Age: 26 Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lbs School: Indiana
The Indiana Pacers have found a way to survive without leading scorer Victor Oladipo. Last season, the Pacers were 0-7 when Oladipo didn't play. Oladipo has missed 10 consecutive games with a sore right knee and is listed as out indefinitely.
The Indiana Pacers are showing their frontcourt is a force to be reckoned with, even without injured All-Star guard Victor Oladipo. Starting forwards Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic combined for 38 points Saturday night in a 107-97 victory over the Sacramento Kings, while centers Myles Turner and Domantis Sabonis fortified the interior of Indiana's rising defense. Oladipo missed his 10th straight game.
Since losing Victor Oladipo to a wrist injury, the Indiana Pacers are experiencing mixed results but feeling more at ease about taking the floor without their leading scorer than last season when he missed time with a knee injury. When it comes to facing the Orlando Magic, the results for the Pacers are one-sided in their favor. Heading into Friday's visit to Orlando, the Pacers are on a seven-game winning streak against the Magic.
The Indiana Pacers aren't picky or worried about style points. With All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out for an eighth straight game with a sore right knee, the Pacers will take wins, no matter how they come. Myles Turner matched his season high with 18 points and added 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Pacers defeated Chicago 96-90 on Tuesday night and spoiled the debut of new Bulls coach Jim Boylen.
Here are some players to target and avoid as you create what will hopefully be a winning Yahoo entry. Darren Collison, IND vs. CHI ($19): Victor Oladipo (knee) has missed the last seven games for the Pacers and remains without a timetable for his return. Collison hasn’t increased his scoring output, but he has averaged 7.7 assists during Oladipo’s absence.