Following the All-Star Break, the Spurs are looking forward to ending a 14-game losing streak. And what could be better than doing it against Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks?
Although there was hope San Antonio would have Devin Vassell back for this game, the latest report shows there is no specific date for the shooting guard to return. But as local reporter Matthew Tynan mentioned on Twitter, Vassell is ramping things up with 3-on-3 workouts, so fans can probably expect to see him on the court soon.
Devin Vassell injury status for Spurs vs. Mavericks on Feb. 23
Devin will not play on Thursday night. He is still on the injury report and there is no specific date for his return. However, the hope is that he will be able to play again in late February or early March.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks full injury report
Spurs: Devin Vassell (Out - Knee), Romeo Langford (Out - Adductor), Khem Birch (Out - Knee), Isaiah Roby Isaiah (Out - Ankle), Julian Champagnie (Out - Two-Way), Tre Jones (Doubtful - Foot), Jeremy Sochan (Questionable - Quad)
Mavericks: Davis Bertans (Out - Calf), Maxi Kleber (Out - Hamstring)
Devin Vassell injury history
Vassell last played against the Brooklyn Nets on January 2 before undergoing arthroscopic surgery to address lingering soreness in his left knee.
There was no timetable for his return, though head coach Gregg Popovich told local media there was optimism that he could be back shortly after the All-Star Break.
On February 10, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reported that Vassell went through a lengthy rehab session but was still not cleared for full-court drills.
Finally, on February 22, Matthew Tynan reported that Vassell began participating in 3-on-3 workouts, suggesting it shouldn't be long before he returns to the hardwood.
San Antonio Spurs´ next 5 opponents
The Spurs are exiting the All-Star Break with hopes of putting an end to their franchise-record 14-game losing streak as they play the final three games of their annual Rodeo Road Trip.
Following back-to-back matchups with the Utah Jazz, the Silver and Black will return home for a two-game homestand before traveling east for a date with the Houston Rockets.
Saturday, Feb. 25 @ Utah Jazz at 8:00 PM CT
Tuesday, Feb. 28 @ Utah Jazz at 8:00 PM CT
Thursday, Mar. 2 vs. Indiana Pacers at 7:30 PM CT
Saturday, Mar. 4 vs. Houston Rockets at 7:00 PM CT
Sunday, Mar. 5 @ Houston Rockets at 6:00 PM CT