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Spurs SF Doug McDermott available for Wednesday’s game vs. Mavericks.

San Antonio’s three-point specialist was previously sidelined for multiple contests. We break down the fantasy basketball and betting implications.

Houston Rockets v San Antonio Spurs
Doug McDermott of the San Antonio Spurs shoots the ball against the Houston Rockets during a preseason game on October 15, 2021 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
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Update: McDermott is available to play San Antonio’s Wednesday game against the Mavericks. The small forward missed three games with a knee injury but should be back Wednesday as a key rotation player for the Spurs.

The San Antonio Spurs will be without three-point marksman Doug McDermott for multiple games as the small forward recovers from a knee injury. McDermott sustained the injury in Tuesday’s contest against the Lakers.

Doug McDermott injury: Fantasy basketball impact

McDermott was one of San Antonio’s surprising offseason signings, inking a three-year deal with the club. The small forward is a great outside shooter but hasn’t developed any other prominent skills offensively. The Spurs can space the floor well with his marksmanship, although his lackluster defense causes problems for the team. Fantasy managers might’ve picked up McDermott off waivers if he was available after a strong start. It might be time to drop him for a week or so.

Betting impact

The Spurs were expected to be one of the lesser teams this season. So far, they’ve remained competitive in games and should at least fight for a play-in spot. McDermott doesn’t impact San Antonio as much as some of the guards missing time would.