Vassell accumulated 23 points (7-15 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and three assists over 37 minutes during Wednesday's 113-103 loss to the Pelicans. The Spurs were eliminated from playoff contention with the play-in loss, but Vassell went out on a high note with a career-best seven three-pointers. The second-year wing led San Antonio in scoring in the contest, though he didn't contribute much in the way of complementary stats. Vassell showed significant improvement in his second NBA campaign and looks to be an important part of San Antonio's future.
Vassell will play limited minutes during Sunday's regular-season finale against the Mavericks, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. Coach Gregg Popovich said pregame that Vassell, Jakob Poeltl, Dejounte Murray and Keldon Johnson will each play a fraction of their regular minutes, as the Spurs are already locked into a play-in matchup against the Pelicans.
Vassell (heel) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's contest against the Mavericks, Ty Jager of PoundingTheRock.com reports. Vassell, along with most of the Spurs' key players, was sidelined for the second-to-last regular-season contest Saturday, but they are all expected back Sunday. Over his last four appearances, the second-year wing has averaged 17.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 31.0 minutes per game.
Vassell is out Saturday against the Warriors due to left heel soreness, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports. Most of the Spurs' key players are sitting in the second-to-last regular-season contest. Fantasy managers in daily leagues should look to the bench for value, including Joshua Primo, Romeo Langford and Tre Jones.
Vassell supplied 18 points (6-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two steals over 30 minutes during Thursday's 127-121 loss to the Timberwolves. Despite some lingering Achilles tendon soreness, Vassell continues to make an impact for the Spurs. The second-year wing is averaging 17.4 points, 4.2 boards, 3.2 threes, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals over the last five games, and he should be a key figure for the club as it tries to advance through the play-in tournament beginning next week.
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