HoopsHype Injuries rumors
If so, that would leave the Spurs without only starting forward Tiago Splitter, who is apparently now dealing with an unspecified back injury after the strained calf that sidelined him for the entire preseason, and reserve guard Patty Mills, expected to be out until roughly January after offseason shoulder surgery. “Don’t take this to the bank,” Popovich said, “but I’m guessing he is probable for Friday. Tiago and Mills will be out, but Kawhi might be back. We have two days to practice and get him out on the floor. We want to make sure he doesn’t infect anyone else.” San Antonio Express-News
Jeff McDonald: Tiago Splitter, originally out with a calf strain, is now dealing with some sort of back ailment, Pop says. Leonard closer to returning. Twitter @JMcDonald_SAEN
Kevin Love took a shot to the rib cage and sat out part of practice on Tuesday, but Cavs coach David Blatt said he will be fine for Thursday’s opener against the New York Knicks. “We pulled him out, but he’s OK,” Blatt said. Akron Beacon Journal
Josh McRoberts’ availability for opening night has long been in question, and Miami placed him on its inactive list heading into Wednesday’s game against Washington. Rookie shooting guard Andre Dawkins also is inactive, but healthy. Palm Beach Post
Candace Buckner: Oh, and anybody impressed with Paul George's shooting and playing 1-on-1 with his pit bull…don't be. Larry Bird on Paul George: "That means nothing. He’s got a rod in his leg, holding that bone together and it’s gotta heal. Looks good against his dog & when he’s standing out there in front of you guys, he looks... good. Other than that he don’t do nothing." Twitter @CandaceDBuckner
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