Sumner supplied 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five assists, three rebounds and a block in 24 minutes during Indiana's 108-102 victory against the Bulls on Friday. Sumner scored all of his points in the first half, failing to contribute as the Pacers almost squandered a 23-point second-half lead. Sumner had arguably his best statistical performance of the season, but remains likely to be buried in the Pacers' backcourt for the foreseeable future.
Sumner played 12 minutes off the bench in Monday's 116-111 win over the Spurs, scoring two points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt). After missing around three weeks with a sore left hip, Sumner was available for the Pacers' previous game Saturday in Cleveland, but he didn't gain entry into coach Nate McMillan's rotation. The absence of Victor Oladipo (knee) on Monday opened up a spot for Sumner, but don't expect the Xavier product to see regular run off the bench moving forward unless Oladipo misses additional games.
Summer did not play during Saturday's 113-104 win at Cleveland. Summer has now missed 12 of Indiana's last 13 games despite the fact the hip injury seems to be a thing of the past now. Ultimately, he's nothing more than a deep bench option for head coach Nate McMillan. The fact that he's healthy should be a positive thing moving forward, but he should be left on waivers until further notice due to his lack of playing time.
Sumner (hip) is available to play Saturday against the Cavaliers, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports. Sumner was considered a game-time decision with the hip issue, but he'll be suiting up Saturday after missing 11 of the past 12 games. The 24-year-old is averaging 4.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.4 minutes this season.
Sumner (hip) is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports. Sumner has been sidelined for the previous six games. With the exception of Jeremy Lamb (knee) the Pacers are back at full health, so he figures to have a limited role should he ultimately be given the green light.
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