The LA Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs are set to clash in an eagerly anticipated matchup, with the Los Angeles debut of Victor Wembanyama adding to the excitement. This game represents a showdown between the Spurs’ past, symbolized by Kawhi Leonard, and their promising future. The good news is that both teams are relatively free from major injuries.
On the injury report for the Clippers, three players are listed: Brandon Boston, Terance Mann, and Marcus Morris. Brandon Boston is sidelined due to left quadriceps tendinopathy, Terance Mann is recovering from a left ankle sprain, and Marcus Morris is unavailable due to a coach’s decision. Notably, Terance Mann is the most notable name on the Clippers’ injury report, as he was originally scheduled to be a starter before his injury occurred.
The San Antonio Spurs have three players mentioned in their injury report: Charles Bediako, Sidy Cissoko, and Sir’Jabari Rice. It’s worth noting that all three players are currently on G League assignment, and the team is not dealing with any actual injuries at the moment. Just like the recent situation with the Utah Jazz, this represents a rare occurrence of a team having a completely clean injury report.
The Clippers face an intriguing challenge in handling Victor Wembanyama tonight. While they possess multiple forwards like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Robert Covington who can defend on the perimeter, Wembanyama’s shooting skills might pose a significant challenge for the more conventional centers, Ivica Zubac and Mason Plumlee. Defending him will require a collective effort from the Clippers.