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San Antonio Spurs center Trey Lyles had 14 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal in 32 minutes on Tuesday night versus the Dallas Mavericks. It was his second double-double of the season, and the return of LaMarcus Aldridge did not impact Lyles' statistics like people would've thought. The 2015 draft pick averaged 33 minutes per game when Aldridge was sidelined and saw 32 on Tuesday. If he can keep up his recent production, Lyles could be a good waiver wire target for fantasy managers in 14-team leagues who are entering their playoffs next week and need some rebounding help.
San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan scored less than 15 points for the third time in five games, but still contributed with an all-around effort on Tuesday night. In a 119-109 win over the Dallas Mavericks that kept his team's playoff hopes alive, DeRozan added 13 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes. The small forward is seeing his lowest usage rate since the 2014-15 season but is still putting up numbers that have him as the No. 5 small forward in fantasy. The Spurs look to keep the playoff dream alive for one more night on Friday when they welcome Denver to town.
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge made his return to the hardwood against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday after a six-game absence. In a 119-109 win, Aldridge was effective in his first game since Feb. 23 and recorded 24 points, two rebounds, two assists, four blocks, and tied a season-high with three steals in 37 minutes. The No. 2 pick from the 2006 draft is averaging career-highs in blocks (1.6) and threes (1.2), to go along with his 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. If he can stay healthy, Aldridge will be a welcome reinforcement for fantasy teams looking for a boost down the stretch of their roto leagues or in the playoffs of head-to-head leagues.
San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. Aldridge was listed as doubtful on Monday's injury report, but it appears he's feeling better now. The Spurs aren't quite eliminated from the playoff picture yet, so Aldridge should be back in his normal role as the team attempts to climb back into the race. Trey Lyles will lose fantasy value and minutes, so he won't be a great streaming option anymore.
San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (shin) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. He was listed as questionable, but it isn't shocking that he'll sit out after head coach Gregg Popovich hinted Walker would miss more time. Derrick White, Patty Mills, and Bryn Forbes should all be looking at decent playing time here. White is likely the best fantasy option out of the trio and should be worth a look as a cheap DFS option for Tuesday's slate.