October 13, 2019, 4:09 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Trey Lyles will start in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) during Sunday's preseason game versus the Pelicans.
Lyles is slated to back up Aldridge during the regular season and does not provide much season long fantasy value, although he does make an interesting DFS play today.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 3:11 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (rest) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Pelicans.
There's no need for Gay (or most players, really) to be checking into these meaningless games and he'll get the day off. That could mean additional minutes for DeMarre Carroll and Trey Lyles if you're playing DFS. When the games matter again, Gay will make for a solid if unexciting late-round selection.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 2:27 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) will miss Sunday's preseason game.
No word on who will replace him in the starting lineup yet. Aldridge is a solid selection in the fourth or fifth rounds of fantasy drafts as a steady, high-level contributor.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 8:40 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Trey Lyles saw some action in a scrimmage on Thursday after missing the first two preseason games with a respiratory issue.
Lyles is getting some time on court in practices, but it'll be hard for him to crack meaningful minutes with the Spurs this year.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 11:33 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored eight points with four boards, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes of preseason action in a 107-89 loss to the Heat on Tuesday.
Aldridge surprisingly led the team in minutes played, even though he is the elder statesman on the team. His efficiency and ability to do a little bit of everything make him a safe pick in the early-mid rounds of drafts.
October 8, 2019, 11:28 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan shot 3-for-7 from the field for 10 points with two boards and three assists in 22 minutes of preseason action against the Heat on Tuesday.
DeRozan was said to have added to his game over the offseason, but it was much of the same scoring, albeit in a limited amount of time to showcase his skills. The Spurs and DeRozan are still in the midst of figuring out his future with the team, as DeRozan is looking for more long-term security.
October 8, 2019, 10:43 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray shot 2-for-8 from the field for eight points, three rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's preseason loss to the Heat.
That's two preseason starts in a row for Murray, who tore his ACL last season. While his line showed some rust on Tuesday, Murray was a lot more efficient in Saturday's game (11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals), which signifies a full recovery.
October 8, 2019, 2:31 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Trey Lyles (rest) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against the Heat.
Lyles is currently buried in a deep forward depth chart and unlikely to provide value unless injuries strike.
Source: NBA injury Report
October 6, 2019, 10:01 pmDonatas MotiejunasPF, International
Donatas Motiejunas did it all for the Shanghai Sharks against the Clippers on Sunday, as he delivered 29 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
Motiejunas also registered 10 turnovers and shot 9-of-24 from the field overall. He clearly took advantage of all 42 of his minutes against NBA competition. Motiejunas will be sticking in China this year.
October 5, 2019, 11:32 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge started on Saturday and logged 16 minutes, finishing the game with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting, three rebounds and one block.
It's the preseason and there was clearly no reason to unnecessarily tire out the Spurs' elder statesman. His roto-friendly game, juxtaposed with his high mileage has made him as a quiet value-pick in the early-middle round of standard-league drafts.
October 5, 2019, 11:28 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes was a sight for sore eyes on Saturday as he delivered a game-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting (five 3s), one rebound and two assists.
Forbes had the hot hand and the Spurs just let him play his heart out for 23 minutes. He started over Derrick White, who put up three points, six dimes, two steals and one block in 17 minutes off the bench. Forbes' start could just be the coaching staff wanting to take a look and we still expect White to get the starting nod on opening night. Still, Forbes' performance tonight must have earned him some brownie points towards more rotational minutes once the season is officially underway.
October 5, 2019, 11:24 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray started vs. the Magic in Saturday's 89-125 loss and looked solid as he put up 11 points (3-of-7 shooting), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes.
His minutes were managed here, but he did some good work while he was on the floor. He's got a nice bounce in his step, which hopefully means he's close to 100 percent after recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL last season. He's a nice bounce-back candidate this season who's a sneaky pick late in drafts.
October 5, 2019, 7:26 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray has been listed as a starter vs. the Magic.
This will be Murray's first NBA game since he tore his ACL almost a full year ago and there has been no set limitations. He has proven in the past to provide rebounds and steals, and has potential to expand his game. Look for him in the later middle-round picks in standard leagues.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
October 4, 2019, 11:21 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs and DeMar DeRozan are discussing a contract extension though nothing is imminent, per Shams Charania.
DeRozan has a player option worth $27.7 million for the 2020-21 season but would surely be open to more long-term security. His new max deal would be for four years and $150 million, though it's unlikely that he gets right up to that mark. Charania reports that the Spurs view DeRozan as an anchor for the franchise and that he's been working on adding more offensive moves, and an improved 3-point shot, this summer. DeRozan has a renowned work ethic and returns from each summer an improved player, so we're excited to see what's in store. He'll be a safe pick in the early-middle rounds.
Source: The Athletic
October 2, 2019, 9:35 pmDeMarre CarrollSF, San Antonio Spurs
DeMarre Carroll drew a link between the defensive philosophies of Mike Budenholzer and Gregg Popovich, expressing optimism that he can he thrive as an aggresive defender in San Antonio's system as he did in Atlanta's.
Carroll makes a decent point in connecting the similarities of the two systems and noting that he was at the top pf his game when he played in Budenholzer's in Atlanta. While we don't expect Carroll to ever return to the level of production he enjoyed then, it's not impluasible to see him bounce back in San Antonio after a few injury riddled seasons. He's still not worth drafting, but could become a nice deep-league asset if things brake right for him.
Source: Jabari Young on Twitter