But Gay has blended nicely in San Antonio, helping the Spurs to the NBA’s fifth-best record (25-11) despite Kawhi Leonard missing most of the season so far.
Unfortunately for San Antonio, there’s a setback.
Spurs forward Rudy Gay underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio. The exam revealed that Gay has right retrocalcaneal bursitis. He has started a rest and rehabilitation program and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
San Antonio is famously careful with its veterans’ health. Even though this isn’t the left heel that cost him most of last season, Gay won’t return until he’s fully recovered.
Gay is a helpful contributor. But it seems San Antonio keeps rolling no matter who’s hurt.