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.
January 12, 2020, 9:51 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl had a solid game off the bench on Sunday, tallying four points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes.
Poeltl continues to play behind Trey Lyles for reasons unknown but he's been able to crank out late-round value because of his steady contributions in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage. Rudy Gay also had a nice game with 15 points and a pair of triples in 20 minutes, and both players likely top out as low-end options in 12-team leagues. Right now neither is worth your time outside of the 14-16-team area but Poeltl's probably easier to assess because he's closer to specialist appeal.
December 29, 2019, 12:41 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl was able to deliver four points, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 23 minutes in Saturday's win over the Pistons.
We're dying to see what Poeltl can do with more minutes, as he's a top-165/145 (8/9-cat) player in only 18.3 mpg on the season. He remains a fine blocks specialist and you can make a case for Poeltl to be rostered in all but the shallowest of leagues, though his low floor means that his production has to fit into a narrow lane on most rosters in 12-teamers.
December 19, 2019, 11:05 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge was solid in a win over the Nets on Thursday, finishing with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in 32 minutes.
Aldridge is an ageless wonder and will continue to be one of the most steady fantasy assets in the game. Unfortunately, his presence is bad news for Jakob Poeltl, who has a fantasy-friendly game that just can't be unleashed in limited minutes. Poeltl blocked three shots in 16 minutes and remains a blocks specialist.
December 7, 2019, 12:47 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl returned to the bench on Friday with LaMarcus Aldridge back but still delivered three blocks in 18 minutes.
Poeltl also tallied 13 points on a perfect 5-of-5 from the field and a less-perfect 3-of-5 from the line. He's now climbed up to top-170 value on the year and should be on any rosters where fantasy GMs are short on blocks. In the past two weeks he's been a top-60 player.
December 6, 2019, 1:16 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (sore thigh) will be available to play vs. the Kings on Friday.
He'll return after missing his last two matchups and both Jakob Poeltl and Trey Lyles will go back to seeing reduced roles. Feel free to fire Aldridge up in all lineups once again.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
December 5, 2019, 5:40 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable ahead of Friday's matchup against the Kings as he nurses a sore thigh.
If Aldridge ends up sitting out Friday, it will mark his third consecutive absence. Jakob Pötl and Trey Lyles will likely see additional minutes if he does sit out.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 3, 2019, 11:45 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl had a productive outing vs. the Rockets on Tuesday, tallying six points, 15 rebounds, five assists, one assist and five blocks in 41 minutes as he focused his efforts on defense.
Poeltl started for LaMarcus Aldridge (right thigh soreness) to deliver this line, but has been a serviceable blocks specialist as of late. Ride him while he's hot.
December 2, 2019, 4:26 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (right thigh soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.
Aldridge didn't play on Sunday but could be available on Tuesday against the Rockets. Rudy Gay should continue to start if he can't suit up with Jakob Poeltl taking over at center. The Spurs certainly miss Aldridge's scoring and shot blocking ability when he is out of the lineup.
Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter
December 1, 2019, 3:56 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl will start at center for the LaMarcus Aldridge in Sunday's game versus the Pistons.
Aldridge is dealing with right thigh soreness and will miss his first game of the season. The Spurs are going to need good run from Poeltl should see solid run with Aldridge out and the Spurs will need his size going against Andre Drummond. Rudy Gay is expected to draw another start at the four.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
November 30, 2019, 12:19 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl picked up another four swats on Friday night in a 107-97 win over the Clippers, adding six points and six rebounds in 16 minutes.
Poeltl is sitting right around top-200 value but he does have at least one block in the last six games, with 15 total in that stretch to go along with 42 rebounds as well. He's worth a look if you need boards and blocks, as there is standard-league upside if he can keep up this level of play. For now Poeltl should be treated as a luxury stash.
November 27, 2019, 11:53 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl blocked five shots and also chipped in with four points, eight rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday.
Poeltl has the ability to put up dirty work stats in bunches but he's still just a luxury stash in most leagues until he can string together more consistent output or otherwise improve his outlook.
November 23, 2019, 10:51 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl double-doubled vs. the Knicks on Saturday with 11 points (5-of-5 from the floor), 10 rebounds and one block in 24 minutes.
Poeltl has now played 24 minutes in three of the past four games and is averaging 8.8 points, 7.5 boards and 1.3 blocks during that stretch. Poeltl is a player to consider adding in deeper-leagues but GMs should wait to see more games like Saturday's before looking to add Poeltl in standard-leagues.
November 22, 2019, 10:38 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
Lamarcus Aldridge posted 17 points (8-for-12 shooting), six rebounds, two assists and a block in Friday's loss to the Sixers.
Aldridge continues to plod along with top-50 value one solid game at a time. He started alongside Jakob Poeltl in this one who only had four points (2-for-6 shooting), five rebounds, one assist and a block.