Spurs begin preseason tonight missing several key players

Aldridge, Gasol, Parker, Ginobili do not make trip to Phoenix

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs begin the 2016 preseason tonight in Phoenix without the services of several key contributors.  

The Spurs announced on Sunday the following players did not make the trip to Phoenix: LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Patty Mills and Tony Parker.  

Kawhi Leonard was the only starter expected to travel with the team, but would most likely not play very much. 

The game against the Suns will give the coaching staff a good look at several young and new players trying to make the opening day roster.  

The Spurs currently have 19 players on their training camp roster. The roster will have to be trimmed down to 15 before the start of the regular season.

Tipoff is at 9 p.m. CT from Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Spurs next preseason game is at home against Atlanta on Oct. 8.

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