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Spurs' Pau Gasol: Out again Wednesday
Gasol (foot) won't play Wednesday against the Grizzlies, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Gasol has been sidelined since Nov. 7 due to right foot soreness and will be absent once again Wednesday. His next opportunity to play arrives Friday against the Pacers.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Davis Bertans: Questionable Wednesday
Bertans (concussion) is questionable Wednesday against the Grizzlies, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Bertans has missed two straight games while working through concussion protocol. More information on his potential return may surface following Wednesday's morning shootaround.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Chimezie Metu: Headed back to Austin
Metu was assigned to the Austin Spurs of the G League on Tuesday.
Metu has been with San Antonio for the last week and a half, and he did see a season-high 13 minutes in Monday's blowout loss to the Pelicans. He will now be available for Tuesday's G League contest against the Lakeland Magic.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge: Struggles with shot again in loss
Aldridge mustered seven points (2-11 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 30 minutes in the Spurs' 140-126 loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
For the third time in four games, Aldridge's shooting percentage checked in well below 30.0 percent, leading to his third single-digit point tally of the month. The 13-year veteran does continue to make up for any offensive shortfalls on the boards, as Monday marked his seven straight double-digit rebounding effort. Despite his occasional struggles, it's a safe bet that Aldridge will remain aggressive offensively, as he's put up double-digit shot attempts in each contest thus far this season.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Rudy Gay: Posts 17 points in loss
Gay managed 17 points (6-18 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes in the Spurs' 140-126 loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
Despite his shot not being at its sharpest by any means, Gay managed his fourth double-digit scoring effort in as many November games. The veteran's energy levels may have been at least slightly depleted after having played 30 minutes versus the Warriors on Sunday, as Monday was the first time he played in back-to-back contests all season. Gay appears back in the starting five for good after coming off the bench in his first two games following a three-game absence with a heel injury earlier in the month.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Dante Cunningham: Thrives against old squad again
Cunningham mustered 19 points (7-7 FG, 5-5 3Pt), seven rebounds and three assists across 32 minutes in the Spurs' 140-126 loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
As it had in his previous encounter against them Nov. 3, Cunningham's shot came to life against his old Pelicans squad, leading to a career-high scoring total. The 31-year-old's five made threes also represented a high-water mark on the season for Cunningham, although he notably compiled all of his points in the first half. The veteran continues to remain in the starting five at power forward for the time being, even though his point totals are often in the single digits.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Bryn Forbes: Continues solid offensive output
Forbes tallied 20 points (7-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal across 28 minutes in the Spurs' 140-126 loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
Forbes checked in only one point behind leading scorer DeMar DeRozan on the night and bounced back from a 33.3 percent shooting night against the Warriors on Sunday with his sharpest performance from the field (87.5 percent) of the campaign. The 25-year-old's scoring total also served as a season-high figure, while his five made threes equaled a high-water mark. Forbes continues to be a steady source of overall scoring and threes for fantasy owners, although he's contributed minimal production elsewhere on the stat sheet (2.7 assists, 1.7 rebounds, 1.0 steal).... See More ... See Less
Spurs' DeMar DeRozan: Team-high scoring total in loss
DeRozan totaled 21 points (7-19 FG, 7-7 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal across 31 minutes in the Spurs' 140-126 loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
DeRozan's scoring total paced the Spurs in the high-scoring loss, and it marked his fifth straight tally of at least 20 points. However, his shot was a bit on the inefficient side, as he failed to hit the 40.0 percent mark from the field for the first time since Oct. 22 and only the second time all season. Despite the slight downturn Monday, DeRozan's career-best returns in both assists (6.4) and rebounds (6.3) are more than helping supplement his production on nights when his scoring might see a slight downturn.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Lonnie Walker IV: Making progress in rehab
Walker (knee) has been progressing with his rehab and may be in line to return in December, Jeff Garcia of Fox 29 San Antonio reports.
Walker has begun moderate running drills although he has yet to begin directional change or contact work according to coach Gregg Popovich. So far there has been no exact timetable for Walker's return although Popovich said that Walker was "a couple more weeks" away. The Spurs will likely take their time with Walker's recovery, but due to an injury hampered backcourt, he may be in line for more minutes than expected once he is able to take the court.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Rudy Gay: Cleared to play
Gay (rest) will play Monday against the Pelicans, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The Spurs considered resting Gay for Monday's contest after he played 30 minutes in Sunday's win over the Warriors, but the veteran forward is apparently feeling healthy enough to play. It's unclear if Gay will see any sort of minutes restriction in what will be his first back-to-back of the season.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Davis Bertans: Remains out Monday
Bertans (concussion) will remain out for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Bertans is still in the league's concussion protocol and will remain out for a second consecutive game. The sharpshooting forward's playing time has vacillated on a night-to-night basis for much of the year, and he's scored in double-digits just twice in 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Rudy Gay: Listed as questionable
Gay (rest) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Gay has yet to play in back-to-back games this season, so it's no surprise that the Spurs are contemplating resting the veteran forward for Monday's contest after he played 30 minutes in Sunday's win over the Warriors -- notching 19 points, five rebounds, three blocks and one assist. Even if Gay does play Monday, it wouldn't be surprising if he saw limited minutes.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Pau Gasol: Remains out Monday
Gasol (foot) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Gasol is set to miss a seventh consecutive game Monday as he continues to nurse a right foot injury. His next chance to return will come Wednesday against the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge: Double-digit boards in six straight
Aldridge tallied 24 points (10-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 18 rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 40 minutes Sunday in the Spurs' 104-92 win over the Warriors.
Aldridge provided his usual strong production on the glass with his sixth straight game with double-digit boards, but it was his shooting performance from the field that was the more notable takeaway. Coming into the contest, Aldridge had converted a woeful 34.1 percent of his attempts from the field over the last six games, resulting in him averaging just 12.8 points during that span. The performance was just what Aldridge needed to get back on track, though it's unclear if he'll get the opportunity to build on the outing Monday in New Orleans. With the Spurs finishing off their second back-to-back set in less than a week, coach Gregg Popovich could be motivated to rest Aldridge or at least limit the big man's minutes to some extent.... See More ... See Less
Spurs' Rudy Gay: Makes most of starting chance
Gay started at small forward and posted 19 points (6-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, three blocks and one assist across 30 minutes in Sunday's 104-92 win over the Warriors.
Coach Gregg Popovich opted for a more sizable starting five to counter a Golden State lineup missing Stephen Curry (groin) and Draymond Green (toe), with Gay moving up from the second unit to replace Derrick White while Bryn Forbes shifted over to point guard. The tinkering paid dividends, as Gay scored 12 points and looked healthy while playing his most minutes since he first experienced soreness in his right heel two weeks ago. The Spurs haven't announced their plans for the second half of the back-to-back set Monday in New Orleans, but it wouldn't be surprising if Gay was withheld from the contest or saw more limited playing time.... See More ... See Less