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San Antonio Spurs: Prepping for the Rockets

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 30 : LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives Danny Green #14 of the San Antonio Spurs after defeating Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center on January 28, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 30 : LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives Danny Green #14 of the San Antonio Spurs after defeating Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center on January 28, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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On Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs will start the month of February vs. the Houston Rockets. Before it takes place, let’s look at the latest news, notes and headlines for Feb. 1.

On Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs will kick off February vs. the Golden State Warriors. It’s a potential playoff matchup, with some of the Western Conference’s biggest names going head to head at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.

With a day in between this game and the win vs. the Denver Nuggets, plenty developed for the Spurs. What made it to the forefront?

Let’s look at the latest news, notes and headlines for Feb. 1:

  • On Wednesday morning, former Spur Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle passed away in a single-vehicle crash.
  • TIME spoke to Spurs assistant coach Chip Engelland and general manager RC Buford about head coach Gregg Popovich’s connection with people and how he develops them. This included using dinner and drinks to form a bond with management or players.
  • The Spurs may be one of the multiple teams that target New Orleans Pelicans star, Anthony Davis this summer. He will not be a free agent, so any organization that wants him must make a trade. Do the Silver and Black have the pieces to pull this off?
  • Along with this, to no surprise, the Spurs rejected all trade calls for Kawhi Leonard. He likely will not go anywhere.
  • Pounding the Rock thinks San Antonio has a chance at Blake Griffin for 2021-22. The Los Angeles Clippers traded Griffin to the Detroit Pistons for a package of players and draft picks.
  • The Denver Post provided seven takeaways from Tuesday’s Spurs vs. Nuggets game.

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The Spurs will return to the court at 8:00 p.m. ET to face the Rockets. What news, notes and headlines will develop before, during and after this?

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