August 7, 2020, 5:25 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White is a new man, going off yet again with 24 points (8-of-15 FG, 4-of-5 FT), four 3-pointers, six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one turnover during Friday's 119-111 win over the Jazz.
Another crucial victory for the Spurs as they remain in the playoff hunt, and another outstanding performance as a starter for Derrick White. He nailed 4-of-9 triples, and continues to be a potent weapon from deep. He led the team with 33 minutes and is shaping himself into a mid-round player in standard leagues next season.
August 7, 2020, 5:03 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had another up-and-down performance on Friday versus the Jazz, finishing with 11 points (4-of-10 FG), six assists, six rebounds and two turnovers.
No steals always stands out in a Dejounte Murray line. The scoring remains very spotty, and when the steals master fails to get any swipes it hurts that much more to see him take just 10 shots over his 32 minutes of action. While Derrick White has been thriving alongside Murray, we can't say it's going in both directions. A reliable floor remains, but it's looking like we'll have to wait till next year for the Murray breakout.
August 7, 2020, 4:59 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl finally had a big game as the Spurs' starting center on Friday against the Jazz, putting up 19 points (9-of-12 FG), 10 rebounds and three blocks over 31 minutes.
It would have been a lot more impressive if Poeltl did this against Rudy Gobert, but Ed Davis and Tony Bradley will suffice as the Spurs seek the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. This is the first time Poeltl has cracked double-digit points or rebounds in the restart, but it will probably not be his last.
August 7, 2020, 4:55 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan only took 10 field goal attempts on Friday against the Jazz, as he finished with 13 points, five assists, two steals and five turnovers.
DeRozan received 30 minutes of floor time and he has now had three games in the restart with just 11 field goal attempts. He remains a reliable assist-man and grabs enough steals and rebounds to be useful, but it would appear that he is not going take over as much as we would've expected when LaMarcus Aldridge was ruled out for the restart.
August 7, 2020, 4:49 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay had another strong outing in the bubble, going for 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two triples on Friday versus the Jazz.
Rudy Gay had one heck of a quarantine training program to produce this rejuvenation. He had been an afterthought for the entire season, but he has been rock solid since the restart and the Spurs are going to keep relying upon his bench scoring at this point. Enjoy the show over these last few games as it's unlikely to translate to next season.
August 6, 2020, 6:17 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes is listed as out again on Friday vs. the Jazz due to right quad tightness.
Forbes has yet to suit up for the Spurs in the seeding games. Continue to expect the Spurs to start Derrick White and Dejounte Murray with Patty Mills and Keldon Johnson off the bench.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 5, 2020, 9:43 pmKeldon JohnsonG-F, San Antonio Spurs
Keldon Johnson came off the bench on Wednesday and scored a career-high 20 points (7-of-10 from the field) with six rebounds and two threes in 26 minutes.
Johnson only played 15.0 minutes per game in 13 contests for the Spurs before the NBA restart. He's been given consistent minutes in Orlando, playing at least 20 minutes in each of the Spurs' three contests. He's scored nine, 15 and now 20 points in those three games and is a young player worth monitoring in dynasty leagues.
August 5, 2020, 9:35 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored a team-high 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting with two threes, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
Gay scored 24 points for the second straight game and has been an important bench scorer for the Spurs during the NBA restart. Rudy Gay was a top-200 player this season and his value will probably be even worse next season. This NBA restart could be one last dance for Rudy Gay's fantasy basketball career.
August 5, 2020, 9:21 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White played a team-high 33 minutes on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with seven assists, two steals, one block and four threes.
White has been given the green light from deep during the NBA restart, averaging 8.0 attempts per game on 45.8 percent shooting. The three-point shooting was the big knock on White this season and was the reason he and Dejounte Murray played limited minutes together. White seems improved in that area so far, and it is opening up the rest of his game. He is a good rebounder for a point guard and can rack up defensive stats in bunches. White could post top-50 value if he plays 30 minutes per game and would have a high floor with his well-rounded fantasy game.
August 5, 2020, 1:59 pmMarco BelinelliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli (left foot sprain) is available for Wednesday's game.
Belinelli missed two games with the ailment. He can hit the occasional triple but is just a depth player.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
August 5, 2020, 12:57 pmMarco BelinelliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli (left foot sprain) is considered probable for Wednesday's game versus the Nuggets.
Belinelli scored nine points in 15 minutes on Friday against the Kings before suffering the injury. While his likely return is good news for the Spurs' depth, Belinelli averaged just 15 minutes per game during the regular season.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 4, 2020, 5:56 pmMarco BelinelliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli (foot) could return on Wednesday for the Spurs when they match up against the Nuggets.
Belinelli has a chance to return on Wednesday after injuring his foot in the opening game last week. He is merely a role player for the Spurs at this point and he has no fantasy value outside of being a streaming option and even that is a stretch.
Source: NBA Injury Rport
August 4, 2020, 5:53 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes (quad) will miss Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
Forbes will miss another game and with no indication he is nearing a return, it is safe to roll with guys like Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 3, 2020, 10:57 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan had a big night, dropping 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting with a triple, five boards, three dimes, a steal and two blocks, but it wasn't enough as the Spurs lost 130-132 to the Sixers on Monday.
DeRozan was a bucket towards the end of regulation,scoring eight points in the final three minutes of the game. After handing out 17 assists in his last two games, he only had three tonight, but he got it done elsewhere and is going to get a ton of run in the final five games of the bubble.
August 3, 2020, 10:56 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White dropped 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with two rebounds, three assists, a steal and four treys on Monday.
White is finally getting run alongside Dejounte Murray and it's something us hoop heads have been pleading for the entire year. The result is a dynamic guard tandem that pairs amazingly on the defensive end and has led to White being a fantasy force since joining the bubble. The defensive numbers are going to roll in eventually and we're going to see some big lines.