T.J. Leaf
T.J. Leaf
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Indiana Pacers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Leaf found court time hard to come by during his rookie campaign, seeing action in just 53 games and averaging 8.6 minutes. He was merely emergency depth in the frontcourt when needed, though he did noticeably knock down 18-of-42 three-pointers (42.9%) in the limited run. The Pacers lost both Al Jefferson and Trevor Booker this offseason, but went on to add big man Kyle O'Quinn and Doug McDermott, who could play some small-ball power forward. In addition to that, both Thad Young and Domantas Sabonis return, which means Leaf's path to playing time doesn't clear up much. His long-term prospects forecast him as a potential floor-spacing big man due to his silky three-point stroke, which is a hot commodity in today's NBA landscape. However, until some bodies higher up on the depth chart go down with injury or are traded, Leaf will likely be an avoidable player when evaluating frontcourt options in Fantasy leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.44 million contract with the Pacers in July of 2017. Pacers exercised $2.81 million team option for 2019-20 in September of 2018. Contract includes team option for 2020-21.
Double-doubles Wednesday
FIndiana Pacers
April 11, 2019
Leaf totaled 28 points (12-19 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 135-134 win over the Hawks.
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After being a role player for the Pacers all season, Leaf got his first start and ran with the opportunity, posting a team-high 28 points while earning a double-double with his work on the boards. He stepped up when needed during the regular season, and played more games than he didn't, so Leaf should see his name called off the bench quite a few times on their upcoming postseason push.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The 6-foot-10 power forward declared for the 2017 NBA Draft after just one season at UCLA, where he posted 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. His incredible efficiency also turned scouts’ heads, as he made 61.7 percent of his shots from the field and 46.6 percent of his threes. His lack of lateral quickness, slight build, and unimposing wingspan raise questions about his potential as a defender, but the Pacers seemingly felt like his offensive upside was too good to pass up when he fell to them with the 18th overall pick. His path to playing time won’t be easy, though. He’ll certainly be behind Thaddeus Young, the projected starter at power forward. After that, Leaf will have to compete with the likes of Domantas Sabonis and possibly Bojan Bogdanovic for minutes at the four, as Leaf doesn’t project to be a pseudo small forward or center. All in all, it’s probably safe to avoid Leaf in the vast majority of Fantasy formats for his rookie campaign.
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Starting Wednesday
FIndiana Pacers
April 10, 2019
Leaf will start Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hawks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
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Logs four minutes in loss
FIndiana Pacers
March 30, 2019
Leaf finished with one rebound and one assist in four minutes during Saturday's 121-116 loss to the Magic.
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Bench-high scoring total in win
FIndiana Pacers
February 28, 2019
Leaf furnished 18 points (7-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one steal and one block across 22 minutes in the Pacers' 122-115 win over the Timberwolves on Thursday.
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Solid line in Wednesday's loss
FFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
February 28, 2019
Leaf collected nine points (4-4 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 17 minutes during Wednesday's 110-101 loss to the Mavericks.
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Strong showing off bench
FFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
January 30, 2019
Leaf scored 12 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and collected three rebounds along with a block across 15 minutes Wednesday against the Wizards.
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