Player News - Spurs

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LaMarcus Aldridge was on fire during a 98-97 loss to the Thunder in Game 2 on Monday, making 15-of-21 from the field for 41 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

He is lighting it up with his jumper and in the post-up game. Aldridge has scored 79 points in the last two games with an absurd 80.9 true shooting percentage. The Spurs have to give him a touch on basically every possession right now, especially with his teammates not clicking. Expect him to have a huge series.
May 3 - 12:34 AM
Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs

Tim Duncan made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with nine rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

The future Hall of Fame big man hasn't been a force on offense in the postseason. Duncan hasn't scored more than eight points in any 2016 playoff game and averaged just 6.2 points per game in his previous five. He's tough to trust in DFS.
May 3 - 12:22 AM

Kawhi Leonard made 7-of-18 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

It was not his best game on either end. Leonard played some power forward in this game with a lot of small-ball lineups for both teams. Prior to this dud, he was incredibly efficient in the previous five games, posting a 71.4 true shooting percentage. Leonard should bounce back in Game 3 on Friday.
May 3 - 12:20 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge put on a shooting clinic in a 124-92 win over the Thunder on Saturday, making 18-of-23 for 38 points with six rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

It's his third-best scoring game of his playoff career. The Thunder completely forgot Aldridge led the NBA in mid-range makes in three of the last four seasons. He was wide open all game and also had a number of easy buckets near the rim, as well. LMA has been fantastic since January and had success against OKC this season, so he'll be dialed in as a high-end DFS play.
Apr 30 - 10:58 PM

Kawhi Leonard made 10-of-13 from the field for 25 points in 22 minutes against the Thunder during a Game 1 win on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.

He's won Defensive Player of the Year in the last two seasons, but Kawhi's offense was the story tonight. He made his first six shots from the field to help get him to 20 points in the first half. Kevin Durant simply couldn't guard him with his array of hesitation moves and he was awesome in transition. The Klaw will be dominating this series on both ends as a high-end DFS option.
Apr 30 - 10:56 PM

Danny Green caught fire in a win over the Thunder on Saturday, making 6-of-7 from the field for 18 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

Where was this all season? Green's efficiency was an unbelievable 121.4 effective field goal percentage while playing some terrific defense on the other end during the easy win. Perhaps no player turned in more duds than Green in the regular season, so we'd like to see it again. Congrats to those who started him in DFS tonight.
Apr 30 - 10:56 PM

Boban Marjanovic scored four points with five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in just eight minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

When it's garbage time, it's Boban time. The Thunder probably won't get crushed this bad again, so it's really tough to use Marjanovic in DFS.
Apr 30 - 10:55 PM

Kevin Martin scored two points in 12 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

Martin was sick at the end of last series, but he's fine. He wasn't in the rotation until the game was decided, so don't expect Martin to play this much going forward during this series.
Apr 30 - 10:53 PM

Kevin Martin (illness) has been a full participant during the Spurs past two practices.

Martin was forced to miss Game 4 of San Antonio's first-round series against the Grizzlies with an illness, but he should be good to go for Saturday's Game 1 matchup with the Thunder. However, with everyone on the Spurs roster healthy, Martin won't play enough minutes to matter in most formats.
Apr 28 - 2:36 PM

Tony Parker said that he wants to play until he's 38 years old.

"I will definitely not go to 40 [like Tim Duncan]," said Parker. "20 seasons will be enough." If Parker is able to meet his goal, that will give him another five years in the league. However, Parker only managed to put up 14th round value in standard 9-cat leagues this season, and his numbers will only continue to get worse as the years go on. He won't be a great standard league target next season.
Apr 28 - 2:10 PM

Tim Duncan implied during a recent interview that Kawhi Leonard does not get enough foul calls while he's on the court.

"He’s gotten to the point now where people are being a lot more physical with him, but people are still being allowed to get away with a whole lot of stuff," Duncan said. While Duncan is pleading his case for the officials to start blowing the whistle more often, Leonard did not seem overly concerned with how the refs officiating saying, "I don’t even think about it, really. I’m not playing to get fouls." He was phenomenal in his first-round series, and should continue to put up gaudy stat lines through San Antonio's second-round series against OKC.
Apr 27 - 1:00 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds and one steal.

He was 6-of-11 from the field and only played 26 minutes due to the lopsided score. The Spurs coasted through the first round of the playoffs, but they will have a much tougher opponent in the second round (likely the Thunder) which means that Aldridge's minutes and production should both start to trend up -- he only played more than 27 minutes one time in the first round.
Apr 24 - 3:59 PM

Danny Green scored two points (1-of-3 FGs) with two boards and one steal in 18 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday.

He had a nice steal which led to a dunk in transition, but that was it. Green looked solid in Game 3 with 11 points, four boards, three blocks, one steal and three treys, but he was held to single-digit points in both Game 1 and Game 2. Just like the regular season, Green will continue to be a volatile fantasy option due to his inconsistency.
Apr 24 - 3:54 PM

Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs sweep the Grizzlies with a 116-95 win on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting with seven boards, four assists, two blocks, one steal and two treys.

He was coming off a dominant performance in Game 3 in which he scored 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals, five blocks and six 3-pointers, and coach Gregg Popovich gushed about him prior to Game 4. "He’s not afraid to put himself in situations where the shots are big and the shots are important," Popovich said. Matt Barnes also had some nice words, saying that Leonard "is one of the best players in the NBA." Barring a miracle from the Mavericks, the Spurs will play the Thunder in the next round meaning Leonard will see a lot of Kevin Durant in the next couple weeks.
Apr 24 - 3:51 PM
Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs

Tim Duncan scored seven points (3-of-4 FGs) with two boards, two assists and three blocks in 19 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday.

This was his 245th playoff game, moving him past Robert Horry for second place on the all-time list with only Derek Fisher (259) left to beat. Papa Duncan had a pretty quiet series and averaged just 5.3 points, 7.7 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.7 blocks in the first three games, but the Spurs will likely need a lot more from him in the second round of the playoffs (likely against the Thunder).
Apr 24 - 3:49 PM


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