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Western Southwest Standings

Team Conf Overall
23-10 30-15
19-10 24-19
9-16 16-27
11-16 16-27
6-18 13-32

2021 Stats

STATS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG
Regular Season 17.2 5.9 52.9 4.3 0.7

Top Keita Bates-Diop News

  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Solid performance in loss

    Bates-Diop racked up nine points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and five rebounds in 28 minutes during Friday's 119-100 loss to Philadelphia.

    With the Spurs shorthanded, Bates-Diop drew his ninth start of the season, but he failed to make a lasting impression. On the season, he's averaging 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.9 minutes and remains a non-factor in most fantasy leagues.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Starting Friday

    Bates-Diop will start Friday's game against the 76ers, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    The forward will get the nod with the Spurs shorthanded. In his eight previous starts, he's averaged 5.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 21.1 minutes.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Will be available Tuesday

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) will be available Tuesday against the Raptors, Bruno Passos of PoundingTheRock.com reports.

    Bates-Diop sat out Saturday's matchup with the Pistons and was initially labeled as questionable for Tuesday's contest. Before his absence, he started the previous three games and averaged 6.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 21.3 minutes.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Questionable Tuesday

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

    Bates-Diop sat out Saturday's matchup with the Pistons due to the hamstring issue, but his absence may be limited to one game. He started the previous three games before sitting out and averaged 6.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 21.3 minutes.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Out Saturday

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) is out Saturday against the Pistons, Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Bates-Diop has started the past three games but will need to rest due to a hamstring injury. In his absence, more minutes could be available for Thaddeus Young, Devin Vassell and other forwards.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Questionable Saturday

    Bates-Diop is questionable for Saturday's game against the Pistons due to a right hamstring injury, Jeff Garcia of KENS 5 San Antonio reports.

    Bates-Diop had started each of the last two games, but he's dealing with a hamstring issue ahead of Saturday's matchup. If he's able to suit up against Detroit, he could see an uptick in playing time since Doug McDermott and Lonnie Walker entered the league's health and safety protocols Saturday.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Muted effort in spot start

    Bates-Diop ended with 10 points (3-4 FG, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and two assists over 25 minutes during Sunday's 144-109 victory over the Pistons.

    Bates-Diop was inserted into the starting lineup, replacing Dejounte Murray, who was placed in the health and safety protocols. Coming off a career-best performance, Bates-Diop was unable to produce to the same level. The minutes were slightly underwhelming, thiugh the fact the game was a blowout didn't work in his favor. It is unclear whether he will remain in the opening five but nonetheless, he should be viewed as a back-end 12-team streaming option in the short term.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Starting Sunday

    Bates-Diop is entering the starting lineup for Sunday's contest against the Pistons.

    The Ohio State product had one of the most impressive shooting performances in recent memory during his last appearance, as he went off 30 points while making every single one of his 11 attempts from the field. Coach Gregg Popovich has decided to reward Bates-Diop and insert him in the starting lineup for the team's contest Sunday. While you shouldn't expect another elite showing from Bates-Diop, the forward will have some fantasy upside if he's going to remain in an elevated role.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Goes perfect 11-for-11 from field

    Bates-Diop amassed 30 points (11-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), seven rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during Thursday's 138-110 victory over the Lakers.

    Bates-Diop may have been the least likely player on either team to register this type of performance, as he entered Thursday's contest averaging a measly 3.8 points per game. The fourth-year forward caught fire against the Lakers to go a perfect 11-for-11 from the field, with much of his production coming in an explosive 20-point second half. Bates-Diop isn't likely to put together another performance this pristine in his career, but perhaps Thursday's effort will earn him more playing time. He entered the contest averaging just 8.8 minutes in his pervious four games.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Back to reserve role

    Bates-Diop will come off the bench Saturday against the Nuggets.

    With Keldon Johnson (ankle) returning, Bates-Diop will return to a reserve role. This season, he's averaged 3.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 12.5 minutes as a reserve.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Grabs nine rebounds in spot start

    Bates-Diop ended with seven points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and two steals over 31 minutes during Thursday's 123-111 victory over the Nuggets.

    With Keldon Johnson still sidelined, the Spurs have had to look deeper into their roster, and Bates-Diop has proven to be an excellent addition to the campaign. Devin Vassell managed to take the court for limited minutes in Thursday's win, so while the Ohio State product's minutes will likely dip again, he'll remain a solid second-unit player for the team.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Starting vs. Nuggets

    Bates-Diop is starting against the Nuggets on Thursday, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.

    Keldon Johnson will be unavailable because of an ankle injury, so Bates-Diop is starting instead. The latter could continue to start while his teammate remains out. However, Bates-Diop averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds across four starts this year. His lackluster starter averages indicate fantasy managers should still consider other available options.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Will be available Monday

    Bates-Diop (ankle) will be available for Monday's contest against the Suns, Bruno Passos of PoundingTheRock.com reports.

    Bates-Diop sat out Saturday's game against the Warriors, but he will be available for the first half of a back-to-back set Monday. On the season, he is averaging 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds across 13.8 minutes per game.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Listed as questionable

    Bates-Diop (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against Phoenix.

    Bates-Diop sat out Saturday's game against the Warriors, but he has a chance to return for the first half of a back-to-back set Monday. If he's held out again, Thaddeus Young could see a slight uptick in playing time.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Ruled out Saturday

    Bates-Diop (ankle) is out for Saturday's game against the Warriors, Bruno Passos of PoundingTheRock.com reports.

    Bates-Diop was listed as doubtful ahead of Saturday's matchup, so his status doesn't come as a surprise. His next chance to suit up will be Monday against the Suns.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Unlikely to play Saturday

    Bates-Diop (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's contest against the Warriors, Bruno Passos of PoundingTheRock.com reports.

    Bates-Diop was held scoreless across just nine minutes during Thursday's 114-83 win over the Blazers, but he appears to have picked up an ankle injury during the contest. His absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the Spurs' rotation, as Doug McDermott -- who returned Thursday from a four-game absence -- will likely absorb the majority of Bates-Diop's missing minutes.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Out of starting five

    Bates-Diop is not starting Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Bates-Diop started the last four games with Doug McDermott sidelined due to a knee injury. McDermott has been cleared to return and will start Thursday, pushing Bates-Diop back to a bench role, in which he's averaged three points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per contest.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Plays 18 minutes in start

    Bates-Diop logged two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and four rebounds in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 124-106 loss to the Hawks.

    Making another start in place of Doug McDermott (knee), Bates-Diop didn't make much of an impact in his 18 minutes of action. It's possible he could make another start or two if McDermott misses more time, but the Ohio State product can continue to be ignored in most season-long leagues.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Joins starting five

    Bates-Diop will start Monday's game against the Suns, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Bates-Diop has played only 12 minutes in three games since returning from a back bruise, but he'll start Monday with Doug McDermott (knee) sidelined. Bates-Diop has averaged 3.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.5 minutes through 11 games this season, though he may see more playing time versus Phoenix.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 229 lbs
Birthplace: Bloomington, IL
Age: 25
Class: Junior