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Jeff Ayres | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Arizona State
Contract: view contract details

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Jeff Ayres scored a season-high 16 points with four rebounds and one block vs. Detroit on Tuesday, logging 17 minutes off the Spurs' bench.
Backup big man Aron Baynes (neck) wasn't available and Ayres took full advantage of the increased playing time, hitting 5-of-8 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs in the Spurs' tough loss. Baynes is day-to-day and there's no reason to consider Ayres in standard leagues even if Baynes misses more games. Jan 6 - 11:24 PM

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Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Ayres did not leave the Spurs' bench during Tuesday's 101-100 victory vs. the visiting Mavericks.

Tiago Splitter (calf) wasn't ready to play, which left extra minutes available in the Spurs' frontcourt. Gregg Popovich's deep rotations might allow some room for Ayres, who averaged 13.0 minutes last season, but he's a negligible fantasy player.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 02:02:00 AM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Ayres played seven minutes in Tuesday's win vs. the Bulls, scoring two points with three rebounds despite dealing with a sprained finger.

Ayres was icing the injury after shootaround and it's been bothering him for about a week, but it's nearly irrelevant for fantasy owners given his season averages of 3.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.3 blocks.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 11:39:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Ayres (sprained finger) has been cleared to return vs. the Magic on Saturday.

He's buried on the depth chart as long as Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw are healthy, but it's good to see the Spurs back at full strength as they go for their sixth consecutive victory.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 05:58:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Ayres (sprained finger) will miss Thursday's game against Miami.

Ayres is nursing a sprained second metacarpal phalangeal joint in his right hand and will miss Thursday's showdown against the Heat. The 26-year-old is only averaging 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game over his last 10 contests, so this isn't major fantasy news for most leagues.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 01:42:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Spurs big man Jeff Ayres scored a season-high 13 points in just 15 minutes vs. the Bucks on Sunday.

The Spurs rolled over the hapless Bucks in San Antonio, and Ayres' lack of fantasy value should be clear enough from the phrase "season-high 13 points in just 15 minutes." He should be avoided outside of the deepest leagues.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 09:36:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Ayres started at center on Tuesday but had just two points, three rebounds and a block in 22 minutes.

He just doesn't have the offensive game to warrant use in fantasy and we expect Gregg Popovich to mix and match his starting centers going forward, with Tiago Splitter out indefinitely.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 12:52:00 AM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Ayres will start in place of Tiago Splitter (shoulder) Tuesday.

With Splitter out 3-5 weeks, the Spurs are expected to fill the spot by committee. Ayres, Matt Bonner, Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw will all be asked to do a little more. Don't expect anything more than 15-18 minutes for Ayres.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 01:32:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Ayres started again for the Spurs on Wednesday but didn't attempt a shot, finishing with 10 rebounds and almost nothing else in another blowout win over the Bucks.

Boris Diaw, who originally appeared to be the best bet for fantasy owners in the absence of Tiago Splitter (calf) came off the bench for nine points, four rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes, while the Spurs saw 12 players contribute in the laugher.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 10:29:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Spurs big man Jeff Ayres will make his first start for San Antonio on Tuesday, replacing Tiago Splitter (calf).

Gregg Popovich may want to keep his primary bench unit intact, with Boris Diaw leading the reserves, and Ayres is a dubious fantasy option. He has yet to score double-digit points or grab more than six rebounds in a game, and he's blocked four shots all year.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 06:13:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Spurs big man Jeff Pendergraph has legally changed his last name from Pendergraph to Ayres.

This could cause some confusion on fantasy draft night, as his name is still showing as Pendergraph in many places. But we're going to go ahead and make the change, and hopefully all sites will have it updated by the time the season rolls around. But unless you're in a very deep league, there's no reason to draft Jeff, regardless of what his last name is.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 07:01:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

GM R.C. Buford said that Jeff Pendergraph can play power forward or center for the Spurs.

He’s a very physical player," Buford said. "His skill set fits us. He’s a good passer who can play four and five. All indications are he’s an 18-foot jump shooter who just hasn’t had a lot of opportunities." Pendergraph will have to battle for backup minutes with Boris Diaw, but with DeJuan Blair likely gone, the former Pacer could get a decent amount of minutes once Tim Duncan gets some rest.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:19:00 AM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Spurs agreed to terms with PF Jeff Pendergraph on a two-year contract worth an estimated $4 million.

A 2009 second-round pick, Pendergraph fell behind the likes of Tyler Hansbrough and Ian Mahinmi on the Pacers' depth chart. He appeared in just 37 games last year, averaging 10.0 minutes a night. The Spurs will get the most out of Pendergraph, but his ceiling is as a rotational big.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 12:38:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Pendergraph (new baby) missed Tuesday's practice.

Pendergraph also missed Monday's practice, and he remains in the hospital with his wife. The Pacers are "hopeful" he'll re-join the team on Wednesday in advance of Game 1 vs. Miami, but he's considered questionable at the moment.
Tue, May 21, 2013 01:51:00 PM
Jeff Ayres - F/C - Spurs

Jeff Pendergraph missed the Pacers practice on Monday following the birth of his daughter.

Game 1 vs. the Heat won't be played until Wednesday and there's no doubt that Pendergraph will be in uniform. Whether he plays in the series is another question, as he made just two brief cameos vs. the Knicks in the second round.
Mon, May 20, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Cory Joseph
3Patty Mills
SG1Danny Green
2Marco Belinelli
3Manu Ginobili
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
4JaMychal Green
C1Tiago Splitter
2Matt Bonner
3Aron Baynes