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San Antonio Spurs center Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) has been cleared to get back into action Friday against Portland, stemming his absence due to a shoulder ailment at four contests. Dieng stands to reprise his marginal role off the bench behind Jakob Poeltl, while his return likely knocks Drew Eubanks from any level of consideration. Since arriving with the Spurs, Dieng has played just a combined 24 minutes, not having established himself as a fantasy asset in any-sized format.
San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan compiled 19 points, four rebounds, 11 assists, and one steal in 38 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Raptors. The forward now has at least 19 points and six assists in the last four games. Averaging 21.2 points and 7.1 assists per game, DeRozan is a solid fantasy option going forward. Up next is a terrific matchup on Friday against a bottom-five Portland defense.
San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White finished with 25 points, three rebounds, and five assists in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Raptors. Despite averaging 14.6 points per game, White now has 25 points in two of the past four games. Overall, White is a low-end fantasy option as he does post generally decent numbers, but not always in a consistent pattern. The guard has a very favorable matchup on Friday against a bottom-five Blazers defense.
San Antonio Spurs big men Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) and Trey Lyles (ankle) remain out against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. This comes at no surprise as the two have not been given a timetable to return and were on the outskirts of the rotation anyways. Jakob Poeltl and Keldon Johnson will continue to man the starting roles while Drew Eubanks should see steady minutes off the bench.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray played a big part on both ends of the floor in Sunday's win over Dallas, scoring 25 points and snapping up four steals. He had an 11-for-17 shooting night and added five rebounds and five assists to his line with one turnover in 33 minutes. Murray, who shot 2-for-4 from downtown, is a nightmare for any opponent having registered multiple steals in six straight games. He will look to extend the streak on Monday against Magic in a matchup, which should bring him more offensive success as well. Orlando is allowing the fifth-most points in the league to opposing point guards this season.