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Matt Bonner | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/5/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: Florida
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Matt Bonner is starting against the Pacers on Monday.
He'll start with Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan. Plan accordingly. Feb 9 - 6:41 PM

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Matt Bonner shifted to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, chipping in with one rebound in eight minutes of action.

Tiago Splitter moved back into the starting lineup for this one, but no lineup is permanent when coach Gregg Popovich is at the helm. Neither Bonner nor Splitter will have large enough roles to matter in most leagues, so they can be left on the wire with confidence.
Feb 1 - 1:07 AM

Matt Bonner replaced Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Bucks, but played just 16 minutes and finished with five points, one board, one assist and one 3-pointer.

The lineup change isn't permanent by any means, and it's well known that coach Gregg Popovich constantly tweaks his rotations depending on the matchup. Even if Bonner remains in the starting unit for another game or two, it's obvious that he is not a reliable asset in almost any league.
Jan 25 - 10:25 PM

Matt Bonner will start alongside Tim Duncan on Wednesday, with Tiago Splitter shifting to the bench.

Gregg Popovich continues to shuffle players around in his lineups, but fantasy owners can safely ignore Bonner no matter where he begins the game. He's started 12 games this season but is averaging only 6.8 points, 1.3 triples, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in those games.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 06:59:00 PM

Matt Bonner played 31 minutes off the Spurs' bench on Christmas, putting up 17 points (6-of-12 shooting) to go with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, and one block.

Bonner saw some increased opportunity tonight with Boris Diaw (illness) picking up a DNP-CD, and he could again get some extended run on Friday if Diaw is forced to sit. However, he'll have a tough matchup against the Pelicans, so he'd make for a risky option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 07:23:00 PM

The Spurs shifted Matt Bonner to the bench for Sunday's road win vs. the Nuggets, where he scored three points in 13 minutes with one rebound and one assist.

Bonner has filled in admirably as needed this season, picking up extra minutes with Tiago Splitter (calf) on the shelf, but his meager fantasy value vanished with Splitter's return.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:57:00 PM

Matt Bonner replaced Boris Diaw in the starting lineup against the Grizzlies on Friday.

This isn't the first time the Spurs switched their starting lineup at the last minute and it won't be the last. Bonner only has deep-league value.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Matt Bonner made all five shots from the field with two 3-pointers for 12 points in a 109-103 win on Monday with two assist and one block.

That's good for a 120.0 effective field goal percentage. Bonner stepped up tonight with Tim Duncan (rest) out, so it's hard to imagine him putting up many more great lines.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Matt Bonner returned to action from an illness on Wednesday but failed to score in 14 minutes.

He had missed three straight games and while he'll have the occasional big line when the Spurs get nutty with the lineup, he's not worth holding in almost any league.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 01:56:00 AM

Matt Bonner (illness) is ready to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

It's going to be interesting to see how coach Ettore Messina uses Bonner tonight. Boris Diaw has been great, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about Bonner returning.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Matt Bonner (stomach virus) is probable for Wednesday’s game vs. Indiana.

Bonner sat out Saturday's game as the Spurs quarantined him to avoid spreading his illness, but he's recovered and might even return to the starting lineup with Tiago Splitter sidelined. He's a poor source of fantasy value beyond the handful of 3-pointers he offers per game.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Matt Bonner (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

He was doubtful and his illness will cost him his third game. Bonner has been helpful for the Spurs while Tiago Splitter (calf) has been out, but he's usually not worth starting in almost any fantasy league.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Matt Bonner (illness) is doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

The Spurs have seen Boris Diaw flourish in the starting lineup over the past couple games and he should get another chance tonight. If you want to give him a look in a daily league, it makes sense. Bonner has very little fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Matt Bonner (stomach illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

Bonner has little fantasy value in most fantasy leagues, and his absence just means more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Bonner can remain on the wire in nearly all formats.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Matt Bonner (stomach illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Bonner is averaging just 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers on the season, and that pretty much tells you all you need to know about Bonner's non-existent fantasy value. Feel free to leave The Red Mamba on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 05:21:00 PM