Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

Patty Mills stepped up for the short-handed Spurs on Wednesday with 17 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes off the bench.

Ray McCallum started at PG in place of Tony Parker (ankle), but it was Mills who steered the ship while San Antonio erased a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter. Parker should be healthy on the other side of the All-Star break, however, so this doesn't have any implications for Mills' outlook.
Feb 10 - 11:16 PM

Danny Green had another solid game vs. the Magic on Wednesday with 12 points, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, two assists and one block in 35 minutes.

Green's owners have been spoiled over the past two weeks, as he shook off his dreadful start to average 10.5 points, 2.3 triples, 5.3 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks. "We prefer [to be under the radar]," Green said, referring to the Spurs' lack of national attention. "Even if we weren't under the radar, we'd still have to be focused and not pay attention to what goes on outside of what we're doing." He's poised for a nice post-break finish as the Spurs ramp up for a long playoff push.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 10 - 11:15 PM

Ray McCallum started in place of Tony Parker (ankle) on Wednesday and had four points, five rebounds and one assist as the Spurs eked out a road win vs. the Magic.

The Spurs' offseason acquisition has spent time in the D-League throughout the year, and he's averaging just 9.3 minutes in 24 appearances with the Spurs. He's not even worth a punt-play in DFS as a fill-in starter, which says plenty about his lack of value.
Feb 10 - 11:14 PM
Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs

Tim Duncan (knee) returned on Wednesday after an eight-game absence, notching five points on 2-of-9 shooting with seven boards, five assists and three blocks in just 18 minutes.

It's somewhat surprising that the Spurs cleared Duncan to play one game before the All-Star break, but maybe they wanted him to enter the week-long break with some semblance of a rhythm. The bad news is that more DNPs are a given for the veteran, particularly during back-to-back sets, of which the Spurs have seven remaining.
Feb 10 - 11:14 PM

Kyle Anderson (illness) came off the bench for two points, three assists, two steals and one block in 18 minutes during Wednesday's road win in Orlando.

The Spurs are on pace for the third best regular-season record in NBA history, a reflection of the team-wide effort that Gregg Popovich demands every night. Anderson has had some nice moments this season but his sporadic bench role makes him a liability outside of the deepest leagues.
Feb 10 - 11:13 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge made 8-of-16 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs to finish Wednesday's comeback victory with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and only one turnover.

Aldridge was terrific in Tim Duncan's absence over the past eight games, averaging 22.1 points on 58.6 percent shooting, 6.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.6 blocks, while shooting 90.4 percent from the FT line. He's even better in nine-cat leagues with just 1.3 turnovers during that span, and it all adds up to first-round value.
Feb 10 - 11:12 PM

The Spurs won their sixth straight game on Wednesday, beating the Magic behind Kawhi Leonard's game-winning jumper -- he finished with 29 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

Kawhi's usage rate has hovered right around 25 percent this season, a wonderful development for his fantasy owners. He shot 12-of-19 from the field with three 3-pointers and is co-existing beautifully with LaMarcus Aldridge, as the two combined to score the Spurs' final 10 points tonight. The 24-year-old will be a perennial fantasy stud for the foreseeable future, and he's not just a roto guy -- he's posting top-15 value in Yahoo's default points leagues.
Feb 10 - 11:11 PM

Ray McCallum is starting for Tony Parker on Wednesday.

He usually gets the spot-starts for Parker and should split the minutes with Patty Mills.
Feb 10 - 7:18 PM

Tony Parker (left ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic.

Parker suffered a minor ankle tweak during the first half of Tuesday's game, and while he played through it, there's no reason for him to risk anything with a matchup against the Magic and the All-Star break right around the corner. Patty Mills and Ray McCallum will pick up some extra minutes in Parker's absence, with McCallum offering the most upside.
Feb 10 - 5:56 PM

Matt Bonner (calf) will not play on Wednesday against the Magic.

He has a history of calf pulls and the All-Star break is coming at the right time. Bonner may not have played anyway with Tim Duncan (knee) back tonight.
Feb 10 - 2:19 PM

Tony Parker (left ankle) is questionable against the Magic on Wednesday.

He had a small tweak in the first half on Tuesday and was able to play through it. Considering the likelihood of Parker suffering in-game injuries, there's still a decent chance he is out tonight. If he is out, that means more run for Patty Mills and Ray McCallum. Ray-Mac is probably the better play with more output in possible garbage time.
Feb 10 - 2:18 PM

Kyle Anderson (illness) will play against the Magic on Wednesday.

He missed Tuesday due to an illness. With Tim Duncan (knee) back tonight, Anderson is less likely to be a contributor unless it gets to garbage time. Although, it makes it slightly less likely we see extra Jonathon Simmons.
Feb 10 - 2:16 PM
Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs

Tim Duncan (knee) will return on Wednesday against the Magic.

He's been doing more in practice and has been working in pre-game warmups. Duncan has been out since Jan. 22, so expect his minutes to only be around 20 tonight. That will push David West to the bench and the chances of a Boban Marjanovic sighting drop tonight.
Feb 10 - 2:12 PM

Jonathan Simmons played 23 minutes and had 10 points, four rebounds and one assist on 5-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

Simmons has played 23 or 24 minutes in three straight games and is averaging 9.0 points and 2.3 rebounds over that stretch, but you'd obviously have to be in a really deep league to think about adding him to your roster.
Feb 10 - 12:09 AM

Patty Mills played 16 minutes and hit 2-of-6 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, three rebounds, one assist and a steal on Tuesday.

Mills was playing very well coming into this one and offers some intrigue due to Manu Ginobili's surgery, but as long as he's coming off the bench for Gregg Popovich, new owners have to realize that nights like this one could happen more often than they'd like. He's still worth a deep-league grab with Manu out, but he's not an automatic starter.
Feb 10 - 12:06 AM


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