January 18, 2020, 7:57 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (rest/illness) is doubtful to play vs. the Heat on Sunday.
With Gay doubtful, there should be more lineups with Jakob Poeltl seeing time alongside LaMarcus Aldridge or Trey Lyles. Gay is still a hold for now.
Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 1:45 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (assumed rest/illness) will not play on Friday night.
On the official injury report, the Spurs have simply listed Gay's illness/injury as a semi-colon, so we're going to take a stab at it and say he's either sick or getting the night off. Gay has been a late-round option this season and doesn't need to be rostered in 12-team leagues as the Spurs have dialed him back to just 22.5 mpg and his percentages have dipped.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 12, 2020, 9:51 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl had a solid game off the bench on Sunday, tallying four points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes.
Poeltl continues to play behind Trey Lyles for reasons unknown but he's been able to crank out late-round value because of his steady contributions in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage. Rudy Gay also had a nice game with 15 points and a pair of triples in 20 minutes, and both players likely top out as low-end options in 12-team leagues. Right now neither is worth your time outside of the 14-16-team area but Poeltl's probably easier to assess because he's closer to specialist appeal.
January 10, 2020, 10:28 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay finished Friday's loss to the Grizzlies with 13 points (5-for-12 shooting), five rebounds, three triples and two assists across 26 minutes.
Gay was really the only Spurs player off the bench to get anything going, which probably explains why they lost. Gay continues to be a borderline fantasy asset.
December 29, 2019, 12:39 amRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay filled the box score on Saturday night, going for 16 points (6-of-9 shooting), seven rebounds, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action.
It's been a frustrating year for the most part but Gay has clambered up to top-135 standing on the season. He's a fine pickup for the time being if he's on your waiver wire, but there isn't much upside to be had with the veteran. Even so, Gay can help fantasy teams in a more moderate capacity when the going is good.
December 26, 2019, 11:04 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay played like it was 2014 on Thursday night as produced one of his best lines of the season with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with four 3s, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes off the bench.
This was a vintage Gay game at its finest. They come fewer and farther between at this stage of his career but it's nice to see that the 12-year veteran still has a bit of gas left in the tank to deliver a fantastic line like this one.
December 21, 2019, 6:57 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (illness) is available to play in Saturday's game versus the Clippers.
Gay is under the weather and has a tough defensive matchup on his plate tonight. His minutes will continue to be limited, hindering his fantasy value.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
December 21, 2019, 1:27 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (undisclosed illness) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.
Gay has not missed any games so far this season while posting last round value in standard leagues in 23.0 minutes per game. If he does miss this one, expect Trey Lyles to have an expanded role with DeMarre Carroll possibly getting in the rotation.
Source: Matthew Tynan on Twitter
December 19, 2019, 11:29 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay had a disappearing act on Thursday night with just two points and four rebounds on 1-of-8 shooting in 14 minutes of action.
It was a terrible follow-up act to Gay's best all-around game of the season on Monday. Unfortunately, the lack of minutes and the murky rotation in San Antonio makes it hard for Gay to be a reliable fantasy asset.
December 16, 2019, 10:37 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay had his best fantasy game of the season on Monday, scoring 12 points with 11 boards, three assists, a block, two steals and two triples.
He was 4-of-9 from the floor and made both of his free throws. Gay had a monster game and was a part of the Spurs bench unit that helped push them forward to a 25-point lead. He still only logged 21 minutes so he's off the radar in standard leagues.
December 14, 2019, 8:16 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Trey Lyles started for the Spurs on Saturday and quietly produced four points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes.
The production was barely worth batting an eyelash and both the usage and minutes were red flags that signal to avoid him in most fantasy formats and league depths right now. Rudy Gay saw the bullk of the minutes at PF, producing a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double with three assists and two blocks in 32 minutes. Gay is worth owning in 14-team leagues or deeper right now.
December 12, 2019, 11:21 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting while adding one rebound, two assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Gay is playing in the starting lineup, but only logged 21 minutes which is what we're really looking at here. The Spurs are reeling so it wouldn't be surprising to see Gay being moved back to the bench as Coach Pop tries to figure things out.
December 2, 2019, 4:26 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (right thigh soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.
Aldridge didn't play on Sunday but could be available on Tuesday against the Rockets. Rudy Gay should continue to start if he can't suit up with Jakob Poeltl taking over at center. The Spurs certainly miss Aldridge's scoring and shot blocking ability when he is out of the lineup.
Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter
November 30, 2019, 12:07 amRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay moved into the starting five on Friday but struggled, going 2-of-9 from the field for six points, six rebounds and a steal.
The Spurs won despite Gay's down game so he might stick there as the team tries to build some positive momentum. The veteran isn't an exciting fantasy option but he should definitely improve on his current top-150 standing as time goes on.
November 29, 2019, 6:55 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay will get the start on Friday at power forward when the Spurs face the Clippers.
Gay has averaged 23 minutes a game this season, a fair downgrade to the 27 minutes he received last year. The Spurs have been in a dark place this season and they are trying to find any way to inspire better play.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter