August 24, 2019, 11:09 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White has reportedly passed the first concussion test after taking a nasty fall in Team USA's tuneup game vs. the Australian Boomers on Saturday.
This is good news. White has worked hard for his Team USA roster spot and should provide some guard depth for them once he clears concussion protocols. He was an eye-opener last season and should still hold some fantasy value despite the return of a now-healthy Dejounte Murray.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
August 24, 2019, 8:44 amDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White left Saturday’s game after tripping and hitting his head on the floor.
White left without help but there is no word yet on whether he is dealing with a concussion. He finished with eight points, hitting 6-of-7 three throws in nine minutes with another update sure to come. The third-year guard put up top-125 per-game value, playing 25.8 minutes in his second season. Even with the return of Dejounte Murray, White should still be worth a roster spot in most standard leagues.
Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter
August 24, 2019, 8:39 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills went off in the fourth quarter and finished with 30 points as Australia beat USA 98-94.
Although it was only an exhibition, it was still a huge moment for Mills and the Australian team in front of a huge crowd as they handed the US team their first loss since 2006. Mills was serenaded with MVP chants as Joe Ingles also played well with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and seven assists while Andrew Bogut came off the bench for 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes, shooting 7-of-8 from the field.
August 22, 2019, 11:58 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills put up 19 points, three assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Thursday's international exhibition between Team Australia and Team USA.
The Boomers figure to be one of the chief threats to the Americans in the World Cup and put forth a competitive effort in today's exhibition. Mills has typically been a steady, late-round fantasy option for deep-league play but that may change this season as the Spurs will need to mix in both Derrick White and Dejounte Murray in the backcourt. Chris Goulding tied for the team lead in points, also scoring 19 while hitting four 3-pointers in 22 minutes off the bench.
August 20, 2019, 4:55 pmJeff LedbetterG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have offered summer league guard Jeff Ledbetter an Exhibit 10 deal, but he is still mulling over his options which include playing in Europe.
Ledbetter had a productive summer league and now finds himself with a chance to play for the Austin Spurs of the G-League. Ledbetter is sure to be staring at a bigger payday in Europe, so his choice will be an interesting one. We should have a decision soon.
Source: Nicola Lupo on Twitter
August 17, 2019, 7:36 amDaulton HommesSF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have signed rookie Daulton Hommes.
This is likely a camp deal for Hommes as the Spurs already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. The NABC Division II Player of the Year averaged 8.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.4 triples and 1.0 threes in in 17.7 minutes for the Bucks in summer league action. He is unlikely to play in the NBA this season.
Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter
August 16, 2019, 9:31 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 20 points along with three rebounds, four assists and four treys in 24 minutes in Australia's 70-90 loss to Canada in Friday's World Cup exhibition game.
Mills lead Australia in scoring in their first World Cup exhibition game. With Dejounte Murray returning this coming season from injury and Derrick White's rise, Mills is only a deep-league player at best in 2019-20. Fellow countryman Joe Ingles scored 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.
August 11, 2019, 11:36 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have not made a decision on what to do with DeMar DeRozan, and while he has a player option for the 2020-21 campaign, they may offer him a contract extension this offseason.
DeRozan had a solid opening run as a Spur, improving his rebounding and play making numbers, while also boosting his field goal percentage as a result of abandoning the three point shot. He remains one of the steadiest scorers in fantasy, and you can draft him in the early to mid rounds with confidence in his scoring prowess. Keep in mind, DeJounte Murray is set to return from injury, and Derrick White is coming off a nice year. DeRozan will probably face stiffer competition for touches as the young guards look to establish themselves as the Spurs' future.
August 10, 2019, 3:22 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray (torn ACL) announced on Friday that he's been fully cleared and will finish his summer with no limitations.
Murray is good to go after tearing his right ACL last preseason. The Spurs have a logjam at point guard but have a lethal defensive outfit with Murray and Derrick White, and both will be on the map as standard-league picks. It could become a very tight battle for lead guard minutes with Murray now having a month to work his way back into shape.
Source: Dejounte Murray on Twitter
August 9, 2019, 4:33 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
After being promoted up from the Select Team, Derrick White is gaining traction, and signs point to the Spurs' guard joining Team USA on its upcoming trip to Los Angeles.
The waves of NBA stars bypassing on the FIBA World Cup has given White an opportunity, and he has been successful in taking advantage of it thus far. He is in contention to join the final roster, but that is far from certain at this point. After a surprising rise and productive season in San Antonio last year, White has the opportunity to improve his consistency as a full time starter for the Spurs in the upcoming fantasy season.
Source: Bleacher Report
August 8, 2019, 2:33 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White has been promoted from the Select Team to the Team USA Basketball roster.
White was a late addition to the Select Team just a few weeks ago and is now getting a shot at making the final roster. It's not a sure thing he does, but he does have the support of coach Gregg Popovich. White had an impressive run last season, and a chance to perform on the world stage will only benefit the young guard.
Source: Ric Bucher on Twitter
July 29, 2019, 2:11 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray is reportedly making good progress in his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered in the preseason last year.
A Spurs' team executive came out and said that "everything is looking good" when referring to Murray's recovery. Murray will likely not play in the preseason but he should be ready to suit up for the regular season. He was one of last season's biggest breakout picks and that hype should return to him if the good news keeps coming.
Source: Real GM
July 23, 2019, 8:10 amDedric LawsonPF, San Antonio Spurs
Jabari Young of the Athletic is reporting that the Spurs are expected to sign forward Dedric Lawson to an Exhibit 10 deal.
A 6’9″ forward out of Kansas, Lawson entered the 2019 draft following his junior season. In 36 games for the Jayhawks he averaged 19.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 block while making 39.3 percent of his three-pointers. He will join San Antonio after playing for the Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League where he recorded 6.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in four games.
Source: Jabari Young on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 5:07 pmTim DuncanTeam, San Antonio Spurs
Tim Duncan will join Gregg Popovich's coaching staff as an assistant with the Spurs.
Duncan played all 19 of his NBA seasons under Popovich. He became one of the league's most dominant big-men of all-time. In regards to the hiring, Popovich joked "It is only fitting, after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor." The NBA will welcome having Duncan back in the league.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 12:18 amThomas RobinsonC-F, San Antonio Spurs
Thomas Robinson scored 10 points with 11 rebounds in Friday night's loss to the Hawks.
Robinson was dealing with foul trouble, otherwise his final line could've been even better. It's been quite the fall from grace for the former fifth overall pick, but it was good to see a rare solid game from him.