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Stretch 4.  Seems like every team in the league looks for one on their roster these days.


He did flash some potential last year, but to the casual observer nothing special?  

In the Spurs Coaching Staff we trust, though!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/jim-boylan-on-why-the-spurs-like-daye.html

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Woo-hoo docs!  "Stress-fracture" seems as good as anything to make up :)


I know how much Ginobili loves to compete for his home country, but he absolutely does not need to play this summer.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-ginobili-has-stress-fracture-in-right-leg.html

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3yrs/$20 mil should about do it for Diaw.  That seems pretty fair all the way around.  


Mills is a tough one - Spurs are probably going to have to let the market set his value.  Much more than $3mil/year is getting dicey.  Mills reminds me of the Speedy Claxton scenario - best back-up PG we'd had for years, but money & a starting opportunity were too enticing. 

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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So, why can "Old Man Game" Harden be a star in the NBA, but this kid's doomed?  Sounds like he's a smart player w/ instincts (great rebounding #'s).  Solid pick by Spurs late in 1st round, again.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-select-kyle-anderson-with-first-round-pick.html

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Yup, frankly I thought the switch was one of the keys.  Kawhi is a much better on-ball defender than Green, and Green is especially good at tracking guys off-ball.  And guess what - Westbrook handles the ball more, while Durant creates his sohts mostly through off-ball screens and movement.


It was a great move - knowing your personnel's strengths & playing to them.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/green-leonard-help-keep-westbrook-durant-away-from-paint-free-throw-line.html

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Well, between the injury &. Green defense, curry will not decide the series.comes down to spurs making shots.

1 year, 3 months ago on Green talks about guarding Curry

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Parker's being exploited on the defensive end, and is forced to expend too much energy there.  I have confidence that Pop can re-shuffle the deck to improve the player matchups, but whether that means starting Ginobili at PG, I am not sure.  It really may be the only card Pop's got to play, frankly.    

Boy, oh boy, wouldn't it be nice to have a tough, gritty wing player right about now (somewhere, S Jackson is having a good laugh).

1 year, 3 months ago on With the Warriors starting a pair of aces, it's time for Spurs to play their wild card

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He'd be a nice upgrade from Gary Neal, but the price tag will be too high.  Gar Neal made $970K this year, Jack will be looking for $6-$7M.  Is he really 6-7 times better than Neal?  No.  Spend that money on some quality wings or bigs.

1 year, 4 months ago on Spurs keeping Warriors' Jack on their radar

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desparate times calls for desperate measures...

1 year, 4 months ago on McGrady signing fills void for Spurs... for now

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Obviously, Jack's referring to Kawhi, who was taking all his minutes.  

 

If Jack was interfering with Kawhi's development in any way, then yes, he had to go.  Kawhi is a vital piece to the future of the franchise.  

 

Jack's toughness will be missed in the playoffs, but offensively, he'd been horrible all season.  Less than 30% from 3, I believe?

 

1 year, 4 months ago on Stephen Jackson thanks fans, leaves parting shot for a player

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 @MarkCubanisaDouche  @BlazingDeath Yup, but when Manu does it, it's just smart basketball, right?

1 year, 5 months ago on Harden's late jumper pushes Rockets past Spurs

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It's silly to wonder if "OKC made the right decision" to deal Harden.  They had no choice; they were actually very smart about it, saw the writing on the wall that they couldn't afford all 3 guys.  Kudos to them, it's like they learned their stuff within a smart org like the Spurs.  Hmmm, Sam Presti, name sounds kinda familiar...

1 year, 5 months ago on Harden's late jumper pushes Rockets past Spurs

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D Blair is making $1 million this season playing a game.  I think his agent needs to shut his trap.  

 

I feel bad for Dejuan in the sense he could be getting a lot more playing time somewhere else.  

 

Not that bad, though.  did I mention he's making $1 million playing a game?

1 year, 5 months ago on Blair's agent Walters won't comment on reduced playing time for client

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If they do acquire Smith, the only way he stays after this year would be if Manu walks or retires.

1 year, 6 months ago on Smith To Spurs Rumors won't die

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If the Spurs want to win this year, its a very good trade.  Dollars work, too.  However, unless the Spurs want to bring Smith back (he's a FA after this year), they leave themselves a very big hole at the center position long term.

 

Don't suppose Danny  would do us a solid by taking Bonner & Blair instead of Splitter? :)

1 year, 6 months ago on Spurs interested in Josh Smith?

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It really mystifies me how this guy remains relevant in any way shape or form.  He never has anything insightful to say, and seems to just enjoy flapping his gums and being a grade-A idiot.

 

I have farts I enjoy more than this guy.  Ignore him folks, that's the only way he'll just go away!

1 year, 6 months ago on Video: Stephen A. Smith Changing His Tune on Splitter

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 @JeffProjectSpurs  @nikd Exactly what we used on him,  a mid 2nd round pick.  

1 year, 7 months ago on Does Golden State have interest in Blair?

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Sounds like Baynes is our contingency plan, then.  Give the FO credit, they;re always looking ahead!

 

Sure hope Splitter's back, though.  He's really playing well.

1 year, 7 months ago on Splitter not worried about free agency this summer

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Ha, I'd like an official measurement on those $5 beers - 'cause they certainly don't look like a full pint to me!  Per oz, your best "deal" (I use that term loosely) is unfortunately the $10.25 32-oz "bombers"....

 

It's a joke.  A major reason why I'd never even consider full season tix is the exorbitant cost of parking & beverages you have to factor in to the overall cost.  

 

So, until they offer you a break if you go in for a season package, I'm content most nights kicking my feet up & watching my favorite team at home with my $1.25 Shiner!

1 year, 7 months ago on Spurs still one of the best in the NBA... in beer prices

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 @be_Spurs Exactly what I was thinking; article totally ignores what the Rockets may have to give up.  Perhaps the Grizz want a 1st round pick.  They still need a big guy in return , so Asik + 1st round pick perhaps? I don't think that's enough for the Grizz to part with Randolph.  I agree, a shooter likely has to be involved.

1 year, 7 months ago on How Randolph To Houston May Effects Spurs

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Pop seems to insist on trying to turn guys into backup point guards, that do not have the tools for the position.  Ever since Speedy Claxton, it's been a turnstile position for us.  For example, I really wish he would stop using Manu in that role, particularly in the 2nd half of games.  Manu is soooo much better playing off the ball.  Let Nando or Patty handle the ball with the 2nd team...That being said, Gary is probably the most likely guard choice if the team does pull the trigger on a trade.  I LOVE Gary the sharpshooting 2-guard...not a big fan of Gary the backup PG.  And, Danny does seem to be a more rounded player & long-term choice at the 2...he needs to show more consistency before I'm a true believer in him, though.  Can't we just clone Kawhi ?!?

1 year, 8 months ago on Is Gary Neal the most expendable Spur?

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I really dislike it when Pop rests healthy stars.  It is a disservice to the fans in the seats who paid good $ to see those stars play.  Let's face it folks, the NBA is as much about entertainment as it is sport these days.

 

That being said, Stern's a big fat douche, and it likely pisses him off more than anything, that there is nothing he can do about it; as a head coach, Pop's got complete control over who plays and who doesn't, unless the NBA is going to write it into the rulebook that players scoring such-and-such points a night must be played X minutes if healthy.  I don't see that flying with any of the organizations in the league.  That being said - eat it Stern!

1 year, 9 months ago on Shorthanded Spurs almost pull-off upset against Heat

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Yes, your translation is quite horrible.  

1 year, 11 months ago on Tony Parker talks about the upcoming season

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I really like Mills.  I think he could be a solid backup PG for us.  The only bad thing is, it stunts Cory Joseph's development to a degree - or, at least delays it while Mills is here.  Hard to see if a guy's "gonna have it" when he's 3rd deep on the bench.  

2 years, 1 month ago on Spurs' Mills says Australia has surpises for Brazil | July

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If he got some real PT early in the season, he could fill a nice roll for us later in the year, especially if Blair is shipped out.

2 years, 1 month ago on For Eric Dawson, third time may be the charm | July

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You know, people will jump on me for saying this, I can't believe I'm saying it because I loathed this guy when he played for the Nets, but signing Kenyon Martin to a one-year Vet's minimum could just shore up that pick and roll defense enough for a serious run this year.  

 

Anyone care to comment (like I even have to ask!)??

 

2 years, 1 month ago on Spurs bringing the band back together | July

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 @koshwayne  @Chui21 I still bet the Spurs take a run at him - they have in the past.

2 years, 1 month ago on Report: Spurs aim to bring back Diaw and Mills | July

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@aespurs Absolutely!

2 years, 2 months ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July

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Sure it was! Never said it wasn't.

2 years, 2 months ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July

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@AirAlamo1 Sure, but it's his defense thats the big question mark.

2 years, 2 months ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July

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I like your thinking on this, particularly if millsap is not in the jazz long term plans. Heck, they could have Blair as a cheap one year rental to replace him. Don't like the first round pick though. Green/Blair (or bonner)/2nd round pick for Millsap is pretty appealing for both teams, no?

2 years, 2 months ago on Should the Jazz and Spurs starting talking trade? | July

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Here's a question.  If the Spurs sent Matt Bonner to timbucktwo for a bag of chips, or amnestied him if nobody wants him, could we not use that money on top of the MLE to sign a guy like this for 7-$8mil?  I am asking 'cause I really don't know the cap rules in this situation.

2 years, 2 months ago on Ersan Ilyasova drawing interest from Spurs, Bucks, Cavs, Raptors

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If Joseph can evolve into a reliable backup PG, the Spurs FO will have done their job.

 

Currently, though, it certainly appears they whiffed on this pick.

2 years, 2 months ago on Cory Joseph shows why first-round picks aren't created equal

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 @Sab83 Okay, folks.  Time to stop all this nonsense about trading role players for high 1st round picks.  It's simply not done.  As stupid as some GM's are out there, not a one will trade a top tier, potential franchise player for a bunch of bench guys.  STOP IT.

2 years, 2 months ago on Report: Spurs among group of non-lottery teams interested in Beal | June

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If he'd sign for the veteran minimum, absolutely! otherwise, hit the road, wife beater. It was fun torching you and your sidekick brocolli ears in the finals...

2 years, 2 months ago on Could Jason Kidd fit with veteran-laden Spurs? | June

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 @ironm8  @jojo707 In light of the Lorbek news, agreed about Tiago being trade bait for the draft.  Tiago's an attractive big man for some of the other teams at a ~4million price tag.

 

As an aside, if the Spurs could jettison Bonner's $3M contract, it really opens up the door to some interesting moves by the FO, this year & particularly next year.

2 years, 2 months ago on Update: Lorbek set to wear black and silver next season | June

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Hmmm, a rickitty old Steve Smith helped us win a championship with his great shooting, but the league has changed.  Given the perimeter oriented nature of the NBA and its players, Roy may be too much a defensive liability.  

But, hey, if he can guard the perimeter at a level even close to say, a Sefalosha, I say go for it.  Otherwise, I don't see a lot of value. 

2 years, 2 months ago on Roy wants back in, Spurs a good fit? | June

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 @rtesoro440 You should really be banned from any future posts.  In fact, I recommend velcro shoes for you, my friend.

2 years, 2 months ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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Sorry, #21, #22...

2 years, 2 months ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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In regards to the sign & trade, I think Green could be a ticket for the Spurs to get back into the 1st round.  

 

How about offering Green& 2nd round pick to some team that is in the 15-25 range?  Oh, wait, I see the Celtics have two 1st round picks @ #22, #23...hmmmmm....

2 years, 2 months ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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I would offer Green as much as $3-3.5 million on a one or two year deal - to see if the Thunder series really was a blip, or a sign of his "ceiling."  If he's looking for a long term deal, a 3yr/$10 million deal is palatable - but no more than 3 years.

 

Or, if someone really, really wants him (I'm looking at you, Boston), pretend you'll match any offer, and then offer a sign & trade to the team that's ga-ga over him.  If that fails, you just have to let him walk for more money.  Ultimately, you can't OVER PAY for him.  His skill set was very useful last year, but not irreplaceable.

2 years, 2 months ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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 @gospurs50 Your nuts.  Bass & Blair are NOT similar.  For starters, Bass has a reliable 18-foot jumper that Blair doesn't have even in his wet dreams.  And, for his size, Bass is really more of a finesse guy; Blaair is a banger through & through.

2 years, 2 months ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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Correction, Neal's a $1 million bargain (he made ~$800K this year).  

 

Bonner, on the other hand is a $3.5 million playoff anchor.

2 years, 2 months ago on A very early look at the summer ahead | June

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 I agree on your Neal point.  He is a 2 guard, and when used as such is a $3 million bargain.  Pop, for some reason, likes to turn SG's into PG's (remember Antonio Daniels).  Perhaps Patty is our backup PG answer, but what about Joseph?  Did the Spurs whiff on him that bad?  It certainly appears that way so far.     

2 years, 2 months ago on A very early look at the summer ahead | June

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Is Ibaka's contract up?  Not to keep fresh wounds open, but could you imagine him in a Spurs uniform?

2 years, 2 months ago on A very early look at the summer ahead | June

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 @Thunderbuzzy  @CMDinSA  @f5alcon Before you get all high and mighty there, Thunderbuzzy, I suggest you look up the meaning of the word "redundant."  A Spurs fan commenting on an OKC blog is sad, pathetic, possibly even ironic, but is in no way, shape, or form - redundant.  I suggest your time may be better spent reading a book, or thumbing through a dictionary, yes?

2 years, 3 months ago on Practice Report: One at a time

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 @alvarex That's why you guys are so lucky to have Presti as a GM.  He'd be a fool to make that trade, and the Thunder would NEVER win a title in the Durant era.  Seriously, I think if you upgrade Perkins, you're almost a lock next year.  Oh, and Westbrook needs a little more maturity & basketball acumen.

2 years, 3 months ago on Practice Report: One at a time

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