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Duncan Active vs. Magic
Wednesday, Feb. 10
The team announced Duncan will play Wednesday against Orlando.
Spurs Wise to Be Cautious with Duncan
Duncan, 39, is averaging 8.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game this season.
Duncan has appeared in 37 games this season but has taken somewhat of a backseat to LaMarcus Aldridge in the post—while the offense continues to run through Kawhi Leonard with more regularity—playing a career-low 25.9 minutes per game.
Because of his age—and because the Spurs have a deep roster that head coach Gregg Popovich isn't afraid to rotate—San Antonio shouldn't ask Duncan to play through too many injuries and will give him his fair share of nights off, so granting him appropriate time to recover from his sore knee shouldn't come as a surprise.
Duncan remains an important part of San Antonio's championship-caliber roster, and keeping him healthy into the postseason is vital for the Spurs.