Derrick Rose will not play in Wednesday's exhibition game vs. the Dominican Republic.
Reports were that Rose is dealing with knee soreness and had asked to sit out of the team's practices. Given Rose's documented history with knee injuries I would expect him to be very cautious and make sure he is ready for the upcoming NBA season. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
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