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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Tony Parker’s season debut

By Rob Wolkenbrod
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Tony Parker
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Tony Parker /

The latest news, notes and headlines for the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, Nov. 27, hours before a game against the Dallas Mavericks.

After having Sunday off, the San Antonio Spurs will return to the court on Monday night, with a game against the Dallas Mavericks. This will be the second time these teams have played in the 2017-18 season.

This off day was full of news, however. It featured the announcement of an injured player’s return. Was it Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard or Derrick White?

With that said, let’s look at the latest Spurs news, notes and headlines for Monday, Nov. 27:

  • He’s back! Tony Parker officially announced his return to the Spurs. He’s expected to make his 2017-18 season debut against Dallas, six months after tearing his quad in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
  • Following the Spurs’ win over the Charlotte Hornets, we looked at the three hangover reactions that lingered into Sunday morning. This included Rudy Gay no longer being in the doghouse, if he was ever in it.
  • In its latest Study Hall, Pounding the Rock analyzed the work the Spurs did inside the arc, rather than from behind the 3-point line. This was on display against Charlotte.
  • Pounding the Rock also looked at what we learned from this Spurs victory. This included the speed Kyle Anderson plays at, which is astronomically slower than anyone, and received praise from Colton Chumbley, who wrote this piece.
  • In a piece for the San Antonio Express-News, Tom Orsborn spoke to LaMarcus Aldridge, who doesn’t feel his expanded role has been a burden. Head coach Gregg Popovich also called Aldridge the team’s “most consistent player.”
  • Bonus link: looked at the keys to a potential Mavericks turnaround.

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That’s all for the latest Spurs news, notes and headlines for Nov. 27. Let’s see what develops for Tuesday, including from the game fallout.