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Spurs’ Running out of Perimeter Players
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 4, 2012 @ 7:12 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
It took six games, but the Curse of the Spurs’ Starting Small Forward finally struck Danny Green when he left Saturday’s overtime win over Memphis with a tight left hamstring.
At practice Monday, Green joined Kawhi Leonard (strained left quadriceps) and Stephen Jackson (fractured right pinkie) in the trainers’ room.
In addition, Gary Neal — who joined the starting lineup at shooting guard when Green shifted to small forward — missed the workout with a sore left Achilles.
The injuries piling up in the backcourt have left Spurs coach Gregg Popovich pondering drastic options for Wednesday’s game against Milwaukee at the AT&T Center.
“You and I are probably going to play on the perimeter, probably,” Popovich said, motioning to a nearby reporter.
“I’m pretty concerned about Wednesday,” Popovich said. “We’ll have to see what the status is for Danny and Gary.”
Monday, the Spurs had just four perimeter players available for practice and had to recall rookie Nando De Colo from Austin after a one-game stint in the Development League to get to that number.
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