Splitter out of Rising Stars challenge

SplitterIt looks like Kawhi Leonard will be the only San Antonio Spurs player in the Rising Stars challenge this coming weekend in Orlando for 2012 All-Star weekend.

With Splitter suffering a strained right calf in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers that will keep him out two weeks, the NBA named Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors as Splitter’s replacement.

Splitter had been selected along with Leonard as part of Charles Barkley’s team.

You can still catch Leonard and the rest of the rookies and sophomores in the game’s new format on Friday night. 

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.