December 9, 2019, 4:47 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich implied that Dejounte Murray is no longer on a minutes restriction.
This isn't too surprising after Murray played 32 minutes on Friday, but it's welcome news for his owners. Derrick White and Patty Mills are still in the mix at point guard, but Murray is showing positive signs recently.
Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 12:30 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray appeared to wrestle back the lion's share of minutes on Friday night, picking up 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 32 minutes.
It appears that way, yes, but Patty Mills was able to get 33 minutes (13 points, five assists, two steals, two threes) thanks to Derrick White going scoreless in 21 minutes despite starting. This situation remains a mess as everyone seems to love dropping a dud as soon as they get some positive momentum. Murray is the one that's worth your patience in standard leagues and should be picked up if he was dropped anywhere.
December 3, 2019, 11:49 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White and Dejounte Murray saw less-than-expected usage in Tuesday's 2OT win over the Rockets with 12 and seven points, respectively.
Both guards gave way to Bryn Forbes (25 points, 37 minutes), Patty Mills (nine points, 36 minutes) and Lonnie Walker IV (28 points, 35 minutes) in this one. White and Murray have been frustrating to own due to their fluctuating production. Bench them or trade them for now.
December 1, 2019, 8:45 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray was his usual mess of a fantasy prospect on Sunday as the Spurs got thrashed by the Pistons, going for five points (1-of-6 FG), six assists, three rebounds, one 3-pointer and three steals over 22 minutes.
Nothing new in the analysis of this performance. Murray remains rosterable in standard leagues but is probably an unenjoyable hold at this point. He did a lot of good things so if you can look past the lousy shooting and low point total you have to be happy with the overall line.
November 30, 2019, 12:13 amDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White was the PG du jour on Friday, notching 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers on 6-of-10 from the field.
White's main competition, Dejounte Murray, played 20 minutes (to White's 28) and posted four points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal while shooting 2-for-8. White continues to inch up inside the top-200 and closer to the top-150 while White is down at late-round territory after a strong start to the year. The situation is looking like a real headache, and while both players have top-90 upside, it seems unlikely that it gets met unless the Spurs remake their rotation.
November 27, 2019, 11:47 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray (rest) returned to action in Wednesday's loss to the Wolves, but played just 23 minutes with eight points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Murray has talent but the Spurs are a mess and it's unclear how long it will take to put it all together. He's managed to stay above the cut line with late-round value and by that fact alone he's still worth holding. If he doesn't hit another gear at some point it might be on the table to consider a drop, but not right now.
November 25, 2019, 11:56 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray produced five points, eight rebounds and three assists on Monday night, playing 21 minutes off the bench.
Murray is delivering top-100/115 value so far this season in 22.6 mpg, but until the Spurs are willing to have him share the floor with Derrick White it's going to be a frustrating time. At least he hasn't sunk to drop territory yet, like White has.
November 25, 2019, 7:32 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs will elect to start Derrick White over Dejounte Murray on Monday as they take on the Lakers.
This will mark White's fourth start of the season while Murray has started 13 out of a possible 14 contests. They have both eaten into one another's fantasy value thus far and it can be expected to continue for as long as there is a timeshare.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
November 23, 2019, 6:26 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White will start in place of Dejounte Murray during Saturday's game versus the Knicks.
Murray is sitting out of the second half of a back-to-back. White and Patty Mills will be the biggest beneficiaries. White will draw Frank Ntilikina defensively making Mills the better of the two for DFS.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
November 23, 2019, 2:15 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
DeJounte Murray (knee/rest) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday
Murray continues his trend of sitting out the second game of back-to-back sets as this is the third time this season he will be doing so. He is putting up top-100 value on the season in only 22.6 minutes and remains on restrictions after missing all of last season. Derrick White is listed as probable and should get the start for Murray but there is some risk in deploying him as White himself has missed the last two contests.
November 23, 2019, 2:11 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White (left foot soreness) is listed as probable against the Knicks on Saturday.
It seems that White could make his return after a two-game absence and may even get the start with Dejounte Murray ruled out for this one. White is just outside of standard league value with 23.5 minutes per game on the season but put up 10 points, five assists, two blocks and two steals last time he started in place of Murray one week ago.
November 22, 2019, 10:41 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan logged 33 minutes on Friday, posting 29 points (12-for-23 shooting), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.
It was a vintage DeRozan line, who didn't attempt a single three-pointer. DeRozan got no help from Dejounte Murray (nine points, four assists, four steals, and two rebounds) or Bryn Forbes (seven points, one triple, one rebound and one assist).
November 22, 2019, 6:45 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray is returning to the starting lineup for the Spurs faceoff with the Sixers on Friday.
Murray still has loads of potential and it probably has little impact on his workload whether he starts or comes off the bench. The more important factor will be when the minutes limit gets lifted, and if Popovich will let Murray and Derrick White take the floor at the same time.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
November 20, 2019, 9:26 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills received his first start of the season on Wednesday night, putting up 16 points, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.
Mills made the most of his first start of the season and ended with a respectable stat line. Dejounte Murray only logged 19 minutes coming off the bench but still managed 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, five boards, two assists and three steals. Murray is still the one you want to roster, but this backcourt is getting murky.
November 20, 2019, 2:57 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White will miss Wednesday's game with left foot soreness.
White has been disappointing recently, averaging just five points over his last four games. Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills are likely to see more time on the court.
Source: NBA Injury Report