April 5, 2016, 11:20 pm
Tim Duncan scored just three points to go with two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 24 minutes, but it was his 1000th regular season win with the Spurs and that’s the most for any NBA player with one team.
To put it into perspective Michael Jordan never played in that many regular season games and the only players with more wins are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish. Duncan is still a late-round player when he’s on the floor these days but the value isn’t strong enough to sustain too many hits from missed games. With this effort, he probably needs to see action in 2-of-3 games to make a start this week pan out. Tony Parker said after the game that he thought Pop would play everybody in Oakland on Thursday, which will be appointment viewing after the Warriors lost to the Wolves tonight.
Other results included LaMarcus Aldridge with 14 and seven with four steals, Kawhi Leonard with 18 and eight with one steal and two blocks, Tony Parker with 11 points, four assists, one steal and one three, and Danny Green posting two points, three boards, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes. Manu Ginobili scored 14 points with two threes, two boards and two assists in 19 minutes.
August 17, 2019, 8:24 amJuancho HernangomezPF, Denver Nuggets
Juan Hernangomez was back in action on Friday after undergoing core surgery in May.
Hernangomez did not do much in his 20 minutes of action in Spain's exhibition against the US on Friday but at least he has recovered from his surgery. He is entering a contract year but it will be difficult for him to get much playing time with the Nuggets at full health. He played only 8.4 minutes per game over the last two months of last season.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
August 17, 2019, 8:03 amJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum's intent is to increase his scoring this season according to Keith Smith.
Tatum has been working on being stronger with the ball, drawing fouls and finishing through contact which should result in an increase in free throws, points and efficiency. He was already a top-60 player in only his second year in the league by providing a little bit of everything from a fantasy perspective and should only continue to grow going into his third season.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
August 17, 2019, 7:36 amDaulton HommesSF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have signed rookie Daulton Hommes.
This is likely a camp deal for Hommes as the Spurs already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. The NABC Division II Player of the Year averaged 8.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.4 triples and 1.0 threes in in 17.7 minutes for the Bucks in summer league action. He is unlikely to play in the NBA this season.
Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter
August 17, 2019, 12:01 amMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
In the NBATV broadcast on Friday night, Marcus Smart said he is "100% confident" that his health won't be an issue to start the World Cup.
With the news of PJ Tucker having to drop out due to an ankle injury, it's good to see Smart won't have to do the same. His presence will be a key factor on defense for Team USA.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
August 16, 2019, 9:31 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 20 points along with three rebounds, four assists and four treys in 24 minutes in Australia's 70-90 loss to Canada in Friday's World Cup exhibition game.
Mills lead Australia in scoring in their first World Cup exhibition game. With Dejounte Murray returning this coming season from injury and Derrick White's rise, Mills is only a deep-league player at best in 2019-20. Fellow countryman Joe Ingles scored 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.
August 16, 2019, 8:50 pmJaylen AdamsPG, Milwaukee Bucks
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Bucks are signing Jaylen Adams to compete in training camp.
Adams has his work cut out for him to make the roster as Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and Frank Mason are already securely ahead of him. He is likely to return to the G-League and is not a fantasy target this coming season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 16, 2019, 8:34 pmJarell MartinPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jarell Martin has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Cavs.
Martin only played 7.8 minutes per game with the Magic last season in 42 games. If he can manage to stick on the roster, he can stretch the floor, as he averaged 35.1 percent from three last season. Martin is only a streaming option at best if their frontcourt is decimated by injuries, especially if Kevin Love has another injury-plagued season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 16, 2019, 8:08 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker has withdrawn from consideration for Team USA's Wold Cup roster due to a minor left ankle issue.
Tucker has twisted his ankle twice in the last several days and he is taking a side of caution to let it completely heal before going into training camp with the Rockets next month. Tucker is one of the most durable players in the league as he has played at least 78 games in the past seven NBA seasons. You can expect more of the same from Tucker next season, as he averaged 7.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.5 blocks last season.
August 16, 2019, 10:26 amGuerschon YabuselePF, International
Guerschon Yabusele has signed with Nanjing Tongxi of the CBA according to Ennio Terrasi Borghesan of Sportsnado.
Yabusele will return to China where he last played for the Shanghai Sharks. He failed to prove much during his short stint with the Celtics after being taken 16th overall in 2016. It will take a big season and leap in development for him to regain interest from NBA teams.
August 16, 2019, 1:14 amShabazz MuhammadF, International
Shabazz Muhammad has locked in a deal to play for Chinese CBA club, the Shenzen Leopards.
Muhammad was initially linked to the Shanxi Brave Dragons, but ultimately inked a deal with the Leopards. He has a shot at making a splash in the Chinese League as a high-volume scorer for his team.
Source: Sportando on Twitter