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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
36-17 9-1 W1
35-21 3-7 L2
31-25 5-5 W1
26-29 5-5 L1
8-46 3-7 L3

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 27.1 12.6 51.9 3.9 1.4

Top Aaron Nesmith News

  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Limited in practice

    Coach Rick Carlisle said Tuesday that Nesmith's (lower leg) injury isn't as bad as initially feared but was limited in practice, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Starreports.

    Nesmith suffered a shin injury against the Raptors last Wednesday, but no updates have been provided on the results of his MRI. Luckily for Indiana, the 24-year-old forward appears to have avoided a major injury. Fantasy managers should look out for an official injury report to clarify Nesmith's status for Thursday's game versus Detroit.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Getting MRI on shin

    Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said after Wednesday's 127-125 win over the Raptors that Nesmith will receive an MRI after exiting in the third quarter with right shin soreness, Ian Harrison of the Associated Press reports. "It looked very scary," Carlisle said of Nesmith's injury. "He's in good spirits. He did walk off the court with some help. Hopefully it's not a long-term thing."

    Nesmith tallied eight points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt), two rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 17 minutes before leaving early in the third quarter, when he fell hard to the floor on a drive to the basket. The Pacers labeled his injury as right shin soreness, but Carlisle expressed concern that Nesmith might have hurt his ankle. The MRI should provide clarity on the nature and extent of the injury, but for now, Nesmith's status for the Pacers' first game out of the All-Star break Feb. 22 versus the Pistons is unknown.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Suffers injury, iffy to return

    Nesmith is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Raptors due to right shin soreness, Tony East of SI.com reports.

    Nesmith suffered the injury early in the third quarter, when he fell hard on a drive to the basket and required the assistance of two trainers to get to the locker room. The Pacers will likely have an update on his status momentarily.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Flashy scoring Monday

    Nesmith contributed 21 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-7 FT), three rebounds and one assist over 33 minutes during Monday's 111-102 loss to the Hornets.

    Nesmith is blossoming into a dangerous attacker off the dribble, and he showcased his athletic prowess by jamming on Nick Richards for a highlight-worthy dunk Monday. Nesmith didn't provide much besides scoring, but he is typically a reliable source of defensive playmaking, ranking in the 82nd percentile for steal rate and 76th percentile for block rate among all forwards this season.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Hits for 22 in Sunday's win

    Nesmith posted 22 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and one steal in 34 minutes during Sunday's 115-99 win over the Hornets.

    The fourth-year forward topped 20 points for the third time in the last six games and drained multiple threes for the sixth time in the last seven contests as he continues his most productive run of the season. Over that seven-game stretch, Nesmith is averaging 17.9 points, 7.3 boards, 3.7 assists, 2.6 threes and 0.9 steals while shooting a blistering 60.0 percent from the floor and 51.4 percent (18-for-35) from long distance.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Leading scorer in Tuesday's loss

    Nesmith finished Tuesday's 129-124 loss to the Celtics with 26 points (11-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt), 12 rebounds, seven assists and one block in 41 minutes.

    The fourth-year forward tied his season high in scoring as he led the Pacers in both points and boards on the night. Nesmith has looked good since returning from a three-game absence due to a shin issue, scoring at least 16 points in each of the last four games and averaging 15.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.4 threes over the last seven while shooting 53.8 percent from the floor and 44.7 percent (17-for-38) from beyond the arc. That hot streak lines up with the arrival of Pascal Siakam, so Nesmith's elevated usage to close out January might be his new normal.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Will play Friday

    Nesmith (shins) will play in Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Nesmith missed the past three games for Indiana due to soreness in both shins. There's no word of any restrictions, but he will likely have a reduced role on the offensive end, with Pascal Siakam set to make his debut.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Drills three triples in loss

    Nesmith (shin) played 28 minutes and recorded 12 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in Friday's 118-115 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Nesmith was back in action after a three-game absence due to a left tibia strain. Though the Pacers roster looked different from when he last played with the addition of Pascal Siakam and the subtraction of Bruce Brown, Nesmith maintained his spot in the starting five and notably saw more minutes than some of his primary competitors for playing time in Bennedict Mathurin (24 minutes), Jalen Smith (14 minutes) and Obi Toppin (11 minutes).

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Chance to return Friday

    Nesmith (lower leg) is questionable for Friday's game versus the Trail Blazers.

    Nesmith has missed three straight games due to a left tibialis anterior strain. He has a chance to return Friday, which is the second night of a back-to-back set, but his injury designation doesn't offer immense optimism, as he was questionable ahead of his previous two absences as well.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Will not play Thursday

    Nesmith (shins) will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Nesmith will sit out for a third straight game Thursday, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to return Friday against the Trail Blazers. With Pascal Siakam (trade pending) unavailable, Obi Toppin (calf) and Jarace Walker could each pick up some minutes.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Iffy for Thursday

    Nesmith (shins) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Kings.

    Nesmith is in danger of missing his third straight game Thursday due to bilateral shin soreness. If the 24-year-old forward is ruled out, Jarace Walker and Kendall Brown could continue to see increased playing time.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Returns to practice

    Nesmith (shins) participated in Wednesday's practice, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Nesmith has missed Indiana's last two contests due to bilateral shin soreness. However, his return to practice is a good sign of his availability against Sacramento on Thursday.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Unavailable vs. Jazz

    Nesmith (shins) is out for Monday's game against the Jazz, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Nesmith will miss a second straight game due to bilateral shin soreness. Bennedict Mathurin looks to be the top option to start at small forward in Nesmith's absence.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Questionable for Monday

    Nesmith (shins) is questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Nesmith was held out of Sunday's game versus the Nuggets for the first leg of the back-to-back set, and he's still iffy for Monday due to soreness in both shins. If he's unavailable to suit up, the Pacers will need Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield and Obi Toppin to step up.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Ruled out for Sunday

    Nesmith (shins) will not play in Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    Nesmith is dealing with soreness in both shins and will be held out for the front leg of the back-to-back set. However, it remains to be seen if he will play Monday against the Jazz. With Nesmith sidelined, the Pacers could turn to guys like Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield and Obi Toppin to absorb some minutes.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Good to go

    Nesmith (shins) is available for Friday's game against the Hawks, Jeremiah Johnson of Bally Sports Indiana reports.

    Nesmith and Jalen Smith (back) were both upgraded from questionable to available and will likely start Friday's game versus Atlanta. Nesmith has started nine straight contests, averaging 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game during that stretch.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Questionable for Friday

    Nesmith is questionable for Friday's game against the Hawks due to bilateral shin soreness.

    Jalen Smith (back) is also questionable for the Pacers, so they could be a little thin Friday. If Nesmith isn't able to shake this issue, there could be more opportunities for guys like Bennedict Mathurin and Obi Toppin.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Good to go against Boston

    Nesmith (ankle) is available for Saturday's game versus the Celtics, Alex Golden of the 'Setting the Pace' podcast reports.

    Nesmith has been upgraded from questionable to available Saturday despite dealing with a left ankle sprain. With Andrew Nembhard (back) and Bruce Brown (knee) out, Nesmith could receive increased playing time.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Questionable for Saturday

    Nesmith (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    Nesmith suffered a left ankle sprain Friday against Atlanta, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available for the second half of the back-to-back set. If he's unavailable against Boston, Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield and Jordan Nwora are candidates to see additional minutes.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Suffers ankle sprain

    Nesmith suffered a left ankle sprain during Friday's game against the Hawks and won't return. He finished with 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.

    The severity of the injury hasn't been reported, but it's possible the lopsided score at the time of Nesmith's departure factored into the decision to hold him out. While Nesmith was still able to deliver a solid line for fantasy managers that kept him active Friday, the timing of this injury is unfortunate for the Pacers, who play the second leg of a back-to-back set Saturday versus the Celtics and may not have the veteran wing available.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Charleston, SC
Age: 24
School: Vanderbilt
Experience: 3