Lots of offseason turnover, but still another playoff appearance for the Spurs
October 13, 2019, 7:27 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl finished Sunday's preseason loss with six points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 20 minutes of action.
Poeltl is set to enter the year as a starter and while we haven't updated him in a while, consider this your reminder that he can be a quality source of blocks and field goal percentage available on the cheap. If he can avoid early missteps and keep his confidence up, Poeltl will breeze past his ADP despite possessing minimal upside.
April 25, 2019, 11:00 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl shot 4-for-6 from the field for eight points with nine boards, two assists and one block in 28 minutes for a 120-103 win over the Nuggets in Game 6 on Thursday.
Poeltl was not able to shut down Nikola Jokic (43 points) but it didn't matter, as the Spurs shot 57.1 percent from the field to blow out the Nuggets. The Spurs will head to Denver for a winner-take-all affair in Game 7 on Saturday.
April 23, 2019, 11:51 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl was very efficient on Tuesday in Game 5, going 6-for-7 for 12 points to go with seven boards and four dimes in 26 minutes.
Poeltl gave the Spurs some quality minutes tonight. However, they’ll need more from a few players in Game 6 in San Antonio in order to keep the series going.
April 20, 2019, 8:35 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl finished with eight points, nine rebounds, two assists and one block on 3-of-5 shooting in Saturday's loss against the Nuggets.
Poeltl logged 30 minutes tonight but wasn't able to slow down Nikola Jokic, who was on a mission to tie the series and not let his team be down 3-1 before heading back to their home court. Coach Gregg Popovich knows that there's only so much that Poeltl can do so he'll be expecting him to at least make Jokic force some shots in their next game.
April 18, 2019, 11:39 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl tied a playoff career-high with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting to go with seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in Game 3 on Thursday.
Poeltl logged 31 minutes and is going to have a heavy workload in this series as the Nuggets like to play big with Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee. It helps that he's punishing the Nuggerts with five offensive rebounds and has been rock solid defensively. Coach Popovich is opting for more Poeltl in this series but that could change in the next round depending on who they play.
April 14, 2019, 1:50 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl started for the Spurs but was only able to score six points on 3-of-5 from the field, adding six rebounds, a steal and a block on Saturday night.
Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich decided to put Poeltl in the starting five and bring Rudy Gay off the bench on Saturday, and it paid off as the Spurs stole home-court advantage. Poeltl played decent enough defense on Nikola Jokic, so expect the Spurs to roll out the same lineup in Game 2 as they look to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
April 11, 2019, 1:11 amJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl finished with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one block on 2-of-3 shooting in 19 minutes in Wednesday's 105-94 win over the Mavs.
Poeltl played less minutes than he did last season yet still managed to make a couple of improvements to his game. He finished this season right inside the top-215 in 9-cat leagues and dropped down to the top-240 in 8-cat leagues. If Poeltl can continue to improve over the summer, he could make another leap and garner some more opportunity come next season.
April 7, 2019, 7:08 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl scored eight points with 10 boards, two steals and two blocks in Sunday's win over the Cavs.
Poeltl only missed one of his five field goal attempts and had a great game outside of the eight points. He's shown a lot of improvement from the beginning of the season and could be a significant contributor next season. Rudy Gay only played 17 minutes in this one but he managed eight points, six boards, one assist and a steal.
April 3, 2019, 8:36 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
The Spurs are going big to combat Nikola Jokic in this one, giving Poeltl ample opportunity to put up some numbers in this one. He has been inconsistent of late but has shown that he can put up numbers when given the opportunity.
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March 31, 2019, 10:06 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl scored just two points with three rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench in a loss to the Kings on Wednesday.
He shot 0-of-1 from the field and both of his points came from the line. Poeltl has had a rocky season and many will call it underwhelming. He can be used as a stream for games that he is in the starting lineup for the final stretch of the season.
March 28, 2019, 11:56 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl started again on Thursday and posted four points, a steal and three blocks in 19 minutes against the Cavs.
Poeltl's cooled off since putting up a monster run a couple weeks ago, but fantasy owners can continue to treat him as one of the top shot-blockers that's likely to be available in most leagues. Rudy Gay had 12 points, eight boards and two triples off the bench. Expect Gay and Poeltl to rotate in and out of the starting lineup depending on matchups going forward.
March 26, 2019, 9:51 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl started on Tuesday night and delivered seven points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes.
It's not the big numbers Poeltl was delivering last week, but the blocks and rebounds should be good enough for fantasy owners. The 1-for-4 mark at the free throw line stings but if you need boards and blocks, Poeltl's a fine play.
March 24, 2019, 10:02 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl put up six points and 10 rebounds on 3-of-6 shooting with two blocks in a win over the Celtics on Sunday.
Poeltl has provided solid middle-round value over the past month and should hover around the top-100 for the final stretch of the season. Davis Bertans played well off the bench as he had nine points and six rebounds on three 3-pointers. Bertans is more of a deep-league shooting specialist.
March 22, 2019, 10:56 pmLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge had one of his worst games of the season with 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists and five blocks in Friday’s road loss to the Rockets.
Aldridge was spectacularly ineffective tonight and owners can just hope he bounces back in his next game. Jakob Poeltl came off the bench in this one and added eight points, eight rebounds, one steal but unfortunately no blocks which is the third straight game he’s failed to record a rejection.