March 9, 2020, 6:11 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs announced that Dejounte Murray suffered a calf strain in Sunday's overtime loss to the Cavs and there is no timetable for his return.
This is an unfortunate blow to fantasy GMs who were relying on Murray to help them in their fantasy playoffs. He should be considered day-to-day for now but it is a possibility that he will miss more than a week. Derrick White should benefit most from this injury and he should be scooped up off the waiver wire if he is still available.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 11:14 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored 17 points with seven rebounds, six assists and six steals in a 132-129 loss to the Cavs in overtime on Sunday.
Murray fouled out in 31 minutes of action and added one triple and one block to the stat sheet. Derrick White returned to the bench and put up 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting in 25 minutes as well. Murray could hold early-round value for the remainder of the season, while White's peak is more of a middle-round option.
March 6, 2020, 7:13 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White will be in the starting lineup for the Spurs-Nets matchup on Friday.
We never thought we'd see the day when Derrick White got to start alongside Dejounte Murray, but apparently Gregg Popovich has finally seen the light. Jokes aside, this should only be a boost to White's long-term outlook, as the more he is allowed to play alongside Murray, the more his minute's cap will rise with the Spurs. He was a top-100 player last season, and if he is going to start and see consistent minutes he could be that kind of player again. Murray's value should not change much with the lineup tweak, and you should monitor the situation to see how long the Spurs stick to this change.
Source: Jeff G Spurs Zone on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 10:24 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had 21 points and added six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes in a win over the Hornets on Tuesday.
Murray is sitting nicely inside the top-75 on the season and over the past two weeks, indicative of his consistency. He's not a flashy player by any means, but he gets the job done. He is averaging 10.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Murray is averaging two steals over the past two weeks as well, so he's providing very good value, especially in categories leagues.
March 2, 2020, 10:56 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray started on Monday and logged 25 minutes, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds, four dimes and two steals.
Murray played well in this one, but it was a lower end of what we expect from him. Derrick White (23 minutes, six points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block) didn't see the floor much with Murray on there and is a fringe guy in standard leagues while Murray should be rostered in all standard leagues.
March 1, 2020, 12:45 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray shot 7-of-10 from the field on his way to scoring 15 points with seven assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes on Saturday.
Murray has been inconsistent throughout the season, but his minutes and production are trending up over the past month, averaging 11.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 27.2 minutes per game. He's a top-50 player during that stretch and is a top-75 player on the season. Murray will be a mid-round player moving forward.
February 23, 2020, 9:33 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored zero points on 0-of-7 shooting on Sunday in what seemed to be an off night for the Spurs overall as they got blown out by the Thunder.
Murray played 21 minutes and added three rebounds, seven assists and one steal to the box score. No one on the Spurs scored more than 14 points, so we can chalk this up as a fluke game. Expect Murray to bounce back next game as he remains a middle-round value.
February 21, 2020, 11:27 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray posted a fantastic two-way performance in a 113-104 win over the Jazz on Friday, recording 23 points (10-of-16 shooting), seven rebounds, one trey, four assists and four steals in 33 minutes.
Murray has been playing great basketball lately and hopefully, he can keep it consistent for the fantasy stretch run. The Spurs have a great schedule ahead and he's going to be a potential swing-player for many fantasy teams if he keeps this up.
February 11, 2020, 11:16 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had a season-high 25 points to go along with nine rebounds and three assists on Tuesday against the Thunder.
Murray has really ramped up his play in the Spurs' last three games. He had nine assists in the previous two games and had nine boards Tuesday. He has quietly held top-75 value this season and has been extremely good lately. The buy-low period for Murray has seemingly come to an end.
February 10, 2020, 11:27 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray played well on Monday with 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with six boards, nine assists, a steal and a triple.
Murray was great tonight and outplayed teammate Derrick White (18 minutes, 15 points on 2-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and a triple) which led to the minutes discrepancy. He's always going to have more upside than White and with DeMar DeRozan sitting, everything lined up tonight.
February 9, 2020, 12:40 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray narrowly missed a triple-double on Saturday with 17 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 28 minutes.
Murray broke out on Saturday with his best performance of the season. He scored four points with five assists in 25 minutes on Thursday and inconsistency has been the story for Murray all season. He outplayed Derrick White tonight (13 points with three assists in 25 minutes), but the time share between both players keeps them as late-round options in standard leagues with Murray having the edge over White.
February 7, 2020, 12:13 amDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White came off the bench and scored 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting with one rebound, three assists and a block in 23 minutes on Thursday.
White scored well and got to the line frequently but didn't add much else. Dejounte Murray (25 minutes, four points on 1-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and a steal) had a better overall game, but shot poorly from the floor. Both players will be low-end assets with Murray having higher upside due to being the starter.
February 4, 2020, 12:55 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored two points on 1-of-7 shooting to go with five rebounds and two steals in Monday's tilt against the Clippers.
Murray saw the floor more than Derrick White (23 minutes, four points, eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks) tonight, even though he didn't outplay him by that much. We'll continue to see both of them cap out each other's value as Coach Pop won't be budging on playing them together anytime soon.
February 2, 2020, 1:40 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray and Derrick White played a few minutes together on Saturday night, with Murray producing nine points, 10 rebounds, two assists, four steals and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes.
White had 11 points, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in a matching 27 minutes. Gregg Popovich has been hesitant to run two-PG groups with this duo all year, but that particular lineup erased a big deficit and turned it into an even bigger lead. If that persists then both guys will have a serious chance to post middle-round value but right now Murray is the safer choice. Keep your fingers crossed.
January 30, 2020, 12:05 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray shot 7-of-10 from the field to score 16 points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes on Wednesday.
Murray bounced back after a two-point performance in 22 minutes on Monday. Murray is a top-125 player in January with averages of 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 25.1 minutes per game. Murray should continue to have a late-round floor with mid-round upside, but it is hard to tell which outcome is more likely with the inconsistent minutes.