Bryn Forbes’ fit with the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have built a reputation for finding what many people affectionately refer to as “diamonds in the rough.” Early in his career, before he was a key rotation piece and setting an NBA Finals record, Danny Green was waived from a couple of teams, including the Spurs. Aron Baynes and Boban Marjanovic, who both started as fairly unknown names to many NBA fans,...
Via Project Spurs
3 hours ago

Film Analysis: Four Spurs Pick & Rolls vs Warriors

Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs opened their 2016-2017 season with a 129-100 victory on the road against the Golden State Warriors. A full recap and breakdown can be found here, but for this film analysis, we’ll zoom in directly to four pick-and-roll sets that were effective for the Spurs against the Warriors from each quarter of the game. 1Q – Traditional 2/5 P&R Players...
Via Project Spurs
6 hours ago

The one thing Spurs fans and Warriors fans can agree on

J.R. Wilco and Seth Warren discuss the aftermath of the the season opening blowout San Antonio put on Golden State in episode 22 of the Superfluous Poppycock podcast. No matter what your expectations were for the first game between the Spurs and the Warriors, it’s unlikely that “Jonathon Simmons scores twenty” was among them. There were a lot of surprises on Opening Night,...
Via Pounding the Rock
6 hours ago

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings

The Spurs look to build on their auspicious season-opener in Oakland as they head into Sacramento to take on the Kings. San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CADate: 10/27/16, Time: 9:30 PM Spurs Time TV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI It shouldn't have really shocked former Kings head coach George Karl when he met Rudy Gay for the...
Via Pounding the Rock
10 hours ago

San Antonio Spurs waive four players to keep two rookie guards

The San Antonio Spurs waived four players to keep two rookie guards. Here’s a look at who was cut in order to keep the two guards. San Antonio Spurs cut four players Joel Anthony was one of the players that was waived by the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, October 22, 2016. If there was a Spur that had something to prove, it was him. Anthony only played 19 games with the Detroit...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs win first game against Golden State Warriors

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors October 25, 2016, 129- 100, in their first meet of the 2016- 2017 regular season. San Antonio Spurs take first game If basketball fans watched the San Antonio Spurs play the Golden State Warriors, it was clear that the Spurs were the more dominating team. After the first half, the Spurs had nine more rebounds than Golden State...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: Loss to Spurs was a ‘slap in the face’

The Golden State Warriors got embarrassed on opening night, losing to the San Antonio Spurs 129-100 at home, of all places, where they had a 39-2 record last season. Not even the Spurs players expected to win by that much. “If there was an outcome I wasn’t expecting, it was this one,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili told reporters after the game. “A 29-point lead against a team...
Via The Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Jonathon Simmons steps up against Warriors

Jonathon Simmons has quite a future ahead of him. Luckily for the Spurs, they saw some potential in him as a raw prospect and decided to develop him further. The Spurs season opener versus the Golden State Warriors was filled with just about everything. The team executed on both sides of the ball to perfection. To be […] Spurs’ Jonathon Simmons steps up against Warriors - Air...
Via Air Alamo
21 hours ago

Spurs Playbook: San Antonio revealed a new wrinkle in the offense against the Warriors

The 1-4 Flat kept the offense moving for the Spurs in their 129-100 win over the Warriors. The Spurs took advantage of the Warriors' weaknesses to the tune of a 29 point demolition on opening night. The Warriors lack proven depth, and the Spurs bench outscored the Warriors bench 54-16 with Jonathon Simmons, Manu Ginobili, and Patty Mills all in double figures. Another area of concern...
Via Pounding the Rock
23 hours ago

What’s Next? 2016-17 San Antonio Spurs: A Change In Foundation

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts, and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams; projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most-intriguing player or players. I continue with the San Antonio Spurs....
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Emerging Spurs Star Jonathon Simmons Once Had to Pay $150 For a D-League Tryout

Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs visited Oracle Arena and kicked the snot out of the Golden State Warriors. Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge had big games, but the most intriguing performer was Jonathon Simmons. In 28 minutes off the bench for the Spurs, Simmons posted 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and one monstrous block: Splash Father https://t.co/feFIid8ze8 ...
Via Stack
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Kerr: Warriors ’embarrassed’ by blowout loss to Spurs

The Golden State Warriors are the runaway favorites to win the NBA championship this season, but they sure didn’t look like it in their season opener against the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night. According to head coach Steve Kerr, no one was pleased with the performance. After the Warriors were blown out by the Spurs, Kerr shouldered much of the blame and said his players are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Spoil Durant's Debut With the Dubs

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 35 points and the San Antonio Spurs emphatically spoiled Kevin Durant's long-awaited Warriors debut Tuesday with a 129-100 rout that sent Golden State fans for the exits early on opening night.
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

Gregg Popovich explains his hilarious way of moving on without Tim Duncan

For the first time in 20 years, the San Antonio Spurs started a season without Tim Duncan on their roster. And it looks like no one is taking it harder than Gregg Popovich, who coached Duncan every year of his sure-to-be Hall of Fame career.So how is Pop coping without having Duncan, who has made a few cameos as a coach this offseason, by his side?When asked by TNT sideline reporter...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Gregg Popovich has great quote about helping Steve Kerr

Gregg Popovich is happy to give help and advice to his former players, except for Steve Kerr. See, there was a time when Pop would have helped give Kerr some advice, but that time has since passed. Why, you ask? Because Kerr is the head coach of a team better than Pop’s Spurs — the Golden State Warriors. Ahead of Tuesday’s season-opening game between the Warriors and Spurs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Pau Gasol brings to the Spurs offense

After missing out on the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, the San Antonio Spurs came out of the 2016 Free Agent period with a player who many considered a Top 15 free agent in the class, Pau Gasol. Excluding players who clearly weren’t going to leave (e.g. Lebron), he was probably Top 10. If this was 2008, […] What Pau Gasol brings to the Spurs offense - Air Alamo - Air Alamo - A San...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

Forecasting Spurs Week 1 of 2016-17 NBA Season

The NBA season gets underway this week, with the Spurs sent off to Golden State right off the bat. With the Spurs largely a new squad built around a returning core of Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Patty Mills, it will take time to gel. That is why I think the Spurs […] Forecasting Spurs Week 1 of 2016-17 NBA Season - Air Alamo - Air Alamo -...
Via Air Alamo
2 days ago

Spurs vs. Warriors Gameday Q&A with Poor Man’s Commish

To get ready for tonight’s regular season Spurs opener, I talked to Poor Man’s Commish, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Let’s Go Warriors blog. I asked him a few questions as a preview of tonight’s matchup. How is this team coming together after all of the roster changes over the offseason? There are still some chemistry issues such as Steph throwing a pass to KD...
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago

Report: Andre Miller still wants to continue NBA career

40-year-old Andre Miller still has an itch to play for one more year. But the challenge now becomes finding a team willing to give him that opportunity. According to a report by Marc J. Spears of ESPN on Monday, Miller, who remains unsigned, still wants to continue his NBA career and is hoping to latch on with a playoff-caliber team. NBA free agent point guard Andre Miller, 40...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Southwest Division Preview: San Antonio Spurs

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the West, and our previews, are the Spurs. Projected Conference Rank: 3rd Best Offseason Move: How did they get Dewayne Dedmon for $6 million? The Hawks offered me $14 million at one point this summer. Dedmon is a competent defensive center with the athleticism to be far better if he’s coached well...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs' Danny Green out 3 weeks with injury

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green will miss three weeks after straining his left quadriceps.Green initially suffered the injury during training camp and aggravated it Tuesday during the team's annual intra-squad scrimmage.Green averaged 3.5 points in four preseason games while shooting 20 percent from 3-point range. The eight-year veteran averaged 7.2 points...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan-less Spurs eager for another run at championship

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs responded to their most successful regular season in franchise history with the greatest turnover in Gregg Popovich's two decades with the team.Tim Duncan's retirement played a large role in the reconstruction, but so did losing in six games to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference semifinals.Duncan is gone along with veterans Boris Diaw...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge not buying into trade rumors: ‘I’m happy’

Despite talk that the San Antonio Spurs are looking to trade LaMarcus Aldridge, the big man says he’s happy right where he is at and isn’t buying into the rumors. Speaking on The Jim Rome Show, Aldridge shot down the rumor that things are turning sour between him and the organization. “For sure, I am [happy],” Aldridge told The Jim Rome Show (h/t My San Antonio). ...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol shows easy transition to San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs played the Orlando Magic October 12, 2016 to a 95- 89 win. Pau Gasol shows an easy transition from the Chicago Bulls. Pau Gasol showed his skill by hitting from the inside and out playing against the Orlando Magic. Gasol posted fourteen points, five rebounds, and four assists. In any of the teams Pau Gasol has played for, he has always been a good defender...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich jokingly says Duncan ‘tough to manage’ in retirement

Gregg Popovich continues to give the newly retired Tim Duncan grief over his still-to-be determined role with the San Antonio Spurs. And this time around, the usually curmudgeonly coach jokingly suggested Duncan is even more difficult now that his playing career is done. Days after suggesting Duncan’s job title with the Spurs might as well be “Coach of Whatever He Wants to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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