West will start again Friday versus the Mavericks, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. West has started the majority of the games Tim Duncan has missed, and will do so again Friday. He is coming off one of his better outings of the season, posting 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two blocks in 27 minutes Wednesday versus the Pelicans. He will look to stay hot against the Mavericks Friday.
West went for 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and two blocks in 27 minutes during the Spurs' 110-97 win against the Pelicans on Wednesday. West earned the start Wednesday against a big front-court duo of Anthony Davis and Omer Asik. It's unclear when Tim Duncan (knee) is likely to return to the lineup, though it seems at least somewhat likely he will be held out until after the All-Star break. The Spurs take on the Mavericks Friday, so it's possible West will remain in the starting lineup. Then again, it's also a possibility coach Gregg Popovich will task a little bit quicker player like Boris Diaw with covering Dirk Nowitzki to begin the contest.
West will start in Wednesday's game against New Orleans, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. West has seen a decent amount of time in the starting rotation while Tim Duncan (knee) has been injured, but he came off the bench in Monday's game against the Magic. Going forward, it's unclear if West will remain in the starting lineup as coach Gregg Popovich continues to try out various lineups.
West west will come off of the bench Monday versus the Macic, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Tim Duncan has missed four of the previous five games for the Spurs, and West had started in three of those four absences. The Spurs have opted to go with Boris Diaw in the starting rotation Monday however, likely giving him an opportunity to see what he can provide. West remains the most likely candidate to fill in for Duncan when he sits, but you simply never know which route the Spurs are going to go. It is unclear how long Duncan will remain out, so West's value moving forward remains up in the air.
West will start Saturday's game at Cleveland, Fred McLeod of the Cavaliers' official site reports. With Tim Duncan (knee) sitting out for the third straight contest -- and fourth absence in five games -- West will get another nod at power forward. In 10 previous starts this season, West has averaged 8.9 points (on 58 percent shooting), 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 block, and 1.0 steal in 23 minutes.
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