San Antonio Spurs
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|14||C||6' 10"||245||02/01/1997 (22)||0|
|25||C||7' 0"||230||10/15/1995 (23)||2|
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|28||PF||7' 0"||220||09/20/1990 (28)||5|
|12||PF||6' 11"||260||07/19/1985 (34)||12|
|7||PF||6' 10"||234||11/05/1995 (23)||3|
|5||PG||6' 5"||170||09/19/1996 (22)||2|
|4||PG||6' 4"||190||07/02/1994 (25)||1|
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|11||SG||6' 3"||190||07/23/1993 (26)||2|
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San Antonio Spurs guard Keldon Johnson was much more aggressive in his second Summer League game Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies. Johnson lead all scorers with 29 points on 10-for-17 shooting while adding seven rebounds, three three-pointers, three steals and a block in 25 minutes. The absence of Lonnie Walker IV allowed Johnson to take the reigns of the offense and he did not disappoint. Johnson was drafted by the Spurs late first round of the 2019 NBA Draft after one year at Kentucky. Despite this huge performance, Johnson will have trouble cracking the normal rotation barring any future roster moves or injuries. San Antonio currently has seven guards under salary this upcoming season.
San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV dropped 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting during Mondays Summer League opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Walker was the games leading scorer, as well as tying for the team high in rebounds with seven. Walker had his rookie season delayed by injury last year, which limited him to 17 games down the stretch with just 6.9 minutes played per contest. Heading into his age-21 campaign, Walker will look to crack the Spurs rotation with regularity moving forward, but appears to be the primary go-to option during Summer League out of the chute.
Small/power forward Rudy Gay will reportedly sign up for two more seasons as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Gay has spent the past two years with the Spurs, having reclaimed his starting role for 51 of the 69 games that he appeared in last regular season. Despite averaging 26.7 minutes per game in 2018-19, Gay shot new career highs both from the floor overall (50.4) and from behind the three-point line (40.2). He will likely remain San Antonio's third primary scoring option behind the duo of DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but will continue to have significant fantasy potential due to his consistent contributions in the scoring and rebound columns.
San Antonio Spurs power forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge posted an excellent line on Thursday in Game 6 in the 120-103 win over the Nuggets. Aldridge poured in 26 points with 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the series and he chipped in five assists with a block without a single turnover. The Spurs were efficient as a team in this one as they shot 57.1% from the floor overall and had just seven total turnovers as a team. The Spurs will need another big game from their veteran big man in Game 7 if they hope to move onto the second round in the Western Conference.
San Antonio Spurs shooting guard/small forward DeMar DeRozan poured in 25 points on 12-for-16 with the series on the line to help push the series to a Game 7. DeRozan did a bit of everything, as he dished out seven assists with seven rebounds and only had one turnover over his 36 minutes. DeRozan was very efficient, as he shot 75.0 percent from the floor but only got to the line on two occasions, which was a series low. We can expect an aggressive DeRozan in Game 7 and expect a big line from the veteran wing player with the series on the line.