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Greg Stiemsma | Center

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Wisconsin
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Greg Stiemsma is still battling for the Raptors' final roster spot.
In the Raptors' version of Thunderdome, three men will enter and only one will be left standing. Only one of Stiemsma, Jordan Hamilton, and Will Cherry will make the Raptors' final roster cut on Monday and head coach Dwayne Casey said the decision will be "a good debate with the coaching staff and management." Even if Stiemsma hooks on with the Raptors, he won't provide much fantasy value as a a reserve player. Oct 21 - 11:15 AM
Source: Toronto Sun

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Greg Stiemsma passed the league's concussion test, and has been cleared to return to the court.

Stiemsma will play in a very limited reserve role for the Raptors, and he's not going to be worth drafting in any format.
Oct 12 - 1:16 PM

Greg Stiemsma did not pass the league's baseline concussion test so he will not be available for Friday's preseason game vs. the Celtics.

Stiemsma will be re-tested in 24 hours, however he's never been able to contribute a lot to the stat sheet as he boasts career averages of 3.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Obviously he's not on the radar in any format.
Oct 10 - 6:56 PM

Greg Stiemsma (concussion) is still out as he goes through the concussion protocol.

The Steamer left Tuesday's game after taking a hard fall and sat out Thursday's practice as part of the concussion protocol. While this doesn't seem to be anything that will put his regular season availability in doubt, Stiemsma doesn't hold a lot of standard league fantasy value as a bench player with the Pelicans.
Oct 9 - 1:50 PM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said that Greg Stiemsma should be fine after taking a hard fall on Tuesday.

Stiemsma left the court under his own power but he didn't return to the game. "I think he just got the wind knocked out of him," Casey said. The Raptors are likely to perform concussion tests as a precaution, but we're considering Stiemsma day-to-day.
Oct 8 - 11:58 AM

Greg Stiemsma walked into the Raptors' locker room under his own power after a hard fall on Tuesday, and did not return to the court.

Stiemsma looked "a bit groggy" according to beat writer Ryan Wolstat, so the Raptors likely ran some concussion tests as a precaution. The veteran big man is hoping to use his energy and pesky defense to carve out a role off the bench this season.
Oct 8 - 9:23 AM

Toronto Raptors sign C Greg Stiemsma.

Stiemsma's deal will be on a one-year, $1 million contract, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Steamer averaged 2.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks in 18 minutes per game with the Pelicans last season and holds very little fantasy value heading into 2014-15.
Sep 4 - 12:30 PM

Pelicans waive C Greg Stiemsma.

Stiemsma began the season as New Orleans' starting center but he quickly proved to be ineffective, and has averaged 2.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 18 minutes per game on the season. It speaks volumes that he was replaced by Melvin Ely with two games left in the season.
Apr 14 - 11:07 AM

Greg Stiemsma played just 11 minutes and didn't shoot the ball against the Nets on Monday during a start at center.

He grabbed two boards and committed four fouls. Stiemsma hasn't really done anything noteworthy for about a month despite starting and seeing some minutes, so he can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Mar 25 - 12:40 AM

Greg Stiemsma will start against the Nets on Monday.

This move pushes Luke Babbitt back to the bench. Stiemsma has looked lost much of the time on the court, so fantasy owners shouldn't be looking his way for some desperation stats.
Mar 24 - 7:19 PM

Greg Stiemsma had six points on 3-of-3 FGs, three rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes during his return to the starting lineup on Sunday.

Stiemsma was promoted due to Alexis Ajinca's lousy play more than his own abilities, and fantasy owners should avoid him unless he somehow gets hot in the coming weeks. Based on past production that's very unlikely -- he averaged a mere 1.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in six prior starts at center for New Orleans.
Mar 16 - 9:04 PM

Greg Stiemsma will start at center against the Celtics on Sunday.

Alexis Ajinca hasn't played well in the starting lineup and will come off the bench. The Pelicans center spot has been a wasteland for fantasy and neither guy is on the radar in almost any league. Move along, there's nothing to see here.
Mar 16 - 6:13 PM

Greg Stiemsma will start against the Wizards on Saturday.

Alexis Ajinca will move to the bench for tonight's game and it's not known if this move will stick. Regardless, the center spot has been a wasteland for fantasy owners with Stiemsma, Ajinca and Jeff Withey only putting up the occasional useful line in deep leagues.
Feb 22 - 5:49 PM

Greg Stiemsma started at power forward on Wednesday and had three points, 12 rebounds, two steals and a block in a loss to Minnesota.

Stiemsma started with Anthony Davis out with a finger injury, and while he's had 11 and 12 rebounds in each of his last two games, we doubt he'll stay relevant for too long. But if Davis is going to miss time and Stiemsma stays in the starting lineup, deep-leaguers searching for boards and blocks might want to give him a look. He'll be tough to own though, as he simply doesn't score enough points.
Jan 29 - 10:49 PM

Greg Stiemsma will start at power forward next to Brian Roberts, Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu and Alexis Ajinca on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.

Stiemsma played well in his 31 minutes of action on Tuesday and leapfrogged rookie Jeff Withey. Including Ajinca, all three of the big men should get some decent run tonight. Aminu might be asked to do a lot more on offense than usual.
Jan 29 - 8:03 PM

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