The San Antonio Spurs will be without at least one player, while another one remains “probable” to play vs. the New York Knicks.
On Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs will play its first game of 2018. It’s the second part of a multi-game road trip, which features the Silver and Black heading to the Big Apple, for a game vs. the New York Knicks. The famous Madison Square Garden will host it.
Near the end of December, the Spurs reached full strength. Everyone returned from their respective injuries, from Kawhi Leonard to Danny Green, until Rudy Gay hurt his right heel vs. the Knicks on the 28th. He was eventually ruled out for at least two weeks.
As for Tuesday’s rematch, the Spurs announced the official injury report. As expected, Gay was ruled “out.” Leonard remains on there, too, as “probable,” while dealing with “return from injury management.” San Antonio used this reason to keep him out of past games after returning from a quad injury on Dec. 12.
Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is probable for tomorrow night’s Spurs-Knicks game. Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) is out. pic.twitter.com/YcfAoYEgYZ
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 1, 2018
Gay’s absence should provide Kyle Anderson more minutes, again. After Gay’s departure on the 28th, the fourth-year pro played 29 minutes. He followed that up with 20 vs. the Detroit Pistons. Look for something between those two numbers on Tuesday.
Will Leonard play? He was ruled “probable” in previous games, before game-time decisions that declared him “out,” so the Spurs could rest their superstar.
These answers will be provided at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Spurs and Knicks hit the court. How will injuries impact the rotation?