SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs held their first practice in a week and announced their injury report following four positive coronavirus tests that kept the team in Charlotte and postponed their games.
DeMar DeRozan is not with the team after the passing of his father. Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Derrick White, and Quinndary Weatherspoon are all unavailable due to the health and safety protocols.
So who remains on the active roster? Luka Šamanić and Tre Jones were called up from the G league bubble where they were playing quite well. Here's the full list of players who should be available for Wednesday's game:
The Spurs will need eight players on the active roster in order to suit up. This should mean bigger roles for Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker IV, as well as guys like Šamanić and Trey Lyles who haven't gotten much playing time this year.
The Spurs held their first practice in a week on Monday, and coach Gregg Popovich said there was definitely some sluggishness, but they scrimmaged a lot to get back into the flow.
He said that DeMar DeRozan is doing about as well as you could expect for anyone who has just lost a parent, and he's spoken to him recently.
Popovich also spoke about the devastating winter storm, saying that a lot of what happened across Texas happened because of sloth, incompetence, and a lack of attention to detail. He put the week in perspective, as he often does.
"Tough break for us, but not near as difficult as the many many many have had to endure here in Texas."