March 16, 2019, 11:59 pmJakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl kept his foot on the gas in Saturday's 108-103 win over the Blazers, posting eight points, six rebounds and five blocks in 25 minutes of action.
That's two consecutive five-block outings for Poeltl, who has risen to top-40/20 levels in 8/9-cat leagues over the last couple of weeks. In the month of March he's shooting .724 from the field with 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per game. Poeltl should not be on any waiver wires right now and has finally come into his own as a member of the Spurs.
March 16, 2019, 11:55 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge had a quiet night against the Blazers, wrapping up his Saturday with 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and three blocks.
Not one for the #RevengeGame truthers, but the defensive stats make this a solid outing for fantasy purposes even if it's not what LMA is known for. He'll be fine going forward. In a similar vein, Derrick White posted 13 points, two rebounds and three assists while shooting 5-of-7 from the field but was limited to 26 minutes because of foul trouble.
March 16, 2019, 12:40 amDerrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White was limited to scoring just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in 21 minutes as the Spurs cruised to a 109-83 win over the Knicks on Friday.
White added four rebounds, seven assists and one block to round his line for the night. He's been up and down lately, scoring 18, seven, 23 then three points tonight over his last four games. It's irritating right now but White is a hold on the strength of his top-35 value in 9-cat over the last couple of weeks.
March 16, 2019, 12:34 amJakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl swatted five shots in 27 minutes as a starter for the Spurs on Friday, adding 12 points, nine rebounds, two dimes and two steals to the box score.
This was by far Poeltl's best game over the last month so he could be heating up. He's been a top-30 play in 9-cat over the last couple of weeks thanks to his decent blocks and low turnovers.
March 16, 2019, 12:30 amRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay returned from a two-game absence due to an illness on Friday and quietly posted 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, four dimes, one 3-pointer and one steal in 19 minutes.
There was no need for Gay to log heavy minutes in this one as the Spurs had this one in the bag early. The good news is he's over his illness and should return to delivering mid-round value once he's back in form.
March 16, 2019, 12:26 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds with no other stats in an easy win over the Knicks on Friday.
It was a blowout win and there was little need for Aldridge to do much more. He should post a more diverse stat line in the next one so keep him slotted in as normal.
March 15, 2019, 6:51 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Knicks.
Gay missed the last two games due to the illness and we don't expect the Spurs will need him a whole lot vs. the Knicks. He can be activated for season-long lineups, however.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
March 14, 2019, 5:48 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are listing Rudy Gay (illness) as probable ahead of Friday's game against the Knicks.
Gay has missed the last two games but had already been expected to return tomorrow. We'll see if he replaces Jakob Poeltl in the starting lineup, as those two have been moving back and forth lately.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 12, 2019, 11:57 pmDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan sank all 11 free throws as part of 33-point night on Tuesday vs. the Mavs, but he also tossed in four rebounds, six assists and four steals in his 38 minutes.
He's been a top-25 player over the last month, and there's no reason to expect anything less from DDR as the Spurs jockey for playoff position.
March 12, 2019, 11:50 pmDerrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White dropped 23 points on 10-of-16 from the floor in Tuesday's win over the Mavs, adding three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
The only thing missing tonight, aside from any free throw attempts, were his usual blocks (he recently had 13 in a five-game stretch). White has been a top-40 player over the last month in 8-cat leagues and top-30 in 9-cat.
March 12, 2019, 11:42 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped 28 points on 11-of-19 field goals and sank all six of his freebies in 38 minutes on Tuesday against the Mavs.
He added seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block tonight, too. LMA has been putting up second-round value for a couple months, and is one of the most reliable big men around.
March 12, 2019, 11:35 pmJakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl had an underwhelming start, putting up just four points on 2-of-2 from the floor, though he added seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 29 minutes vs. the Mavs on Tuesday.
Poeltl is just a streaming option, even though he's been starting. He can help you in field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks in most games, but it's not reliable at this point.
March 12, 2019, 7:04 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (illness) will miss his second straight game on Tuesday but is expected to be fine for Friday's game against the Knicks.
Gay is also expected to be fine for Saturday's matchup with the Blazers. It looks like a situation where Gay could've played tonight had this been a playoff game, but the Spurs will instead get their key veteran some extra time to rest and recover. He remains a hold in all leagues, as some owners likely started to get antsy with Gay's status up in the air for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
March 11, 2019, 4:41 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.
Gay also missed Sunday's game with the illness. With Jakob Poeltl back, Gay would have likely been coming off the bench in Sunday's, and now Tuesday's games had he been active. Marco Belinelli, Davis Bertans and the rest of the reserves will soak up Gay's minutes.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
March 10, 2019, 10:42 pmDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan shot 10-of-20 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line to end Sunday night's win over the Bucks with 28 points, four rebounds, six dimes, two steals and a block.
This was a nice ceiling-level performance from DeRozan who ticked a lot of boxes in fantasy. Count on him to flirt with top-25 to top-30 value if he keeps this up, making him a valuable asset down the stretch.