LaMelo Ball, Tre Jones play on Wednesday? Injury Update Spurs – Hornets

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This Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs and the Charlotte Hornets wrap up their two-game regular-season set. Back in October, the Hornets routed the Spurs 129-102.

Injury Reports San Antonio Spurs – Charlotte Hornets

The Spurs remain the second-worst team in the league with only the Houston Rockets behind them. They extended their horrible losing streak to 13 games this past Monday.

The Spurs are without Devin Vassell (knee) and Khem Birch (knee), while Tre Jones (foot), Isaiah Roby (ankle), and Doug McDermott (Achilles) are all questionable to play Wednesday in Charlotte.

  • Tre Jones – Out vs. Hornets

Ty Jager of says that Tre Jones won’t be able to play against the Cavaliers on Wednesday because he hurt his foot.

Due to a foot problem, Jones will miss back-to-back games and six of San Antonio’s last seven games before the All-Star break. Jones’s next chance to play will be in Dallas on Feb. 23.

Malaki Branham, a first-round rookie, should get another start at point guard, but Devonte’ Graham, who just joined the team, should also continue to play 20 or more minutes off the bench while Jones is out.

Isaiah Roby Tue, Feb 14 Ankle
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23
Tre Jones Tue, Feb 14 Foot
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23
Romeo Langford Tue, Feb 14 Thigh
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23
Doug McDermott Mon, Feb 13 Achilles
Game Time Decision
Khem Birch Sun, Feb 12 Knee
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23
Devin Vassell Fri, Jan 6 Knee
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23

Roby will not play on Wednesday because he hurt his ankle in Monday’s game against Cleveland. After the All-Star break, he will play against the Mavericks on February 23.

Before the All-Star break, Langford will have missed his 12th straight game. It’s not clear if he’s close to coming back, but he’ll be able to play again on Feb. 23 in Dallas.

McDermott, on the other hand, might miss his third straight game because of pain in his right Achilles.

The Charlotte Hornets put an end to their seven-game losing streak last Monday. They outlasted the Atlanta Hawks 144-138.

  • LaMelo Ball – Ready

In 41 minutes of action, LaMelo Ball scored 30 points (12-19 FG, 6-10 3Pt), dished out 15 assists, and grabbed six boards.

Ball was fantastic in the win, scoring 30 points for the fifth time that season and setting a new career high in assists.

For the first time in over a week, he shot better than 50% from the field, which more than made up for his lack of defensive output and free throw attempts.

Managers are breathing a sigh of relief as Ball’s overall production rises to where it was expected to be heading into the preseason after a frustrating start to the season during which he battled a Grade 2 ankle sprain and two aggravations of the injury.

Cody Martin Tue, Feb 14 Knee
Expected to be out until at least Feb 24
Kai Jones Mon, Feb 13 Ankle
Game Time Decision
Kelly Oubre Jr. Fri, Feb 3 Hand
Expected to be out until at least Feb 24
Cody Martin hasn’t played since January 14 because his left knee is hurting. He won’t play in the Hornets’ last game before the All-Star break, either. It’s not clear how close he is to coming back, but on Feb. 24, he will play against Minnesota.
Jones (ankle) might not play for the second straight game because he sprained his left ankle. His expected absence shouldn’t change how head coach Steve Clifford decides who should play when.

NBA Regular Season Schedule

Wednesday, February 15, 2023    
Chicago Indiana 7:00 PM
San Antonio Charlotte 7:00 PM
Cleveland Philadelphia 7:30 pm ESPN
New York Atlanta 7:30 PM
Detroit Boston 7:30 PM
Miami Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Houston Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Utah Memphis 8:00 PM
Dallas Denver 9:00 PM
New Orleans L.A. Lakers 10:00 pm ESPN
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