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Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon will start Monday vs. 76ers [UPDATE]

Pacers get two key players back in the lineup against Philly. We break down how to approach the news in fantasy basketball.

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis dribbles the ball up the court in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 13, 6:15 p.m. — Both Sabonis and Brogdon will be starting vs. the Sixers.

So with Sabonis and Brogdon back in the starting lineup, we’ll see Aaron Holiday and Jakarr Sampson go back to the bench. Holiday still has some value as the backup PG, but Brogdon was only dealing with strep throat. Holiday’s brother, Justin Holiday, will likely see fewer minutes, while T.J. McConnell also gets a downgrade. Sabonis’ return hurts Sampson and Myles Turner’s value. With no Embiid for the Sixers, I really like Sabonis as a GPP play on DraftKings.

UPDATE: Jan. 13, 5:18 p.m. — Both Sabonis and Brogdon are game-time decisions vs. Philly.

UPDATE: Jan. 13, 4:03 p.m. — Sabonis and Brogdon both remain questionable to play Monday vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.

UPDATE: Jan. 10, 7:02 p.m. — Sabonis was a late scratch vs. the Bulls.

UPDATE: Jan. 10, 6:33 p.m. — Sabonis is fine and will play again Friday vs. the Chicago Bulls. Brogdon will remain out, this time due to strep throat, per coach Nate McMillan.

UPDATE: Jan. 8, 6:22 p.m. — Sabonis will start vs. Miami.

So with Sabonis healthy and in the lineup, we can stand down on some of the lesser plays for the Pacers. Brogdon being out means Aaron Holiday will remain the starting PG and McConnell will get more minutes as backup. I think Sabonis is fine to roll out in all formats but of course Miami is a tough team on the interior with Bam Adebayo.

UPDATE: Jan. 8, 5:18 p.m. — Sabonis is considered a game-time decision vs. the Heat. PG Malcolm Brogdon remains out.

Indiana Pacers PF/C Domantas Sabonis is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Miami Heat. Sabonis briefly left Monday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets, but was able to return and finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes.

With the short turnaround, Sabonis may get some rest Wednesday vs. the Heat. If this is the case, we’d likely see T.J. Warren and Myles Turner more active on offense and on the glass. The Pacers lack frontcourt depth, particularly at center behind Sabonis and Turner, but Doug McDermott and Justin Holiday could see more minutes in smaller lineups.