Pacers Shut Down Their Impressive Rookie

After missing the last ten games with a toe injury, Indiana Pacers rookie Chris Duarte has now officially been shut down for the remainder of the season. 

The injury has actually bothered Duarte since mid-February, and he missed a few games at that time, including the Rising Stars Game at the All-Star Weekend in Cleveland. 

The 24-year-old Canadian came back and tried to play on it for several games, but he was clearly hobbled, and his production suffered.

Duarte came out of the gate on fire to start the season, opening up with a 27 point game, and averaging 17.7 points in seven October games, with 4.7 rebounds and shooting 39% from three-point range. 

The No. 13 overall pick out of Oregon finishes the 2021-22 season with a 13.1 PPG average, 4 rebounds, and 37% from beyond the arc in 55 games. 

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