The Indiana Pacers have added three players – guard Caris LeVert, forward T.J. Warren, and center Goga Bitadze – to Health & Safety Protocols.
Kelan Martin, Malcolm Brogdon, Chris Duarte, Jeremy Lamb, and Isaiah Jackson were added to Health & Safety Protocols earlier this week.
T.J. McConnell is also out for the Pacers’ Sunday game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a wrist injury.
All in all, more than half of the Pacers’ rotation players will be out for the game.
It’s been a rough season for the Pacers as new head coach Rick Carlisle has struggled to find footing due to injuries and inconsistent play.
Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner have played excellently – the former averaging 18.1 points and 12.0 rebounds on 57% shooting; the latter averaging 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds to go along with a league-leading 2.8 blocks per game.
But despite the two big-mens’ performances, the Pacers have posted a 14-22 record.
It will be interesting to see whether or not the Pacers commit to a rebuild with the trade deadline looming.