August 11, 2020, 4:52 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl racked up his second double-double from his last three games, contributing 14 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes on Tuesday, adding one assist, one steal and one block.
Poeltl is rolling along nicely right now as the Spurs continue to push for a playoff berth. He has double-digit rebounds in three consecutive games and has played at least 21 minutes in all seven of the seeding games. His fantasy ceiling is not the highest but he plays to his strengths and typically contributes in both rebounds and blocks on a nightly basis.
August 9, 2020, 6:14 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl had four points, 14 rebounds and a pair of steals in Sunday's win over the Pelicans.
Poeltl appears to be coming on strong after a lackluster start to his bubble tenure, with this performance following a 19 & 10 outing. He remains a strong source of blocks and FG%, with the rebounds now coming in droves. Get him into your active lineups.
August 7, 2020, 4:59 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl finally had a big game as the Spurs' starting center on Friday against the Jazz, putting up 19 points (9-of-12 FG), 10 rebounds and three blocks over 31 minutes.
It would have been a lot more impressive if Poeltl did this against Rudy Gobert, but Ed Davis and Tony Bradley will suffice as the Spurs seek the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. This is the first time Poeltl has cracked double-digit points or rebounds in the restart, but it will probably not be his last.
August 2, 2020, 7:31 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl fouled out in just 21 minutes against Jonas Valanciunas and the Grizzlies on Sunday but still delivered for fantasy GMs with six points, seven rebounds and two blocks.
Poeltl also hit all three of his shots from the field. He's got elite per-minute block numbers and is locked in as the starter, so that alone makes him someone to roster in restart roto formats. His modest playing time limits the appeal in points leagues but for everyone else, Poeltl's rebounds, blocks and FG% give him middle-round upside. Drew Eubanks took advantage of a chance at playing time and produced eight points, five rebounds and two blocks of his own in 23 minutes.
July 31, 2020, 11:32 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl started at center for the Spurs on Friday and was a force on the defensive end of the floor, recording two steals and two blocks.
Poeltl also added seven points on 3-of-7 shooting with six rebounds and three dimes to round out his line for the night. Count on Poeltl to be able to shore up your team's boards and blocks for the remainder of the seeding games.
July 28, 2020, 6:48 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl accumulated two steals and one block to go with eight points and six rebounds, playing 25 minutes in Tuesday's victory over the Pacers.
Poeltl is locked in as the starting center for the Spurs and could be a sneaky source of fantasy value across this resumption period. If he can work his way to 24 minutes per game, Poeltl could flirt with top-60 value quite easily. If double-doubles and defensive upside are what you're looking for, Poeltl poses as an intriguing draft target.
July 25, 2020, 8:30 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl was effective starting for the Spurs on Saturday, recording 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with 11 boards, one assist and one blocked shot in 23 minutes.
With LaMarcus Aldridge out of the NBA restart picture, Poeltl will be fed as many minutes as he can handle. That said, he has to play well to stay on the floor and avoid any cheap fouls. Consider him as a boards and blocks specialist towards the end of restart league drafts.
July 23, 2020, 5:47 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Pöltl scored eight points to go along with seven rebounds and two blocked shots in Thursday’s loss to the Bucks.
Pöltl is in line for a major increase in opportunity for the eight-game resumption league as the Spurs are without LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder surgery) and Trey Lyles (appendicitis) for the rest of the season. He is a name to consider in the middle rounds of drafts as he could easily average a double-double on good efficiency with some blocked shots if he sees minutes in the mid-high twenties.
July 19, 2020, 8:48 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl started just 10 games out of his 58 appearances this season and averaged 5.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game.
There were hopes that Poeltl would be an everyday starter when he went to the Spurs, but he has been a role player over the last two seasons. He only had two games all season where he played above 30 minutes and played well in both of those contests. Until he is set free by Gregg Popovich, Poeltl remains a deeper league blocks (1.4 per game) and field goal percentage (61.9 percent) specialist.
July 15, 2020, 7:41 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Coach Gregg Popovich told the media that Trey Lyles is out for the Orlando restart after suffering from appendicitis.
Lyles was expected to see more opportunity as the Spurs were already without LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder surgery) for the resumption of the 2019-20 season. However, it appears that they will have to lean more heavily on Rudy Gay, Jakob Pöltl and perhaps newly signed Tyler Zeller for the restart.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
June 5, 2020, 3:31 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs were dealing with injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl and Lonnie Walker IV before the season was halted, but all four are expected to be "good to go" when the NBA resumes action.
Poeltl (MCL sprain) was dealing with the most significant injury of the bunch, and if he's ready then everyone else will be as well. Aldridge was day-to-day with a shoulder strain, while Murray and his strained calf were the biggest headache for fantasy GMs before the season stopped. Initially given no timetable for return, he's ready to go and will split the PG work with Derrick White as the Spurs try to extend their playoff streak.
Source: The Athletic
April 12, 2020, 6:13 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl, who suffered a sprained right MCL at the end of February, says his knee is no longer a problem.
Speaking to Die Presse in his native Austria, Poeltl said, "Although I have no experience with knee injuries, I expect that I will have no problems if the season continues." Poeltl was initially expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks so it's not exactly a surprise to hear that he's healthy, but it's still good to confirm nonetheless. The big man is always an option for GMs in need of blocks and a boost in FG%, but he has been limited to 16.6 mpg on the year. As he heads into free agency, perhaps Poeltl will look for a larger role.
Source: News 4 San Antonio
March 5, 2020, 5:13 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Nets as he continues to nurse a sore right shoulder.
Aldridge will miss his fifth straight game on Friday along with backup center Jakob Poeltl (knee). This means that Trey Lyles is a must-stream big heading into the weekend. LaMarcus' next chance to get out on the court will be Sunday against the Cavs.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 8:48 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs did not release a timetable for Jakob Poeltl’s return, but the Austrian big posted on his Facebook page that he expects to be sidelined for two to four weeks.
A month-long recovery would mean that Poeltl would return with 10 games left in the regular season and he is now a drop in most redraft leagues. Set to become a restricted free agent after this season, he is averaging 5.3 points on 61.9 percent shooting and career highs in rebounds (5.3), assists (1.8) and blocks (1.4) in 16.6 minutes per game. With Poeltl out, Trey Lyles will continue to see heavy minutes while second-year center Drew Eubanks has been a part of the rotation.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
March 1, 2020, 5:57 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl has been diagnosed with a right MCL sprain.
Poeltl suffered the injury on Saturday just four minutes into the contest. This has the potential to be a season-ender, and we're likely looking at multiple weeks on the sidelines at least. Deep-leaguers should look for alternative sources of blocks. Drew Eubanks is the next man up in San Antonio's center rotation but is only a speculative add in 30-team formats.
Source: Evan Closky on Twitter