Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said that the foot injury Manu Ginobili suffered Tuesday night does not "appear to be anything severe."

Ginobili was injured midway through the third quarter of Tuesday's night loss to Denver. He limped to the locker room and was unable to return. However, both the X-rays and the MRI came back negative. "It didn't appear to be anything severe," Buford said. "He got treatment, saw people and then left on his All-Star vacation plans." The Spurs don't play again until next Friday, so Manu will have plenty of time to rest and should be good to go after the break.
Feb 16 - 9:20 AM

Manu Ginobili exited Tuesday's game due to pain in his right foot, but the X-rays came back negative.

Ginobili went to the locker room and took a trainer with him mid-way through the third quarter on Tuesday. He was later ruled out and did not return. However, the X-rays came back clean and, according to Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald, "the team expects to find no serious injury in further tests planned for Wednesday." San Antonio doesn't play again until after the All-Star break, on February 23rd, so Manu will have plenty of time to rest the foot.
Feb 14 - 10:08 AM

Dejounte Murray scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 27 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

He was considered probable tonight because of his ankle and the back-to-back set, but he'll get plenty of time to rest up before San Antonio's next game on Feb. 23. Murray doesn't shoot many 3-pointers, but he's a solid source of points, rebounds, dimes and defensive stats and is worth owning in standard leagues. The starting job should be his the rest of the way.
Feb 14 - 1:16 AM

Tony Parker scored a season-high 17 points vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-11 shots and 3-of-4 free throws.

The fact that he did this on the second night of a back-to-back is a good sign, though he did play just 16 minutes Monday. He played 24 minutes this time around, adding four assists, one rebound, one steal and two triples. He also looked good next to Dejounte Murray, and maybe we'll see more of that combo if Manu Ginobili's foot injury forces him to miss time. The Spurs are off until Feb. 23 against in a rematch vs. Denver.
Feb 14 - 1:08 AM

Joffrey Lauvergne scored a career-high 26 points (12-of-15 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs) in a 117-109 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday, adding 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes.

This came out of nowhere with Joffrey playing 15 or fewer minutes in his previous eight games. LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) was out again tonight and Pau Gasol's minutes were held in check because of the back-to-back, so King Joffrey took advantage. The Spurs are off until after the All-Star break and LMA is expected back next game, so Joffrey isn't an add.
Feb 14 - 1:05 AM

Manu Ginobili went to the locker room and took a trainer with him mid-way through the third quarter on Tuesday due to pain in his right foot and is having X-rays.

He won't return to the game and it was a non-contact injury, according to Caron Butler's report from the sidelines. He had eight points in 14 minutes before leaving, but is clearly more valuable to the Spurs than fantasy owners. Danny Green, Bryn Forbes, Tony Parker and a host of Spurs wings would see a boost if Ginobili's injury turns out to be serious, but he plays so few minutes there probably isn't a must-pickup either way.
Feb 14 - 12:15 AM

Dejounte Murray, Danny Green, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Pau Gasol will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

It's the second night of a back-to-back and the Spurs did list Murray as probable because of his ankle, so maybe they keep a close eye on his minutes tonight. His fantasy owners should still deploy on a six-game slate.
Feb 13 - 9:17 PM

Dejounte Murray (sprained left ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

Murray had 12 points, four assists and three rebounds in 29 minutes on Monday, and there was no sign of a setback with his ankle. Tony Parker (back) isn't even on the injury report, so presumably the Spurs' backcourt will be at full strength.
Feb 13 - 2:42 PM

Manu Ginobili (rest) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

The veteran has sat out the second half of the past three back-to-back sets for which he was healthy, and he's coming off a 22-minute performance on Monday. It's unclear why the Spurs would add him to the injury report if he wasn't being rested -- perhaps he'll be in uniform and technically 'available' but won't leave the bench. He's someone to avoid tonight.
Feb 13 - 2:40 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Despite drawing interest from NBA teams, Boris Diaw is expected to remain with Levallois Metropolitans through the end of the season, according to Le Parisien.

As NBA contenders began signing players that were bought out after the deadline, there was some buzz that teams might make a run at Diaw. However, it appears he'd prefer to remain in his native France. Players need to sign by March 1st in order to be eligible for the NBA postseason.
Feb 13 - 9:45 AM

Tony Parker returned from a day of rest and hit 2-of-5 shots for six points, four rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes of Monday's loss to the Jazz.

Dejounte Murray is the starting point guard for the reeling Spurs (losers of four of their last five), meaning Parker has no fantasy value these days.
Feb 12 - 11:50 PM

Danny Green hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes of Monday's loss to the Jazz.

Green hit a big 3-pointer to give the Spurs a late lead, but Donovan Mitchell stole the ball from Manu Ginobili and the Spurs totally botched their final possession, as Kyle Anderson couldn't figure out what to do with the ball. Ginobili almost hit a circus shot to win it while falling out of bounds, but it didn't go in. Green had just four points in 22 minutes on Saturday and tends to follow good games with bad ones, which is why he's likely available in your league.
Feb 12 - 11:46 PM

Dejounte Murray returned from a one-game absence with a sprained ankle and hit 6-of-14 shots for 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in 29 minutes.

Murray has quieted down over his last few games, but should be ready to get hot again as long as he can stay healthy. He's a borderline hold right now, but only drop him if you're picking up a sure thing off the wire.
Feb 12 - 11:44 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol hit 6-of-14 shots for 15 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, a steal and two blocks in 33 minutes of Monday's 101-99 loss to the Jazz.

The Jazz pulled off a nice comeback behind Donovan Mitchell's and Derrick Favors' big fourth quarters and held on to beat the reeling Spurs, who have lost two straight and four of their last five. Gasol was off to a rough start this month, failing to score more than eight points in his previous four games, but looked great tonight with LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) in street clothes. Aldridge will be out on Tuesday so Gasol should have another big opportunity, but he'll have to play in order for that to happen. Watch the newsfeed to make sure he's good to go, as anything's possible under coach Gregg Popovich.
Feb 12 - 11:37 PM

Davis Bertans started for LaMarcus Aldridge on Monday and hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 29 minutes of a tough 101-99 loss to the Jazz.

Bertans played 31 minutes on Saturday and 26 minutes in his previous game, and LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) will be out again on Tuesday. If you want to stream him or use him in DFS on Tuesday, it might not be a bad idea, but just don't look for him to post a monster fantasy line. Tonight is as good as it gets with Bertans.
Feb 12 - 11:33 PM


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