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2021 Stats

STATS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG
Regular Season 14.1 3.3 45.7 3.1 0.3

Top Keita Bates-Diop News

  • 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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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Officially active

    Bates-Diop (back) will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

    Bates-Diop will return to action after missing the last two games with a back bruise. The 25-year-old has averaged 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game as Keldon Johnson's primary backup.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Probable at Los Angeles

    Bates-Diop (back) is probable against the Lakers on Sunday, according to Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com.

    Bates Diop missed the past two games due to back bruise, but he's expected to be available for Sunday's contest.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Out Friday

    Bates-Diop (back) is out Friday against the Mavericks.

    The forward will miss a second straight game with a bruised back. His next chance to return is Sunday against the Lakers.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Questionable Friday

    Bates-Diop (back) is questionable for Friday's contest against the Mavericks, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

    The forward sat out Wednesday due to a bruised back but could return Friday. In 13.8 minutes, he's averaging 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Ruled out Wednesday

    Bates-Diop (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Sacramento.

    Bates-Diop averaged just 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game across his last three appearances, but he'll be held out with a low back contusion. His absence shouldn't significantly impact the Spurs' rotation.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Dealing with back contusion

    Bates-Diop (back) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Kings.

    Bates-Diop landed on the injury report with a low back contusion Tuesday. The 25-year-old forward is averaging 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds across 13.8 minutes per game this season. If he is unavailable Wednesday, then it shouldn't have a major impact on the Spurs' rotations.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Picks up minutes sans McDermott

    Bates-Diop posted six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds and two steals across 29 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 125-121 overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Bates-Diop was one of multiple Spurs forwards who stepped into larger roles Tuesday as a result of Doug McDermott's early exit due to a sore knee. Assuming McDermott's injury only proves to be a short-term concern, Bates-Diop won't be a lock to have a spot in head coach Gregg Popovich's rotation most nights. In the Spurs' previous two contests, Bates-Diop played one minute in total, and his 11-minute appearance in the Oct. 20 season opener was a byproduct of the game being a blowout.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Available Sunday

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) is available for Sunday's preseason game at Orlando.

    Bates-Diop will return from a hamstring injury that forced him to sit out one preseason game.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Questionable Sunday

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Magic, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

    Bates-Diop missed Friday's game due to the injury, but he could return Sunday.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Out Friday

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) is out Friday against the Heat.

    A strained hamstring will keep Bates-Diop sidelined after he also sat out Wednesday. His next chance to play is Sunday against the Magic.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Questionable Friday

    Bates-Diop is questionable for Friday's preseason game against the Heat due to a strained left hamstring, independent NBA journalist Matthew Tynan reports.

    Bates-Diop played in the preseason opener but not Wednesday's game. It's unclear if he'll be able to participate in Friday's game.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Returns to Alamo

    Bates-Diop re-signed Tuesday with the Spurs on a two-year contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    After playing the 2020-21 campaign under of the Spurs' two two-way slots, Bates-Diop will be bumped up to the 15-man roster heading into 2021-22. At 6-foot-8 and 229 pounds, Bates-Diop brings could size to both forward spots, but he's still unlikely to find himself in coach Gregg Popovich's regular rotation during the upcoming campaign when the Spurs are at or near full strength.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Becomes restricted free agent

    Bates-Diop was extended a qualifying offer by the Spurs on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Bates-Diop appeared in 30 games for the Spurs last season and averaged 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8.2 minutes. He likely won't have too many suitors in free agency.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Doesn't play Wednesday

    Bates-Diop (coach's decision) didn't appear in Wednesday's loss to Miami.

    This was Bates-Diop's second straight game watching from the sidelines; before that, he'd appeared in six consecutive games for the Spurs. During that span from April 17-24, Bates-Diop totaled 10 points and four rebounds.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Outside of rotation

    Bates-Diop has played five minutes in total over the Spurs' three games since he was cleared to return from a 15-game absence due to a hamstring injury.

    Bates-Diop was barely clinging to a rotation spot before the injury, so it's not too surprising that he hasn't been to reclaim a place on the Spurs' second unit following his extended absence. The two-way player is averaging 2.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.7 minutes per game over his 17 appearances on the season.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Available Sunday

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) is available for Sunday's game at Dallas.

    The 25-year-old has been sidelined for the past few weeks by a strained right hamstring, but he'll be available for Sunday's contest. Bates-Diop could operate as San Antonio's backup center with Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) and Trey Lyles (ankle) sidelined.

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  • Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Questionable vs. Mavs

    Bates-Diop (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Mavericks, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Bates-Diop has been out since March 15, but he might be able to make his return to the court. If he does, he'll likely be on a minutes limit.

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Player Bio

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