The latest news, notes and headlines for the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Thursday, Nov. 2 will be an interesting one for the San Antonio Spurs. It’s the long-awaited game against the Golden State Warriors, a rematch of the Western Conference Finals, which resulted in a 4-0 sweep. The Warriors went on to win the 2017 NBA Finals.
The Spurs will be limited in this game, however. We’ll get to this as part of the latest news, notes and headlines for Thursday, Nov. 2. It’s full of game-related links to preview the night’s action, along with an interesting quote or two.
With that said, let’s look at everything for the day:
- Patty Mills has been in a funk for the first seven games of the season. Is there anything obvious that’s causing this?
- Brandon Paul looks like a promising player for the Spurs. Let’s get to know him a little better.
- Almost six months after a Zaza Pachulia closeout cost Kawhi Leonard the Western Conference Finals, it doesn’t look like the Spurs are worrying about it. At least, according to Danny Green.
- Tony Parker was recalled from his rehab assignment. He practiced with the Spurs’ G-League team, while the big club had a four-game road trip that ended on Monday.
- The Spurs will be without Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Joffrey Lauvergne against the Warriors.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 1, 2017
- Pounding the Rock made the case for the Spurs, as a landing spot for Jahlil Okafor. He asked the Philadelphia 76ers for a buyout or trade, neither of which have happened, as of this writing.
- Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich would make a “great president.”
- Bonus link: The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II (h/t NBC Sports Bay Area’s Drew Shiller) reported the Warriors refused Stephen Curry’s request for a no-trade clause and player option for the fifth year.
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Let’s find out what headlines are created when the Spurs and Warriors battle at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT.