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 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.
August 31, 2019, 7:40 amJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie put up 18 points, three rebounds, four assists, three triples, one steal and five turnovers as Nigeria lost to Russia 82-77.
Okogie led the team in minutes with 28 but the 20-year old could not do enough to stop the Russian veterans. Al-Farouq Aminu dropped 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and two triples in 26 minutes while Chimezie Metu of the Spurs scored 10 points with six rebounds and a block in 21 minutes off the bench.
July 5, 2019, 5:20 pmChimezie MetuPF, San Antonio Spurs
Chimezie Metu (right foot) is not currently with the Spurs in Las Vegas but could rejoin the team before Summer League ends.
Metu underwent a procedure to drain an abscess on his right foot back on June 27, so the Spurs will take it easy on the second-year forward. He's got an outside shot at earning some minutes at the back end of the rotation but there is no fantasy appeal.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 4:34 pmChimezie MetuPF, San Antonio Spurs
Chimezie Metu (right foot) will miss Salt Lake City Summer League and be re-evaluated in 10 days.
Metu had a minor procedure to drain an abscess on his right foot, though he is now uncertain for Las Vegas Summer League. The big man played in 29 games last season as a rookie and was behind the eight ball after suffering a broken left wrist last July. San Antonio doesn't have a ton of frontcourt depth but it would be a surprise if Metu took on a sizable role this year.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
December 27, 2018, 3:40 pmChimezie MetuF, San Antonio Spurs
Chimezie Metu has been assigned to the Spurs' G-League Affiliate Austin Spurs.
Metu played one minute on Wednesday night, his first playing time since December 13. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
November 11, 2018, 12:49 amChimezie MetuF, San Antonio Spurs
Chimezie Metu played a career-high 12 minutes on Saturday night, posting two rebounds and a block.
Metu had 21 career minutes under his belt entering tonight but was pressed into duty with so many injuries affecting the Spurs. He's not a fantasy option.
August 30, 2018, 11:21 amChimezie MetuF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have signed second-round pick Chimezie Metu to a three-year deal.
Metu fractured his wrist in Summer League and is unlikely to see much action with the big club this season, but it's a nice endorsement of his potential from the organization.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 15, 2018, 12:12 amChimezie MetuF, San Antonio Spurs
Spurs doctors have confirmed that second-round pick Chimezie Metu has sustained a broken left wrist.
Metu hurt himself in Sunday's game but ended up finishing out the contest and was initially diagnosed with a sprained wrist following an MRI. The 6'10" big man is highly unlikely to make an impact for San Antonio this season, though the injury is not considered serious at this point.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
June 21, 2018, 11:49 pmChimezie MetuF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have gone with forward Chimezie Metu at No. 49.
Metu posted averages of 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in 31.0 minutes per game last season. He shot 52.3 percent from the field in 34 appearances with USC. Metu will relish going to a team like the Spurs where he'll learn from Popovich and co. Keep an eye on him for that very reason.