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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Prepping for the Orlando Magic

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SAN ANTONIO,TX - OCTOBER 10: Elfrid Payton #2 of the Orlando Magic tries to take the ball away from Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on October 10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. 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. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - OCTOBER 10: Elfrid Payton #2 of the Orlando Magic tries to take the ball away from Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on October 10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. 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. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images) /
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The latest San Antonio Spurs news, notes and headline roundup for Friday, Oct. 27.

Thursday, Oct. 26 was a slow day for the San Antonio Spurs. No game took place after Wednesday night’s win over the Miami Heat, 117-100, so only a handful of news tidbits made its way into the headlines.

That will change on Friday, as the Spurs face the Orlando Magic in the second game of a late-October road trip. Former Spur Jonathon Simmons will be among the players San Antonio goes against at the Amway Center. He left the Spurs in the 2017 offseason.

Before this game takes place, let’s look at the latest news, notes and headlines for the Spurs on Friday, Oct. 27:

  • Yesterday, we looked at the potential changes Kawhi Leonard’s return will cause. As of this writing, a timetable is unknown.
  • Kyle Anderson has received Leonard’s starting spot in the preseason and the first four games of the regular season. Pounding the Rock analyzed the “quietly terrific play” of Slo Mo’s so far.
  • FanSided’s Writing Illini noticed the big minutes Brandon Paul played against the Heat. Will it keep up?
  • The San Antonio Express-News published an article on Pau Gasol and his attention to defense. There was an interesting quote, however, about Gasol, seeing himself as a starter and nothing else. He started all four games but received playing time (in minutes) of 29, 20, 22 and 19.
  • Spurs Twitter confirmed Leonard, Tony Parker and Joffrey Lauvergne will all miss Friday’s game. Lauvergne sprained his right ankle in Monday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, with no official timetable for his return.

Joffrey Lauvergne (sprained right ankle), Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker are out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Magic game. pic.twitter.com/N9YGle4ZE7

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 26, 2017

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More headlines will develop after the Spurs vs. Magic complete their 48-minute game. Let’s wait and see what this is on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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