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February 6, 2020 09:00 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (illness) isn't on the injury report ahead of Friday's game against Toronto.

Leaf was held out of Wednesday's matchup due to illness, but he'll be available off the bench for Friday's clash if needed. He hasn't played much of role so far this season for the Pacers, so even though he's healthy, he's unlikely to see much playing time, if any.

February 5, 2020 01:48 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Added to injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors due to an illness.

Leaf has appeared in just one game since the beginning of January, so his availability Wednesday won't carry any fantasy implications.

January 26, 2020 08:08 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (knee) has been cleared to play Sunday against Portland, J. Michael of the Indy Star reports.

Leaf has only appeared in five games since the start of December, so he's not a fantasy consideration in even the deepest of leagues.

January 26, 2020 12:28 AM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Game-time call Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (knee) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Leaf is dealing with some right knee soreness, but he may be able to take the court Sunday. That said, his role has been minimal, and his potential presence likely wouldn't affect the Pacers' rotation.

January 24, 2020 09:12 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Unavailable Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (knee) won't play Friday against the Warriors, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.

Leaf doesn't have much of a role in the rotation to begin with, so his absence should have little impact on Indiana's game plan Friday evening.

January 24, 2020 05:44 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Questionable Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf is questionable for Friday's game against the Warriors due to a sore right knee.

Leaf hasn't been a regular part of the rotation, so his potential absence shouldn't affect things much. More information may arrive closer to tipoff.

January 20, 2020 12:36 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Still excluded from rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Sunday in the Pacers' 115-107 win over the Nuggets.

Leaf has yet to see any use off the bench through the Pacers' first nine games of January, with all of Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Goga Bitadze, Doug McDermott, JaKarr Sampson and T.J. Warren seemingly ahead of him for playing time in the frontcourt. The third-year big man will likely need at least two of those players to miss extended action before even getting the opportunity to fill a minor role on the Pacers' second unit.

December 5, 2019 12:04 AM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Healthy scratch versus Thunder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (DNP-Coach's Decision) didn't play in Wednesday's 107-100 win over the Thunder.

Leaf has earned single-digit minutes in four straight appearances, and he hasn't seen double-digit minutes since Nov. 16. His averages aren't all that bad on a per-minute basis, but Leaf is not consistently part of the rotation and thus can likely be avoided across most fantasy formats.

November 8, 2019 10:04 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Plays just nine minutes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf ended with four points and one rebound in nine minutes during Friday's 112-106 victory over Detroit.

Leaf barely saw the court Friday, a far cry from his double-double only five days ago. The fact Myles Turner (ankle) and Goga Bitadze (concussion) were out mattered little as Leaf remained fixed to the bench for the majority of the game. He is a non-factor in all but the deepest fantasy formats.

November 3, 2019 08:40 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Double-double in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf amassed 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 22 minutes during Sunday's 108-95 win over the Bulls.

Leaf shifted to a reserve role after starting Friday's tilt versus the Cavaliers in place of Myles Turner (ankle), this despite Domantas Sabonis (calf) sitting out this one as well. Regardless, Leaf finished with a career high in rebounding while pitching in across every statistical category. It's unclear whether Sabonis (calf) will be ready to return for Tuesday's contest against the Hornets (while Turner will be out a while longer), but if not Leaf may be an intriguing option for daily leagues.

November 3, 2019 03:32 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Headed back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf is expected to move to the bench Sunday against the Bulls with JaKarr Sampson entering the starting lineup.

Coach Nate McMillan didn't explicitly reveal who would exit the lineup to clear a spot for Sampson, but Leaf looks like the most logical choice after an unsuccessful cameo as a starter in place of Myles Turner (ankle) in Friday's 102-95 win over the Cavaliers. Leaf played only eight minutes in the victory, finishing with zero points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds and one steal.

November 1, 2019 11:32 AM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Set to start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf will start at power forward Friday against the Cavaliers, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.

The 22-year-old will enter the lineup in place of Myles Turner (ankle), who is currently considered week-to-week and won't play Friday. Leaf did not see the court in Wednesday's game at Brooklyn and is averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds over 11.0 minutes in his three appearances this season.

October 10, 2019 02:40 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Fourth-year option picked up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pacers exercised the fourth-year option on Leaf's (quadriceps) rookie contract Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

The transaction keeps Leaf in the fold through the 2020-21 season, with the 22-year-old forward set to earn $4.33 million in the final year of his rookie deal. Through his first two seasons in the NBA, Leaf hasn't been a prominent member of the Indiana rotation. In 111 games, Leaf has averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.8 minutes.

October 8, 2019 01:56 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Full participant in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (quadriceps) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Leaf missed both of his team's preseason games in India due to a right quad strain, but after returning to practice Tuesday, he appears on track to play in Friday's exhibition against the Bulls. He'll be considered a game-time call for the time being.

October 5, 2019 08:20 AM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Will miss second India game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (quad) will remain out for Saturday's second preseason game against the Kings in India.

The Pacers appear to be playing it safe with Leaf as he recovers from a right quadriceps strain. His next opportunity to play will be Friday against the Bulls.

October 4, 2019 09:40 AM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Sits out first India game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (quad) will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Kings.

Leaf is currently dealing with a right quadriceps strain and came into the day listed as questionable to play. There's still a chance he could return Saturday for the final leg of their back-to-back games in India.

October 3, 2019 11:52 AM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Questionable for preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf (quad) is considered questionable for Friday's preseason opener against the Kings.

The game is taking place in India, and Leaf made the trip with the team, which is an encouraging sign. Still, the Pacers won't take any chances in what's ultimately a meaningless two-game set. Expect some clarification on Leaf's status prior to the 9:30AM ET tip.

September 30, 2019 03:40 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Dealing with quad injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf is nursing a quad injury, which kept him out of Monday's practice, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.

The nature of the injury is unclear, but Leaf missed Monday morning's session and should be considered day-to-day until further notice. The Pacers will head to India on Tuesday for a pair of exhibition matchups against the Kings over the weekend.

April 11, 2019 07:36 AM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Double-doubles Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf totaled 28 points (12-19 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 135-134 win over the Hawks.

After being a role player for the Pacers all season, Leaf got his first start and ran with the opportunity, posting a team-high 28 points while earning a double-double with his work on the boards. He stepped up when needed during the regular season, and played more games than he didn't, so Leaf should see his name called off the bench quite a few times on their upcoming postseason push.

April 10, 2019 06:44 PM
Pacers' T.J. Leaf: Starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leaf will start Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hawks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

With most of the Pacers' key players taking a seat, Leaf will draw his first start of the season. When seeing at least 15 minutes, he's averaged 9.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 16.9 minutes.

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