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Greg Stiemsma | Center

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Wisconsin
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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

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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

Greg Stiemsma played 31 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday with nine points, 11 boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

He was a DNP-CD on Sunday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight as he played more minutes than any other Pelican big man not named Anthony Davis. This is nice to see from Stiemsma, but he's still hands-off material in almost all leagues.
Jan 28 - 9:50 PM

Greg Stiemsma was ineffective in his start against the Warriors on Saturday with two points, two boards, one block in 12 minutes.

The Pelicans have lost Ryan Anderson (back) and Jason Smith for a while and it looks like they may roll with Stiemsma as the starter. Tonight's game is a pretty good example of how low his fantasy value is right now. He's only a deep-league specialist for blocks.
Jan 19 - 2:12 AM

With Jason Smith (knee) out indefinitely, Greg Stiemsma will start at center for the Pelicans on Saturday.

Alexis Ajinca will serve as his primary backup, with help from Jeff Withey, and Stiemsma is worth watching if you're in need of blocks. He's averaging 2.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 15 minutes per game this season, so expectations should be kept to a bare minimum.
Jan 18 - 6:30 PM

Greg Stiemsma (knee) returned to action on Monday in a six-minute appearance.

The Pellies could use a big guy to keep Anthony Davis from having to battle all of the heavies, but it's unclear what Stiemsma can give whether he's healthy or not. At a minimum he's another big body to throw at teams alongside Jason Smith and Alexis Ajinca.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Greg Stiemsma (knee) will return to the lineup on Monday against the Blazers.

He's been out for six weeks with his sprained MCL and it's unclear how many minutes he'll see. Stiemsma played just 15.4 minutes per game before suffering the injury, so he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Greg Stiemsma (left knee) will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a sprained left MCL.

He suffered the injury on Tuesday night and did not return. Stiemsma has a Grade-2 sprain, so his prognosis is on par with similar injuries. Jason Smith will pick up some extra minutes along with newly-signed Lou Amundson.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 07:34:00 PM

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