January 17, 2020, 11:29 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan kept his foot on the gas pedal in Friday's 120-121 loss to the Hawks, collecting 25 points (9-for-18 FG, 7-for-7 FT), nine rebounds, nine assists and two steals.
DeRozan has been in beast mode for the last month, returning first-round value in that time. The Spurs are battling for the last playoff spot in the West and will need DDR to deliver like this to make it happen, so unless they fade from the picture and fold up shop, there's nothing to keep him from posting another top-40 season. LaMarcus Aldridge is in that same boat and put up 30 points, five rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes tonight.
January 15, 2020, 10:03 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped 12 points on Wednesday, while picking up five rebounds, an assist and two 3-pointers.
It was a pretty quiet night for Aldridge but is still a second-round guy on the season. Right now a lot of that value comes from his 1.8 blocks a game, so if that cools off, we'll see his value start to go with it.
January 10, 2020, 10:35 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points (7-for-12 shooting), nine rebounds, five triples, three assists and a block in Friday's loss to the Grizzlies.
The five triples represent the fifth time Aldridge has hit three or more triples since 12/23. Before then he didn't hit three triples once so it seems there is a trend building toward more threes. Stay tuned to see if that's a blip on the radar or part of an adjustment the Spurs – who are 5-4 in that stretch – have consciously made.
January 5, 2020, 12:16 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Bucks, scoring 16 points (5-of-14), 10 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers.
Aldridge had a difficult night in the post as he was smothered by the Lopez twins in this one. He was inefficient from the field, going 5-of-14, and abandoned his normal mid-range game to take a season-high seven 3-pointers. Besides the poor shooting he also failed to register a block further dampening this game for his fantasy owners. Unfortunately the Spurs will see the Bucks again on Monday so Aldridge has time to reset before the match-up.
January 3, 2020, 12:20 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 30 points in Thursday's 103-109 loss to the Thunder, going 13-of-25 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer.
Not to be outdone, LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 22 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and four 3-pointers. Despite all the talk of their demise, these two vets somehow have San Antonio in a playoff spot. Until they fall out of that picture, if they do at all, there won't be anything to worry about with this consistent fantasy duo.
December 31, 2019, 10:27 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge had another great fantasy line with 17 points (7-for-13 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and a 3-pointer in 38 minutes in a 117-113 overtime win over the Warriors on Tuesday.
Over the last month, Aldridge is the 15th/7th-ranked player (8-cat/9-cat). Put aside any bias you have against 34-year-old players and embrace LMA. This is his third straight season putting up third-round value or better.
December 29, 2019, 12:45 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge hit a career-high five 3-pointers en route to 25 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and two blocks against the Pistons on Saturday.
It's been a big week for Aldridge, who dropped a season-high 40 points on Monday. The big man now has nine triples over his last three games despite only averaging 0.6 per contest — and he's never averaged more than 0.5 in a full season. It's a blip on the radar but fantasy players will take it, as it's not like Aldridge will slip out of early-round value even when the threes vanish.
December 23, 2019, 11:00 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped a season-high 40 points on 17-of-25 shooting while adding nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three triples.
Aldridge had a monster game and carried his team past the Grizzlies in a much needed win on Monday. He's one of the most conistsent players with the safest role in the Spurs.
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 16, 2019, 10:38 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge put forth his best effort in Monday's 107-109 loss to the Rockets with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with 14 boards, four assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Aldridge did his best to keep the Spurs in the game, but the 3-point shots from his teammates just kept rimming out. He was fine on the glass and provided some crucial buckets late in the fourth, but it just wasn't enough. He's as steady as they come and with the report that not many teams are interested in trading him, his value is safe.
December 16, 2019, 4:27 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there is little interest from NBA teams in trading for the contracts of DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Spurs are sitting on a 10-15 record, but there's no sign that they're willing to blow up the team and commit to a rebuild just yet. Both DeRozan and Aldridge are set to be unrestricted free agents after the 2021 season and could be of use to contenders in the mean time, but their contracts may preclude any in-season trades this season. Woj cautions that that position could change if the Spurs keep losing, but as it stands, both players would be more attractive assets on the trade market next season playing on expiring deals. Right now, fantasy managers of either players can confidently ride out the season with the knowledge that it's hard to envision their rest-of-season scenarios changing given this news and the fact that coach Gregg Popovich has historically expressed reluctance to the idea of rebuilding. If the Spurs do blow it up, they'd be one of the more fun teams to watch with Dejounte Murray, Derrick White and Lonnie Walker IV in featured roles.
December 14, 2019, 8:21 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge posted a well-rounded line in Saturday's OT win over the Suns, dropping 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, one steal and three blocks.
LMA is on cruise control at this stage of the season, delivering reliable albeit boring mid-round value. Snore-sound all you want, but Aldridge does enough to get the work done and deliver those fantasy wins.
December 12, 2019, 11:27 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled in Thursday's 109-117 loss to the Cavs with 18 points and 10 boards while chipping in three assists and a block.
Aldridge went 6-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-8 at the line in a game that wasn't his prettiest from an efficiency standpoint. The Spurs lost at home to the Cavs and are still figuring things out, but Aldirdge continues to churn out double-doubles and is producing top-30 value on the year. Father Time hasn't won yet.
December 7, 2019, 12:28 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a two-game absence on Friday night and picked up where he left off with 19 points, 13 rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer against the Kings.
Aldridge played 35 minutes so it didn't look like he was limited at all. Get the big man back in all lineups.
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