The San Antonio Spurs play the Utah Jazz tonight, but there is still uncertainty about whether the Silver and Black's main attraction will be in the lineup. After sustaining an injury to his ankle last week, Victor Wembanyama has been upgraded to questionable for tonight's contest. Every time Wemby has had to miss action, his disappointment has been apparent. This is a kid who wants to play basketball as much as possible but that may not be up to him.
Pop said that were the Mavs game of any importance, he would have played Wemby, but as that was not the case, he erred on the side of health. Expect the Spurs to take a tempered approach with the young French big man all season long so fans showing up to the Frost Bank Center hoping to see the number one overall draft pick suit up tonight will be taking a chance. Despite no game in three days, if the Spurs were more confident in playing Wemby tonight the designation would likely read probable.
What to expect from the Utah Jazz tonight
The Jazz enter tonight's matchup with a 12-18 record, but do not let that fool you. This team has been playing well lately, winning five of their last seven games and coming off two straight victories. But the Spurs would have their hands full with any team in the NBA right now with the way they've played this year anyway.
The Jazz are reportedly receiving reinforcements as rookie Keyonte George will be back on the court after missing six games due to injury. In his last full game, George dropped 30 points on 59% shooting. Talen Horton Tucker will also play today. Horton-Tucker missed the last two games for Utah with left foot inflammation, the same injury that sidelined George. This will be the Spurs' first matchup with the Jazz this season. San Antonio split the series with Utah last season, 2-2.