San Antonio Spurs Roster
- Western Southwest
- AT&T Center
San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge was reportedly being shopped around during the February deadline. The 35-year-old center has one year left on his deal worth $24 million for next season. It sounds like the Spurs overvalued Aldridge at the deadline and couldn't find a suitor. It'll be interesting to see if they revisit the trade market this offseason. The Spurs are likely headed towards a rebuild, so Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan could be traded before next season.
San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan is expected to pick up his player option for the 2020-2021 season. DeRozan is slated to make $27.7 million next season, so it's not surprising to see him picking up the option. However, it seems like the team is leaning towards a rebuild, so maybe the Spurs might consider trading DeRozan. He might have more fantasy value elsewhere since the Spurs are likely going to try and use their younger talent more often.
San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (toe) is without a timetable to return after undergoing surgery on Friday. He dislocated his toe on his left foot and had a minor procedure in order to fix the issue. Obviously, the Spurs are already eliminated from the playoffs, so this won't have any impact on DFS contests right now. San Antonio could be leaning towards a rebuild, which could be good for White's fantasy value. He's expected to be fully recovered by the beginning of next season.
San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (quad) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Utah Jazz. The team is going to be cautious here, especially with Forbes battling left quad soreness. Keldon Johnson will be asked to play significant minutes off the bench in Thursday's game. He'll be an interesting low-cost DFS option for Thursday's slate.
San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl posted his second double-double in three games in Monday's victory over the Houston Rockets. Poeltl scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds along with one assist, one steal and one block in 28 minutes. The 24-year-old took advantage of Houston's small-ball lineup down low in the post and is the only center on San Antonio's roster right now. Poeltl has averaged 12.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in his last three contests. He should be a sneaky DFS value on Thursday against the Jazz, who he just notched a double-double against on August 7.