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Tony Parker, Matt Bonner won't play against Bucks; Spurs recall Malcolm Thomas


Three bits of news from the Spurs today. First, it's the expected notice about San Antonio's French point guard:

San Antonio guard Tony Parker (right shin contusion) will not play in tonight's Spurs/Bucks game. Cory Joseph will start in his place.

Then, it's an update on Matt Bonner's broken schnoz, proboscis, nose:

San Antonio forward Matt Bonner (nasal fracture) will not play in tonight's Spurs/Bucks game. On Monday, Jan. 20, Bonner will undergo a minor corrective procedure and will be fitted for a mask, which he will wear for approximately four weeks. Bonner is expected to be in uniform on Wednesday, Jan. 22, when San Antonio hosts Oklahoma City.

Bonner was originally injured during the Spurs/Trail Blazers game on Jan. 17.

Oof, sounds serious. But not serious enough to hold him out against the Thunder. Interesting.

Finally , there's this about a guy we haven't seen suit up for the Spurs yet:

The San Antonio Spurs ... have recalled forward Malcolm Thomas from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.

In 10 games with the Toros this season, Thomas is averaging 15.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.40 blocks in 32.6 minutes. The San Diego State product was signed by the Spurs on Dec. 3.

Normally, this wouldn't be news as the Spurs have recalled him from Austin, and sent him back several times this year. But now that they're as short handed as they are, we might see him make his debut in the Silver and Black.

With Tiago Splitter, Danny Green, Parker and Bonner out, the bench will be a bit thin in the Alamo City tonight. What better time than tonight against the struggling Milwaukee Bucks to get our first look at the forward that the Spurs have locked up for the rest of the season?

I guess we'll see.