August 3, 2020, 10:57 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan had a big night, dropping 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting with a triple, five boards, three dimes, a steal and two blocks, but it wasn't enough as the Spurs lost 130-132 to the Sixers on Monday.
DeRozan was a bucket towards the end of regulation,scoring eight points in the final three minutes of the game. After handing out 17 assists in his last two games, he only had three tonight, but he got it done elsewhere and is going to get a ton of run in the final five games of the bubble.
August 2, 2020, 8:29 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan took a backseat as a scorer with 14 points (5-of-10 FG) (4-of-6 FT) on Sunday but was still productive with seven assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block against the Grizzlies.
DeRozan increased his assists and recorded a rare block to help fill out this performance, but he is going to have a difficult time delivering early-round value if he is not getting more than 10 field goal attempts. Without LaMarcus Aldridge, DeRozan will be needed more than ever to lead the offense. He should do just that on Monday vs. the Sixers.
July 31, 2020, 11:08 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs to a 129-120 win over the Kings on Friday with 27 points (10-of-13 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs), five rebounds and 10 dimes.
DeRozan's explosion was not unexpected, given that the Spurs are going through these seeding games without the services of LaMarcus Aldridge, who is out for the season due to right-shoulder surgery. DeRozan's efficient shooting and passing ability should buoy his fantasy value towards the top-25 zone ROS.
July 25, 2020, 8:58 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White started at shooting guard and led the Spurs with a team-high 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field (four 3s) and 4-of-5 shooting from the line with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks on Saturday.
DeMar DeRozan took a back seat to White tonight, producing just eight points, three rebounds and three assists. However, once the games start to matter, expect DeRozan to crank things up several notches and be the scoring threat he usually is, leaving White with a lot less usage than he got tonight.
July 19, 2020, 9:03 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan maintained his streak of finishing between top-40 and top-50 value as he ended the 2019-20 season as a top-40/45 player in 8/9-cat formats.
DeRozan has finished in that range for each of the past four seasons with the Raptors and Spurs. He averaged 22.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game on 52.6-percent shooting. Two elements of his game that have improved tremendously during his time with the Spurs are his passing and efficiency. However, his inability to make 3-pointers holds him back from becoming a fantasy powerhouse. Regardless, he is still one of the safer bets to provide top-50 value each season so draft him accordingly.
June 9, 2020, 8:13 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs reopened their practice facilities on Tuesday, becoming the final NBA team to do so after the league wide shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Spurs encountered some obstacles that most other teams did not run into in regards to reopening their gym and practice facilities. According to GM Brian Wright, the team was working with city and county officials in order to ensure tests and supplies were sufficient. The Spurs did not want to use tests that would otherwise be needed by members of the community. Given coach Gregg Popovich's public statements in recent weeks and months, the team's generosity and cognizance of the social surroundings come as no surprise.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 11:20 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 19 points with nine boards on 7-of-19 shooting in a loss to the Cavs on Sunday.
Gay has not been a consistent fantasy option this season, but he has been rolling over the past two weeks with top-110 value. DeMar DeRozan put up 25 points with eight boards on 7-of-19 shooting. DeRozan has consistently been hovering around top-50 value this season and should end somewhere around that range.
March 6, 2020, 11:14 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan went for 24 points, five rebounds and nine assists in 30 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Nets on Friday.
DeRozan ranks 25th over the last two months and is inside the top-50 on the season. Even with his lack of shooting from deep from a guard position, he is a fantasy commodity because of his high average in assists and rebounds. He's averaging 7.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds over the last two weeks.
March 3, 2020, 10:38 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan notched a double-double on Tuesday in a 104-103 win over the Hornets, putting up 12 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in 35 minutes of action.
DeRozan has sneakily provided top-25 fantasy value over the past two months. As is well documented, he doesn't do anything in terms of 3-point shooting or defensive stats, so he carries a little more value in points formats. That being said, he can be combined with other fantasy assets to build a fantasy contender in the playoffs.
March 2, 2020, 10:56 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan couldn't get a bucket on Monday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and seven dimes.
DeRozan played through back spasms and threw up a stinker in this one. He was able to hand a team-high in dimes, but the shot wasn't falling and he deferred to the hot hands in Trey Lyles and Patty Mills.
March 1, 2020, 1:16 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting with nine assists, one steal and one block in a 114-113 win vs. the Magic on Saturday.
DeRozan deferred to his teammates on Saturday with only 13 field goal attempts. DeRozan is a top-45 player on the season and has cooled off after posting top-10 value in the month of January. DeRozan should be a top-50 player moving forward.
February 26, 2020, 11:27 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan did his best to lead the the Spurs in Wednesday's 109-103 loss to the Mavs, ending the contest with 27 points (9-15 FG, 0-1 3PT, 9-9 FT), eight rebounds, nine assists and one steal.
DeRozan continues to perform at a high level when he's on the court, and any signs of back spasms seem to have disappeared. DeRozan has been a top-40 player on the season and has put up top-20 numbers over the last two weeks.
February 23, 2020, 9:30 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in 21 minutes of action in a 131-103 loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Aldridge missed all five of his attempts from beyond the arc and added just three rebounds and two assists to the stat sheet. DeMar DeRozan did not play well either as he had just 11 points and five boards on 4-of-12 shooting. Aldridge and DeRozan are both locked inside top-50 value, but they were off their game on Sunday night.
February 21, 2020, 11:32 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan (back spasms) led the Spurs in minutes with 36 on Friday, showing no signs of his back issue as he posted 18 points (8-of-17 shooting), five rebounds, seven assists and one block.
DeRozan's minutes are a clear sign that he's out of the woods and is ready to continue on his career season. The efficiency and assists should be enough to carry him to a guaranteed top-50 finish at the least.
February 19, 2020, 7:14 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan (back spasms) said he'll be in the lineup on Friday night.
DeRozan missed San Antonio's two games before the All-Star break after getting hurt during pregame warmups on February 10. The injury never seemed serious and it'll be safe to get DeRozan back into all lineups going forward. Just keep your fingers crossed that the Spurs stay in the playoff hunt and avoid late-season rest days.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter