02/04/2023, 4:58 AM
Puts up solid line
The Spurs have a number of injuries, which has allowed Bates-Diop to have an extended role. He's gaining some steam in deeper fantasy leagues as a result, averaging 10.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 triples in his last six games.
02/04/2023, 4:57 AM
Scores career-high 26 points
The 26 points were a new career high for the rookie. The 20th overall pick made his sixth career start as the Spurs were without Tre Jones (foot) and Jeremy Sochan (back). Branham was coming off a 22-point game Wednesday with five assists and three triples, so he's making a strong case for coach Gregg Popovich to keep looking his way. If the Spurs are sellers at the trade deadline, Branham is one of a number of Spurs who could benefit.
02/04/2023, 4:56 AM
Fares well with starters
Richardson moved into the starting lineup with the Spurs missing both Tre Jones (foot) and Jeremy Sochan (back). He had only made three starts prior to Friday and fared well in those, averaging 11.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.0 three-pointers. The veteran is a name to watch ahead of the trade deadline with the Spurs possibly looking to play their youngsters more often.