Player News - Spurs

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Kawhi Leonard didn't play in the second half of Sunday's All-Star game, logging 15 minutes during the West's 192-182 victory.

Leonard finished the defense-free exhibition with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes. He's healthy and there's nothing to worry about here -- if nothing else, he'll be extra rested for Friday's home game vs. the Clippers.
Feb 19 - 11:14 PM

Kawhi Leonard doesn’t believe the Spurs should make a trade before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

"I think we’re doing good right now," Leonard said on Friday. "It’s all about team chemistry. You’ve always got to figure out the best way for you and your team, but I think we’re doing a good job right now." The Spurs, at 43-13, have the second-best record in the NBA at the All-Star break, and Leonard is a major reason why. Prior to this year, Kawhi had only four games with 30-plus points in his regular season career (324 games). This season, he has 19 such games.
Feb 18 - 12:38 PM

Dewayne Dedmon racked up 10 points and 11 rebounds during Wednesday's 107-79 win in Orlando, making 5-of-6 shots with one assist and one block in 29 minutes.

Pau Gasol (hand) is targeting a return immediately after the All-Star break, which is unfortunate for Dedmon and his opportunistic fantasy owners. His numbers are up across the board in a dozen fill-in starts this season, but the inevitable dip in minutes makes him easy to ditch for a hot FA.
Feb 15 - 9:41 PM

Patty Mills dropped in 13 points, six assists, two boards and two steals in 18 minutes vs. Orlando on Wednesday.

The Spurs were rolling over the Magic early, so Tony Parker played only 23 minutes and no starter logged more than Dewayne Dedmon (29). Kyle Anderson, Jonathon Simmons and Davis Bertans all saw extra minutes tonight, but this game doesn't mean much for player evaluation purposes.
Feb 15 - 9:41 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge made 10-of-13 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws to finish Wednesday's game with 23 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes.

Aldridge came in shooting 34.7 percent in February, a slump that dates back even further, so it's great to see him get on track heading into the break. He knocked down 6-of-7 shots in the first quarter alone tonight, and could have done more if it weren't a blowout. He can be viewed as a buy-low option for his post-break upside.
Feb 15 - 9:40 PM

Danny Green scored only three points on Wednesday, but he added six rebounds with three steals and two blocks in just 18 minutes of action.

San Antonio lost to Orlando in late November but they avenged that game with a blowout win in Orlando tonight, improving their record to 4-2 during the rodeo road trip. Green's line tonight could have been bigger if it weren't for the lopsided score, and this encapsulates his fantasy value perfectly -- low scoring, but enough supporting stats to flirt with top-100 value.
Feb 15 - 9:39 PM

Manu Ginobili (left ankle impingement) will not return against the Magic on Wednesday.

The Spurs are up 20 at the time of this news, so being ruled out doesn't really mean much. Ginobili tweaked his ankle on a drive and was down for a couple minutes, but he was able to put some weight on it as he went to the locker room. He'll have the break to get right.
Feb 15 - 8:59 PM

Manu Ginobili rolled his left ankle against the Magic on Wednesday.

He's almost certainly out for the game with the Spurs up big. Ginobili drove to the basket and stumbled over his own foot and it didn't look too bad. Hopefully, the All-Star break will be enough time to get him right.
Feb 15 - 8:51 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Gregg Popovich again stated on Wednesday that he expects Pau Gasol (hand) to be cleared to return to action after the All-Star break.

Gasol was spotted going through some light shooting drills on Wednesday, and it sounds likely that he'll be back in action after the break. Gasol is having a down year in San Antonio with just seventh-round value on the season, but he's still worth owning just about everywhere. His return to the court will seriously cut into the value of David Lee, Dewayne Dedmon and Davis Bertans.

Jonathon Simmons played 13 minutes and scored four points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in Monday's win over the Pacers.

Simmons was iffy coming into this one due to an illness but was able to go. Whether healthy or in a sick bay, Simmons has no fantasy value at this time.
Feb 13 - 10:10 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee played 22 minutes off the bench and hit 4-of-5 shots for 12 points, 11 rebounds and a block in Monday's win over the Pacers.

Lee's been a bit rough to own lately, averaging 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds over his last five games, and will take a hit once Pau Gasol is back from his hand injury. Gasol is due back just after the All-Star break, so if you've been rolling with Lee, it's probably time to start making backup plans.
Feb 13 - 10:08 PM

Danny Green had 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes of Monday's 110-106 win over the Pacers.

Green is now the only player in the league to have accumulated at least 90 3-pointers, and 30 blocks in each of the last six seasons. And while Green has been a bit of a disappointment over the past couple seasons, he is still worth owning in most leagues because of his contributions in the peripherals. Over his last five games, he's averaging 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers on 40 percent shooting. But the potential is there for so much more.
Feb 13 - 10:06 PM

Dewayne Dedmon had six points, 12 rebounds and zero blocks in 28 minutes in another start at center on Monday.

Dedmon is far from a must-own player, but is holding his own without Pau Gasol (broken hand), averaging 7.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over his last five games. If he was more of a shot blocker he'd be a more popular fantasy pickup, but with Pau Gasol due back sooner than later, Dedmon should be on a short fantasy leash right now. If you're desperate at center he's certainly worth a look, but keep in mind that Gasol should be back right after the All-Star break.
Feb 13 - 9:59 PM

Kawhi Leonard hit 13-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals in Monday's 110-106 win over the Pacers, his former team.

The Pacers drafted Leonard and then traded him for, cough, George Hill, so while this was technically a revenge game, we doubt Leonard gets any more fired up to the play the Pacers than he does any other team. He came through in a big way in a back-to-back scenario after scoring 36 points with a monster line in Sunday's loss to the Knicks. As long as Leonard's in the starting lineup for the Spurs, he belongs in your fantasy lineup. He's now scored 30 or more points in four straight games after getting a day of rest a week ago.
Feb 13 - 9:56 PM

Jonathon Simmons (illness) will be available to play Monday vs. the Pacers.

With Kawhi Leonard active, Simmons won't get enough run to matter in any format.
Feb 13 - 5:58 PM


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