May 2, 2019, 3:34 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich declared that re-signing Rudy Gay is a top priority for the Spurs the summer, while Gay reiterated that it is also his priority to return.
Gay finished the season as the 89th overall player in 9-cat fantasy leagues on just 26.6 mpg. If Gay were to re-sign with the Spurs, the soon-to-be 33-year-old would be looking at a similar role and similar production for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Gay isn’t the flashiest of names, but he provides solid, consistent production.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
April 28, 2019, 12:52 amRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay led the Spurs with 21 points on Saturday night, delivering a full line with eight rebounds, a steal, two blocks and two triples on 8-of-17 shooting.
Gay kept the Spurs within striking distance in a first half that was torturous to watch for any fans of offense, and he came up with some timely buckets down the stretch. This may have been his final game as a member of the Spurs, and if so he should certainly be proud of the work he's put in after joining the team following a ruptured Achilles suffered in 2016-17. He's still got some turn-back-the-clock stretches in him.
April 28, 2019, 12:49 amBryn Forbes - G - San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes shot 7-of-11 from the field to put up 19 points, three triples and six rebounds in Saturday's Game 7 loss to the Nuggets.
Forbes scored 17 of his points in the second half, where San Antonio cut a 17-point deficit all the way down to two before Jamal Murray hit the eventual dagger. The third-year guard emerged as a capable starter for San Antonio, though it's not surprising that they lost on a night where he tied for second-most points.
April 28, 2019, 12:47 amDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan finished Saturday's Game 7 loss with 19 points on 8-of-21 shooting, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in 41 minutes.
There's some deeply cruel irony at play with DeRozan struggling mightily in Game 7 while Kawhi Leonard absolutely torched his opponent back in Toronto. Regardless, DeRozan was one of the few Spurs who looked to be even getting close to the bucket or getting the shots that they wanted, and ultimately the team just couldn't grind out enough points to get the job done despite mounting a furious comeback over the final 15 minutes or so. We're excited to see what DeRozan adds to his game this summer.
April 28, 2019, 12:42 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge went 6-for-16 from the field on Saturday night, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in a Game 7 defeat.
The numbers point to a productive Aldridge, but he missed a number of open looks and was outplayed by Nikola Jokic in terms of sheer effectiveness. The lasting image of tonight's game will likely be Aldridge standing still as Gregg Popovich is urging someone on the Spurs to commit an intentional foul in the final 30 seconds — nobody on the floor seemed to notice but Aldridge is the one who was guarding the ball. Nobody could hear over the home crowd, but the Spurs have no excuse not to know time and score. So much for the veteran experience edge.
April 28, 2019, 12:39 amDerrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White was nowhere to be found in Saturday's Game 7 loss, going 0-for-7 from the field for four points, two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes.
White had some big games in this series but dropped a total dud in Game 7. Had he been slightly more effective we might've seen him on the floor to try and stop Jamal Murray late, but that task fell to Patty Mills, who admittedly did put forth a valiant effort. It's a disappointing end to a great season from White. The point guard battle between him and Dejounte Murray will be something to keep track of this summer.
April 25, 2019, 11:00 pmJakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl shot 4-for-6 from the field for eight points with nine boards, two assists and one block in 28 minutes for a 120-103 win over the Nuggets in Game 6 on Thursday.
Poeltl was not able to shut down Nikola Jokic (43 points) but it didn't matter, as the Spurs shot 57.1 percent from the field to blow out the Nuggets. The Spurs will head to Denver for a winner-take-all affair in Game 7 on Saturday.
April 25, 2019, 10:53 pmDerrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White shot 4-for-7 from the floor for 13 points with one rebound, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.
White wasn't particularly effective on the stat sheet in Game 6, but his grit and solid defense helped the Spurs secure a win on their home floor. He limited his turnovers to just one in this game. White will need to stay efficient in a decisive Game 7 on Saturday in Denver.
April 25, 2019, 10:49 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay shot 7-for-11 for 19 points with four boards, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.
After being a non-factor for much of the series, Gay played extra efficient as a savvy veteran on Thursday night. He led the bench in scoring and helped set the tone to force a Game 7. Gay will need another game like this if the Spurs want any chance of surviving in Denver.
April 25, 2019, 10:43 pmDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan shot 12-for-16 from the field for 25 points with seven assists and seven boards in 36 minutes to force a Game 7 against the Nuggets on Thursday.
DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge (26 points and 10 rebounds) took it to the Nuggets for their final home game of the opening round. For a team not making much noise in the regular season, all eyes will be on the Spurs and Nuggets Game 7 on Saturday. Never count out Pop and the Spurs.
April 25, 2019, 10:34 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge shot 10-for-18 from the field for 26 points with 10 boards, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes to avoid elimination against the Nuggets on Thursday.
Aldridge was terrific all night, using home court advantage to play with energy. He took matters into his own hands, forcing a Game 7 on Saturday in Denver. Expect Aldridge to be giving his best effort on a winner-take-all affair.
April 24, 2019, 12:20 amDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points on 6-of-15 field-goals and 5-of-5 free throws in Tuesday's 108-90 Game 5 road loss to the Nuggets.
DeRozan added just four rebounds, one assist and one steal in his 28 minutes. This game was effectively over in the middle of the third quarter, so Demar didn't play his usual minutes. It might be time for Coach Popovich to let him shoot a few threes with their backs against the wall in Game 6 on Thursday.
April 24, 2019, 12:08 amDerrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White was held in check in the Spurs' Game 5 loss to the Nuggets, putting up 12 points (5-of-11 FGs), two rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes.
Gary Harris played some good defense on him tonight, and White was largely ineffective. At times, he's looked like the Spurs' best player in this series. The Spurs may need to make some adjustments to get him back to that status in Game 6 on Thursday.
April 24, 2019, 12:02 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge may have ended with a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds), but much of that came with the game already decided in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Even though the double-double stat line included two steals, a block and a three and 7-of-13 field goals in his 31 minutes, Aldridge was quiet when it mattered. The Spurs will need him to come back strong in Thursday’s Game 6 in San Antonio.
April 23, 2019, 11:54 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay was ineffective again with just six points (3-for-9 FGs), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes in Tuesday’s Game 5 loss to the Nuggets.
Gay has hasn’t made much noise in this series. The Spurs could really use a throwback game from him as they return to San Antonio on Thursday with their backs to the wall.