Pacers' David West, Rodney Stuckey out for rest of preseason
West left Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with a sprained right ankle. After getting an MRI Monday morning, West observed practice while wearing a boot and walking with a cane. West told reporters that though it was a "tough, tough sprain," he expects to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29.
Stuckey, who signed with the Pacers in July, will also miss the remaining two preseason games after suffering a foot injury against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 15.
With Paul George already out for the year, the Pacers now have three starters sidelined. West averaged 14.0 points last season, and Stuckey averaged 13.9 points with the Detroit Pistons. The next highest-scoring starter on the team is Roy Hibbert, who averaged 10.8 points last season.
The Pacers finished the 2013-14 regular season first in the Eastern Conference, but lost to the Miami Heat 4-2 in the conference finals.
- Danielle Zhu