October 2, 2019, 11:24 amDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have reportedly picked up their 2020/21 rookie scale team options on guards Derrick White and Lonnie Walker.
White enjoyed a modest breakout season for the Spurs in 2018-19, averaging 9.9 points, 3.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in 55 starts. He is expected to compete with Dejounte Murray for the starting point guard role. Walker, the No. 18 overall pick in the 2018 draft meanwhile, was limited to just 17 games in his rookie season due in part to a knee injury that sidelined him to start the year. The former Miami standout had an impressive Summer League this July, averaging 24.8 points on 55 percent shooting in four games as he began to make his case for a regular rotation role in 2019-20.
Source: Real GM
September 30, 2019, 11:03 pmDonatas MotiejunasPF, Free Agent
Donatas Motiejunas scored 27 points on 12-of-23 shooting with 11 rbeounds, three assists, three steals and two triples in Monday's preseason game against the Rockets.
Motiejunas had a short three-game stint with the Spurs before signing with the Shanghai Sharks and had a little fun against the team that drafted him. He'll play out the next season in China so there's nothing fantasy-relevant about him.
September 30, 2019, 9:12 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Greg Popovich said Monday that, while they'll be careful with Dejounte Murray (torn ACL) early, he'll have no specific limitations.
It's almost been a full year since Murray tore his ACL, and he was fully cleared about two months ago. We've seen enough players return from this injury to guess at how it might shake out. He's likely to return fully to his pre-injury form. However, it may not be a great bet that it happens in the first half of this season.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
September 28, 2019, 11:23 pmKeldon JohnsonG-F, San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs' assistant coach Becky Hammon believes Keldon Johnson could be the "steal of the draft" after watching his play so far on offense and defense.
The No. 29 overall pick has been working out with teammates Derrick White and Dejounte Murray. The Spurs are deep at the guard position and it is unlikely that Keldon Johnson will see enough playing time this season to warrant fantasy relevance in anything outside of dynasty leagues.
Source: My San Antonio
September 13, 2019, 12:42 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills was the star for Australia, scoring 34 points and hitting four triples against Spain, but Australia fell in double overtime 95-88.
Mills did as much as he could but he just didn't get enough help from his supporting cast. Joe Ingles couldn't find the basket and only had four points (to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists). With that off night of shooting from Ingles, the Aussies needed someone like Matthew Dellavedova (six points) or Aron Baynes (six points) to step up.
September 11, 2019, 10:46 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, while adding four rebounds and six assists, as Australia beat Czech Republic 82-70 on Wednesday.
Mills once again proved to be the catalyst for the Boomers who are now set to play Spain in the tournament’s semifinal. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and Joe Ingles added six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in an easy win.
September 9, 2019, 12:14 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills kept on rolling in Monday's 100-98 win over France, scoring 30 points on 10-of-18 from the field with three assists and three 3-pointers.
This was one of the best games of the tournament so far with two of the top contenders going toe-to-toe for seeding. The Boomers prevailed and will now face Czech Republic in their next game, with France drawing the USA. Mills is adding to an outstanding FIBA resume with each game but is going to be squeezed for minutes in San Antonio this season. Joe Ingles jingled his way to 23 points, three 3-pointers and a steal.
September 8, 2019, 9:19 pmChimezie MetuPF, San Antonio Spurs
Chimezie Metu produced 11 points, six rebounds and a block against China in an 86-73 victory on Sunday.
Metu also hit one 3-pointer and it is interesting to note that he grabbed three offensive rebounds in just 20 minutes. He averaged five minutes over 29 games for the Spurs last season, and while he has shown his potential during the World Cup, it is highly unlikely that he has any fantasy relevance this season.
September 8, 2019, 9:16 amMarco BelinelliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli was sizzling in Italy's 94-89 overtime win over Puerto Rico, scoring 27 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes of action.
Belinelli has struggled to produce so far in the FIBA World Cup, but he came through in a big way in this one. Belinelli still figures to get playing time this season in San Antonio, but will be staving off competition from the likes of Bryn Forbes and Lonnie Walker IV. Danilo Gallinari was also productive, putting up 22 points, six rebounds and five assists.
September 7, 2019, 7:22 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 19 points with nine assists, two steals and two triples as Australia remained undefeated in an 82-76 win over Dominican Republic.
Mills continues to deliver along with Joe Ingles and Andrew Bogut. Ingles only scored two points while providing elsewhere with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals while Bogut had eight points, eight rebounds and six assists in only 17 minutes. Matthew Dellavedova scored six with seven assists in 27 minutes and Aron Baynes 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 16. Australia will have a tough matchup against France on Monday.
September 6, 2019, 12:44 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points in 35 minutes to lead Italy in a 67-60 loss to Spain.
Gallinari is the star of this team and has generally been quite good throughout the tournament. Marco Belinelli was a disaster in this one shooting just 3-for-16 from the field.
September 5, 2019, 1:11 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills led the way with 23 points and three treys on 8-of-16 shooting against Lithuania on Thursday.
Mills has been excellent this World Cup as he continues to get buckets whenever the team needs one. Australia takes on the Czech Republic on Saturday.
September 4, 2019, 8:32 amChimezie MetuPF, San Antonio Spurs
Chimezie Metu had 15 points along with nine rebounds, two assists and a block, as Nigeria destroyed Korea 108-66.
That was Nigeria’s first win at the World Cup but they will now move on to classification play which could help them qualify for the Olympics. Metu has shown his defensive potential in this tournament but it’s hard to see him earn minutes with Spurs this year. Al-Farouq Aminu scored nine points and added five rebounds, three assists and two blocks while Josh Okogie played only 15 minutes adding six points, three rebounds, five assists, four steals and one block.
September 3, 2019, 9:04 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting on Tuesday, as Australia beat Senegal 81-68.
Mills has been tremendous for the Boomers in this World Cup taking over every time his team needed help scoring. He remains a solid late-round fantasy option in what seems to be a deep Spurs backcourt this upcoming season.
August 27, 2019, 3:18 pmBen MoorePF, San Antonio Spurs
The Suns have brought in free-agent forward Ben Moore to workout with their team this week.
Moore played with the Pacers and Spurs over the last two seasons, and by all accounts was opening some eyes with his play this summer. Moore has a legitimate chance to make the big club as a deep-reserve if he keeps this up.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter