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KYLE ANDERSON (SF)
  • Jul 24 2016, 12:05 PM

    Update: Anderson averaged 21.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.4 blocks across 29.2 minutes per game across five summer league contests.

    Analysis: After winning Las Vegas Summer League MVP honors a year ago, Anderson again torched his overmatched competition, putting forth a full stat line while shooting 52.4 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from three-point range. Anderson has proven that he's deserving of a bigger role, but a deep Spurs roster has yet to allow him to do that. The team will have Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili and Jonathon Simmons back for the upcoming season, which could prevent Anderson from seeing a significant bump up from the 16.0 minutes per game he averaged in 2015-16. Anderson's spot in the rotation certainly seems secure, but it will probably take an injury or two for his fantasy value to notice a jolt.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • May 03 2016, 12:21 PM

    Update: Anderson played five minutes and accrued no statistics in Monday's 98-97 Game 2 loss to the Thunder.

    Analysis: With the Spurs trailing for most of the contest, coach Gregg Popovich relied more heavily on his starters, leaving little opportunity for Anderson to get off the bench. The second-year forward had seen at least 14 minutes in each of the Spurs' previous five playoff games, but nearly all of those contests were of the blowout variety.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 14 2016, 09:04 AM

    Update: Anderson scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, five steals, and four assists in 30 minutes during the Spurs' 96-91 win against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Analysis: Anderson swiped a career-high five steals while matching his career high with 15 points in Wednesday's start, and he also delivered his first double-double. It's unclear exactly how much time Anderson will play in the postseason, but he is unlikely to log very many minutes in a playoff game that's not a total blowout.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 08 2016, 17:39 PM

    Update: Anderson will draw the start in Friday's tilt with the Nuggets, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Analysis: The Spurs are unsurprisingly resting a majority of their rotational players due to Friday's contest being the second half of a back-to-back. Anderson should benefit statistically by starting at the small forward position. He has averaged 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in nine starts this season.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 08 2016, 02:16 AM

    Update: Anderson scored eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 FT) and added 11 rebounds and three assists over 20 minutes in Thursday's 112-101 loss to the Warriors.

    Analysis: The second-year forward was outstanding on the glass in a reserve role, tallying a career high in boards. Anderson has notably received at least 20 minutes of playing time in his last two games, a sign that coach Gregg Popovich could certainly have gained some trust in him after a season where the UCLA product has acquitted himself fairly well in starting opportunities.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 28 2016, 20:29 PM

    Update: Anderson scored 13 points (4-6 FG, 4-4 FT, 1-2 3Pt) to go along with a season-high seven assists, four steals, three rebounds and a block in 36 minutes during Monday's win over the Grizzlies.

    Analysis: The 22-year-old stepped into an expanded role with many of San Antonio's regulars sitting out, and he responded with a healthy all-around effort. Anderson has shown the ability to produce in multiple categories, but his value is seemingly directly tied to who is resting for the Spurs on a given night. As such, he remains a more attractive daily option than he does a season-long sleeper.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 25 2016, 16:11 PM

    Update: Anderson will start in Friday's tilt with the Grizzlies, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

    Analysis: Anderson is drawing the start due to Kawhi Leonard being absent from the contest. While Anderson is certainly an intriguing play in DFS leagues due to Leonard's absence, it remains to be seen if can produce a good line when receiving solid minutes. He is coming off an outing in which he posted two points, two rebounds, three assists, and one block in 22 minutes.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 16 2016, 06:21 AM

    Update: Anderson scored six points (3-6 FG) and added four rebounds and two blocks in 14 minutes during the Spurs' 108-87 win over the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Analysis: After averaging 22 minutes per night in February, Anderson is back down to 16 minutes per contest through eight March matchups. During this month, he is averaging 4.4 points, five rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.9 assists, and 0.8 blocks per game.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 21 2016, 18:08 PM

    Update: Anderson had five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 29 minutes during the Spurs' 118-111 win versus the Suns on Sunday.

    Analysis: Anderson turned the ball over three times, and was quiet in 29 minutes on Sunday. This was his third straight start in place of Kawhi Leonard (calf). The Spurs are back in action on Wednesday versus the Kings, and if Leonard is unable to go once again, Anderson seems fairly likely to start a fourth straight contest.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 21 2016, 13:50 PM

    Update: Anderson will start a third consecutive game Sunday against the Suns, Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Analysis: With Kawhi Leonard still nursing a calf injury, Anderson will make a third consecutive start. During his last two starts he's averaged 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals over 29 minutes per game. Look for him to receive similar playing time moving forward until Leonard is back to full health.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 20 2016, 07:52 AM

    Update: Anderson produced 14 points (7-14 FG), three rebounds, three assists and two steals over 29 minutes in Friday's 119-113 victory over the Lakers.

    Analysis: Anderson received a second consecutive spot start in Kawhi Leonard's (calf) stead, and managed to provide even better production than in Thursday's outing. The promising second-year pro was much more aggressive with his shot, and wasn't lacking on the defensive end either. He recorded a pair of steals for the third straight game, and appears to be another solid find for a franchise that has excelled at personnel acquisition over the last decade-plus. While he'll immediately return to a reserve role as soon as Leonard gets back on the court, Anderson is gaining invaluable experience during these starting opportunities.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 19 2016, 08:18 AM

    Update: Anderson registered eight points (4-6 FG), three rebounds, an assist and a pair of steals over 28 minutes in Thursday's 105-86 loss to the Clippers.

    Analysis: The second-year pro got the spot start in Kawhi Leonard's (calf) stead, receiving the most minutes since he tallied 30 in a decimation of the Sixers back on Dec. 7. Anderson was efficient with his opportunities, but his lack of overall aggression on offense left the Spurs lacking on the scoreboard. The 22-year-old would presumably be in line for another start Friday against the Lakers should Leonard's absence extend into a second night.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 18 2016, 18:52 PM

    Update: Anderson is expected to start at small forward during Thursday's game against the Clippers, Jabari Young of San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Analysis: Kawhi Leonard is out with a calf injury, which opens up the opportunity for Anderson to move into the starting lineup for the third time this season. Anderson is averaging just 13 minutes per game so far this year, but should see that number increase while running with the starters. Look for Anderson to split the additional minutes with rookie Jonathon Simmons.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 10 2016, 11:15 AM

    Update: Anderson (illness) will be available Wednesday against the Magic.

    Analysis: Anderson was held out of Tuesday's win over the Heat due to the illness, but after he noticed some improvement in his condition overnight, the Spurs cleared him for the second half of a back-to-back set. The second-year swingman has seen his role fluctuate this season, but he's played at least 16 minutes in five of his last six appearances.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 09 2016, 15:05 PM

    Update: Anderson has been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Heat due to illness.

    Analysis: Anderson will spend Tuesday night on the bench as he deals with an illness. He could return to the lineup on Wednesday when the Spurs take on the Magic, but a decision will likely be made after Wednesday morning's shootaround. With Anderson out, look for Jonathon Simmons and David West to see more action off the bench.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Jan 27 2016, 21:42 PM

    Update: Anderson recorded seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT) three rebounds, and one assist in 16 minutes during the Spurs' 130-99 win against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Analysis: Anderson earned the start as Gregg Popovich wanted to match the Rockets' small-ball starting five. Nevertheless, Anderson did not see many minutes, and he is not worth targeting in the overwhelming majority of fantasy leagues.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 27 2016, 17:02 PM

    Update: Anderson will start in Wednesday's game against Houston, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Analysis: Anderson will be getting his third start of the season on Wednesday as he fills in for an injured Tim Duncan (knee). David West had been starting for Duncan but Coach Gregg Popovich decided to go with Anderson to better match the Houston lineup. Anderson will likely see an increase in minutes but shouldn't be expected to remain in the starting lineup for longer than Wednesday night.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 26 2016, 00:43 AM

    Update: Anderson had seven points (3-9 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 16 minutes during the Spurs' 120-90 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

    Analysis: Anderson is capable of playing multiple positions, but the 22-year-old sophomore is averaging merely 12 minutes per game. Given his youth and general lack of playing time, Anderson isn't worth targeting in fantasy this season.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 12 2016, 11:17 AM

    Update: Anderson registered five points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, and three assists across 17 minutes in Monday's 106-79 win over the Nets.

    Analysis: Anderson has seen his minutes hit the teens in two of the Spurs' last three games, but both of those contests were blowouts and sandwiched a tight game against the Knicks last Friday in which Anderson didn't even play. The 22-year-old's playing time figures to remain highly volatile from game to game.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Dec 08 2015, 10:54 AM

    Update: Anderson played 30 minutes in his spot start during Monday's 119-68 victory over the Spurs, but provided only seven points (2-4 FG, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, and one assist.

    Analysis: Anderson filled in for the ill Kawhi Leonard at small forward and saw more playing time than any other Spur in the blowout victory, but failed to make his presence felt on the offensive end. That led to a disappointing night for anyone who chose to roll with him as a low-cost daily option, and won't help Anderson in his quest to gain playing time in more competitive contests. He's expected to assume a low-usage bench role Wednesday against the Raptors if Leonard is cleared to return from the stomach bug.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

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