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
February 29, 2020, 9:21 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl (bruised right knee) will not return on Saturday vs. the Magic.
Poeltl finished with one assist and one turnover in four minutes before heading to the locker room. He was a cheap DFS target with LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) out and this will be a big blow to any lineups that started him.
Source: Tom Osborn on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 8:56 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl banged knees on Saturday and limped off the locker room.
Poeltl started for LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder), so it's unfortunate that he got hurt while be a reasonable DFS punt play tonight.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 5:25 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Mavs.
With Aldridge out, Jakob Poeltl should get the starting nod at C, while DeMar DeRozan and company benefit from added usage. There's not much information on the severity of the injury, so Aldridge owners should continue to monitor the situation for updates.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
February 4, 2020, 12:58 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists and three blocks on Monday.
Poeltl is a guy who has some strong fantasy upside because of his ability to gobble rebounds in limited minutes and block a ton of shots. He was able to deliver tonight, but his playing time (14 minutes) is still too low to be anything other than a streaming level asset.
February 2, 2020, 1:37 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl returned to the bench on Saturday night but still had a solid game, going 7-of-8 from the field en route to 17 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block in 18 minutes.
Poeltl had one great game and one quiet one while LaMarcus Aldridge was out, and he surprised with this strong showing. He's right outside the top-150 on the full year but has been about a top-100 presence in the last two weeks, and he has at least one block in each of the last 13 games, with only three one-block games in that bunch. He's obviously someone to target for swats but his utility otherwise is quite limited.
February 1, 2020, 1:49 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News says that signs point to LaMarcus Aldridge (sprained right thumb) returning on Saturday against the Hornets.
Aldridge fully participated in Saturday's shootaround after missing the prior two games. Jakob Poeltl would return to the bench in a low-minute, block-specialist role while Aldridge will resume his early second-round production, blocking a career-high 1.7 shots per game and knocking down a career-high 1.2 triples per game without his field goal percentage suffering in the least bit.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:24 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (right thumb sprain) is being ruled out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
With Aldridge out again, Jakob Poeltl is looking at another start and heavy minutes against Rudy Gobert and the Jazz. Poeltl had 16 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks against the Bulls on Monday in place of LMA.
Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 10:51 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl filled in admirably for LaMarcus Aldridge (right thumb sprain) on Monday, double-doubling with 16 points (7-of-12 FGs, 2-of-8 FTs), 13 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 36 minutes.
Poeltl was intentionally fouled a couple times near the end of the game and made just 1-of-4 free throws in that stretch, causing Greg Popovich to remove him from the close game. Poeltl is an obvious fantasy start again on Wednesday if Aldridge misses that game, too. But even if Poeltl is relegated to the bench, he's now blocked at least two shots in 10 straight games, so he's worth starting on many squads if the fit is right.
January 26, 2020, 6:57 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl put up 11 points, seven boards and two blocks in just 13 minutes in the Spurs' 110-106 loss to the Raptors on Sunday.
Poeltl is a nice per-minute guy and is bringing back late-round value in 9-cat leagues despite playing just 14.9 mpg over the last month. That's largely because he's blocking 1.8 shots during that span and that's worth your time if you need a big man.
January 20, 2020, 2:35 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (illness) and DeMarre Carroll (illness) are being ruled out ahead of Monday's matchup with the Suns.
Trey Lyles and Jakob Poeltl are looking at extra minutes again in this one. Gay should be back in the lineup soon.
Source: Jeff G Spurs Zone on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 11:23 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl came off the bench for four points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks in 20 minutes on Friday night.
Poeltl is on a nice block run of late, with 11 over his previous five games. He's swatting enough shots to be worth your time in 12-team leagues if you need a simple blocks specialist, though his overall output leaves him better suited for the 14-16-team range.