San Antonio Spurs roundup: Tony Parker is making progress
By Rob Wolkenbrod
Another edition of the San Antonio Spurs roundup is here. What are the takeaways as the week kicks off?
Week 2 of San Antonio Spurs basketball is here. Week 1 was eventful and included two wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls. This pushed the Silver and Black to 2-0, with a game against the Toronto Raptors on the way.
As always, the past two days filled up with Spurs news, rumors, opinions and more. From injury updates to thoughts on the team’s performance, websites have weighed in on the early-season success.
With that in mind, let’s look at the roundup for Monday, Oct. 23:
- Tony Parker will be back soon. He began participating in full contact drills at practice and could return in a little over one month, after suffering a torn quad in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. That projects a late November or early December season debut for the 35-year-old.
- The new H-E-B commercials continue to roll out. The latest one featured a retirement party, with Tim Duncan, David Robinson, George Gervin, Sean Elliott and Bruce Bowen all involved. These continue to be fun clips that H-E-B and the Spurs team up for.
- Matthew Hallett of Hoops Habit evaluated Dejounte Murray’s early success, and if he can hold onto the starting point guard spot. It all depends on how the team chooses to use Parker.
- Pounding the Rock looked at the milestone Gregg Popovich will soon achieve: the sixth most wins by a head coach in NBA history.
- The Spurs filled out their G-League roster in last weekend’s draft. The roster filled up with familiar faces.
- What did we learn from the Spurs vs. Bulls game from Saturday? I looked at the three biggest takeaways from the 87-77 win.
- A bonus link on San Antonio’s opponent, Toronto. According to Raptors HQ, center Jonas Valanciunas will not play in Monday night’s game. He suffered a sprained left ankle in Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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What headlines will develop after the Spurs play the Raptors? We’ll find out after their game on Monday night.