San Antonio Spurs Player News: All Positions

News: Motiejunas is finalizing a contract with the Spurs, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Motiejunas has spent time with the Rockets and, more recently, the Pelicans, but he's been playing overseas in China for the better part of the last two years. With the CBA season concluded, he'll return stateside to provide some added frontcourt depth down the stretch for a Spurs team that bought out Pau Gasol.
News: Forbes finished with 20 points (8-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 36 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: Forbes had his highest point total since Jan. 3 on an extremely efficient shooting night in which he hit all of his threes and his lone free-throw. Forbes isn't a high-scorer, but he can usually do enough with rebounds and assists to make him a serviceable option in deeper leagues.
News: White finished with 18 points (5-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and two steals across 32 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: White did a little bit of everything in Friday's loss, stuffing the stat sheet and scoring his most points in five games. Over his last four games, White has averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds. Fantasy owners should be hopeful that White's great game is a sign of things to come.
News: DeRozan totaled 16 points (7-19 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal across 33 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: DeRozan turned in another solid effort across the stat sheet, failing to hit 20 points but producing solid assist and rebound totals. Stat lines like this one are typical for DeRozan who has shown that he's more than just a scorer in his first year with the Spurs.
News: Aldridge finished with 10 points (5-13 FG), five blocks, four assists and four rebounds across 33 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: Aldridge produced some unusually low point and rebound totals in Friday's loss, though he made up for the dip in production by swatting five shots and handing out five assists. Averaging 21.1 points and 9.0 rebounds this season, he'll try to get back on track in Sunday's game at Boston.
News: Poeltl will come off the bench Friday against the Rockets, Jabari Young of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Coach Gregg Popovich is opting to start Rudy Gay over Poeltl. In 50 appearances off the bench this season, the center is averaging 5.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 14.5 minutes.
News: Gay will start Friday against the Rockets, Jabari Young of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Gay will get the nod over Jakob Poeltl. In 48 prior starts this season, Gay is averaging 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27.4 minutes.
News: White totaled just three points (1-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 110-105 loss to the Heat.
Impact: White was brutal Wednesday, hitting just 1-of-8 from the field, ending with three points in 19 minutes. His production has been all over the place of late, coming at quite possibly the worst time for those in their fantasy playoffs. He remains a player that should be rostered in 12-team leagues but some owners may choose to move on if they need to stream his spot to boost their overall chances of victory.
News: DeRozan ended with 16 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 15 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 110-105 loss to Miami.
Impact: DeRozan was a monster on the boards Wednesday, hauling in a season-high 15 rebounds to go with 16 points. Ultimately it wasn't enough as the Spurs lost their first game of the month, going down by five points. DeRozan has had a great season for his new team although the lack of perimeter scoring certainly impacts his overall fantasy value. After attempting multiple three-pointers in eight of his first 14 games, he has done so just three times since then.
News: Mills finished with 17 points (6-13 FG, 5-9 3Pt), six assists, and two rebounds in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 110-105 loss to the Heat.
Impact: Mills turned in a nice performance Wednesday, hitting five triples en route to 17 points in 29 minutes. He also added six assists in what is about as good a performance as you typically get from the sharp-shooting Aussie. The loss broke a winning streak of nine games for the Spurs and things will not get any easier when they travel to Houston to face the Rockets on Friday. Mills should be viewed as a potential three-point streamer moving forward, with a little upside in assists.
News: Gay produced 17 points (7-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 27 minutes during Monday's 111-105 win over the Warriors.
Impact: Gay contributed in every category except blocks. The 32-year-old forward continues to fill in wherever he is called upon, with the recent reserve role resulting in more offensive responsibility when he's on the court with the second unit.
News: DeRozan racked up 26 points (9-17 FG, 8-9 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 38 minutes during Monday's 111-105 win over the Warriors.
Impact: DeRozan was dominant, delivering a highly efficient scoring effort while filling up the stat sheet across multiple categories. As per usual, he lived at the charity stripe and shunned the three-point line. With the Spurs steadily rising in the standings, DeRozan is likely to be relied on plenty down the stretch as his team tries to secure home-court advantage in round one of the playoffs.
News: Aldridge amassed 23 points (8-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 35 minutes during Monday's 111-105 win over the Warriors.
Impact: Aldridge was extremely efficient, draining nearly every shot he took while cleaning up on the glass and contributing in every statistical category. Moreover, he's up to 26 double-doubles this season (one less than last year) with 11 tilts still remaining.
News: DeRozan ended with 21 points (6-14 FG, 9-10 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, and one block in 34 minutes during Saturday's 108-103 victory over Portland.
Impact: DeRozan dropped a team-high 21 points Saturday, in a game which saw seven Spurs players score in double-digits. It was a team effort for the Spurs who continue to play well at the right end of the season. DeRozan is one of the more unflashy fantasy studs and should be able to maintain his current value moving forward, especially as the Spurs fight to avoid the eighth seed in the West.
News: Mills totaled 12 points (3-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, one rebound, and one steal in 25 minutes during Saturday's 108-103 victory over Portland.
Impact: Mills ended Saturday's win with 12 points in 25 minutes. He had been making some noise in standard formats but has cooled off over the past few weeks. The Spurs typically get a range of production from their bench and rostering any one certain player is very hard. He can provide streaming value in three-pointers and assists but is too unreliable to count on as a regular 12-team asset.
News: Poeltl finished with eight points (4-7 FG), six rebounds, five blocks, and one assist in 25 minutes during Saturday's 108-103 victory over the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Poeltl had five blocks for the second straight game Saturday, helping the Spurs to an impressive victory over Portland. Much like last season, Poeltl has turned things around from a fantasy perspective and is certainly on the radar to be rostered in many formats moving forward. He typically doesn't score a lot of points but is extremely efficient from the field and can add rebounds and blocks at a high rate.
News: White totaled just three points (1-5 FG, 1-2 FT), seven assists, four rebounds, and one block in 21 minutes during Friday's 109-83 victory over New York.
Impact: White provided very little assistance for his fantasy owners Friday, ending the game with just three points in 21 minutes. The playing time was very low due to the game being a blowout and he never really got going on either end of the floor. Despite this effort, White remains a must-roster player in all formats and should be much better Saturday, when the Spurs host the Trail Blazers.
News: Poeltl had 12 points (6-7 FG), nine rebounds, five blocks, two assists, and two steals in 27 minutes during Friday's 109-83 victory over the Knicks.
Impact: Poeltl was excellent Friday, coming within one rebound of a double-double while adding a season-high five blocked shots. This was almost certainly Poeltl's best game of the season and demonstrates his fantasy potential. Granted this performance came against the lowly Knicks and was the first time he has scored in double-digits in his last five games. He is more of a blocks and rebounds streamer in 12-team formats, but could start to trend up if the playing time continues.
News: Gay finished with 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes during Friday's 109-83 victory over the Knicks.
Impact: Gay made his return to action Friday, after missing two games due to illness. He played just 19 minutes in the victory but that was likely due to the game being a blowout. Gay has been incredibly consistent this season, whether starting or coming off the bench. The Spurs play again Saturday and barring any setbacks, he should be ready to roll for that one.
News: Gay (illness) will play Friday night against New York, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: As expected, Gay will take the court after missing the previous two matchup due to illness. He's come off the bench in four of his last five games and figures to remain in that role Friday, especially considering coach Gregg Popovich stated that Gay will "play a little bit," per Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News.
News: Gay (illness) is expected to play Friday against the Knicks, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: Gay is getting over the flu, but all signs are pointing towards him taking the court in the Spurs' upcoming back-to-back. Confirmation of his availability should arrive closer to game day.
News: Cunningham (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the court during Tuesday's 112-105 win over the Mavericks.
Impact: Cunningham has been a healthy scratch in three of the last five games while combining for six minutes in those two appearances. Even when he was a consistent part of the rotation during the first few months of 2018-19, Cunningham has always been more of a glue guy than someone who fills up stat sheets on a regular basis. As a result, he can be left on waivers across most leagues.
News: Forbes supplied six points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 112-105 win over the Mavericks.
Impact: Forbes saw the lowest minute total among the five starters and mainly operates as a spot-up shooter offensively. He remains a decent choice for those in deep leagues that are in dire need of three-point shooting. However, outside of a few boards (2.9 per game) and dimes (2.1 per game), Forbes doesn't offer much else.
News: White went off for 23 points (10-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt), seven assists, three rebounds, and three steals in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 112-105 win over the Mavericks.
Impact: White was absolutely spectacular, and he continues to gain confidence here as the regular season winds down. He has reached double figures in scoring in five of the last six games, swiped three steals in three of the last seven, and handed out 29 dimes across the last four. With Rudy Gay (illness) missing the last two tilts, White has been the one to step up, and the 24-year-old sophomore seems to be establishing himself as a reliable option across most formats as the Spurs gear up for the playoffs.
News: DeRozan finished with 33 points (11-19 FG, 11-11 FT), six assists, four rebounds, and four steals in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 112-105 win over the Mavericks.
Impact: DeRozan matched his season high in steals while delivering an extremely efficient offensive performance. Moreover, he provided another very well-rounded stat line overall, which has become the norm for the 29-year-old wing. Given that DeRozan and company expressed embarrassment and frustration over a recent loss to the Knicks (back on Feb. 24), he's likely to be in attack mode early and often during this Friday's rematch.
News: Gay (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Mavs, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Gay is battling the same illness that kept him out of Sunday's game against Milwaukee, and he didn't join the Spurs on the short trip to Dallas. The veteran will have a few more days to recuperate before Friday's home matchup with the Knicks.
News: Poeltl (hamstring) re-entered the starting five at center and logged 27 minutes in Sunday's 121-114 win over the Bucks, finishing with eight points (4-4 FG), eight rebounds and three assists.
Impact: Poeltl was sidelined for the Spurs' previous game Wednesday in Atlanta due to the injury, but the extended break between contests provided sufficient recovery time. The big man has averaged 7.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks while shooting 68.4 percent from the field over his last four appearances, all starts. The Spurs seem committed to using Rudy Gay off the bench at the moment, so Poeltl looks likely to stick on the top unit as part of a super-sized frontcourt with LaMarcus Aldridge.
News: Belinelli tallied 16 points (6-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 victory over the Bucks.
Impact: Belinelli drilled four three-pointers in Sunday's win, a welcome sight for owners that may have streamed him in on the final day of the week. Belinelli has a knack of putting up solid performances in big games and the Spurs are going to need him as they continue their push for the playoffs. He does very little outside of hitting threes, but that is enough in itself for him to have streaming value.
News: DeRozan produced 28 points (10-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, four rebounds, two steals, and one block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 victory over Milwaukee.
Impact: DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge combined for almost half the Spurs points Sunday, in another dominant performance. DeRozan continues to have a stellar season for his new team, despite playing alongside a ball dominant player such as Aldridge. The Spurs are moving along nicely at the moment and appear as though they are headed for another playoff run. They will be doing all they can to avoid the eighth seed, meaning winning will be a primary focus. That should result in plenty of court time for DeRozan across the fantasy playoffs.
News: Mills had 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four assists, and two rebounds in 23 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 victory over the Bucks.
Impact: Mills made some big shots Sunday, helping the Spurs to an impressive victory over the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. Numbers like this are about the ceiling for Mills as he typically provides limited value in points, three-pointers, and assists. He is more of a fringe player in 12-team formats but could be streamed in for three-point purposes.
News: Aldridge finished with 29 points (14-26 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 38 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 victory over the Bucks.
Impact: Aldridge was fantastic for the Spurs in their victory over the Bucks on Sunday. He had game-high totals in both scoring and rebounding, helping the Spurs to an important win. Aldridge has now scored at least 22 points in six straight games, also blocking a combined 10 shots in that period. The Spurs have won five straight games, including victories over the Bucks, Thunder, and Nuggets. He should continue to get all the minutes he can handle and should be a top-30 player down the stretch.
News: Gay (illness) won't play Sunday against Milwaukee, Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Gay was questionable because of illness, but he evidently isn't feeling well enough to take the court. Davis Bertans should be in line for more minutes with Gay out of the mix.
News: Gay is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Bucks due to an illness, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: There's hope that Gay will be feeling better by the time tipoff occurs, but that's uncertain for now. If he's ultimately ruled out, Davis Bertans could see more run.
News: Poeltl (hamstring) practiced Saturday and said he will play Sunday against the Bucks, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: Left hamstring soreness prevented the center from playing during Wednesday's win over the Hawks, but the expectation is that he'll be back in action against Milwaukee. He's started in each of his past three appearances, averaging 7.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 steal and 1.0 assist across 26.0 minutes.
News: Murray (knee) dunked for the first time since undergoing surgery to address a torn ACL, Jeff Garcia of FOXSanAntonio.com reports.
Impact: This marks the first real update on Murray's progress. The 22-year-old point guard was looking to be one of the more promising third-year players in the league before suffering the injury during the preseason. He'll continue his rehab work with the hopes that he'll be fully healthy by the time next season rolls around.
News: Bertans totaled 12 points (4-11 FG, 4-10 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Impact: Bertans was feeling it from deep in Wednesday's win, as he hit four of his 10 three-point attempts on the way to 12 points. Bertans doesn't offer much fantasy value beyond his three-point shooting and the occasional big rebounding performance. He's only a deep league play right now.
News: White totaled 18 points (8-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine assists, six rebounds and six blocks across 29 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Impact: White came through with another strong performance in Wednesday's win, accumulating another well-rounded stat line. His play has been excellent recently, and he's totaled at least 11 points and 9 assists in back-to-back games. His six blocks were a season-high.
News: Aldridge poured in 32 points (11-16 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 9-11 FT), nine rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 38 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Impact: Aldridge collected a game-high point total while just missing out on a double-double in Wednesday's win. Aldridge has been an offensive force as of late, scoring at least 22 points in five straight games and grabbing nine boards in four of those contests.
News: Gay totaled 12 points (5-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 34 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Impact: Gay drew the start in Wednesday's win and posted just his ninth double-double of the 2019 season. He's been a steady contributor thus far, but games like this aren't the norm for Gay, who hasn't posted many double-digit rebound games and is at best the fourth scoring option for the Spurs.
News: Gay will start Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: With Jakob Poeltl (hamstring) out Wednesday, Gregg Popovich will once again shuffle the lineup and go with Gay at power forward, with LaMarcus Aldridge shifting up to center. Gay ha fared well in five games since the All-Star break, putting up 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 24.0 minutes.
News: Poeltl (hamstring) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
Impact: Poeltl is battling a sore left hamstring, and while the Spurs hoped he'd be able to play through it, it looks as though he'll be held out Wednesday night. Poeltl's absence could mean Davis Bertans will return to the starting five, which would bump LaMarcus Aldridge up to the nominal center spot.
News: Poeltl is questionable for Wednesday's game against Atlanta due to left hamstring soreness, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: It's unknown as to when this latest injury cropped up, but his status for San Antonio's upcoming matchup is in jeopardy at this point. He'll likely test the hamstring in either morning shootaround or pregame warmups before a decision on his availability is made.
News: Walker was recalled from the G League on Tuesday, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Walker was demoted to the G League on Monday, but he'll return to the parent club and figures to be available if needed for Wednesday's clash with Atlanta. He's appeared in just three of San Antonio's previous 11 contests and has scored just four total points over that stretch.
News: White totaled 11 points (4-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, three blocks and a steal across 36 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Nuggets on Monday.
Impact: White nearly posted a double-double with points and assists on Monday night, chipping in three blocks and a steal on defense. He's been stuffing the stat sheet recently, with averages of 11.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.8 blocks over his last four games.
News: DeRozan finished with 24 points (11-19 FG, 2-3 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, three steals and a block across 37 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Nuggets on Monday.
Impact: DeRozan led the Spurs in scoring in Monday's tight win over the Nuggets, and he filled up the stat sheet with fantastic production across the board. DeRozan's scoring average (21.5) has come down since joining the Spurs, but he's experiencing what is arguably the best overall statistical season of his career.
News: Gay produced 14 points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-8 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal across 28 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Nuggets on Monday.
Impact: Gay posted an all-around stat line in Monday's win over the Nuggets, finishing just one rebound shy of a double-double and contributing two blocks and a steal on defense. Gay's line is typical for him, as he has been a reliable double-digit scorer who can hit the boards when needed. He's now totaled at least 14 points and eight rebounds in back-to-back games.
News: Aldridge totaled 22 points (9-17 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds and two assists across 36 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Nuggets on Monday.
Impact: Aldridge continued his solid play, scoring 22 and helping the Spurs capture a close win. Already in the midst of a fantastic season statistically, Aldridge has turned it up a notch recently. Over his last four games, San Antonio's big man is averaging 24.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 blocks.
News: Forbes (calf) will play Monday against the Nuggets, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.
Impact: Forbes was initially deemed questionable with a bruised right calf, but he's since been cleared to play and is not expected to be limited.
News: Forbes is listed as probable for Monday's game against Denver due to a right calf bruise, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: Forbes put up 16 points in Saturday's win over Oklahoma City, but he evidently came away with a bruised calf as a result of the contest. The issue isn't expected to cause him to miss any time, however, as he should make his ninth straight start Monday.
News: Gay contributed 22 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 116-102 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Gay bounced back following a sluggish showing during Wednesday's win over the Pistons to score 20-plus points for the first time since Feb. 7. Gay has recorded at least 20 points nine times through 53 appearances this season, and he's clearly the third option offensively (behind DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge) despite the fact that he recently shifted to a reserve role.
News: White produced 14 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, three steals, two assists, and one block in 30 minutes during Saturday's 116-102 win over the Thunder.
Impact: White enjoyed his second straight solid showing, this after contributing another well-rounded stat line in Wednesday's win over the Pistons. It seems as though White has earned the confidence and trust of coach Gregg Popovich, and provided the sophomore stays healthy he figures to see plenty of time as the team tries to clinch a playoff spot over the next month or so.
News: Poeltl pitched in five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals, and one assist in 26 minutes during Saturday's 116-102 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Poeltl has combined to earn 60 minutes across the last two contests. He was dominant in Wednesday's win over the Pistons, in which he posted 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 FT), 14 boards, three blocks, and one dime across 34 minutes. Given that Pau Gasol was recently bought out, Poeltl has less competition for minutes and could be a sneaky add if he continues to earn decent playing time.
News: Aldridge accumulated 27 points (10-18 FG, 7-7 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 35 minutes during Saturday's 116-102 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Aldridge was superb, showcasing his mastery of the mid-range while sinking all of his free throw attempts and earning a team high minute total. With the Spurs fighting to hold onto a playoff spot, expect Aldridge to remain extremely aggressive across the final 18 games of the regular season.
News: Forbes recorded 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 116-102 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Forbes shook off a calf injury that forced him to exit Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons. Forbes was extremely efficient in this one and while he's not known for producing gaudy stat lines, his ability to stretch the floor on offense and compete defensively keeps him involved on a team featuring stars who thrive from the mid-range (DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge).
News: Forbes (calf) participated in Saturday's shootaround and is good to go for the Spurs' matchup with the Thunder, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: Forbes exited Wednesday's game against the Pistons due to a right calf contusion, but it does not look like the issue was serious. Barring any setbacks, expect him to resume his usual role for the Spurs.
News: Gasol and the Spurs have agreed to a contract buyout, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: As a result of being let go prior to the playoff eligibility waiver deadline, Gasol is free to join another team for a playoff run. The two-time NBA Champion and four-time All-NBA selection has seen his workload reduced greatly in what is his age 38 campaign. Seeing 12.2 minutes per game across 27 appearances, Gasol has averaged 4.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and going 5-of-10 from distance. It seems unlikely he'll see a huge boost in minutes wherever he lands, so his fantasy value probably won't increase significantly. In San Antonio, Jakob Poeltl should slide into an amplified role.
News: White totaled 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal across 29 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Impact: White had a solid night, and he seems to have no lingering issues with his heel - an injury that cost him six of the last eight games. Now that he's returned to health, he could be in for some big games for the remainder of the season.
News: Gay totaled four points (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven assists and four rebounds across 21 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Impact: Gay recorded only four points in Wednesday's win, failing to make a field goal for just the second time this season. His seven assists and four rebounds made up for a pedestrian offensive output, but fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned with this performance. Gay has been a solid fantasy asset this season, averaging 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
News: DeRozan totaled 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 FT), 13 rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 37 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Impact: His 17 points snapped a three-game streak of scoring at least 20, but DeRozan still had a big night with 13 boards and eight helpers. He's averaged 21.6 points, 6.1 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game in a very productive season.
News: Aldridge totaled 24 points (11-22 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 39 minutes in the Spurs' win over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Impact: Aldridge had a strong offensive performance in Wednesday's win, stuffing the stat sheet in the process. His 20.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game make him a quality fantasy option, but owners should prepare for some unproductive stretches that have come and gone throughout the season.
News: Forbes (calf) is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Forbes suffered a right calf contusion midway through the second quarter Wednesday. He needed assistance to leave the court and appeared unable to put much weight on his right foot. That said, given the open possibility of a return, it appears as if Forbes managed to avoid a more significant injury. Expect a more definitive update following Wednesday's game about Forbes' availability for Saturday's tilt with the Thunder.
News: Poeltl will start Wednesday against Detroit, Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The Spurs are going with their "big" lineup against the Pistons on Wednesday, meaning Poeltl will start in place of teammate Rudy Gay.
News: Gay totaled 13 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds over 19 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Nets on Monday.
Impact: Gay struggled to get anything going in Monday's loss, as did most of the Spurs team. He came off the bench in favor of Davis Bertans at the four, and Gay saw only 19 minutes of playing time. His move to the bench wasn't the cause of his forgettable evening, and he'll likely bounce back the next time he takes the court.
News: White finished with seven points (3-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block over 25 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Nets on Monday.
Impact: White made up for his low scoring and poor shooting with solid contributions across other statistical categories. He doesn't seem to be himself after a heel injury caused him to miss six of his last seven games, but he could be a prime buy-low candidate in season-long leagues as he will be a valuable fantasy option down the stretch if he can stay healthy.
News: Aldridge totaled 18 points (2-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists and a block over 32 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Nets on Monday.
Impact: Aldridge posted a big double-double on a night where only he and teammate DeMar DeRozan could find the bottom of the basket. Aldridge is averaging a healthy 8.9 boards per game this season, though that number has risen to 10.3 over his last 12 games.
News: DeRozan totaled 23 points (9-14 FG, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a steal over 34 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Nets on Monday.
Impact: DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge seemed to be the only Spurs able to produce points in Monday's lopsided loss. DeRozan remains the top scoring threat for the Spurs, and he averaged 25.0 points per game in five contests prior to Monday.
News: Bertans will draw another start Monday against Brooklyn, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Bertans was held to just four points in 24 minutes Sunday night, but he'll get the nod once again as Rudy Gay will move to the bench. Bertans is averaging 10.4 points and 3.7 rebounds over his previous seven contests.
News: Gay will come off the bench Monday against Brooklyn, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Gay has been consistent on the offensive end of the court lately, but coach Gregg Popovich will role with Davis Bertans at power forward Monday evening. Even in a bench role, Gay should play a decent chunk of minutes.
News: Bertans ended with four points, four rebounds, and one block in 24 minutes during Sunday's 130-118 loss to New York.
Impact: Bertans shifted into the starting lineup with Derrick White sitting the game out. Despite the move, Bertans contributed basically nothing, ending with just four points in 24 minutes. He has hovered around the backend of standard leagues over the past month but is really more of a streaming option, and even that is a stretch in many formats.
News: Aldridge totaled 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 21 minutes during Sunday's 130-118 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: Aldridge played just 21 minutes Sunday as the Spurs lost a tough one to the Knicks. Aldridge was in some doubt due to an illness but eventually took his place in the starting lineup. His minutes were well down when compared to his usual allotment, however, that could have been due to his illness of the fact the starters were struggling. He will be better than this on most nights, hopefully beginning Monday in Brooklyn.
News: DeRozan finished with 32 points (12-22 FG, 8-10 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 32 minutes during Sunday's 130-118 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: DeRozan ended Sunday's loss with a nice all-around line, leading all scorers with 32 points. He continues to have a strong season but the Spurs have now lost six of their past seven games. The race for the final spots in the Western Conference playoff picture is beginning to heat up and losses such as this could come back to haunt the Spurs. DeRozan should be fine from a personal perspective but he is certainly going to need some help moving forward.
News: Bertans is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: With Derrick White (heel) out of the mix, Bryn Forbes will bump over to point guard, DeMar DeRozan shifts to shooting guard and Rudy Gay moves to small forward, leaving room for Bertans to slot in at power forward. He's averaging 10.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in his previous five games as a starter. He's expected to move back to the bench when White returns Monday in Brooklyn.
News: White (heel) is active for Sunday's game against the Knicks, but is unlikely to play, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: White returned for the Spurs' most recent game after missing the previous five with a heel injury, but he seems to still be dealing with some lingering pain. Coach Gregg Popovich said that White won't play unless there is an emergency, although he's expected to back for the second half of San Antonio's back-to-back Monday in Brooklyn, per Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com.
News: Aldridge (illness) has been cleared to play Sunday against New York, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: Aldridge was listed as probable due to illness, so it's unsurprising that he'll be ready to go. The expectation is that he'll start as per usual. Aldridge has been impressive for the Spurs of late, averaging 17.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 blocks over his previous six games.
News: White (heel) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: White has a good chance of playing in Sunday's game against the Knicks. He returned form a five game absence due to a heel injury Thursday, recording seven points, four rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes of run. If he's unable to go, look for Patty Mills to see a heavy minute load.
News: Aldridge (illness) is probable for Sunday's tilt against the Knicks, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: Aldridge was listed as probable for Friday's game as well. He ended up playing, but he went just 2-for-8 from the field for six points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes. Assuming he takes the floor Sunday, Aldridge will look to bounce back.
News: Belinelli amassed 21 points (7-15 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, and two assists in 31 minutes during Friday's 120-117 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Belinelli matched LaMarcus Aldridge for the second-most minutes on the team, trailing only DeMar DeRozan. The 32-year-old veteran's three-point shooting keeps him heavily involved even as a reserve, but he offers very little beyond scoring and threes.
News: DeRozan produced 23 points (7-12 FG, 9-9 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, two steals, and one block in 34 minutes during Friday's 120-117 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: DeRozan was extremely efficient offensively while filling up the box score in this his first game back in Toronto since the offseason trade. He has taken his distributing to another level with the Spurs, and he'll look to deliver another well-rounded performance during Sunday's matchup with the lowly Knicks.
News: Aldridge managed six points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Friday's 120-117 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Aldridge had been listed as probable due to an illness and struggled badly in the narrow defeat. He matched his worst scoring total of the season, finishing in single digits for just the fifth time through 59 appearances here in 2018-19. As long as Aldridge is up for it, Sunday's matchup with the Knicks represents a cushy chance for him to bounce back with a strong stat line.
News: White had seven points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 20 minutes during Friday's 120-117 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: White returned to action following a five-game absence with plantar fasciitis. As expected, he saw limited minutes, and perhaps unsurprisingly struggled against one of the league's better defensive clubs. Sunday's matchup against the Knicks is much friendlier for fantasy purposes, though White will in all likelihood still be facing a minutes restriction.
News: White (heel), who is on an undisclosed minutes restriction, will re-join the starting five for Friday's game against the Raptors.
Impact: Considering White sees 25.3 minutes per game, it would be surprising if he crossed 20 minutes in his return. Friday marks White's first appearance since Feb. 4.
News: Bertans will come off the bench Friday against the Raptors.
Impact: With Derrick White (heel) back in the starting five, Bertans will be moved to the bench. In 43 games off the pine this season, he's averaging 8.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20.1 minutes.
News: Aldridge (illness) will play Friday against the Raptors, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Aldridge was previously considered probable due to an illness, so his availability isn't a surprise. Over the past three games, he's averaging 18.0 points on 40.0 percent shooting, 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks across 34.0 minutes.
News: White (heel) will play on a minutes restriction in Friday's game against the Raptors, Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: White is seeing 25.3 minutes per game this season, so it would be a surprise if he cracked 20 minutes considering he's on a minutes limit. Friday will mark his first appearance since Feb 4. due to plantar fasciitis.
News: White (heel) is probable for Friday's matchup against the Raptors, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Plantar fasciitis has prevented White from appearing in the Spurs' past five games, but it seems he'll make his return Friday. It's unclear if he'll immediately re-join the starting five. In the 16 games he's appeared in since the start of 2019, White has averaged 14.6 points on 57.5 percent shooting, 4.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.0 steal across 30.4 minutes.
News: Aldridge is probable for Friday's game against the Raptors as he's dealing with an illness, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Aldridge is expected to play Friday, but it's possible his illness affects his performance. Over the past three games, he's averaging 18.0 points on 40.0 percent shooting, 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks across 34.0 minutes.
News: Bertans contributed 17 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, and one block in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 108-107 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Bertans was perfect from beyond the arc, draining at least four treys for the 10th time through 53 appearances this season. His ability to stretch the floor makes him a fine fit as a complementary player next to mid-range monsters LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan, and Bertans has become more involved with every passing month here in 2018-19.
News: Mills produced 22 points (7-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one rebound, and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 108-107 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Mills has reached double figures in scoring in eight of the last nine games and poured in season highs in points and made threes in this one. Through six February matchups he is posting his best monthly per-game averages in points, assists, and made threes. Fantasy owners will have to hope he stays hot offensively and doesn't end up cooling off during the All-Star break.
News: Aldridge accumulated 22 points (8-15 FG, 6-10 FT), 11 rebounds, four blocks, and two assists in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 108-107 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Aldridge matched his season high in blocks while posting another double-double, his 21st across 58 appearances this season. As the Spurs enter the All-Stat break, he is matching his career highs in assists per game (2.6) and blocks per game (1.2) while providing his usual punch as a scorer and rebounder. With the team fighting for playoff positioning, expect him to remain aggressive across the last 23 regular season games.
News: Gay amassed 15 points (4-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 12 rebounds, eight assists, and one block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 108-107 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Gay returned to action following a one-game absence with a sprained ankle and delivered an impressive and well-rounded line. The 32-year-old veteran is maintaining career-high shooting percentages from the field, beyond the arc, and the charity stripe, and he remains the team's clearcut third offensive option behind only LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan.
News: Walker didn't see the floor during Tuesday's 108-107 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Walker was cleared to return to the lineup after missing the last two games with an ankle injury. However, he didn't end up earning any minutes in what was a surprisingly close contest. Walker has appeared in just six games this season, and he's buried deep enough on the depth chart that he's best left on waiver wires.
News: Walker (ankle) is available Tuesday against the Grizzlies, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: A sprained right ankle has prevented Walker from appearing in the Spurs' past two games, but the rookie has been cleared to play during the final game before the All-Star break. In 57 total minutes, he's racked up 14 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block on 19.0 percent shooting.
News: Gay (ankle) stated in shootaround that he's playing Tuesday against the Grizzlies, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: Gay went through shootaround without issue and he'll return to the court after missing Saturday's contest against Utah due to a left ankle sprain. He should be in line to start and handle his usual workload following a brief absence.
News: Walker (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against Memphis, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: After initially being ruled out for Tuesday's matchup due to a right ankle sprain, Walker's status has surprisingly been updated to questionable. He's evidently trending in the right direction, although a final decision on his availability will come closer to tip.
News: Gay (ankle) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Gay is on track to return Tuesday after being withheld from Saturday's game against the Jazz due to a left ankle injury. That said, the Spurs will likely wait until closer to game-time before making a final decision regarding Gay's availability.
News: Walker (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Impact: Walker is slated to miss a third consecutive game as he continues to nurse a right ankle sprain. Tuesday marks San Antonio's final game before the All-Star break, so Walker will have plenty of time to heal up before the team's next game, which is set for Feb. 22 against Toronto.
News: Metu was recalled from the G League on Monday, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: Metu is back with the Spurs ahead of Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies after playing 22 minutes for the team's G League affiliate Sunday night, finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal. Look for him to provide frontcourt depth for San Antonio; he doesn't figure to factor heavily into the rotation.
News: DeRozan totaled 23 points (10-19 FG, 3-3 FT), five assists, two rebounds and a steal over 35 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Jazz on Saturday.
Impact: DeRozan led the Spurs in scoring on Saturday, though it wasn't enough to come away with a win. His offensive production has been up-and-down recently due to missing time for rest purposes and an ankle injury, but his career-high 6.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game provide him enough production to still be a valuable fantasy asset even when he's not scoring a lot.
News: Aldridge finished with 15 points (5-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and a block over 32 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Jazz on Saturday.
Impact: Aldridge delivered another double-double in Saturday's loss - his 19th of the season. He continues to be a reliable source of points and rebounds each night, and his game features some very efficient scoring (51.2 percent from the field, 85.1 percent from the foul line).
News: Mills accumulated 14 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists and four rebounds over 24 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Jazz on Saturday.
Impact: Mills produced a well-rounded line on Saturday, playing his usual allotment of minutes and providing a scoring spark for the second unit. He's settled into a nice complimentary role off the bench for San Antonio, able to hit threes, dish to teammates, and grab a few boards in 23.7 minutes per game this season.