The latest San Antonio Spurs roundup features the latest news, notes and headlines from the All-Star Game voting.
The San Antonio Spurs will return to the court on Friday, Jan. 19 to face the Toronto Raptors. It follows their game from Wednesday, which resulted in a victory vs. the Brooklyn Nets. This broke a recent trend of road woes for the Silver and Black, but another trip remains, with the team headed to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
This will also be the first game since the All-Star voting was revealed. Will there be an inspired performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who did not make the starting lineup for the Western Conference?
Before that gets underway, let’s look at the latest Spurs news, notes and headlines for Friday, Jan. 19:
- Manu Ginobili racked up All-Star votes, but more than you would think. He placed second among guards in the Western Conference voting, with Stephen Curry ahead of him. Players like James Harden and Russell Westbrook placed below Ginobili, who received a strong response from the Argentinian fans. However, the media and players did not give him anywhere in the stratosphere of support that Spurs fans provided, so the 40-year-old did not earn a spot, nor will he likely become a reserve.
- The Spurs must deal with yet another Kawhi Leonard injury. It’s more of the same, but one that should make the Spurs consider a move at the NBA Trade Deadline.
- Bleacher Report also questioned if it’s time for the Spurs to make a transaction.
- The Chicago Tribune analyzed how San Antonio’s bet on Aldridge turned into a success, along with an MVP-caliber campaign.
- Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich commented on the recent NBA fights, including the highly-publicized Clippers-Rockets confrontation.
That’s all for Friday’s roundup. What will follow the Spurs vs. Raptors game?