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Conditioning needed - James Anderson

As most people expected..... Conditioning needed: Calling James Anderson "grossly out of shape" after missing 40 games with a stress fracture in his right foot, Popovich said the primary purpose of sending the rookie to Austin for a second time was to work on conditioning. The Spurs plan to leave Anderson in Austin for four or five games. "I think that will do him a lot more good than seeing if we’re up 20 or down 20 and putting him in for three minutes," Popovich said. "We want to get him back ready to be put in a game." 48minutesofhell has another good line from Pop on the rehab: During recent three on three drills, Anderson looked so winded, Popovich, joked, "he made me tired just watching him. He’ll have three good practices this week [in Austin] on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then they have 4 or 5 games coming up that are pretty quick. That will do him a lot more good than me waiting to see if we’re up 20 or down 20 to put him in for 2 or 3 minutes…we want to get him back ready to be put into a game."

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