Malcolm Brogdon: The return of Malcolm Brogden couldn’t come soon enough. Despite winning last night without him, the Pacers have not gotten off to the start they wanted this year. After losing two straight without Brogden in the lineup, the Pacers were able to put together an impressive win over the Spurs Tuesday that pushed them to a 2-6 record on the year, just one win ahead of the lowly Pistons in the East. While it may be too soon to hit the panic button for the Pacers, their early team health concerns could bode poorly for the future. Without my crystal ball, I won’t be able to tell, but I will be able to tell you that Brogden has made it clear that he will be returning tonight as the Pacers host the Knicks. Brodgen was sidelined for three games, battling a Grade 1 hamstring injury that has a High Injury Risk, but a Below Average Health Performance Factor. In terms of performance tonight, expect Brogden to play less minutes than his average of 37 minutes per night.
Sam Darnold Will Land on IR and Miss 4-6 Weeks
Darnold was sent for further testing on his injured right shoulder, and scans revealed a scapula fracture. He is going to land on IR and