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October 16, 2019, 3:54 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman (back) has been ruled out of Wednesday's exhibition matchup vs. the Lakers.
With Spellman ruled out, the Warriors will play Marquese Chriss and Eric Paschall big minutes. Both Chriss and Paschall make for low-priced options in Wednesday's DFS slate.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 4:26 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (hamstring) and Alec Burks (ankle) will not play on Thursday vs. the Wolves.
Looney suffered a minor tweak to his hamstring exactly a week ago while this is the first we are hearing about Burks' ankle injury. The Warriors are being extremely cautious with Looney as they are already without starting center Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) for the start of the regular season. Monitor both of them as they will have another opportunity to play in the preseason on Monday vs. the Lakers. They should be fine to start the regular season barring any setback. Expect Marquese Chriss, Omari Spellman and Eric Paschall to see a lot of minutes at center on Thursday. Burks' absence will mean more minutes for youngsters Jordan Poole and Jacob Evans.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
October 5, 2019, 10:57 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman started at center for the Warriors on Saturday and put up six points (2-of-9 shooting), nine rebounds, one assist, two triples and one steal.
Spellman got the starting nod because both Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein are both dealing with respective injuries. Spellman should only be targeted in ultra-deep leagues this season.
October 5, 2019, 4:52 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Omari Spellman is expected to be the starting center for Saturday's game versus the Lakers.
Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein have been battling injuries and have already been ruled out making Spellman a decent DFS option for the preseason slate.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
October 3, 2019, 4:01 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (hamstring strain) has been ruled out of Saturday's preseason opener vs. the Lakers.
Looney tweaked his hamstring in Wednesday's practice and as a result will miss the team's first preseason game. It didn't seem like his injury was serious as there were reports that he rode the stationary bicycle after practice ended on Wednesday. The Warriors are likely being cautious with Looney as they will already start the season without starting center, Willie Cauley-Stein, who is dealing with a left foot sprain. With Alen Smailagić dealing with an ankle sprain as well, the Warriors are likely to play Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss, and Eric Paschall at the center position on Saturday. Spellman could have some late-round appeal in fantasy drafts while Chriss and Paschall are players to watch.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
October 2, 2019, 4:31 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (hamstring) and Alen Smailagić (ankle) both left practice early on Wednesday.
This news is very concerning for the Warriors who are already without Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) for at least the first four regular season games. There is still the possibility that this injury is minor and that the Warriors are being cautious with their promising big. Stay tuned for more updates and look for Omari Spellman to be the "next man up". Eric Paschall is another option in the frontcourt but it is very hard to trust rookies out of the gate.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
September 25, 2019, 3:43 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr mentioned that the Warriors plan to use Omari Spellman as a floor-spacing big man if he can stay in shape.
Kerr also called Spellman "really, really skilled." Spellman hit 34.4 percent of his three-pointers last season off the bench for the Hawks. However, he is unlikely to be particularly valuable in fantasy unless his minutes increase dramatically under Kerr.
Source: Anthony Slater of The Athletic
July 8, 2019, 4:44 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have officially announced their acquisition of Omari Spellman for Damian Jones and a second-round pick.
The second-rounder is for 2026 and is unprotected. For the Warriors, they save a bit of cash and take a chance on a sophomore with a more well-rounded game. Spellman will be a stretch four off the bench and has room to grow into a contributor over time. The Hawks take a flier on Jones' athleticism and he'll need to duel with rookie Bruno Fernando for backup center minutes.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 2:40 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
The Hawks are trading Omari Spellman to the Warriors, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Spellman averaged 5.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 threes per game in 17.5 mpg as a rookie last season and will give the Warriors some frontcourt spacing off the bench. It's an area that's been lacking over the last couple of seasons, though we'd be surprised if Spellman played enough to carve out more than deep-league value. Golden State also saves about $400,000 in salary in the deal.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 8:05 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman was able to collect 16 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers in Sunday's Summer League defeat.
Spellman went 7-of-12 from the field, looking much better after going 3-for-13 yesterday. Look for him to provide some deep-league value as a stretch big, though he will struggle to separate from the pack in a crowded frontcourt rotation.
July 6, 2019, 7:55 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman shot 3-for-13 in Saturday's Summer League loss, finishing with eight points, eight rebounds, three blocks and a 3-pointer.
Spellman didn't have a great statistical outing but it was great to see him back out there after a left ankle sprain suffered on March 1 cost him the rest of his season. Look for Spellman to provide the Hawks with some frontcourt spacing off the bench in his sophomore season.
April 30, 2019, 3:57 pmOmari SpellmanF, Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman (sprained left ankle), who got hurt just under two months ago, was at the Hawks practice facility in a jersey and ready to get some work in on Tuesday.
It's good to see that Spellman is over the ankle issue that cost him more than a month at the end of the season. Spellman should have the full offseason along with the Summer League to work on his game. Spellman has the potential to be a quality contributor if he can stay healthy and in shape next season.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 12:17 amOmari SpellmanF, Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman (sprained left ankle) did not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers, ending his rookie campaign outside of top-250 value.
The Hawks’ third rookie did not see the success his other two first-round teammates did in his debut season. He struggled to stay on the floor for long stretches of time and admitted to being a tad out of shape for the majority of the season. He has potential as a stretch big in an offense that will always encourage outside shooting, but he’ll need to come into next season in much better shape than he did this one for him to take advantage of that role.
March 31, 2019, 11:12 amOmari SpellmanF, Atlanta Hawks
Head Coach Lloyd Pierce doesn't expect Omari Spellman (sprained left ankle) to play again this season.
Pierce said that he'd prefer Spellman to get completely healthy than simply play hurt for the sake of playing. He wasn't expected to make much of an impact had he returned, and this news all but cements Alex Len as the full time starting center in light of the news that Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will also not return this season.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter