On Sunday night, the San Antonio Spurs will be without a handful of players vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder. This includes LaMarcus Aldridge.
The San Antonio Spurs enter its latest game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s not the first time these teams played in the 2017-18 season, with the Silver and Black getting the edge in November. Will the situation be the same on Sunday night?
For the Spurs to pull this off, it will be without three of their most important players. The organization officially announced that LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay and Tony Parker will not play vs. the Thunder.
Aldridge will rest. He’s played in all 22 games, so head coach Gregg Popovich will give him a breather.
Due to a sore right heel, Gay will not play. He returned from a ruptured Achilles tendon in early October, so this could be worth monitoring.
To potentially limit Parker’s wear and tear, after his return from a quad injury, he won’t play. Note that the Spurs have a game on Monday, meaning the Frenchman could play then.
LaMarcus Aldridge (rest), Rudy Gay (sore right heel), Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) and Tony Parker (return from injury management) are out for tonight’s Spurs-Thunder game.
Derrick White (right wrist fracture) has been upgraded to probable. pic.twitter.com/WFaTYqotkz
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 3, 2017
However, Derrick White as “probable” is the biggest change. He missed the previous three weeks, with a fractured right wrist. Given how many players the Spurs will miss vs. the Thunder, it seems, like, a perfect time for the 2017 first-round pick to return and play a few minutes.
Will Kawhi Leonard play? He wasn’t ruled out but the odds go against him returning on the road.
Game time is at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV, FSSW and FSOK.