The San Antonio Spurs will go head-to-head with the Philadelphia 76ers. Before that, let’s look at the latest news, notes and headlines for Friday, Jan. 26.
On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs will go home to face the Philadelphia 76ers. It’s after a one-game road trip that resulted in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Along with a victory vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers, it put the Silver and Black on a two-game winning streak.
Will the Spurs keep the momentum and avoid the headlines? The latter has been difficult, with the persistent Kawhi Leonard rumors of his “disconnect” and “distant” relationship with the organization.
With that said, let’s look at the latest Spurs news, notes and headlines for Friday, Jan. 26:
- The Spurs rarely make moves at the NBA Trade Deadline. However, with injuries and a mostly Leonard-less season, what if 2018 changes the team’s stance? That’s along with a Western Conference that features the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves. So, who could the Spurs move to potentially add a piece to the rotation?
- LaMarcus Aldridge made the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. As part of the Team LeBron and Team Stephen Draft, Aldridge was selected by King James himself. San Antonio’s lone representative will play with Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Russell Westbrook, among others.
- The Spurs announced their official injury report vs. the 76ers. Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis), Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) and Manu Ginobili (right thigh contusion) were all ruled “out.” Aldridge will return after resting vs. the Grizzlies.
Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis), Manu Ginobili (right thigh contusion) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Sixers game. pic.twitter.com/0Rb5h4nNpM
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 26, 2018
- Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News looked at Kyle Anderson’s role of “starter for now.”
- USA Today briefly looked at why Leonard will not be headed anywhere.
What news, notes and headlines will develop before and after this game? Let’s find out at 8:30 p.m. ET.