LaMarcus Aldridge

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  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, 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

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge underwent shoulder surgery in late April that will end his 2019-20 season.

    Just yesterday it was reported that the Spurs were expecting a clean bill of health for the season restart, but apparently they didn't divulge that Aldridge received arthroscopic subacromial decompression and a rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder back on April 24. A sore right shoulder cost him six games in March but he was able to play in the final game before the season was suspended. LMA's fantasy season ends with top-40/25 (8/9-cat) value. For anyone playing fantasy games when the season resumes, look for more Trey Lyles and Jakob Poeltl up front, with the possibility that the Spurs lean more heavily on multi-guard, small-ball lineups. It's a significant blow to San Antonio's playoff hopes.

    Source: Michael C. Wright on Twitter

  • Dejounte Murray
    PG, 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

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right shoulder) returned from a six-game absence and led the Spurs to a 119-109 win over the Mavs on Tuesday, scoring a team-high 24 points in a team-high 37 minutes while also adding two rebounds, two assists, three steals, four blocks and a 3-pointer.

    This didn't look like a guy who was listed as doubtful as of this afternoon. Aldridge showed very little rust and went back to his high-usage role immediately, and he's good to get back into all lineups. With the Spurs having eight games over the next two fantasy matchup weeks, a performance like this surely put a lot of minds at ease about the near future.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right shoulder) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mavs.

    The good news for owners who took a chance on Trey Lyles is that he will remain in the starting lineup. Aldridge, who missed six games, should pick up right where he left off as the Spurs try to keep their playoff hopes alive. Get him back into all lineups.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right shoulder) is now being listed as probable for Tuesday’s contest against the Mavs.

    Aldridge has missed the past six games but is looking likely to return in time for owners' playoff matchups. With Jakob Poetl out, Aldridge is looking at a big workload. Trey Lyles has been playing impressive as of late but is going to take a massive hit with Aldridge returning.

    Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge is doubtful to face the Mavs on Tuesday as he continues to nurse a right shoulder strain.

    LMA will likely miss his seventh straight game on Tuesday. The team is also without Jakob Poetl so expect Trey Lyles to continue to see all the minutes that he can handle. Lyles is a must-stream player across formats who is capable of returning value for the remainder of the season depending on Aldridge's availability going forward.

    Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder soreness) will remain out against the Cavs on Sunday.

    Aldridge will miss his sixth consecutive game as he continues being considered day-to-day without any specific updates. With Jakob Poeltl also sidelined, the Spurs will continue to rely on Trey Lyles who is managing top-25 value over the last four games with Drew Eubanks bumped up to about 15 minutes per game as a reserve. Lyles has been wildly inconsistent all season but seems like a must-play at the moment.

    Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, 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

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder soreness) is being listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

    Drew Eubanks got the start in place of Aldridge on Monday, but it was Trey Lyles who went on to score 20+ points in his second straight game. With Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl out, Lyles makes for an interesting add in the meantime with top-80 value over the past two weeks.

    Source: Evan Closky on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder soreness) is unlikely to play during Tuesday's game.

    Aldridge was already ruled out of Monday's matchup and Gregg Popovich recently announced this news to the media. Drew Eubanks is getting the start on Monday in his absence.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder soreness) will not play on Monday.

    The Spurs play again on Tuesday against the Hornets, so it's possible that he will be available for that one. Trey Lyles was excellent on Saturday and has the opportunity to turn in another solid game.

    Source: Matthew Tynan on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder soreness) is doubtful to play on Monday against the Pacers.

    He's missed the last two games and expressed optimism about returning both Saturday and tomorrow night, though it looks like he'll need a little more time to rest up. If he sits tomorrow it'll leave him with a maximum of three games next week and a questionable status, making him much tougher to trust than usual if you have weekly lineups. With Jakob Poeltl now out, we should see extra minutes for guys like Trey Lyles, Lonnie Walker and Drew Eubanks.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Saturday's contest vs. the Magic due to his sore right shoulder.

    It's worrisome that Aldridge can't play on Saturday after he already missed the Spurs' prior game on Wednesday. His next opportunity to play will be on Monday, and hopefully the shoulder issue is in the rearview by then. This situation could get ugly quickly if the Spurs slump, but for now he should still be motivated to take the floor. Jakob Poeltl should see some more minutes, Lonnie Walker is the likely starting candidate if you want a streaming option, and DeMar DeRozan will have plenty of offensive responsibilities while LMA is out.

    Source: Matthew Tynan on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right shoulder) went through a non-contact practice on Friday.

    Aldridge missed Wednesday's game but is hoping to return to the court for Saturday. The Spurs are still sort of in the playoff hunt and can't afford to shut LMA down while their postseason streak still has a chance to continue. Lonnie Walker will return to the bench if Aldridge is good to play tomorrow.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter