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Spurscast 372: Dead Horse

The San Antonio
Via Project Spurs
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Spurs believe Ray McCallum can be key player this year

The San Antonio Spurs splashed themselves across headlines this summer after signing LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard to max contracts, then bringing Danny Green and Tim Duncan back below their market value and adding David West for the price of a tuna salad sandwich. But one of the more important deals they made might be a trade. San Antonio sent a second-round pick to the Sacramento...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Jimmer Fredette find success with Spurs?

Jimmer Fredette If Jimmer Fredette doesn’t make it with the San Antonio Spurs, then he probably won’t make it in the NBA. But I, for one, think he’s on the verge of turning his career around. I understand if you want to take that with a grain of salt coming from an alumnus of BYU, but the reality is that Jimmer has more than enough talent to succeed in the NBA, especially...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Green expects LaMarcus Aldridge to be a ‘force’

Things are riding high in the Alamo City heading into the new NBA season. After  a huge offseason where the highlight was signing free agent center LaMarcus Aldridge, many have the Spurs pegged to come out of the West and possibly capture title number six in their franchise history. However, it’s not just fans and […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Showing Interest In Rafael Hettsheimeir

The San Antonio Spurs continue to shake things up. They have been linked to Brazilian big man Rafael Hettsheimeir. This wouldn’t be the first time this name has come up in Spurs’ conversation. Back in 2012, the Spurs expressed similar interest in the 6’10” international center, but decided to go in a different direction for […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Spurs be concerned with potential chemistry issues?

The San Antonio Spurs have always relied on selfless chemistry as their not-so-secret weapon. All the pieces on their roster fit and every role was clearly defined. But this year's team might not have those advantages to lean on. SB Nation's Pounding the Rock has a look at why the Spurs could be in danger of losing the one quality that separated them from every other team in the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard wants to be MVP

Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs has achieved more than many can imagine. He has won an NBA title, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, and the NBA Finals MVP. All this success rests under his belt at the age of 24. His modest demeanor, unselfishness, and respect towards opponents are what set him apart as a player that defies basketball fans to abhor him. However, these...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Investigating San Antonio's lineup flexibility

The San Antonio Spurs have one of the most well-rounded rosters in the entire league, with several key players who allow them to adapt and adjust to any playing style imaginable. Here's a look at just about every single possibility Gregg Popovich will have at his disposal, courtesy of Pounding the Rock's Michael Erler, who investigates small-ball lineups, bench-heavy units and more...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Prepare For Post-Aldridge Era, Hope To Survive In Rugged Western Conference

LaMarcus Aldridge spent the first nine years of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers. This offseason, a decision had to be made regarding Aldridge’s future, and the former Texas Longhorn chose to return home to his roots, joining the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent. Aldridge’s departure, obviously, leaves a gaping hole within Portland’s depth chart, making the upcoming...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Jan. 20, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Getting your squad rotation right is a vital part of success in the NBA, and nobody knows this more than Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. In his 19 years as head coach of San Antonio he has used his bench to brilliant effect, allowing role players to make heroes...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How a Spurs assistant went all-out for LaMarcus Aldridge

    Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff, Aldridge may have made a different decision. Ime Udoka...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy: Tim Duncan would make great NBA coach

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is nearing the end of his career, and analyst Jeff Van Gundy thinks the future Hall of Famer is capable of occupying a new role: NBA coach. In an interview on ESPN Radio, JVG—who compiled a 430-318 record during 11 seasons as a coach—offered a few reasons for why Duncan has a future leading a team. Van Gundy said: “I watch him and...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan wins teammate of the year award

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan has amassed five rings, three Finals MVPs and two regular-season MVPs during his 18-year NBA career, but the power forward just added another distinction. Duncan was named the winner of the 2014-15 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, becoming the third player to receive the award since its inception. According to Buck Harvey of the San...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge is ‘mentally drained’ after free agency

    There are plenty of people who believe that LaMarcus Aldridge had made up his mind about joining the San Antonio Spurs long before he took meetings with other teams. That may have been the case, but it hasn’t made adjusting to a new city any easier for the top prize of the 2015 free agency class. Aldridge, who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Portland...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bonner performs as DJ Red Mamba at Rock On Fest

DJ RED MAMBA at #RockOnNH #RedMamba #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/p4gUA1gvyU — Rock On (@RockOnFdn) August 15, 2015 Most people know Matt Bonner as a three-point shooting specialist for the Spurs. Over the weekend, Bonner took the stage at a music festival in New Hampshire as DJ Red Mamba. Bonner, a native of Concord, returned as the city celebrated its 250th birthday. There were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Patty Mills: The X-Factor for the San Antonio Spurs

Mar 27, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills (8) reacts after a shot during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at the AT&T Center. (Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports) Now fully back from his shoulder injury, Patty Mills has been having a very productive off-season and is top form heading into the upcoming campaign with the...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Spurs’ New Foundation

The San Antonio Spurs have been the most consistently dominant team in the NBA for a very long time now. They have made the playoffs 24 out of the last 25 seasons and have not missed the postseason in the past 18 years after drafting hall of fame power forward Tim Duncan. That is the longest playoff streak in NBA history. In that 18 year period, the team has won five championships...
Via Total Sports Live
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Anderson is set to (slowly) become a star for Spurs

“Modern day Magic Johnson.” Those were the words that legendary St. Anthony’s High School basketball coach Bob Hurley used to describe his All-American senior Kyle Anderson in 2012.   I played high school basketball in New Jersey too; I watched Anderson play half a dozen times, and we competed in the same summer league for two years. I was not buying the Magic Johnson...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

David Robinson: Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns 'need time'

Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns are expected to battle each other for the 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year award, but Hall of Famer David Robinson believes the first-year players “will need time” to reach superstardom. In an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the longtime San Antonio Spurs center said both Okafor and Towns will probably need four of five years before establishing...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Green “likes” the old guys

Danny Green met with kids at the George Gervin Youth Center in San Antonio today. #DannyGreen talking to kids at the George Gervin Youth Center in San Antonio. #Spurs #BleacherReport https://t.co/Xu6mry9Z8W — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) August 5, 2015 While there, Green also talked to Jared Zwerling about the Spurs’ offseason moves. “It’s hard to compare it to any...
Via Hoops-Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker will be back in business

French phenom Tony Parker always will go down as one of the greatest to ever suit up in a San Antonio Spurs jersey. As an orchestrator on the court for the past 14 years, he has hit a lull in his career. Points, assists, and field goal percentages per game were all down last season. The injuries have been no cake walk either, acquiring ankle and thigh afflictions. Competition has...
Via isportsweb.com
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Popovich on Becky Hammon: She’s a coach, she’s good at it

Gregg Popovich isn’t the kind of person to pass out praise unless it is truly deserved — even to his own players, coaches and underlings — so the fact that he had nothing but glowing things to say about Becky Hammon speaks volumes. Hammon of course has been the toast of the NBA after coaching...Read More The post Gregg Popovich on Becky Hammon: ‘She’s a coach, and she’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurs fan in China creates Boris Diaw portrait with 11,750 pushpins (pic)

In an amazing display of devotion to her beloved San Antonio Spurs, a fan in China created an incredibly detailed and impressive portrait of Boris Diaw with a whole bunch of pushpins … make that an apparent 11,750 pushpins. The original photographs appeared on Chinese social networking site Hupu which Reddit’s r/NBA board picked up...Read More The post Spurs fan in China creates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Anderson: A Testament To Spurs' Player Development

Where do the Spurs keep finding these guys?Kyle Anderson, the 21-year-old forward out of UCLA, was recently awarded the MVP of the NBA summer league. Anderson was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 draft.Congrats to @KyleAnderson5, the 2015 @NBASummerLeague MVP! #SummerSpurs
Via The Sports Quotient
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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