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Spurs G/F DeMar DeRozan (personal) will return to the lineup Thursday night vs. the Rockets after missing the team’s previous two games.
The Spurs will be at full strength against a Rockets team that will be without James Harden, John Wall, and possibly Eric Gordon, who is listed as questionable.
DeMar DeRozan has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Thunder for personal reasons.
This is the second-consecutive game DeRozan has missed for personal reasons. Trey Lyles and Lonnie Walker IV will both continue to see an uptick in minutes for as long as DeRozan is absent.
Spurs G/F DeMar DeRozan (personal) will not play Sunday night vs. the Timberwolves as he returns home to Los Angeles to take care of his ill father.
DeRozan will not play on Sunday, which means an uptick in usage can be expected for guys like Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson, and Lonnie Walker IV, who make for nice DFS plays. The Spurs are on the second night of a back-to-back however, so it’s also possible Gregg Popovich spreads the minutes around a bit more than usual.
DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points (13-23 Fg, 12-13 Ft) five rebounds, and five assists across 43 minutes in the Spurs 125-122 win over the Timberwolves in overtime.
DeRozan has been solid all season but Saturday's 38 points tops his previous season high of 28 points against Memphis back in December. No rest for DeRozan as the Spurs play the second game of the back-to-back against the Wolves on Sunday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points (5-13 Fg, 2-6 3Pt, 7-8 Ft) four rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and one block across 36 minutes in the Spurs 118-109 win over the Lakers on Thursday night.
DeRozan has been a great facilitator of the basketball averaging 7.3 apg over the first eight games of the season which is nearly four assists higher than his career average of 3.6. DeRozan and the Spurs will take on the Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Saturday in the first game of a back-to-back.