The Spurs have grown accustomed to living the rocky life of missing Kawhi Leonard for much of this injury plagued season.

Now they are prepared to wave goodbye to LaMarcus Aldridge until after the All-Star break.

Aldridge will not play in either of the Spurs' final two games leading into the break, tonight in Utah or Tuesday at Denver.

The All-Star forward has returned to San Antonio to undergo what the team says is routine treatment on his chronically sore right knee.

"He's just getting a treatment on his knee," coach Gregg Popovich said after morning shootaround in Salt Lake City. "There's a certain amount of rest that has to happen. He's doing it now so he won't have to miss any games after the break."

The treatment is considered routine maintenance on the 32-year-old's right knee, which flares up sporadically. Rest is required after the procedure, and Aldridge had to choose when he wished to be sidelined.