Keita Bates-Diop Stats
- Height / Weight
- 80 / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/23/1996 (25)
- Ohio State
Keita Bates-Diop Last 10 Games
Keita Bates-Diop News
San Antonio Spurs forward Keita Bates-Diop has agreed to a new two-year deal. The terms of the contract were undisclosed, but it was apparently enough to retain his services after the franchise extended a qualifying offer to him back in July. The 25-year-old former Ohio State Buckeye appeared in only 30 professional contests last season, averaging 2.6 minutes and 1.6 rebounds throughout 8.2 minutes. Nonetheless, he probably won't see much action during the 2021-22 campaign, so it's best if he were left off fantasy rosters altogether, regardless of format or league size.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Keita Bates-Diop and guard Shabazz Napier have been traded to the Denver Nuggets in a blockbuster four-team trade. Denver trades guard Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomezand forward Jarred Vanderbilt in this move. This is an interesting move for Denver, where the biggest piece of this trade might be the first-round pick they acquired from Houston. Bates-Diop could have some short-term value while the Nuggets are banged up, but he'll quickly get lost in the rotation. Napier will get some minutes without Beasley here anymore, but not enough to warrant adding in fantasy leagues. The Nuggets also get forward Noah Vonleh and guard/forward Gerald Green (foot), but both players won't have much value going forward.
Minnesota Timberwolves small/power forward Keita Bates-Diop delivered one of his better performances of the season off the bench despite playing only 17 minutes during Wednesdays loss to the Indiana Pacers. Bates-Diop collected 15 points on 4-for-10 shooting, including going 2-for-3 from long range, and knocked down all five free throws that he attempted. It wasnt just the scoring column that he attacked, as he also added six rebounds and three assists despite his stunted playing time. With Minnesota still scrambling for offensive punch without Karl-Anthony Towns (knee/illness), Bates-Diop has been a solid infusion of life for the second unit, having scored in double figures in three of his last four outings. He offers solid, if unspectacular, upside as a DFS punt play Friday should Towns remain out of the mix.
Minnesota Timberwolves small/power forward Keita Bates-Diop saw a sizable role in his teams rotation during Saturdays loss to the Phoenix Suns, which allowed him to go for a career-high 22 points on 9-for-18 shooting during 37 minutes off the teams bench. Injuries forced Minnesota into a severe crunch for productive minutes, which Bates-Diop -- who had scored 11 points all season coming into the game -- filled. Should both Josh Okogie and Treveon Graham be absent Monday versus Atlanta, Bates-Diop would presumably see another considerable role off the bench, though he is far from a fantasy or DFS certainty.