Zack Greinke threw his first bullpen session since suffering slight calf strain.
Greinke has already been ruled out of the team's season opening two-game series in Australia, but if he continues to progress without any setbacks he could be ready to start when the team returns to the mainland.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender