Update: Matt Latos' bullpen session Friday did not go well. He still has some tenderness in the flexor and will have more treatment before throwing again.
Sigh. It looks like the elbow irritation was a bit more major than originally thought. Latos will likely be held back for a few days to let things subside and from there they'll try another session to test things out. This probably pushes his return back a week or so, but should the elbow not respond well, it could be even longer than that. Continue to stash Latos on your DL and we'll await word from the team.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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