Manny Machado's knee surgery went well. There were no complications and he has the same timetable. He's expected to be full go at the start of spring training.
That's what they said last year when Machado had the same procedure done on his other knee. His progress was incredibly slow the last time so while they say he'll be ready for spring training, we'll take that with a grain of salt and just monitor his progress.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