The Scoop:He's probably right, as the Pacers don't really have any other healthy bodies on the roster with point guard experience. Stuckey is going to start the 2014-15 season as the Pacers' starting shooting guard, and he's going to be asked to do a lot on offense with David West (ankle) also sidelined. He doesn't do much aside from score points, but he'll have plenty of opportunity, as the Pacers will be entering the season with just nine healthy bodies, and one starter (Roy Hibbert) from last year.
(The Sports Xchange) - The Indiana Pacers will be without guard George Hill for at least three weeks and guard C.J. Watson for at least two weeks, the team revealed Monday. Forward David West also will miss at least three games with a sprained right ankle. - - Former NBA player Mookie Blaylock pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, accepting a plea deal that means he will serve three years of a 15-year sentence for killing a woman in 2013. Blaylock, 47,admitted to killing Monica Murphy, a mother of five, in a head-on collision in Atlanta on May 31, 2013. ...
The Scoop:Ouch, with George Hill also expected to miss the first three weeks of the season, this is a pretty devastating blow for the Pacers. Donald Sloan is going to run the point for the Pacers for at least the first two weeks of the season, and he could have some decent short-term value, as the Pacers really have no one else to run the position.
With George Hill (knee) and C.J. Watson (foot) both out to start the season, Donald Sloan will likely enter the season as the Pacers' starting point guard.
The Scoop:Hill (knee) is expected to miss at least three weeks, and Watson (foot) will be out at least two weeks. Rodney Stuckey (foot) is also questionable for opening night, so Sloan is going to need to step it up, and in a big way. Sloan had a nice preseason, and should have some decent short-term value, as there's basically no one to compete with him for minutes to start the season.