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October 20, 2014 Updates
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“The starters are still going to play a lot of minutes,” Parker said. “Nothing will change. I think what (should be changed) is to play four preseason games instead of eight, and those two weeks you can help spread the season. That would be better. Because every arrives in shape at training camp. Everybody’s in shape. Everybody’s here since the beginning of September, even the guys playing overseas, we arrive in shape. So it’s better to play four preseason games, and then that two weeks use it to spread the season. You can still keep the week for the All-Stars so we can have some vacation too. I think that would be the solution. But 44 (minutes), no, that’s not going to change anything. Except for the coaches; there would be fewer minutes for the guys off the bench.” San Antonio Express-News

The 23-year-old starter at small forward likely will miss the remainder of the pre-season schedule and the regular season opener against the Dallas Mavericks would appear to be up in the air, according to a timetable for his recovery set forth by Coach Gregg Popovich. “Kawhi Leonard is still out, for 10 more days,” Popovich said before tipoff of Saturday’s game. “(The infection) is going back and forth between the two (eyes). It’s crazy.” San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dismissed Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver's critical comments as silly and said they should have been made while wearing a "chicken suit." Sarver got on the public address microphone Thursday night in Phoenix and apologized to the fans because the Spurs were without several players and Popovich himself. "This is not the game you paid your hard-earned money to watch," Sarver told the crowd. "I apologize for it. And I want you to send me your tickets if you came tonight with a return envelope and I've got a gift for you on behalf of the Suns for showing up tonight. Thank you." USA Today Sports

“As I said, the silliness begins,” he said. “Most wise individuals would check facts before they made statements. Unless you’re interested in putting on a show. In that case, the facts get in your way, as in this case. “We had five guys we didn’t send. Patty Mills had a shoulder operation over the summer. Tiago Splitter (calf) has been out the whole preseason. Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) was out and is still out for 10 more days. The other two, Duncan and Ginobili, are two of the oldest guys in the league who just came back from a 13-day European trip. San Antonio Express-News

October 18, 2014 Updates

Manu Ginobili: You've probably seen a photo of Lady Gaga in these past days. What happened was that when the game ended we found out she was on the arena because she was scheduled to sing there the following day. We learned that she was a Spurs fan and that she wanted to meet us -me in particular - because I was one of her favorite players or something. I was like "are you sure she means me?" Her dressing room was 50 feet away from ours. So I went over there, said hey and we talked for a little while. We took a picture and she said she had watched us play and that I was one of her favorite players. I asked her if she was sure she meant me, that I was number 20. And she told me that she did in fact mean me. So I thanked her for the compliment and left. Pounding the Rock

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