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Pop Says Big Three Will Be Healthy

Gregg PopovichSpeaking to members of the local media yesterday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the Spurs’ big three of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker would all be healthy for the start of the 2009-10 season.

Duncan has been hobbled by knee injuries the past couple of seasons, Ginobili suffered ankle injuries last season which kept him out of the playoffs and Tony Parker recently had a scare playing for France.

Pop said Duncan would be starting his regular preseason regimen a little later than usual this offseason, while Ginobili has also been limited in his offseason workouts. Parker is still playing for France.

Pop also commented on what is likely the Spurs’ busiest offseason, which included a trade for Richard Jefferson, the drafting of DeJuan Blair and the free agent signings of Antonio McDyess, Theo Ratliff and Marcus Haislip.

For video of the full interview, including some classic Pop quotes, head over to Spurs.com.