Spurs' Joffrey Lauvergne expected to return versus Dallas

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The injury bug hit the San Antonio Spurs early this season including Joffrey Lauvergne.

Lauvergne has been sidelined with a right ankle injury and has been away for the last 10 games.

After the Spurs' win over the Bulls, Head Coach Gregg Popovich gave an update on Lauvergne, saying he is probable to suit up when the team faces Dallas this week.

Said Popovich, “Very close. I would be surprised if he wasn’t ready for Dallas.”

In the three games, he's averaging 6.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes. If he does return, he'll provide the Spurs with toughness in the paint, and passing out of the post.

Spurs face the Mavericks Tues. in Dallas.

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