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Pacers Links: Pacers remain short-handed but injury news improves

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The Pacers will remain without at least three of their key players.

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The Pacers are off to Charlotte where they will play the Hornets on Tuesday night still missing big chunks of their playing rotation.

Myles Turner (ankle) remains doubtful, while Domantas Sabonis (calf contusion) is questionable. Edmond Sumner (broken hand) and Victor Oladipo (knee) remain out, as well.

None of the four participated in the team’s practice on Monday, but Turner, Sabonis and Oladipo were all seen putting in work. It appears Sabonis will be in Charlotte trying to give it a go. Turner is not expected to do the same, but a clip tweeted by Scott Agness, shows the big fella is moving pretty well on his bum ankle.

Not moving nearly as well, but at least on the court playing one-on-one was Victor Oladipo (via Akeem Glaspie).

Tomorrow will be a week since Myles Turner rolled his ankle and was deemed week-to-week. What a difference a week makes, the Pacers went from 0-3 to 3-3 and have found a defensive edge that was lacking in the first couple of games.

Adding back some defense and rebounding with Turner and Sabonis should help increase the confidence of those new guys, in particular T.J. Warren and Jeremy Lamb who started the season a bit tentative but are now looking more comfortable on the defensive end.

The Pacers need to maintain that edge to take advantage of the schedule for the rest of the week that includes games at home against Washington and Detroit after visiting Charlotte.

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers at Hornets | Indiana Pacers

Game Rewind: Pacers 108, Bulls 95 | Indiana Pacers

Insider: Jeremy Lamb checks multiple boxes in Indiana Pacers’ makeover - Indy Star

Malcolm Brogdon has risen to the task of ridiculously increased usage - Hoops Hype

Pacers Dig Deeper to Win Third Straight | Indiana Pacers

Pacers vs. Bulls: Undermanned Indiana Pacers mop up Chicago Bulls to win 3rd in a row - Indy Star

Small ball, new combinations and T.J. Leaf at center: Pacers forced to learn on the fly with key players sidelined – The Athletic

Pacers rookie Goga Bitadze rises to occasion in 25 minutes with 10 points, 9 rebounds - Indy Star

Grit index rises sharply during Pacers' hot streak to get out of hole - Indy Star

Justin Holiday and the Value of Quick Decisions | The Fieldhouse