October 19, 2019, 9:14 amDaulton HommesSF, San Antonio Spurs
Spurs waived Daulton Hommes after Friday's game.
Hommes did not see much action in preseason as the Spurs now have their roster down to the 15-man limit and both two-way slots filled. The undrafted NABC Division II Player of the Year spent all of Summer League and preseason with the Spurs and will likely start his professional career with the their G League affiliate.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 12:01 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 28 minutes in Friday's 104-91 win over Memphis.
Aldridge continues to chug along providing scoring and rebounding with good efficiency and the occasional big nights on defense like tonight. He isn't a sexy pick, but he should produce consistently if healthy.
October 18, 2019, 11:58 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar Derozan contributed across the box score in Friday's win over Memphis with 14 points (5-for-12 shooting), six rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.
It was nice to see Derozan chip in three long balls as that was sorely missing from his game last year. He's got a top-75 floor, but if he can get his long-range shooting back on track he can provide some value at his current ADP.
October 18, 2019, 11:55 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored 13 points (5-for-11 shooting) off the bench to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over Memphis.
Bryn Forbes started and scored 14 in this one with three 3-pointers, three assists and one steal. Gay is a high-floor/low-ceiling late pick and Forbes is a 3-point streamer.
October 18, 2019, 11:50 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored one point on 0-for-3 shooting while adding seven rebounds, three assists and two steals over 20 minutes in Friday's win over Memphis.
Derrick White also struggled in this one with two points (0-for-4 shooting), six rebounds, four assists one steal and one block in 19 minutes. The out-of-position rebounds and defense is nice from Murray and White, but the two will need to find a way to contribute consistently on offense if they're to reach their fantasy ceilings.
October 16, 2019, 10:40 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV started for DeMar DeRozan (rest) on Wednesday, finishing with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, four assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 23 minutes.
The scoring isn't great but the other stats are actually pretty solid considering how long he was out there. Walker IV has the talent but is buried under a plethora of guards in San Antonio's rotation, making him no more than a speculation add in dynasty leagues.
October 16, 2019, 10:25 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had his best game of the preseason on Wednesday, finishing with 20 points (8-of-11 shooting), four assists, three rebounds, a steal, two 3-pointers and no turnovers in 21 minutes.
Murray had yet to find his shot through the preseason thus far, but tonight's matchup against what was a lax Houston defense. Still, a night like this is exactly what he needs to regain some confidence after missing all of last year to injury. He's an interesting, albeit risky, choice in the later rounds of drafts.
October 16, 2019, 10:18 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dominated the Rockets in the Spurs' 128-116 win on Wednesday, putting up 22 points (11-of-13 shooting), six rebounds, a steal and a block in just 22 minutes of action.
Aldridge made it look easy in this one, and definitely looks ready to go for the regular season. The 13-year veteran head into his 14th season looking as sharp as he has in his last few, and holds a ton of value currently going in the 4th round of fantasy drafts.
October 16, 2019, 2:37 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Rockets for rest purposes.
Rudy Gay will be rested as well. DeRozan should be worth selecting in the first 50 picks or so. DeRozan's long range shooting suffered last season, but his averages of 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists were career-highs.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 11:36 amKenny WilliamsPG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have filled the two open spots on their preseason roster by signing Galen Robinson and Kenny Williams, according to Kris M. Gardner.
Both Robinson and Williams are guards who went undrafted this spring. While neither player appears likely to open the regular season in San Antonio, their Exhibit 10 deals make them strong candidates to become affiliate players for the Austin Spurs in the G League.
Source: Kris M. Gardner on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 11:24 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Despite a looming deadline for 2016 first-round picks to sign contract extensions, the Spurs’ Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl say they aren’t worried about their futures.
The deadline is on October 21st, two days before the season opener and if Murray and Poeltl don’t sign extensions, they will enter the restricted free agent market in July 2020. Murray’s future value is largely based on potential, but the torn ACL that forced him to miss all of last season placed his future in doubt. The young point guard, who is represented by Rich Paul, is poised to recapture the form that earned him NBA All-Defense Second Team honors in 2017-18, when he became the only player in the league that season under 6’6” to record at least 400 rebounds, 90 steals and 30 blocks. Poeltl meanwhile is set to earn $3.75 million this season and his inability to stretch the floor in an age when big men routinely play on the perimeter put him in line at this point to receive a team-friendly deal.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
October 14, 2019, 10:41 amDedric LawsonPF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have waived Dedric Lawson.
Lawson, a UDFA out of Kansas, was signed to an Exhibit 10 contract. He averaged 12.3 minutes across three preseason games and will likely spend his year in the G-League.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 7:31 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting (3-for-6 from deep) in Sunday's 114-123 loss to the Pelicans.
Forbes appears to be battling for a starting job after doing admirable work last season. It's going to come down to two of Forbes, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White, with White coming off the bench today. Forbes' fantasy game isn't all that exciting but he should be able to sail into top-200 value without a fuss, if that floats your boat.
October 13, 2019, 7:27 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl finished Sunday's preseason loss with six points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 20 minutes of action.
Poeltl is set to enter the year as a starter and while we haven't updated him in a while, consider this your reminder that he can be a quality source of blocks and field goal percentage available on the cheap. If he can avoid early missteps and keep his confidence up, Poeltl will breeze past his ADP despite possessing minimal upside.
October 13, 2019, 7:25 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Trey Lyles started for the resting LaMarcus Aldridge on Sunday but didn't do much to impress, logging five points (1-of-5 shooting), six rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes.
Lyles is going to try and fill the shoes of the departed Davis Bertans as a big who can stretch the floor, but performances like this won't help his case to be in the rotation on opening night. DeMarre Carroll, who had 13 points, four rebounds and three triples, is the far better bet for fantasy production among San Antonio's bench forwards.