Chris Duarte of the Indiana Pacers will reportedly miss four-to-six weeks due to a Grade 2 ankle sprain. The second-year wing was injured in a game against the Miami Heat on Friday night.
Duarte has appeared in all nine of the Pacers games thus far this season, with five starts. The 6-foot-6 wing out of Oregon has averaged 8.9 points per game in those nine games.
With Duarte out, look for Indiana to lean on Aaron Nesmith, who has missed three games with injury issues of his own, and rookie Bennedict Mathurin more on the wing. The Pacers have also run a lot of three-guard lineups to open the season.