Bitadze will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Raptors.
Bitadze started in Saturday's loss to the Lakers, going for 10 points, seven boards, one assist and four blocks across 30 minutes. He will likely see a decreased workload Sunday due to the return of Domantas Sabonis (knee).
Bitadze finished Thursday's loss to Milwaukee with 10 points (2-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds and four assists across 24 minutes.
Bitadze came into the contest having gone 0-for-8 from the field over his previous two contests, so his 10-point performance against the Bucks was a bit of a bounceback. The big man also chipped in on the boards and as a distributor to notch one of his finest all-around efforts of the campaign. He has received an average of only 12.4 minutes per contest this season, leading to a quiet stat line of 5.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots.
Bitadze (ankle) will be available for Thursday's game against Atlanta, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Bitadze missed a string of seven games from April 21 through May 3, but he was able to return Wednesday night against the Kings. In 21 minutes of action off the bench, Bitadze finished with five points, six boards, two assists and two blocks, though his night was marred by a verbal altercation with an assistant coach. It remains to be seen if his workload will be impacted, but given that Indiana is shorthanded once again, the Pacers may need all of the healthy bodies they can get.
Bitadze (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Hawks, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
The big man made his return from a multi-game absence Wednesday night against the Kings and saw 21 minutes of action, though his night was marred by a verbal altercation with assistant coach Greg Foster, which netted Bitadze a fine and Foster a one-game suspension. On the second night of a back-to-back, the Pacers will wait to see how Bitadze's ankle responds before deciding on his status.
Bitadze had five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Kings.
Making his return from an ankle injury, Bitadze came off the bench and saw 21 minutes of action in the 104-93 defeat. The second-year big was involved in a verbal altercation with assistant coach Greg Foster, so it remains to be seen if that could affect his role in Thursday's home matchup against the Hawks. The Pacers have since suspended Foster for one game, while Bitadze was hit with an undisclosed fine.
Bitadze (ankle) is available for Wednesday's matchup against the Kings, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
Following seven straight absences due to an ankle injury, Bitadze will be available. He should see minutes as a reserve center behind Domantas Sabonis.
Bitadze (ankle) is listed as questionable Wednesday against the Kings.
This is now the eighth game in a row for which Bitadze is deemed questionable, and he's missed each of the last seven. He did play some 1-on-1 with contact Monday, but it remains unclear if the big man is truly nearing a return.
Bitadze (ankle) will not play in Monday's game against the Wizards, Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files reports.
While the Pacers did note that Bitadze has progressed to 1-on-1 work with contact, he's not quite ready to return to game action yet. Monday will mark his seventh straight absence, which comes at a difficult time for the Myles Turner-less Pacers. Expect Domantas Sabonis and Oshae Brissett to handle most of the minutes up front Monday.
Bitadze (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game at Washington.
The Pacers have now listed Bitadze as questionable for seven straight games, but he hasn't played in the last six, so there's reason to believe that trend will continue Monday. Nonetheless, the team should offer more clarification as tip-off approaches.
Bitadze (ankle) is out Saturday against the Thunder, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
Bitadze will miss a sixth straight game Saturday. His next chance to play is Monday against the Wizards.
Bitadze (ankle) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Thunder.
Bitadze has missed the last six games due to an ankle injury and is in danger of missing a seventh. His final status is unlikely to be determined until he tests out his ankle during pregame warmups.
Bitadze (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Nets, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
Bitadze is set to miss his sixth consecutive game due to a sprained ankle. With the regular season winding down, it's unclear when the 21-year-old center could return to action.
Bitadze (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Brooklyn.
The Pacers are listing the big man as questionable for a fifth straight game, but it's worth noting that he's been ruled out of the previous four. Indiana will again be without Domantas Sabonis (back) and Myles Turner (toe) on Thursday.
Bitadze (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Tony East of Locked On Pacers reports.
Bitadze was listed as questionable for the fourth straight game, and for the fourth straight time he's ultimately been ruled out. With Domantas Sabonis (back) and Myles Turner (toe) also sidelined, expect Oshae Brissett and JaKarr Sampson to once again take on increased roles up front.
Bitadze (ankle) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Portland.
This is the fourth straight game for which Bitadze is listed as questionable, and he was ultimately ruled out of the previous three. If that's again the case Tuesday, Oshae Brissett and JaKarr Sampson will likely hang onto increased roles with Domantas Sabonis (back) and Myles Turner (toe) already ruled out.
Bitadze (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Magic, Pat Boylan of Indiana Pacers Radio reports.
Bitadze will miss a third straight game due to a left ankle sprain. Oshae Brissett could see increased run for the Pacers once again Sunday.
Bitadze (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Orlando.
Bitadze has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle, and his status remains unclear for Sunday night. Oshae Brissett could continue to see increased minutes if Bitadze can't play again.
Bitadze (ankle) is out Saturday against the Pistons, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
Bitadze will miss a second straight game with an ankle sprain. Oshae Brissett should start again in his place.
Bitadze (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Pistons.
Bitadze suffered a left ankle sprain in Monday's loss to the Spurs and missed Wednesday's game as a result. Since Domantas Sabonis (back) will be unavailable Saturday, JaKarr Sampson and Oshae Brissett should see plenty of run if Bitadze is unable to play.
Bitadze (ankle) is out Wednesday against the Thunder, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
Bitadze joins an extensive list of unavailable Pacers, including both Domantas Sabonis (back) and Myles Turner (toe). Indiana will likely need extended minutes from Oshae Brissett and Kelan Martin.
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