Lyles delivered 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and two steals across 30 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.
Lyles was the true definition of a hot hand Tuesday, as he drained four of his six three-point attempts en route to a season-high 18 points. He has scored in double digits in four of the Spurs' last six games, and while the depleted roster and the COVID-19 outbreak might have had something to do with that, he's likely to continue seeing decent minutes if he keeps scoring as he has done it of late.
Lyles will start Wednesday's game at Oklahoma City, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
The Spurs will return to the court for the first time in 10 days following the COVID-19 outbreak, and Lyles will make his third start of the season with the team missing six players. Keldon Johnson and Rudy Gay are both unavailable due to the COVID-19 protocols, so Lyles should have an increased role Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) is returning from a six-game absence and will come off the bench, though he figures to rejoin the starting five relatively soon.
Lyles finished with 15 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3PT, 4-4 FT) and six rebounds in 26 minutes during the 114-91 loss to Golden State on Tuesday.
Lyles has struggled to find time this season. He has only made 12 total appearances with two of them being starts. The forward, however, broke out big Tuesday. Lyles was well above 50 percent on the floor and added six rebounds to colead in the category off the bench. However, none of this should come as a surprise, with Lyles being no stranger to slumps either. Monitor his play moving forward for possible starting minutes.
Lyles will start Sunday's game against Minnesota, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Lyles has seen fairly minimal playing time for the Spurs this year. However, he'll join the starting five for the first time this season in Sunday's matchup with DeMar DeRozan (personal) sidelined. Although Lyles is starting, Rudy Gay should also play a significant role in DeRozan's absence.
Lyles produced just two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes during Thursday's 128-106 loss to Houston.
Lyles was a somewhat relevant fantasy asset towards the tail-end of last season, prior to the bubble. However, those days seem like a distant memory at this point. He should have a definite role with the team but it is unlikely to afford him enough opportunity to be more than a deep league acquisition.
Coach Greg Popovich announced Wednesday that Lyles won't be available for the restart of the NBA season due to appendicitis, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
The 24-year-old was expected to see an expanded role in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder), but the appendicitis appears to have cost him that opportunity. According to Garcia, Lyles recently underwent an appendectomy in Orlando and has been officially ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Lyles stands to benefit from LaMarcus Aldridge undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery.
In the 10 games Aldridge has missed this season, Lyles has seen an increase of 8.4 minutes per game. That's also led to an increase of 9.9 fantasy points per game. Per 36 minutes, with Aldridge off the court, Lyles averages 13.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.1 combined steals-plus-blocks.
Lyles went for 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt), 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 119-109 win over the Mavericks.
Lyles has scored in double digits in five of his last six games, averaging 15.3 points while shooting 47.1 percent from deep during that stretch. He's not going to score at this rate on a nightly basis, so fantasy owners should try to make the most out of Lyles' hot streak. He's providing decent value as a streaming alternative for users looking for points, rebounds and three-point stats.
Lyles posted 19 points (6-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one block across 23 minutes during Friday's 139-120 loss to the Nets.
Friday's game was played at a breakneck pace of 106.1, which is one full possession more than the fastest team in the league (Bucks, 105.1). Lyles was able to fire off plenty of shots in the process, hitting a season-high five triples in just 23 minutes. He should continue to see starter's minutes while LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) remains sidelined. Over the past four games, Lyles is averaging 16.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.0 block across 33.3 minutes.
Lyles scored 20 points (8-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt) and added six rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 37 minutes during Monday's 116-111 loss to the Pacers.
Lyles has taken full advantage of the fact both LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) and Jakob Poeltl (knee) are out, and he scored 20 points for the second straight game. He should be tasked with a similar role on offense Tuesday against the Hornets, as Aldridge is expected to remain out for that contest as well.
Lyles finished with 20 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block in 40 minutes during Saturday's 114-113 victory over the Magic.
Lyles posted about a month's worth of production Saturday as basically the last man standing in the Spurs' center rotation. He has been a regular starter for the Spurs but is yet to make any real noise across competitive fantasy formats. If the Spurs frontcourt remains banged up, Lyles could at least be on the radar as many prepare for their fantasy playoffs.
Lyles had six points (2-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and one assist over 24 minutes in Wednesday's 109-103 loss to the Mavericks.
Despite his spot in the starting lineup over most of the season, Lyles' usage has been inconsistent, but he managed to contribute on the boards Wednesday despite the loss. The 24-year-old is averaging 5.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season as he's appeared in every game.
Lyles posted eight points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four blocks, one steal and one assist across 31 minutes during Tuesday's 114-106 win over the Thunder.
With DeMar DeRozan (back) sidelined, Lyles garnered 30-plus minutes for just the second time this season. He stepped up, setting a new career high with four blocks. The overall performance also led to 29.5 fantasy points, which is his fourth-highest mark of the season.
Lyles notched five points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds in 18 minutes during Saturday's 122-102 loss at Sacramento.
Lyles was coming off a 23-point performance against the Blazers on Thursday, but he couldn't build off that performance. He has scored in double digits in four of his last seven outings, but he needs to show more consistency on a nightly basis to experience a sizable spike on his fantasy upside. Right now, he wouldn't offer much help aside from deeper formats.
Lyles exploded for 23 points (9-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes during Thursday's 125-117 loss at Portland.
Lyles bested his season-high mark -- set at Memphis on Dec. 23 -- by six points, and also notched his first double-double of the season. But he rarely scores over 10 points and has a limited role in the offensive scheme, so this performance might have been an outlier instead of the norm moving forward.
Lyles went for 11 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes during Saturday's 114-90 win over the Hornets.
Lyles has scored in double digits in two of his last three outings, and while he continues to start on a regular basis, Lyles hasn't been able to produce much for the Spurs this season. He is currently averaging a career-worst 4.8 points per game while logging just 17.5 minutes per contest.
Lyles tallied 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, an assist and a block in 26 minutes during Monday's 110-109 defeat at Chicago.
Lyles scored in double digits for the fifth time this season, taking advantage of LaMarcus Aldridge's absence due to a thumb injury to deliver his highest scoring output since Dec. 23. That said, Lyles doesn't have much of a role in San Antonio, as he's averaging just 17.4 minutes per game. He can help fantasy owners with his rebounding when given the opportunity, but he doesn't get enough run to make an impact most nights.
Lyles totaled three points (1-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-0 FT) and eight rebounds in 19 minutes during Friday's 103-99 loss to Phoenix.
Lyles tied DeMar DeRozan for the team lead in rebounds on the day. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old was unable to do much else and is averaging a career-low 4.7 points across 44 games this season.
Lyles had six points (2-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 12 rebounds, an assist and a block in 20 minutes during the Spurs' 126-104 win over the Bucks on Monday night.
Lyles has now racked up 26 rebounds over his past two games, while simultaneously failing to exceed eight points over his past six games. He has been the starting power forward for the majority of the year in San Antonio, but the minutes have been divvied up between Lyles and various role players. Lyles would be an interesting add if he gets hot down the stretch given his opportunity and rebounding prowess.
Lyles had 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 3PT), eight rebounds, four assists and one block in 25 minutes during Monday's 145-115 win at Memphis.
Lyles had scored a combined 16 points over his last four starts, but he came out of nowhere to put his best scoring output of the season in this contest. Having said that, Lyles rarely reaches double-digit scoring figures and he doesn't add much on peripheral stats either, making him a less-than-valuable fantasy asset across most formats.
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