News: Hibbert failed to score a point for the first time this season, going 0-for-4 from the field, and contributing only five rebounds in 23 minutes Saturday.
Impact: Hibbert was bothered by fouls, accumulating five in his 23 minutes of court time, but owners are still disappointed with the lack of production. Since David West has returned, Hibbert's promising start has been curbed, but he still needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues for the time being.
News: Sloan scored nine points (4-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt) with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes in a start with C.J. Watson (illness) ailing.
Impact: Sloan has dropped out of fantasy relevance with the return to the lineup of Watson and will continue to fall further into obscurity when George Hill (quad) returns, but if owners were able to stream him in when Watson was announced as out, his line was solid, but not spectacular.
News: Watson (illness) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.
Impact: The Pacers initially listed Watson as probable for Saturday's tilt, but they downgraded him to questionable Saturday afternoon and ruled him out about a half hour before tipoff. Donald Sloan and Rodney Stuckey will be left to split the workload at point guard.
News: Watson (illness) has been downgraded to questionable for Saturday's game.
Impact: He is still dealing with a sinus infection, so his status will likely come down to how he gets through pregame warmups. If he does not play, look for Donald Sloan and Rodney Stuckey to be the primary ball-handlers for Indiana.