NBA Rumors: Aging Mickael Pietrus Won’t Help Injury-Riddled Spurs

November 20th, 2012 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs have spent the last few days at less than full strength, and it's looking even more serious after Stephen Jackson broke his pinkie in their game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.

Jackson, only the second-biggest broken finger news of the day after Kyrie Irving's broken index finger was announced, will be out of action for the next four to six weeks, leaving the Spurs without one of their most important players.

In addition to Jackson, San Antonio has been without Kawhi Leonard, the team's rampaging sophomore, as he was held out of the past two games with tendinitis in his right knee, and is expected to miss at least another week. 

With just those two guys on the sidelines, San Antonio is missing a combined 18 points per game and nearly 10 rebounds. The biggest effect, of course, is the sudden lack of flexibility in San Antonio's lineup, something they build their strategy from.

Along with the injuries to Leonard and Jackson, Gary Neal had missed two games recently, and Manu Ginobili's back problems held over into the season and still seem to be bothering him a bit.

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