August 13, 2020, 9:33 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker put up 15 points in Thursday's loss to the Jazz, to go along with three rebounds, four assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Walker has potential and is an exciting prospect, but from a fantasy angle it's hard to trust him to perform consistently. On top of that, this iteration of his stat set isn't quite ideal for sustained fantasy success.
August 4, 2020, 5:53 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes (quad) will miss Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
Forbes will miss another game and with no indication he is nearing a return, it is safe to roll with guys like Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 3, 2020, 10:54 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker faded on Monday, scoring five points on 2-of-5 shooting with an assist and a triple in 19 minutes against the Sixers.
Walker dropped his first dud of the bubble tonight, but the Spurs got help from Keldon Johnson and Rudy Gay to make up for it. He's shown too much to have us doubt his ability to put up numbers and should bounce back in the next one.
August 2, 2020, 7:48 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV got another start on Sunday vs. the Grizzlies, producing 12 points (4-of-12 FG), two 3-pointers, two assists, one rebound and a turnover over 25 minutes.
It appeared that Walker had a nice opportunity to deliver with Bryn Forbes (quad) out again for the Spurs, but he took a dip from the 32 minutes he received on Friday, and these lines are rather thin beyond the scoring. Keep an eye on Walker as the Spurs are now in the thick of the playoff race and he has the ability to to get hot, but a breakout over these final six games is still a longshot.
August 1, 2020, 4:45 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Grizzlies.
Forbes missed the opener against the Kings and is apparently set to miss the Spurs' next game. He had been a regular starter for the Spurs during the initial portion of the regular season, although the playing time typically doesn't result in mouthwatering fantasy production. With Forbes on the sidelines, Derrick White, Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker will soak up the bulk of the minutes.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
July 31, 2020, 11:22 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV started for the Spurs on Friday and chipped in 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with three rebounds, one 3-pointer and four dimes in 32 minutes.
It looks like that Walker has been promoted into the starting lineup for the seeding games. So far, it appears that he's making the grade on the eye-test. If he's able to repeat this, grab him as he's likely lying around your restart-league's FA pool.
July 31, 2020, 7:20 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills will not play on Friday vs. the Kings as the Spurs take it easy on the veteran guard.
Gregg Popovich is rarely reluctant to rest his players, and with the Spurs already undermanned, and it's not shocking to see him bring Mills along slowly. Mills was reportedly "aching from head to toe in a myriad [of] ways" on Tuesday. With Mills out, the Spurs should have plenty of opportunities to see how Dejounte Murray looks next to Derrick White, and they are also going to give Lonnie Walker some extended run.
Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter
July 25, 2020, 8:36 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV did a bit of everything for the Spurs on Saturday, filling up the box score with 14 points (5-of-10 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), two rebounds, two assists, two 3s, one steal and one block.
Walker makes this his second game to score 14 points in scrimmages. The Spurs are taking a long look at Walker to see if he's ready to take the next step. He'll be given a shot to produce once the season restarts at the end of the month but he'll need to play well to stay on the floor.
July 23, 2020, 5:38 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
After going scoreless in the first half, Lonnie Walker IV scored a team-high 14 points in the second half of Thursday’s loss to the Bucks.
Walker also led the team in minutes (25) in Thursday’s game but didn’t contribute much else on the stat sheet: three rebounds, two assists, two threes and two turnovers. The team will have a difficult time advancing to the playoffs without LaMarcus Aldridge (right shoulder surgery), so Walker and the other youngsters could continue to see additional opportunity as the Spurs look to develop their younger talent ahead of the 2020-21 season.
July 19, 2020, 8:06 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV appeared in 53 games for the Spurs this season, during which he saw 14.5 mpg and was a top-343/334 per game player (8-cat/9-cat).
Walker makes for an enticing option in dynasty formats who finds himself too far down the Spurs depth chart to carve out a significant role. Until he can edge ahead of Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills, it will be difficult for Walker to find his way into a reliable rotation spot. He'll be an exciting scorer when he does develop into a consistent piece of the rotation. He is expected to be a part of the Spurs' long term plans.
June 5, 2020, 3:31 pmDejounte MurrayPG, 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
March 10, 2020, 3:32 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV (left shin contusion) is being listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Mavs.
Walker is a name to keep an eye on in deeper leagues with Dejounte Murray (calf) currently without a timetable to return. Keep an eye on his status as the week progresses, as the Spurs will have the incentive to play Walker if they fall further down the playoff pecking order.
Source: Bruno Passos on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 6:32 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker (left shin contusion) is questionable to play in Tuesday's contest vs. the Mavs.
Walker could see increased opportunity with the news that Dejounte Murray (calf) is out without a timetable for his return. However, he has yet to produce consistent enough value in standard leagues. Walker is a must-watch player who could be worth a speculative add in the hopes that the team plays him significantly more to end the season. Continue to monitor the news as we will learn more in regards to Walker's availability on Tuesday.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 2:46 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker (left shin contusion) is questionable to face the Cavs on Sunday.
Walker was helped to the locker room in the second half of Friday's but the injury does not appear to be too serious. Although his role has grown into a steady rotational player on the Spurs this season, his fantasy upside is capped as he is only playing anywhere between 15-to-25 minutes on most nights so leave him on the wire.
Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 9:26 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV (left leg) was helped to the locker room on Friday in the second half of the Spurs' game vs. the Nets.
Walker has actually improved his play over the past couple of weeks, sitting in the top-175 over the past two. He's got a lot of potential but probably belongs on the wire, injury or not.
Source: Matthew Tynan on Twitter