The San Antonio Spurs will finally resume their Rodeo Road Trip on Wednesday when they battle the Oklahoma City Thunder. San Antonio was shut down last week after the team did not have enough players due to health and safety protocols. Four San Antonio players tested positive for COVID-19.
San Antonio had three games postponed last week, and Monday night’s game against the Pacers was postponed as well. On Monday, San Antonio practiced for the first time since last week.
Despite the positive COVID tests and missed games, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich feels fortunate.
“Considering our positions in this world, we are very, very well off,” Popovich said. “Only thank yous for what we have.”
San Antonio will be without the following players when they take the floor against OKC on Wednesday: DeMar DeRozan (death of father), Rudy Gay (health and safety protocols), Keldon Johnson (health and safety protocols), Devin Vassell (health and safety protocols), Quinndary Weatherspoon (health and safety protocols) and Derrick White (health and safety protocols).
Also, F LaMarcus Aldridge(hip) practiced on Monday, and according to the team, his status for Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City will be updated on Tuesday.
Getting shut down was bad timing for the Spurs when you consider they had won five of their last six games and playing decent basketball, but with COVID-19 out there, it’s just good to be alive.