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Rudy Gay, Lonnie Walker IV out vs. Hornets on Monday

The San Antonio Spurs will miss the services of Rudy Gay and Lonnie Walker IV on Monday against the Charlotte Hornets. Gay will continue to miss time due to a sprained right wrist, while Walker will be playing in the G League. Ben Moore will be joining him.

Earlier, the 32-year-old Gay admitted that he came back a little too early from his wrist injury. This might have hampered his return, and he’s now making sure to be 100 percent healthy first before playing. Per Tom Orsborn of San Antonio Express-News:

“I came back (against the Grizzlies) and realized that I was in a position where I couldn’t really do much. I just need to make sure it’s better before I go back out there.”

Through 35 games, Gay is averaging 13.6 points per game, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. Without Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge would likely move down to the power forward spot again with Pau Gasol starting at center.

Walker made his Spurs debut on Jan. 3 against the Toronto Raptors. Though he entered and just played garbage minutes, he was thankful for the opportunity. Walker finished with five minutes played, shooting 1-for-2 from the field and 1-for-1 from beyond three-point range. Spurs fans have been prodding the team to let the 18th overall pick play, but the coaching staff has opted to just let him observe and develop his skills further in the G League.

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