The Scoop:This is standard preseason Popovich, and Duncan is simply being given the night off. Kawhi has already been ruled out for the rest of preseason, Splitter is recovering from a calf injury and remains without a return date, and Mills will be out until at least January. Duncan was able to make it though 74 games last season while averaging 15.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game over 29 minutes of action, and it's a marvel he can be this effective this late in his career. He's worth a fourth-round selection in standard leagues.
The Scoop:Only Patty Mills has a serious injury and there is nothing wrong with Tim Duncan, as far as we know. He's found the fountain of youth so far and played 34.0 minutes per game in two preseason outings.
The Scoop:He has a strained soleus muscle and doesn't have a timetable to return. Splitter has dealt with a ton of calf issues and the Spurs are probably going to hold him out for a while. He's not worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
The Scoop:It's basically another calf injury for Splitter, and he'll be re-evaluated in 7-10 days. If this injury keeps him out of any regular season games, Tim Duncan would likely slide over to the center spot, and Boris Diaw would draw the start at power forward. Splitter isn't going to be worth drafting in standard leagues.