Spellman registered 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 128-126 win over the Vipers.
Spellman has looked impressive for the Wolves and was doing enough to be considered for a promotion to the Timberwolves roster. However, it's unclear when he and the rest of the Wolves will be able to take the floor again, however, as the G League has suspended its season indefinitely amid coronavirus concerns.
Spellman posted 18 points (6-15 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT) ,14 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes during Sunday's 115-112 loss to Santa Cruz.
Spellman keeps showing he's just too good for the G League level, and it seems it will only be a matter of time before he can carve a regular role in the Timberwolves' rotation. Spellman has averaged 19.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 31.1 minutes per game in six outings with Iowa.
Spellman posted 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Saturday's 122-107 loss to the Oklahoma City Blue.
Spellman is more than ready to become part of an NBA rotation but for the time being, he's doing what he can to help the Wolves win games. The former Warrior has looked productive thus far, averaging 20.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in four contests with Iowa.
Spellman notched 32 points (11-20 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks during Sunday's 152-148 loss to the South Bay Lakers.
Spellman has averaged 22.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting 40.7 percent from deep in three G-League contests. The big man, who was acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves in a multi-team trade from the Golden State Warriors, has enough quality to be part of Minnesota's rotation sooner than later. He's widely expected to debut with the TWolves before the end of the current 2019-20 season.
Spellman notched 20 points (8-20 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 1-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 105-93 loss against Salt Lake City.
Spellman has appeared regularly in the NBA this season, averaging 7.6 points with 4.5 rebounds for the Warriors before being traded to the Timberwolves. He should debut for Minnesota in the coming weeks but until then, he should be one of Iowa's most important players on offense.
Minnesota assigned Spellman to the G League's Iowa Wolves on Wednesday.
After acquiring Spellman last week as a complementary piece in the deal that netted them D'Angelo Russell, the Timberwolves had been weighing whether to waive the second-year big man or keep him in the fold as a member of the 15-man roster. Both Minnesota and Spellman's representatives have apparently agreed that a G League assignment is the best option, at least in the short term. Spellman presumably will pick up regular run with Iowa through the NBA All-Star break before potentially debuting for the Timberwolves later this month.
Spellman has yet to join the Timberwolves since being acquired from the Warriors on Thursday and may be waived by Minnesota, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.
As a 2018 first-round pick who occasionally showed signs of promise during his time with Golden State this season, Spellman looked like he would have been a player viewed as an asset for a non-contending Timberwolves club. Apparently, Minnesota isn't as high on his long-term potential, as Wolfson notes that it's "possible" Spellman gets cut loose without ever suiting up for the team. At the very least, expect Spellman to remain out for the Timberwolves' final game before the All-Star break Wednesday versus Charlotte while Minnesota's front office continues to ponder his future with the club.
Spellman (not injury related) will miss Monday's game against the Raptors.
Spellman has yet to join the team since being acquired from the Warriors in the trade deadline deal that netted the Timberwolves D'Angelo Russell. His next opportunity to play comes Wednesday against Charlotte.
Spellman will not play Saturday against the Clippers due to a coach's decision.
Spellman originally was deemed available, but his presence won't be needed Saturday. It's possible he ends up getting into the rotation at some point with his new team.
Spellman has been cleared to make his Timberwolves debut Saturday against the Clippers.
It's not entirely clear what Spellman's role will be with his new team. However, the Timberwolves depth is pretty thin, so he could continue to see nearly the 20 minutes per game he was garnering with Golden State.
Spellman was traded from the Warriors to the Timberwolves on Thursday along with D'Angelo Russell and Jacob Evans in exchange for Andrew Wiggins and a pair of draft picks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Spellman joins a deeper frontcourt in Minnesota, so his recent run of playing time -- he's averaging 21.2 minutes per game since the start of January -- could be coming to an end. Across 49 appearances with the Warriors before getting traded, the second-year big man posted averages of 7.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 18.1 minutes. It's unclear at this point if he'll be available to make his Minnesota debut in the team's next game Saturday versus the Clippers.
Spellman is expected to share starts at center with Marquese Chriss moving forward, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Spellman and Chriss will both see an uptick in minutes following a trade that sent Willie Cauley-Stein to Dallas. Chriss draws the start Friday night against Indiana, though Spellman should also see a solid chunk of minutes. Kevon Looney also figures to factor into the mix once he returns from an abdominal injury.
Spellman recorded 12 points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), two rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes during the Warriors' 129-96 Wednesday night loss to the Jazz.
Spellman had been held under 10 points in three straight games ---including a three point dud on Monday --- prior to Wednesday's outing. He opened January on a hot streak from long range, but has since cooled considerably. Losers of 11 of their last 12 games, the Warriors could use a boom from Spellman. Until it comes he can remain on the wire.
Spellman came off the bench Saturday and supplied eight points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 21 minutes in the Warriors' 109-95 win over the Magic.
For the second game in a row, Spellman ceded his spot on the top unit to Willie Cauley-Stein and delivered an underwhelming outing off the bench. Playing on an expiring deal, Cauley-Stein could be trade bait ahead of the Feb. 6 deadline, but until then, Spellman may struggle to see enough minutes to deliver useful numbers outside of 14-team leagues or deeper.
Spellman tallied just 10 points and four rebounds in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 124-99 loss to the Mavericks.
Spellman was disappointing in the loss, contributing very little despite still playing 27 minutes. He has emerged as the surprise starting center for the Warriors and has been a top-40 player over the past two weeks. If you made the move to pick him up recently, you would be well-advised to overlook this performance and hope he can get things going again when the Warriors face the Nuggets on Thursday.
Spellman had 17 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 28 minutes during Friday's 109-100 defeat at the Clippers.
Spellman is carrying a hot hand at the moment, and he extended his streak of double-digit scoring performances to five games -- he is averaging 14.8 points while shooting 58.5 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from deep over that span. Based on his solid play of late, Spellman should remain in the starting lineup Sunday at Memphis.
Spellman is starting Friday's game against the Clippers.
Spellman has been the hot hand off the bench of late, finishing in double figures in each of his last four matchups. He'll take the place of Willie Cauley-Stein in the starting lineup Friday evening.
Spellman had 13 points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3PT, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes off the bench during Monday's 111-98 loss at Sacramento.
Spellman has logged at least 20 minutes in each of his last three games, and he has responded by averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game over that span. Even though he will continue coming off the bench, Spellman will aim to extend his solid run of form Wednesday at home against the Bucks.
Spellman registered 23 points (8-11 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, four steals, one assist and one block in 20 minutes Saturday in the Warriors' 111-104 loss to the Pistons.
The Warriors suffered yet another loss, but it was an encouraging night for Spellman, who turned new season highs in points and steals. The solid performance could allow Spellman to stick around in a 20-minute role for another game or two, but he may struggle to see his playing time pick up from that level with Willie Cauley-Stein back from an illness and Kevon Looney (abdomen) potentially in line to return in the near future.
Spellman supplied 10 points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes during Thursday's 99-84 loss to the Timberwolves.
Spellman snapped an eight-game streak of single-digit scoring, including two scoreless showings during that stretch. The 22-year-old big man has made some minor improvements across most categories here in his sophomore season, but nothing substantial enough to warrant ownership beyond deeper leagues.
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