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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Prepping for the troubled Bulls

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 12: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs passes the ball during an all access practice on October 10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the Spurs Practice Facility. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Robin Jerstad/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 12: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs passes the ball during an all access practice on October 10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the Spurs Practice Facility. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Robin Jerstad/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Rounding up the news and notes for the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, Oct. 21.

It’s been a quiet few days for the San Antonio Spurs since their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kawhi Leonard’s situation hasn’t developed this week, as he remains out with a quad injury. There’s still no timetable for his return.

No Leonard means the Spurs will play without him, once again, on Saturday night. They have a game against the Chicago Bulls, which takes place at 8:00 p.m. ET, at the United Center in Chicago, IL.

With just hours to go before this game, let’s take a look at the latest news, notes and opinions for the Spurs:

  • A video surfaced of Kawhi Leonard gingerly boarding the team charter flight. Either he’s trolling everyone or being extremely cautious, enough to make Spurs fans panic.
  • Tim Duncan’s daughter was the star of Wednesday night’s game, as Pounding the Rock noted. They were in the stands to watch the season opener.
  • Pounding the Rock also has a story on the future of the Spurs defense. It’s all about wingspan for this team, especially in crunch time. Five players have wingspans greater than 6-foot-9, a game-changer for the Silver and Black.
  • Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News doesn’t think the Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge continuing their relationship is such a bad thing. He thinks it was the best option for both sides.
  • A bonus link on San Antonio’s opponent, Chicago. Forward Bobby Portis has been in the news for his fight with Nikola Mirotic. Portis gave Mirotic facial fractures and a concussion, so this wasn’t just a small tussle between teammates. It led to an eight-game suspension for the 22-year-old, who also apologized, according to ESPN. The Spurs will see him in their next game against the Bulls on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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Saturday’s game against the Bulls should produce more headlines and reactions that relate to the Spurs. Let’s see what happens at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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