Storyline: Tony Allen Injury

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“It feels good being out there with the guys,” said the 34-year-old Allen, who missed all six preseason games because of knee soreness. “When the injury came about it obviously wakes other things (in the body) up, so I’m a little banged up, … but I’m a work in progress so I’m listening to my body and the training staff, and that’s all I can do at this point.” Fizdale said, “He looked good, and I think he’s getting close. I don’t want to say there’s guarantees (about when will be back), but he went through the whole practice today and all of yesterday. We don’t go for continuous long stretches of time, but he’s looking better, and I’m hoping we get him back soon.”
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June 21, 2018 | 11:39 am EDT Update
Two days ahead of the NBA Draft, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich finally got a meeting with disgruntled star forward Kawhi Leonard in Southern California, hoping to open a line of communication that will lead to Leonard backing off the trade demand he lodged with the team last week. That drama figures to overshadow Thursday’s draft. But executives around the league say it’s near impossible that the Spurs and Leonard can work out their differences in time for the draft, which would leave San Antonio — which owns the No. 18 pick — in limbo as the team makes its selection. Ideally, the Spurs would have a clear view on Leonard’s future so that they could acquire more picks in this draft.
Storyline: Kawhi Leonard Trade?
That complication is going to make trade talks extremely difficult for the Spurs before Thursday’s draft. “They are not going to want to rush something like that,” one general manager told Sporting News. “The teams they’re dealing with are looking at too much uncertainty, and that’s got to drive down the price they’re willing to pay. The Spurs will have a hard time getting fair value for him, but you’d rather get quarters on the dollar than pennies on the dollar.”
After being a member of the Milwaukee Bucks since 2014, where he arrived from the Nets together with coach Jason Kidd (photo) Sean Sweeney is leaving for the Detroit Pistons. According to sources close to the negotiations, Sweeney has a multiyear deal with Detroit in order to become a member of newly hired coach Dwane Casey’s staff.
June 21, 2018 | 11:00 am EDT Update