Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

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

Kevin Martin (illness) will not play in Game 4 on Sunday vs. Memphis.

K-Mart said that he's feeling better, but it sounds like the Spurs just want to be cautious. He played an average of 14.5 minutes in the first two games of the series, but keep in mind that they were both blowouts.
Apr 24 - 12:27 PM

Kawhi Leonard exploded during a Game 3 96-87 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals, five blocks, six 3-pointers and no turnovers in in 42 minutes.

Say what? Leonard was unbelievably good on both ends to carry the Spurs to a 3-0 lead. The Spurs actually played a close game after blowing out the Grizzlies in Game 1 and 2. Leonard became the first player ever to score at least 30 points in a playoff game with four-plus steals, four-plus blocks and four-plus 3-pointers. Oh and he had no turnovers. He's pretty good.
Apr 23 - 12:27 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

He's been a little underwhelming in this series after destroying the Grizzlies in the regular season. Coach Gregg Popovich has been impressed with Aldridge's defense in this series as the Spurs continue to play at slower pace. Expect LMA to put up better numbers in the next round.
Apr 23 - 12:17 AM
Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs

Tim Duncan scored six points with three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 14 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

It's a little odd to not see Duncan carrying his team this season. This was his 154th win in the playoffs, which ties him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for third all time. He's also going to have a chance to top Derek Fisher's record of 161 games this season, but the Spurs will have to get wins in the Western Conference Finals.
Apr 23 - 12:13 AM

Kevin Martin is dealing with an illness and will not return on Friday.

The Spurs were trying to take some pressure of their key rotation players, but Martin won't be able to help much tonight. He should be OK for Sunday.
Apr 22 - 11:42 PM

Patty Mills scored a game-high 16 points off the bench in Tuesday's blowout win over the Grizzlies, shooting 5-of-8 from the field with two assists and four 3-pointers.

The Spurs have been taking care of business early in this series, but Mills has still only played 19 minutes in each contest and the Spurs used all 13 of their active players tonight. That being said, he did score 15 points with three treys in Game 1, so he's at least worth deploying while he's hot. Tony Parker added six points, four assists, one board and one steal in 23 minutes.
Apr 20 - 12:17 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 points with eight rebounds and four blocks in 27 minutes on Tuesday vs. Memphis.

The Spurs won by 26 points, so that explains the low minutes. Aldridge had 17 points in Game 1 and played just 27 minutes in that one as well, so the Grizzlies' inability to keep these games close has been a buzzkill for his fantasy output. The bright side is that his finger hasn't been an issue, as he's shooting 50.0 percent from the field in this series.
Apr 20 - 12:12 AM

Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs take a 2-0 series lead with a 94-68 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three boards, two steals and one block.

With the game basically decided by the third quarter, Leonard only saw 27 minutes in the blowout. He just collected his Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season on Monday and is going to be an absolute handful in the postseason for opposing teams the rest of the way. Assuming the Grizzlies can keep the game closer in Game 3 with the series shifting to Memphis, Leonard should have a much better fantasy line.
Apr 20 - 12:05 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired

    Short: Waiver Wired
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Norris: Eagles to Draft QB

    Norris: Eagles to Draft QB
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired

    Short: Waiver Wired
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Draft: Pro Day Breakdowns

    Draft: Pro Day Breakdowns
  •  
    Norris: Best NFL Draft fits

    Norris: Best NFL Draft fits