December 12, 2019, 11:27 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled in Thursday's 109-117 loss to the Cavs with 18 points and 10 boards while chipping in three assists and a block.
Aldridge went 6-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-8 at the line in a game that wasn't his prettiest from an efficiency standpoint. The Spurs lost at home to the Cavs and are still figuring things out, but Aldirdge continues to churn out double-doubles and is producing top-30 value on the year. Father Time hasn't won yet.
December 12, 2019, 11:25 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding four rebounds, four assists and two steals on Thursday.
DeRozan is what he is. He attempted zero shots from deep, but is still a top-50 player due to his high scoring numbers (21.4 points) on .508 shooting. Deploy him as you normally would.
December 12, 2019, 11:23 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White had a nice game on Thursday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting while chipping in four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
White logged 32 minutes compared to Dejounte Murray's (six points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block) 17 and Coach Pop seems hell bent against playing the two together. The Spurs dropped this game at home to the lowly Cavs and are in real danger of missing the playoffs and haven't figured out their optimal rotation yet, but maybe they should try playing their two best guards together and see what happens. Until then, this situation is a gamble.
December 12, 2019, 11:21 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting while adding one rebound, two assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Gay is playing in the starting lineup, but only logged 21 minutes which is what we're really looking at here. The Spurs are reeling so it wouldn't be surprising to see Gay being moved back to the bench as Coach Pop tries to figure things out.
December 9, 2019, 4:47 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich implied that Dejounte Murray is no longer on a minutes restriction.
This isn't too surprising after Murray played 32 minutes on Friday, but it's welcome news for his owners. Derrick White and Patty Mills are still in the mix at point guard, but Murray is showing positive signs recently.
Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 12:50 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan's 3-point binge continued in Friday's 105-104 OT win over the Kings, as he hit three more triples on his way to 15 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
DeRozan has now hit five threes in his last four games after hitting zero in over a full year. That obviously won't keep up but DeRozan is back in the top-50 area after scuffling early in the year. He's about as reliable as they come.
December 7, 2019, 12:47 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl returned to the bench on Friday with LaMarcus Aldridge back but still delivered three blocks in 18 minutes.
Poeltl also tallied 13 points on a perfect 5-of-5 from the field and a less-perfect 3-of-5 from the line. He's now climbed up to top-170 value on the year and should be on any rosters where fantasy GMs are short on blocks. In the past two weeks he's been a top-60 player.
December 7, 2019, 12:32 amLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker followed up Wednesday's 28-point outburst with two points in 12 minutes on Friday.
This shouldn't really come as a surprise. Walker remains worth holding for another game or two in the deepest of formats but any speculative adds that were made in 16-teamers or below can probably be rectified after tonight.
December 7, 2019, 12:30 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray appeared to wrestle back the lion's share of minutes on Friday night, picking up 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 32 minutes.
It appears that way, yes, but Patty Mills was able to get 33 minutes (13 points, five assists, two steals, two threes) thanks to Derrick White going scoreless in 21 minutes despite starting. This situation remains a mess as everyone seems to love dropping a dud as soon as they get some positive momentum. Murray is the one that's worth your patience in standard leagues and should be picked up if he was dropped anywhere.
December 7, 2019, 12:28 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a two-game absence on Friday night and picked up where he left off with 19 points, 13 rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer against the Kings.
Aldridge played 35 minutes so it didn't look like he was limited at all. Get the big man back in all lineups.
December 7, 2019, 12:26 amDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White hit rock bottom on Friday night, going 0-for-7 from the field in 21 minutes of action.
White could only pick up one rebound, one steal and a block. The stat set is there but he's not getting enough minutes for most GMs to tolerate disappearances like this. He's a luxury stash, but we're getting to the point in the year where most fantasy players can't afford luxuries.
December 6, 2019, 1:16 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (sore thigh) will be available to play vs. the Kings on Friday.
He'll return after missing his last two matchups and both Jakob Poeltl and Trey Lyles will go back to seeing reduced roles. Feel free to fire Aldridge up in all lineups once again.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
December 5, 2019, 5:40 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable ahead of Friday's matchup against the Kings as he nurses a sore thigh.
If Aldridge ends up sitting out Friday, it will mark his third consecutive absence. Jakob Pötl and Trey Lyles will likely see additional minutes if he does sit out.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 3, 2019, 11:49 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White and Dejounte Murray saw less-than-expected usage in Tuesday's 2OT win over the Rockets with 12 and seven points, respectively.
Both guards gave way to Bryn Forbes (25 points, 37 minutes), Patty Mills (nine points, 36 minutes) and Lonnie Walker IV (28 points, 35 minutes) in this one. White and Murray have been frustrating to own due to their fluctuating production. Bench them or trade them for now.
December 3, 2019, 11:45 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl had a productive outing vs. the Rockets on Tuesday, tallying six points, 15 rebounds, five assists, one assist and five blocks in 41 minutes as he focused his efforts on defense.
Poeltl started for LaMarcus Aldridge (right thigh soreness) to deliver this line, but has been a serviceable blocks specialist as of late. Ride him while he's hot.