last four games, he has averaged 18.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.
Isaiah Jackson out for season
The Indiana Pacers will be without star center Malcolm Brogdon on Wednesday due to a sore left hamstring. Brogdon has played in just three games since suffering the injury on Dec. 15 and will likely miss 10 days as he rehabs. The Pacers will also be without rookie Isaiah Jackson, who sustained a knee injury last night. Malcolm Brogdon is expected to return after the All-Star break, but the Pacers are still likely to be without another star for the time being.
The Pacers have already lost two key players this season. Guard Jamal Murray is out for the rest of the season due to a non-COVID illness, and center Monte Morris is also out for the second consecutive game. Meanwhile, point guard Danny Granger is a doubtful for Wednesday because of a sore knee. Rookie guard Killian Hayes will take the rest day.
The Pacers are in good shape overall, but Brogdon’s injury could affect the team’s ability to shoot the ball. Malcolm Brogdon is likely to miss the Raptors’ game on Wednesday, so it’s important to keep an eye on him. Despite the injuries, Brogdon had an impressive performance against the Rockets.
Isaiah Jackson injured vs 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to extend their season-best eight-game winning streak when they host the Indiana Pacers on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Unfortunately, the team is without key players, including Isaiah Jackson. The forward is battling a knee injury and is a question mark for Sunday’s game. In addition to Isaiah Jackson, the 76ers are also without Carvert and T.J. Warren, both of whom are out due to injuries. The Pacers, who are ninth in the Eastern Conference, have also lost key players. Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to cheer for the Philadelphia 76ers to win this game.
Isaiah Jackson appeared to be injured in the first quarter of the game, and his status is currently unknown. The rookie guard sustained a concussion during the team’s loss to the Kings on Monday, but cleared concussion protocols on Wednesday. The Pacers will keep an eye on his status game-by-game. Isaiah Jackson will likely be out at least a few more games.
Malcolm Brogdon injured vs raptors
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon is out for Saturday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. The hamstring injury Brogdon sustained Wednesday is expected to prevent him from playing in the game. This could affect the pacers’ rotation, but LeVert is expected to return and could get the bulk of the minutes. Regardless of Brogdon’s status, the Pacers’ guards have to be cautious about who they play on Saturday.
Though the Raptors were expecting Malcolm to play Saturday, they may have to rest him a little longer to allow him to recover from the injury. Keifer Sykes will probably get additional minutes if Brogdon is out. However, there are no other players expected to start despite Brogdon’s absence. That will leave the Pacers needing to find a backup point guard to play the starting five.
Gary Trent Jr. is a questionable starter for the Raptors, while Malcolm Brogdon is doubtful. Malcolm Brogdon has missed three of the past four games due to an injury. The Raptors have created space in the play-in race by knocking the first-place team out of the picture. In addition to this, they are in a battle with the Cavaliers for the sixth seed.
Domantas Sabonis injured vs raptors
The Pacers ruled out guard Malcolm Brogdon on Wednesday due to a sore hamstring. His injury follows a string of 11 straight games missed by the PG, including the hamstring injury he suffered in a game against the 76ers on April 19. In his place, Tyriburton, Buddy Hield, Lance Stephenson, Terry Taylor, and Duane Washington Jr. should continue to dominate the minutes on the perimeter.
Despite the absence of their star, the Pacers are looking for a long-term solution to get the most out of their roster. Malcolm Brogdon will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a sore right hamstring, which he sustained on Wednesday’s game against the Raptors. While the Pacers haven’t been able to replace him, the team has found other solutions to deal with the soreness.
After a strong start to the season, the Pacers are likely to turn to the young point guard in order to get some much needed bench production. Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shots and had five rebounds and five assists before going to the locker room. In the resulting loss, the Pacers fell to 1-4 and remain without a starter.
Myles Turner injured vs raptors
The Raptors are a team in transition, and Myles Turner’s status for Sunday’s game against the Hawks is in doubt. Turner has been out with a stress reaction in his left foot since January 14, and his status is now a question mark. The injury is expected to be minor, and Turner is expected to be able to return to action after the NBA All-Star break. Turner’s recovery efforts have already begun, but his availability for the road trip is still in doubt.
The Raptors, meanwhile, have been resting key players to get ready for the postseason. But they have also been adding new faces to their roster in recent weeks. Chris Boucher, Paul Watson, and Yuta Watanabe have all shown flashes of playoff potential. This is important, because Turner is an anchor in the paint for the Raptors. But his absence could have dire consequences for the team’s chances of reaching the playoffs.
The Raptors’ last game without Myles Turner was a disaster. The team was down 0-3 in the series, and their star rookie, Scottie Barnes, was injured in the opening game. Barnes missed Game 1 and two of the following games. In case of a Myles Turner injury, the Raptors will try to avoid pushing the rookie back too early. But the Raptors are not willing to risk putting him under too much stress.
Jeremy Lamb questionable
The Indiana Pacers are likely to be without guard Jeremy Lamb against the Toronto Raptors on Monday. Lamb suffered multiple injuries in Sunday’s loss to the Raptors. After fouling Terence Davis on a transition dunk, Lamb went down awkwardly on his left leg. He was unable to continue the game, but was able to make free throws. After the game, Lamb hobbled to the locker room.
The former lottery pick had played four seasons with Charlotte before joining the Pacers. He was able to fill in nicely for Victor Oladipo after the latter missed nearly half of the season. Lamb, who will turn 28 in May, averaged 12.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 46 games this season. He is likely to miss at least the first four or five games in the Raptors game.
The Pacers need their starting five to be healthy and in optimal position for Thursday’s game against the Raptors. While Jeremy Lamb is questionable to play, his absence doesn’t mean that the team is out of options. Second-year guard Aaron Holiday could come back off the bench. His brother, Justin Holiday, has spent the season playing fourth and fifth and has only played a limited number of minutes. The Pacers have a few options for shooting guards and PG.
Chris Duarte replaces Malcolm Brogdon
The Pacers have made their decision to rest the injured Malcolm Brogdon for the second leg of their back-to-back. The team also decided to rest Duarte, who is currently dealing with a toe injury. This could potentially mean more minutes for Chris Duarte, who is already 36.3 percent owned in ESPN fantasy basketball leagues. Holiday, meanwhile, does not have as much upside. But he is a starter and could see a lot of shots with the Pacers’ benching Brogdon. Also, Jalen Smith has shown some promise, although he is less likely to replace Brogdon.
The Indiana Pacers will likely roll with Chris Duarte and Goga Bitadze in the backcourt, while Isaiah Jackson is out for the season. In addition to these three players, the Pacers will also be without Ricky Rubio, Myles Turner, and TJ Warren. As a result, there will be more opportunities for Duarte, Isaiah Jackson, and Chris Bosh to get some much-needed minutes.
While the Pacers are undergoing a massive retooling process, they still have a core group of players that has a lot of talent. With Carmelo Anthony and Domantas Sabonis traded, the Pacers have an obvious lack of depth. Chris Duarte and Goga Bitadze haven’t been able to get trades done during the trade deadline, but a move for either player might be imminent.