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San Antonio Spurs forward Doug McDermott (illness) has been ruled out of the team's Friday night contest against the New Orleans Pelicans. The veteran forward would have seen some extra time since Victor Wembanyama (hip) is out, but the frontcourt will now be quite thin. Cedi Osman, Julian Champagnie, and Keldon Johnson will likely see the biggest uptick in both minutes and usage in this game.
San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (hip) will miss the first game of his career as he's been ruled out due to right hip tightness. The rookie phenom was originally questionable for their last contest on Thursday and he ended up playing, so it looks like he'll get a rest on the second half of a back-to-back. While he watches from the sidelines, Zach Collins and Keldon Johnson will likely start in the front court while Tre Jones or Cedi Osman will move into the starting five for a game. All of which serve as quality streaming options in a variety of leagues.
San Antonio Spurs forward/center Victor Wembanyama (hip) is considered questionable for Thursday's matchup against Atlanta. He's bothered by tightness in his right hip and could be out for the first time this season. Wembanyama would be a massive miss for the Spurs, as the French talent leads the team in scoring with 19.2 points and also tops the blocks list with 2.6 swats a night. Offensively, it will be Devin Vassell and Keldon Johnson who will carry a bigger load without Wembanyama, while Cedi Osman and Doug McDermott are the primary candidates to pick up extra minutes on the court.
San Antonio Spurs guard Devin Vassell (groin) is available for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Vassell said earlier in the day that he would play and he was right as he has been cleared to play. It's worth noting that Vassell is going to come off the bench during his first game back. Malaki Branham will move into the starting five for Wednesday's game. The Spurs are likely going to monitor Vassell's minutes, so he won't be a great streaming option on Wednesday. It might take a few games before he's back up to full speed.
San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Devin Vassell (groin) told reporters that he'll be back from a three-game absence for Wednesday's game versus the Los Angeles Clippers. Vassell downplayed the effects of his left adductor strain, calling it a nagging issue that the Spurs are just being cautious about after it was re-aggravated. San Antonio has not yet updated the status of the 23-year-old swingman on the official injury report, but we'll take his word for it, unless he suffers a setback sometime between morning shootaround and pregame warmups. Vassell could face a minutes restriction in his return, but he's averaging a sharp 17.3 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.4 threes in 28.9 minutes across nine games. Vassell's return would unplug Julian Champagnie from head coach Gregg Popovich's starting lineup, but he wasn't getting the job done as a fantasy streamer while averaging 6.7 points and 1.7 threes in 22.7 minutes over his three starts.