Late here, but Spurs announced Kawhi Leonard will be available to play vs. Suns Friday. Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter are still out.
No Popovich today so no update on injured players. But we did see Splitter doing some work on the treadmill, for whatever that's worth.
Tim on Leonard's potential return: "We get Tiago out there (too) and we'll be ready to rock. Sorry, Patty. Forgot you're not ready."
No Tiago Splitter. No Kawhi Leonard. But the Spurs still get the W to open the 2014-15 regular season
Reminder: The Spurs didn’t have Kawhi, Tiago and Patty. Also: 20 turnovers. Much room for improvement.
Tiago Splitter, originally out with a calf strain, is now dealing with some sort of back ailment, Pop says. Leonard closer to returning.
Says Pop, Tiago has the calf injury, but for some reason he's getting word about a back injury. Said he's a little confused.
On Tiago Splitter, Pop: "He's just out until they tell us he's ready to play."
Per Pop, Marco Belinelli, Matt Bonner will start in place of Kawhi and Splitter.
Asked Danny Green who guards Dirk with Tiago Splitter out tonight. Second name he mentioned was Matt Bonner, so there's that.
San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard (eye infection), Tiago Splitter (strained calf) and Patty Mills (shoulder) are OUT for tomorrow's game.
Kawhi (eye), Tiago (calf) and Patty (shoulder) are out tomorrow, per the Spurs.
Spurs announce that both Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) and Tiago Splitter (strained right calf) are out on Ring Night against Dallas
Spurs say Kawhi Leonard (right eye infection) and Tiago Splitter (strained calf) will not play in Tuesday's season-opener against Dallas.
Kawhi Leonard (eye), Tiago Splitter (calf) both ruled out for Wednesday's opener, per Spurs. Patty Mills (shoulder surgery) also out.
Spurs just announced Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter, & Patty Mills will not play in season opener vs. Mavs Tuesday. All injured still.
Leonard emerged from the locker room after everyone else was done to get some work in. Won't get update on him, Splitter until afternoon.
The Rockets' hands were tied with Parsons because they were trying to make other moves. Spurs have no significant $ besides TP/Splitter/Diaw
RE: Leonard and Splitter, Spurs aren't ready to give official status yet, but as Mike noted, both would seem to be doubtful at this point.
If you're freaking out over preseason, calm down. But ... until Spurs get Leonard and then Splitter back, it's going to be dicey.
Matchups to watch Tuesday: Parker/Jameer, Splitter/Tyson, Duncan/Dirk. Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) could miss this game.
The thing is, two of the three guys out (Splitter/Leonard) are sort of the linchpin of the Spurs' defensive operation.
Nothing official, but Pop seems resigned to starting season Tuesday without Leonard and Splitter available.
Ginobili's preseason hasn't been great, but it'd look about 10 percent better if he were able to run pick and rolls with Tiago Splitter.
Pop said he hadn't thought about who might sit tonight for rest purposes, but did say Kawhi & Tiago are still out.
Nothing new with Leonard or Splitter; both continue to be out. Everyone else will dress tonight, Popovich said he has no idea who will play.
RZA = Pop GZA = Duncan Rae = Manu Ghost = Parker Meth = Kawhi Deck = Mills ODB = Diaw Masta = Splitter U-God = Bonner
DeMarcus Cousins is a tough cover anyway. He's impossible for the Spurs' to defend without Duncan and Splitter available.
This Spurs starting five getting worked over defensively ... with no Leonard, Duncan, or Splitter it's what you expect
Popovich on Splitter (calf): "I don't know when he's going to be ready. Hopefully by the time the season starts (on Tuesday)."
Pop said Splitter unlikely to play Wednesday against Atlanta either. Season opener vs Dallas could get iffy.
And obviously no Splitter (calf), Leonard (eye) or Mills (shoulder) vs Kings either.
Pop says both Kawhi Leonard & Tiago Splitter are still out, doesn't know when they'll return. Said Kawhi will be reevaluated on Thursday.
No Duncan tonight. Splitter still has no timetable for return, Leonard's eye infection, resulting from a virus, will be re-evaluated Thurs.