February 12, 2020, 11:24 amOmari SpellmanPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas announced this morning that the team has assigned Omari Spellman to the Iowa Wolves, the team’s NBA G League affiliate.
There was some talk this week about Spellman potentially being bought out, but the Wolves are opting to keep their young forward. Spellman is just 22 years old and he should get plenty of minutes in the G League, but there doesn’t seem to be a path for him to earn a role with the Wolves this year.
February 11, 2020, 10:03 amOmari SpellmanPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Omari Spellman’s representation and the Wolves are discussing his status going forward and a buyout could be on the horizon.
Spellman was traded to the Wolves as part of the D'Angelo Russell deal. With Juancho Hernangomez, James Johnson, Naz Reid and Jarred Vanderbilt already in Minnesota, Spellman seems to be the odd man out and he could very well find his way to another team soon.
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 6:17 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Omari Spellman is not with the Wolves and will not play on Monday.
Spellman was recently traded from the Warriors but has yet to suit up for the Wolves. However, fans in Minnesota will be excited to see D'Angelo Russell available.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 6, 2020, 2:19 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Omari Spellman has been traded to the Timberwolves as part of the trade to acquire D'Angelo Russell.
Spellman joins a rapidly crowding roster with Jarred Vanderbilt, Juancho Hernangomez and Gorgui Dieng in the frontcourt, but Spellman has a chance to carve out a meaningful role in Minnesota. He's a player to watch as the Wolves turn their eye towards identifying players to keep through their rebuild.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 1, 2020, 12:27 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (abdominal soreness) will return to the lineup on Saturday against the Cavs.
Looney has only appeared in 10 games all season and missed the last 18 so he will surely be eased in slowly although coach Steve Kerr said he was excited for him. He will have a 20-minute cap and could have some value as a blocks specialist in deeper leagues once he is fully up to speed. This should have a negative impact on Marquesse Chriss and Omari Spellman although Chriss may hold some late-round value in the near-term.
Source: Wes Goldberg on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 1:31 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
The Willie Cauley-Stein trade is now official as announced by both teams involved.
The Mavs get Cauley-Stein to fill the void of Dwight Powell's season ending injury while the Warriors have received Utah's 2020 second round pick. Dallas has also requested waivers on Justin Patton to create a roster spot for WCS. Stein was a top-100 player in 22.9 minutes on the Warriors and you would expect for him to get similar minutes on the Mavs so he is a hold. Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic lose some value while Marquesse Chriss and Omari Spellman gain some.
Source: Mark Followill on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 2:49 amWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Willie Cauley-Stein logged 33 minutes in a start on Thursday and scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.
Cauley-Stein has always had ample opportunity to run away with the job, but he just can't. He's simply not good enough to establish himself as a frontrunner for this spot so it's too hard to trust him on a regular basis. Omari Spellman (17 minutes, three points, one rebound, two assists and a triple) got relegated to the bench, but should be held onto for a few more games to see how things shake out.
January 14, 2020, 1:58 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are planning to sign Marquese Chriss on a two-way deal after waiving him last week to clear room to sign Damion Lee.
The Warriors never wanted to let Chriss go but had to make a tough move to convert Lee's contract into a standard deal for the remainder of the season. With the creativity that the Warriors have shown, it looks like they'll have both Lee and Chriss through at least February. Omari Spellman has been hot lately, but Chriss's return will put a dent into his floor time.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 7:19 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (abdominal soreness) will not play on Tuesday.
Looney has been missing since late December and the Warriors have been tight-lipped about a return date. Omari Spellman has taken the opportunity and run with it recently.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 12, 2020, 8:51 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman drew another start on Sunday and came through with 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.
Spellman went 0-for-4 from 2-point range in his 27 minutes but went perfect from behind the arc. It looks like he's surpassed Willie Cauley-Stein (one point, three rebounds in 17 minutes) in the pecking order and is worth picking up in all leagues while he's riding this current hot streak. Spellman figures to fade over time but you've got to use this production while it lasts. The departure of Marquese Chriss has really opened things up for him and he's got double digit points in each of the last six, including 15 threes in that time.
January 11, 2020, 1:02 amOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman drew a start for the Warriors on Friday and made the most of his opportunity by putting up 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including four 3s with five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 28 minutes.
Spellman is on a bit of a heater right now, posting top-20 value oveer the last week. Ride him while he's hot.
January 4, 2020, 11:52 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman scored a career-high 23 points on Saturday and added five rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers in 20 minutes.
Spellman caught fire and shot 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 from beyond the arc. Spellman outplayed Eric Paschall (nine points in 19 minutes) and Marquese Chriss (eight points in 18 minutes) but won't have another game like this for a long time. Spellman can be left on the wire outside of 30-team leagues.
December 31, 2019, 8:59 amOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman is not on the official NBA injury report ahead of Tuesday’s against the Spurs.
The Warriors will be missing Willie Cauley-Stein so there might be some minutes there for Spellman even though he has fallen out of the rotation recently.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 28, 2019, 7:02 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Mavs.
Marquese Chriss and Kevon Looney should stand to benefit the most with Spellman and Eric Paschall sitting out.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
December 22, 2019, 3:53 pmEric PaschallPF, Golden State Warriors
Eric Paschall (right knee) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Timberwolves.
Paschall's MRI came back clean and he practiced on Sunday. If he's held out of Monday's game Omari Spellman would stand to benefit with a few extra minutes.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter