August 3, 2020, 10:56 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White dropped 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with two rebounds, three assists, a steal and four treys on Monday.
White is finally getting run alongside Dejounte Murray and it's something us hoop heads have been pleading for the entire year. The result is a dynamic guard tandem that pairs amazingly on the defensive end and has led to White being a fantasy force since joining the bubble. The defensive numbers are going to roll in eventually and we're going to see some big lines.
August 3, 2020, 10:54 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker faded on Monday, scoring five points on 2-of-5 shooting with an assist and a triple in 19 minutes against the Sixers.
Walker dropped his first dud of the bubble tonight, but the Spurs got help from Keldon Johnson and Rudy Gay to make up for it. He's shown too much to have us doubt his ability to put up numbers and should bounce back in the next one.
August 3, 2020, 10:53 pmDrew EubanksC, San Antonio Spurs
Drew Eubanks had a game-high 10 rebounds to go with six points, two assists and two blocks in Monday's game against the Sixers.
Eubanks is getting minutes due to LaMarcus Aldridge missing the remainder of the resumption due to shoulder surgery and he's making the most of it. He grabbed a game-high 10 boards and now has back-to-back games of at least 20 minutes played.
August 3, 2020, 10:53 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay led the Spurs bench unit on Monday with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds and two triples.
Gay was crucial for the Spurs tonight and showed that he's still got what it takes to deliver. The Spurs are going to lean on him a little more with LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) sitting the remainder of the bubble, so there'll be plenty of shots to go around.
August 3, 2020, 10:52 pmKeldon JohnsonG-F, San Antonio Spurs
Keldon Johnson poured in a career-high 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting to go with three boards, an assist and a triple in Monday's game against the Sixers.
Johnson has now had three solid games in a row and has quickly established himself as a rotational piece for the Spurs in the bubble. Look for him to continue to get steady minutes off the bench.
August 3, 2020, 10:50 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had a quiet night on offense with 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists and two steals on Monday.
Murray had a quiet night on offense, but he's still doing his usual work on defense which will always make him playable. His strong defensive ability gives him a high floor to work with.
August 3, 2020, 1:34 pmMarco BelinelliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli (left foot sprain) will not play on Tuesday against the Sixers.
Belinelli also missed Sunday's game, though his absence doesn't mean much for fantasy players. Patty Mills re-entered the rotation as a result but Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson, who were already playing more than Belinelli to begin with, remain the fantasy options in this wing rotation.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
August 3, 2020, 1:31 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes (right quad soreness) will not play on Monday.
At this point it seems safe to deem Forbes out indefinitely, as the Spurs have said nothing about a potential recovery time. Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson will continue to see extra run in the interim, with Walker the better play overall and Johnson still more of a deep-league play.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
August 2, 2020, 8:48 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejoune Murray bounced back on Sunday against the Grizzlies, registering 21 points (9-of-19 FG), 10 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and two steals in a 108-106 victory.
It was a key victory for the Spurs as they are now in the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings. Murray avoided foul trouble, allowing him to account for nearly 34 minutes of floortime. He's a key figure on both sides of the ball for the Spurs, who are quickly proving many doubters wrong after claiming two swift victories over their closest competitors. Murray figures to be busy over these final six games, and this could serve as an appetizer for what we should expect to see next season.
August 2, 2020, 8:29 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan took a backseat as a scorer with 14 points (5-of-10 FG) (4-of-6 FT) on Sunday but was still productive with seven assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block against the Grizzlies.
DeRozan increased his assists and recorded a rare block to help fill out this performance, but he is going to have a difficult time delivering early-round value if he is not getting more than 10 field goal attempts. Without LaMarcus Aldridge, DeRozan will be needed more than ever to lead the offense. He should do just that on Monday vs. the Sixers.
August 2, 2020, 8:04 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White had a nice outing versus the Grizzlies on Sunday, scoring 16 points (3-of-8 triples), handing out seven assists and grabbing six rebounds.
White failed to have a steal or block, and did not have his greatest shooting night, going 4-of-12 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line, but the counting stats help make up for those failures. The biggest news is that White received 33 minutes yet again and launched eight 3-pointers. If he can keep firing successfully from deep he will be able to coexist with Dejounte Murray just fine.
August 2, 2020, 7:48 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV got another start on Sunday vs. the Grizzlies, producing 12 points (4-of-12 FG), two 3-pointers, two assists, one rebound and a turnover over 25 minutes.
It appeared that Walker had a nice opportunity to deliver with Bryn Forbes (quad) out again for the Spurs, but he took a dip from the 32 minutes he received on Friday, and these lines are rather thin beyond the scoring. Keep an eye on Walker as the Spurs are now in the thick of the playoff race and he has the ability to to get hot, but a breakout over these final six games is still a longshot.
August 2, 2020, 7:31 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl fouled out in just 21 minutes against Jonas Valanciunas and the Grizzlies on Sunday but still delivered for fantasy GMs with six points, seven rebounds and two blocks.
Poeltl also hit all three of his shots from the field. He's got elite per-minute block numbers and is locked in as the starter, so that alone makes him someone to roster in restart roto formats. His modest playing time limits the appeal in points leagues but for everyone else, Poeltl's rebounds, blocks and FG% give him middle-round upside. Drew Eubanks took advantage of a chance at playing time and produced eight points, five rebounds and two blocks of his own in 23 minutes.
August 2, 2020, 7:29 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay shot 3-of-15 from the field in Sunday's victory, scoring 12 points to go with seven rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Gay's taking on a good chunk of the offensive burden with San Antonio so thin up front. The upside here is non-existent but Gay did get 29 minutes tonight and should be a late-round plodder type for fantasy purposes. He's going to be far more active in the restart than he was during the year.
August 2, 2020, 7:24 pmKeldon JohnsonG-F, San Antonio Spurs
Keldon Johnson cooked up nine points, six rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench on Sunday.
Johnson still got good minutes even with Patty Mills back in the equation, and the Spurs look ready to see what they have in the rookie. He's worth a look in deep leagues right now and could really hit the jets if the Spurs fall out of the playoff race.