SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs announced on Monday that five players are currently under the NBA’s COVID health and safety protocols and will not be with the squad for their next schedule game in Oklahoma City.
Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Quinndary Weatherspoon and Derrick White are not all with the squad and will not be traveling for Wednesday game.
Spurs have also announced that DeMar DeRozan is not with the squad for personal reasons. DeRozan posted on social media on Friday that his father, Frank, had passed away.
In a zoom conference call with the media on Monday, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said DeRozan was handling his father’s death “as well as anyone would expect the loss of a parent ”. Popovich added that he was in contact with DeRozan.
“It’s a difficult situation. He’s a very mature and kind man and he’s doing what he needs to do with his family right now, ”Popovich said.
Spurs haven’t played since February 14. The NBA announced last week that four players have tested positive and four games were postponed due to contact tracing.
The team was quarantined in Charlotte, but some players returned to San…
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