The San Antonio Spurs have announced that starting power forward Doug McDermott will miss tonight’s contest against the Sacramento Kings as he deals with a tooth infection.
Doug McDermott will miss tonight's matchup against the Sacramento Kings with a tooth infection, per Spurs PR.— Noah Magaro-George (@N_Magaro) December 19, 2021
Nagging right knee soreness forced the 30-year-old long-range specialist to miss seven games earlier this season. Though the Spurs haven’t given a timetable for his return, Doug shouldn’t remain on the sidelines for long.
McDermott is one of seven Spurs averaging double-digit points per game (11.0), and he is third on the team in three-point attempts (5.1) and three-point percentage (39.8%).
The Silver and Black are coming off an impressive nail-biting victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday, and losing the sharpshooting forward could be a massive hit to their low-volume beyond the arc attack.
Sacramento enters this matchup without De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III, Davion Mitchell, Terence Davis, Louis King, Alex Len, and Richaun Holmes after COVID-19 protocols have left their roster shorthanded.