August 13, 2020, 9:06 pmKeldon JohnsonG-F, San Antonio Spurs
Keldon Johnson led the way for the Spurs in Thursday's loss to the Jazz, scoring 24 points in 30 minutes on 8-of-12 shooting.
Johnson followed up his breakout performance with another strong scoring output. The other stats were lacking in this one with just two rebounds, one triple and a steal, but we'll give it a pass as he matched his career-high on the scoring sheet for the second straight contest.
August 11, 2020, 5:18 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White played 26 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Rockets, totaling seven points, six assists and two rebounds.
White played through a knee concern as the Spurs ran out comfortable winners over the Rockets. He was forced from Sunday's game against the Pelicans and had been deemed questionable heading into Tuesday. The Spurs still have a chance to scrape into the playoffs and so White should be out on the floor for their final seeding game against the Jazz on Thursday.
August 11, 2020, 4:57 pmMarco BelinelliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli had another productive game on Tuesday, pouring in another three triples on his way to 13 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.
Belinelli did his job on Tuesday, helping the Spurs to a much-needed victory. The win has them still a chance to make the playoffs despite being without a number of regular pieces. Belinelli is somewhat of a one-trick-pony these days and really only provides upside when it comes to perimeter scoring.
August 11, 2020, 4:52 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl racked up his second double-double from his last three games, contributing 14 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes on Tuesday, adding one assist, one steal and one block.
Poeltl is rolling along nicely right now as the Spurs continue to push for a playoff berth. He has double-digit rebounds in three consecutive games and has played at least 21 minutes in all seven of the seeding games. His fantasy ceiling is not the highest but he plays to his strengths and typically contributes in both rebounds and blocks on a nightly basis.
August 11, 2020, 4:47 pmKeldon JohnsonG-F, San Antonio Spurs
Keldon Johnson had a career night on Tuesday, putting up his first double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds to go with three assists and three triples in 26 minutes.
Johnson has been one of the more talked about players thus far during the bubble and continued to go to work on Tuesday. He notched career-high numbers in both points and rebounds and has certainly been a pleasant surprise for the Spurs. His role is all but secure at this stage and despite a few inconsistent performances, he is worth rostering in all formats.
August 11, 2020, 1:23 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White will face off against the Rockets on Tuesday despite dealing with a bruised left knee.
White should have plenty of opportunity against the fast-paced Rockets team that will be without James Harden (rest), Eric Gordon (ankle) and Danuel House (toe). White should be started in restart leagues and can be looked at in DFS contests now that we have word that he is available. Every game is important to the Spurs as they still have a shot at the play-in for the eighth seed. Patty Mills (rest) was a late scratch from the contest which provides even more minutes in the backcourt.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 12:31 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Coach Gregg Popovich has decided to give Patty Mills the day off on Tuesday as his team faces off against the Rockets.
This will mark the third straight absence and his fourth since the seeding games began. Even when Mills played, he only saw 20-plus minutes one time and can be dropped in favor of someone who will likely finish out the remainder of the schedule. We are at the point where availability is even more important than talent with just four days left of the seeding games. Derrick White (knee), who is currently a game-time decision, could have some great value if he does suit up as the Spurs still have a chance at the playoffs. Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson are also all candidates to see additional opportunity.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 12:24 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White will be a game-time decision with a left knee contusion against the Rockets on Tuesday.
White left Sunday's game and did not return after injuring his knee. Gregg Popovich told the media that White's status will be decided by "what he looks like when he warms up." Continue to monitor this news if you plan to play any Spurs guard. The game tips off at 11:00 AM PST
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 5:55 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White (left knee contusion) is questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Rockets.
White suffered the knee injury during Sunday's game and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the game. The Spurs need to win all their remaining games but will also want to be careful with one of their key young pieces. Should White miss the game, players like Keldon Johnson, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli could all have some short-term value.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 9, 2020, 6:20 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray put up 18 points on 5-of-14 shooting on Sunday, also adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.
The shooting stings but Murray was great everywhere else and could be looking at more touches going forward depending on the severity of Derrick White's knee injury from today. It's also worth pointing out that Murray was limping a bit at the end of the game and reached down at his right leg at one point, but there's been no postgame update on a potential injury. Keep an eye out but it looks like a bullet dodged for now.
August 9, 2020, 6:17 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put his best foot forward on Sunday, collecting 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers against the Pelicans.
Gay has put together a vintage run in the bubble and is giving San Antonio some much-needed scoring depth. While the focus has been on the Spurs' development of their younger guards, Gay has taken advantage of the extra shots available and appears to have taken a dip in the fountain of youth. It's been a great end to a previously uninspiring season from Gay, so make sure he's in all lineups as the Spurs fight for their playoff lives.
August 9, 2020, 6:14 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl had four points, 14 rebounds and a pair of steals in Sunday's win over the Pelicans.
Poeltl appears to be coming on strong after a lackluster start to his bubble tenure, with this performance following a 19 & 10 outing. He remains a strong source of blocks and FG%, with the rebounds now coming in droves. Get him into your active lineups.
August 9, 2020, 6:13 pmDrew EubanksC, San Antonio Spurs
Drew Eubanks had a nice game off the bench on Sunday, scoring eight points to go with 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes.
Eubanks has been a big contributor for the Spurs, who are still in the hunt despite missing LaMarcus Aldridge and Trey Lyles for the entire bubble schedule. He's a low-end option who is unlikely to have better games than this, but Eubanks makes for a decent back-end roster option in resumption formats.
August 9, 2020, 5:56 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan caught fire in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win, scoring 15 of his 27 points in the final frame to eliminate the Pelicans from playoff contention.
DeRozan took over in the fourth and ended up going 10-of-16 from the field while hitting all seven of his free throws. He would also chip in four rebounds, two assists and a steal. The Spurs are very much in the hunt for a spot in the play-in game to keep their playoff streak alive, and they've done it with a guard-heavy attack. DeRozan hasn't been carrying a heavy offensive burden, with three games under 20 points in the bubble, but he's still got those tricks in the bag.
August 9, 2020, 4:47 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White (left knee contusion) was forced from Sunday's game and the Spurs quickly ruled him out for the remainder.
White has been outstanding in the bubble and this news really hurts San Antonio's shot at getting into a play-in series. Before leaving today he was cruising again with 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, a block and two 3-pointers in just 21 minutes. Look for Keldon Johnson, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli to get some extra run off the bench.
Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter