Updated - Jan. 11, 2012
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that guard T.J. Ford has been diagnosed with a longitudinal tear of his left hamstring (biceps femoris). He is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Ford was examined earlier today by Spurs team physician David Schmidt. An MRI was performed which confirmed the injury. The injury occurred in the first quarter of Tuesday night's Spurs-Bucks game in Milwaukee.
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled Cory Joseph from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.
Joseph, a 6-3 guard, was assigned to Austin on Jan. 3. He appeared in four games for the Toros, averaging 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.75 steals in 31.8 minutes. He recorded 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 31 minutes vs. Erie at the NBA D-League Showcase in Las Vegas on Jan. 10.
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Malcolm Thomas from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. Per club policy details of the contract were not released. In addition, the Spurs placed forward Ike Diogu on waivers.
Thomas, 6-9, 225 lbs., saw action in six games with the D-Fenders, averaging 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.67 blocks, 1.50 steals and 1.3 assists in 31.5 minutes while shooting .673 (35-52) from the field. Thomas posted a season-high 19 points to go along with 9 rebounds at Erie on Dec. 29.