San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich always likes to sit his veterans for a few games each season so they're fresh for the playoffs. That is especially true this season due to the condensed 66-game schedule, which is being played in 124 days.
The team is about to play a stretch that will include a bunch of road back-to-backs and that's when Tim Duncan may be rested. Check out the NFL Odds and NFL Odds for the playoff Games.
"That stretch we have, with all the away games, something's got to give in there," Popovich tells the San Antonio Express-News. "He can't play every one of those games. There's just no way."
Popovich is keeping Duncan fresh so this season by reducing his minutes to 26:18 for the first 14 NBA Picks games.