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danny greens bullet should be changed. over two games shooting 2-5? last time i consulted mathematics thats 40%. its a small sample size so should it even be seen as an issue? most of dannys shots are assisted meaning that if he isnt shooting he isnt being found or used as much. i think what should be focused on more should be that against phoenix he only shot once but had five (5!!!!) assists in very limited minutes. he may have only shot once but he still contributed, especially in an area that he didnt contribute last year
1 year, 2 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Nuggets
everyones seeing this as a sign or a hint that we're gona do something else. while i think that is technically a possibility, i dont think thats the case. we have just one more roster spot. a spot the spurs normally like to keep open throughout the year. i see this more as the spurs feeling like theyre pretty complete, especially at neals position, and either them understanding they arent going to sign him or maybe even neal understanding that and asking to be an UFA to pursue something else if the spurs werent completely sure about signing him
1 year, 5 months ago on Stein: Spurs withdraw Gary Neal's qualifying offer
Damn my bad then guys :/. I do like him but we all know the spurs like keeping that last roster spot open for 10day contracts and whatnot. Either they sign him and risk flexibility/ make some kinda trade to keep open up a roster spot, or they let him develop in europe for a year
1 year, 5 months ago on Buford discusses Thomas and possibility of earning 15th roster spot
Another possibility to risk not losing him is you can invite him to camp where you have to sign him but end up sending him to the d-league if you find a better sf at training camp and dont sign anyone. That way you dont lose his rights and hes also technically not taking up a roster spot. Its not that complicated
Im disappointed with how the selections came out. I thought with the 28th pick we shouldve gotten an automatic, but understandably not great, contributor right away. Used 28 on a back up wing or back up big like withey. And then the 58th pick couldve been a draft and stash or maybe even automatic D league project as a pf. Someone like cj leslie, jackie carmichael or even trevor mbakwe who were all still available at 58. I mean good picks when its all said and done but i wouldve flipped the positions gotten at each pick.
1 year, 5 months ago on NBA Draft: Spurs take Deshaun Thomas, guy who wouldn't give them his number
i actually dont like the idea of kawhi on curry and dont want to see it. his body is made for bigger, stronger wings. kawhi also struggles on the pick and roll. danny is made a lot better for defending points and smaller guards. hes also got some better instincts on defending the pick and roll. but i think through it all tony is the best choice to shadow curry. tony has shown improvement in his defense the past few years and i feel like hes fully understanding the importance of it and how the game is affected by his defense
1 year, 7 months ago on Spurs vs. Warriors: Key Matchups
i was at the game and in all honesty it was crazy. ive been to a lot of games and talked a lot of trash to other teams fans but in all honesty both parties knew it was in good humor and at the end of the game we'd all just slap hands and that was it. talking trash to a lakers fan is like asking for a fight though just cause they dont know what else to do. i swear i walked out of the at&t center looking over my shoulder frantically cause i thought i was gona get pushed from behind at any second by a lakers fan. they were really disrespectful and just asking for it. from the video it looks like the spurs fan pushes first and the lakers fan throws a punch...just gota say for being the first one to get punched that spurs fan recovered quick. lol. lesson of the day? dont waste your breath on some of those lakers fans. if you find the good ones that understand the tradition of their franchise then by all means talk trash and have a good laugh with them cause those fans will know its all just for fun. but if you see some of the edgier ones just stay clear.
1 year, 7 months ago on Video: Spurs-Lakers fans brawl after Game 2
the thing about this trade is that because we dont really have any young assets or high picks like the magic would be interested in, the only way this is happening is if we take back a horrible contract like turkgolu and send them jacks expiring contract. what it think would be a nice treat to get out of this trade would be redick and mcroberts who is an athletic 4/ big 3 that can stretch the floor. in terms of being like manu like @CraigThomas disagreed with before, yeah hes not near the level of amazing that manu is but hes similar in that hes a combo guard with good size to run the point but also has the shooting ability to play the 2. However, if you say that all he is is a shooter then you havent been watching him this year. i cant remember where i saw it but that subject was actually brought up to him this past summer and he actually seemed to take offense to it. hes been working on expanding his game and has been a really good pick and roll player. his stats show he doesnt really pass, but thats because at this point where his team is hes been asked to just score. earlier in the season i think nelson was out for the magic though and redick took on a huge amount of the passing load quite well
in my opinion though hes a hell of a lot better player than neal and his attitude and work ethic fits the spurs perfectly. hes not a great 1 on 1 defender but hes good within a system and like everyone knows the spurs prefer high IQ players, which redick is. in addition to that, if this trade is pulled i think its more of a try out for redick. hes a FA this summer, we're gona have money, and like everyone knows manu is getting old. however, im not saying redick would replace him but with kawhi improving this move could signal an attempt to find something of two players replacing the production of 1. of course i see the spurs trying to keep manu but if they can sign redick for a good price i can see them doing it and going forward with a new sixth man. it wouldnt be a horrible move but i think trading for redick would show the spurs trying to move towards the future
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs interested in Redick?
yeah i would love this trade if there were some way of not giving up tiago or getting back a guy thats at least 6'11 in this deal. as good as smith is on pick and roll defense, hes still a sf/pf and giving up tiago means giving up our only other seven footer backing up timmy. also, even though smith can play sf, he'd be outmatched played durant one on one on defense leaving our only good choice at sf as leonard. i know thisll sound weird and very unspurs like but maybe throw in deshawn stevenson. the guy is shorter for the sf spot but hes a pretty good defender at the 3 and has been know to give other sf fits in the past
1 year, 10 months ago on Smith To Spurs Rumors won't die
didnt like tonights game even though i decided not to watch all of it after a while :/. smarter teams are starting to clog the lane against us a loooot more now and arent getting calls cause theyre defending the penetration intelligently (arms straight up, dont go for the charge OR block but angle your body in a way that still influences the driver). both games we've lost recently to ny and nola have been through this tactic which has worked for them when the shooters arent clicking from the outside like in both those games. tonight danny was 0-5 but imagine he makes 2 (thats a one point game) or 3 which makes a spurs win. in addition pop plays neal less and has a better defensive player on the floor. anyways i wouldnt go crazy about this loss. shots werent falling and the hornets had a great scouting report.
in regards to donte greene, i love this move. the guy is a forward who is actually in shape (sorry diaw), has young/fresh legs on the perimeter (sorry jack), and who is over 6'9 with an outside jumper (im not sorry blair). he adds height on the perimeter and maybe even lets pop experiment with kawhi at the 2 (if he really is to become an offensive option, i dont see it happening from the 3 spot while parker and ginobili are still in SA). he also adds that sf that can slip to pf without giving up a lot of height or size on defense (jack has been great at that spot but itd be nice having another guy who can do it as well) and he can be a physical presence inside. so im on board with this. ive been harping for a combo forward for a while and i would love to see what donte greene can do in a great system, not the crap he was in in sacramento
1 year, 11 months ago on Report: Donte Greene to workout for Spurs
absolutely love the last sentence. thats how i feel throughout the entire game whenever gary checks in. and i hate it cause whenever i watch the game with other people i give gary a by on his first few shots and dont say anything but the minute i start complaining about him to my friends he goes on those mini neal runs we've seen before. makes me feel like a jackass every time :/
but in all honesty gary is the most expendable player and probably our best trade chip, especially for teams that know he has ice in his veins and are looking for a combo guard to help spread the floor. could probably land us something if we pair him up with one or two guys (ive used bonner in almost every one of my trade scenarios but in all honesty the guy is great in these short minutes hes getting, its small amount of minutes to where he can spend energy on defense, and i feel like hes one of those guys everyone loves to have in the locker room)
1 year, 11 months ago on Is Gary Neal the most expendable Spur?
if you watch this play, think of what anderson wouldve done last year. he wouldve forced a dunk or lay in. i think it was this game or another where he played some minutes and ended up with maybe a point or two but had 3 assists. thats what i mean by his maturity in his game. hopefully a team notices (im looking at the clippers who are inexplicably still starting willie green at the 2)
2 years ago on Leonard to play Friday
extremely happy to see kawhi is coming back but sad to see anderson leaving (again). when the spurs let him go last summer it was no big deal. he was getting garbage minutes and playing like a d-leaguer on a ten day contract (very out of control and trying to do anything to open eyes). but this second time around yes he was getting garbage minutes but he was playing very within himself and very within his limits which actually made him very impressive (in my eyes). hopefully he gets a chance on another team cause it looks like he has matured as well as his approach to the game and that can make him a very good role player
@dannyholloway you have to remember gasol can look the same if put in the right situation (did you watch how he completely owned the olympics over the summer? team usa almost wasnt able to stop him). he has to be motivated and in the right type of offense. the triangle was veeeery good for his skill set, which relied on spacing and passing abilities and is why he exceled. the spurs dont run the triangle, but they do run a lot of sets that require spacing and passing and in addition to that idk how many people have noticed but the spurs are starting to go to the post more often (something gasol has openly wanted added to the lakers offense to get him involved) and are also running a lot of high/low post action which is what spain runs with the interchangable skill set of the gasol brothers. IMO the biggest problem is trading jackson because of the lack of a back up sf which is where a third team would be needed. but gasol would look good in the spurs offense
2 years ago on Would the Lakers trade Gasol to a Foe?
Did some of y'all even watch the game?! The big man problem isn't a problem. If I recall, dejuan had a block on D and was doing sufficient on that side of the court. Tiago wasn't jumping on every up and under fake like tim and diaw were. You wana talk about a big man problem? Last night it was tim and diaw. They played like crap! Deandre jordan outplayed tim prrtty badly
2 years, 1 month ago on Turnovers plague Spurs in loss to Clippers
...why does everyone keep including the thunder as a "big" team? both kendrick perkins and ibaka are 6'10 and neither plays like a natural big man. hell half the time theyre playing small ball anyway!!! their only big man that really hurts us is ibaka and thats not because of his big man skills, its because of his mid range jumper...you know something a quick footed, probably 6'10 pf would be able to cover, not a heavy footed, slow 7 footer. so everyone pleeeeease for the love of God shut up about the "big man issue". same thing goes for memphis. randolph is 6'9 mayyyybe 6'10. you need a versatile pf to guard him, not a slow 7'0 who'll probably be too slow to keep up and end up fouling randolph. the only team that sends out a lineup of two versatile 7 footers who can both pass, post up, and one can even step out, is the lakers. but why are you going to design your team to play against just one other team? you dont!! you design your team to be the best regardless of the competition. The lakers have two 7 footers and their two back up big men are both 6'9-6'10. dont we have two 7 footers and a 6'9 pf in diaw? so instead of complaining about another 7 footer to start next to timmy eeeeevery single game (the only 7 footers who are versatile enough to defend the post and step out on a guy if needed in my opinion are garnett and noah, and everyone else is a 6'10 pf like taj gibson), adjust your game plan for the lakers to start tim and tiago if needed. BUT DONT ADJUST YOUR ROSTER FOR ONE TEAM!!!!
2 years, 1 month ago on Through the looking glass: Spurs bloggers, media predict the 2012-13 season
i think powell should get the last spot, but with a logjam at point, they could send a pg to the toros and keep him as a viable sf option or small ball 4 (yeah hes pretty skinny for that but he has the height and length could maybe learn from jack on how to play small ball 4 effectively without being bulky) kawhi is still learning the ropes but with the spurs hoping that he becomes a viable ball handler option, they need a catch and shoot guy. kawhi might start developing as more of a 2 and jackson is the only other sf so maybe send down one of our many pgs to the toros and keep this kid. it would also help in keeping manu and green from having to play the 3 (they can do it, but i think its best if they stick to playing 2 and occasionally defending points)
2 years, 1 month ago on Witherspoon hoping to be a Spur this season
in my world i think the spurs need BOTH a true center (not because i believe the spurs are necessarily small but because duncan needs nights off and splitter looks like hes getting injury prone) and a mobile forward/combo forward if that works out. people keep saying the spurs need size to compete with size around the league....what size around the league? besides the lakers, who has two 7 footers able to play together and both able to play back to the basket? ive heard people say well what about utah and memphis and gs that can throw out big line ups and do have two post players. well even if you did have a big line up, that means one of the bigs is kind of out of his element and is forced to play face up, something a combo forward like jackson or maybe a derrick brown could offset. and for the case of a gs that has a competent pf like lee and true center like bogut...isnt lee like 6'9-6'10? like every other pf in the league? so its not that size is an issue, its that we have splitter and duncan taking care of centers while our pfs are bonner and blair who cant guard...anyone. we've been convinced that the only solution is to get someone taller when in reality all we need is a guy who's a pf that can GUARD other pfs. powell isnt "small" for what we're asking from him. we need a competent pf to come in and play D and occasionally help on offense by spreading the floor to about 16-18 feet, something both brown and powell can do. so my solution? get rid of bonner, he has no more upside and we know exactly what he is, and sign curry and either brown or powell. i dont care how you get rid of bonner but i say try to trade him to a team with cap space so we don't have to take anyone back OR do this trade that would make me extremely happy and you dont have to choose between powell or brown (http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=9v2u3mk). but we do need a 3rd pf that can guard the pick and roll effectively more than a center IMO. splitter and duncan have center on lock, but bonner cant play D, blair is still a mystery, and i like what diaw brought last year but im not completely sold that he can keep that up for an entire season
2 years, 2 months ago on Choosing Powell or Curry
@Spursfan66 haha yeah im rooting for CJ too. his defense is great and his passing game is good too. lets hope he plays good enough to move up the pg rotation!!
2 years, 2 months ago on Patty Mills to miss next two preseason games due to sprained ankle
i think the best options are getting tyreke evans or hoping kawhi develops a passing game. from the looks of vegas is does look like kawhi is getting a better handle, but what we're overlooking in all our excitement is that yeah thats great for himself, but that doesnt mean his passing is improved and that is where ginobili will be missed the most IMO. yes the spurs will need a second ball handler once manu is gone, but that means being able to create for others and not just yourself, and in that respect i think kawhi is still very far away. i like the idea of tyreke because, in all honesty, im tired of all the harden comparisons as the next ginobili. theyre both left handed and have tricky foot work...and what else? hardens passing is wayyyy overrated and its easy to see why (if i played next to passers like westbrook and durant im sure my passing would look pretty awesome too), and hes a natural sg not a passing sg. tyreke started out as a pg and can be seen as a pg with sg size (exactly manu's defined position). tyreke can score like manu and has footwork like him too and can pass. the reason why hes not seen as better? he plays on a young team who never seems to grow up like okc did, after his rookie season his team switched focus from him to cousins who is a head case and probably hindered evans playing abilities, and hes been with a mediocre franchise with coaches who arent all that great. on top of that, this past year isiaih thomas took over as pg and because thorton cant play anything but sg tyreke was forced to move to sf (DUMB!!!). but this could easily benefit the spurs because after this year his value could be seen as bad because of the past couple of season when he could easily be a steal for any team on the cheap who will know how to utilize him. i say the spurs could get a guy who once averaged 20-5-6 and is still less than 25 years old! either that or hope kawhi starts to develop cause in all honesty the guy is more of a swingman than a combo forward like everyone thought he'd be and should in that case develop a game similar to manus
2 years, 2 months ago on Manu Ginobili and the search for the next elite shooting guard
@TayLeFrench thank you!!! idk how many times ive commented on articles saying the spurs are probably looking for a versatile combo forward who has the lateral quickness and range to play the 3 but the size and strength to play the 4 also. i thought thats the type of player they were gona draft last year and when they got kawhi it looked like thats what they had gotten but in all honesty kawhi is a swingman with an extremely good rebounding ability. they need a combo forward who can slide down the 3 and 4 position and thats what theyre probably gona try and find. someone who was either a large 3 in college, or a stretch 4 that every other team has tried making a 3. in all honesty everyone says guys like derrick williams and michael beasley are busts but if they were used right they could be pretty damn good
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs invite forward Wesley Witherspoon to camp, looked at guard Diante Garrett
@Spursfan66 veeeery true. i wouldnt doubt seeing a trade shipping out jackson for a pf to a team looking to just take on an expiring contract for a year so that team can have a lot of cap flexibility come next offseason
2 years, 3 months ago on Report: Spurs took a look at McGrady
either one of two things is happening...the spurs are committing pretty strongly on small ball and have confidence on their 6'8-6'9 guys guarding pfs (which actually worked alright last year except for that one fluke of a lakers game) OR the future of kawhi leonard is as more of a swingman (in the eyes of the front office) rather than a combo forward and they want another guy who can play sf but slide to the 4 if needed.
@Spursfan66 @scottmer.. @SONofSAN not trying to bash you cause i usually agree with you, but just saying my opinion, id take kmart over fesenko. I like his intensity a lot and i think itd be fun seeing him getting used to pop training his attitude (and pop would be the coach to get as much out of him while keeping him in line). not to mention id actually like a thug combo on the spurs that other teams would be kind of intimidated by. him and jackson? how awesome would it be to see jackson and kmart switch on D guarding the 3 and 4 while other teams play small and think they have the "mismatch" and realize that it doesnt matter cause both those guys can D on forwards like nothing
2 years, 3 months ago on Report: Spurs set to work out center Kyrylo Fesenko
@PGeorgeHill_03 i agree if he gets into shape again AND stays in shape. he starts back up every year in really good shape from the offseason and then just kind of tails off. i understand this past season was tough with the lockout, but if he can keep playing big like he did when he was starting AND learn how to play with a little more range (a la charles barkley) he could be extremely efficient. he needs to get a 15-18ft jumper though. hes too small in the post to just rely on others drawing the double for him
@Spursfan66 i havent really watched any of either one of them but from how theyre described carter sounds better just because hes a forward and butch is a center. unless the spurs commit to slowing down the game like the old days, they need to stick to versatile 4s. what i do like to hear is that where carter excels is defense because versatile 4s who also play D are very hard to find
2 years, 3 months ago on Does Wilkerson invite, Brown rumor signal new wrinkle for Spurs?
@rtesoro440 do you know how the spurs offense works? or how perimeter oriented the 4 position is becoming in the nba? if blatche picks up lateral quickness then ok but if he cant hes no more than a back up 5 or a 4 in only certain situations
i think wilkersons the better choice here. yeah browns quicker and has better offense but wilkerson has the strength to take post ups from other bigs while still being slightly quicker on the offensive end. brown has a better offensive advantage but might get pounded inside a little more easily.
@mdeleon @aespurs yeah i think thats where theyre heading but for more of a replacement for blair/bonner, not really a starter or anything. im pretty sure if diaw can keep up his play and hit consistently fromt the perimeter that hes gona be our starting "center" all season
2 years, 3 months ago on Spurs to workout former Bobcat Derrick Brown
the spurs arent really looking for frontcourt players as in pf/c, imo. from all the reports it seems like the spurs are just trying to find guys who are more combo forwards or stretch 4s to space the floor. i think the spurs are satisfied with one main big buy in the middle cause in all honesty thats how the nba is now. if the spurs do take a chance on blatche, hed either be replacing splitter or 3rd center, unless his outside jumper is consistent the entire season and he has the footspeed to keep up with smaler 4s. the nba has changed to a faster, perimeter oriented game and two big guys is good if one of them has the lateral quickness to defend the perimeter (why do you think timmeh was so effective even when other teams went small). but 7 footers or even guys 6'10 like that dont grow on trees. so the spurs are going to the next best thing which is versatile forwards who can rebound but also run the floor and defend the perimeter while also helping as much as possible on the inside. this is why reports keep coming out about guys like brown and wilkerson. my conclusion? dont be surprised if the spurs take a chance on a guy that was a pf in college that all these nba teams tried to change into sf cause of their "size". a lot of nba teams are making this mistake when in actuality these types of players could be matchup nightmares if used correctly (for an example see michael beasely)
@rtesoro440 well yeah thats why i put the /sign&trade cause theres no way the spurs are going over the luxury tax just to sign one of these guys. lol.
2 years, 4 months ago on Report: Spurs to scout guard Faisal Aden
can the spurs just sign/sign&trade for donte greene on anthony tolliver already? i know greenes played more as a sf but hes 6'11 and can cause mismatches. in all honesty these are the only two forwards left worth looking at that have range and could fit into the offense.
im fine with him in the case of him playing 10 minutes a game as instant offense. I love/hate him as well. but the biggest reason i would hate him wasnt necessarily him but the fact we had to rely on him for 20-25 min/game. its too much to ask him to play his offense and try on defense for that long every single game. I remember one regular season game where his face was as red as his hair and he was drenched from sweat cause he was playing his ass off and he did amazing...but then he didnt have another game like that for another month. so im fine with him if we maintain how long hes out there and now with diaw thats exactly what we can do. not to mention pop can learn how to play tiago and tim together now since theres more time to practice it so if you add that all together thats three solid big guys while at the same time we limit bonners minutes
2 years, 5 months ago on Report: Duncan, Mills to re-sign with Spurs | July
as ive said before, i think neal is gona start riding the end of the bench or he's gona be trade bait. i know people want another big but to be honest with diaw back i think the big man rotation is set. i see diaw and duncan starting with tiago off the bench and bonner playing the last big/10 minute filler. in all honesty im fine with bonner because he fits the spurs offensive scheme and especially with diaw coming back we can keep him as instant offense off the bench IF NEEDED. we no longer need him to play big minutes as our only stretch big, not to mention jax can play the 4 if needed and fill that stretch 4 position in certain situations. de colo and mills make it more obvious that something is gona happen with neal. there's absolutely no reason to sign both, let alone sign mills to a contract probably bigger than neal if we're not gona use him. i think we're gona have the same starters as the end of last year with manu off the bench and mills and de colo fighting for that last pg spot but de colo winning out cause he can play the 2 as well. as for neal, i think he's trade bait along with blair. My prediction? neal and blair or neal/blair/bonner get shopped around for a stretch 4 or a defensive 4 who can hit a consistent 15 ft jumper. our pg rotation will be parker/mills and sg will be green/manu with de colo playing either whenever the team goes small. our sf spot is set. tim and splitter have a training camp for pop to figure out how to use them both making it more likely that we will have our three solid bigs with bonner as the odd 10-15 minute man. so yeah theres my prediction.
@Chris32 and neals defense wasn't a question mark?
2 years, 5 months ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July
actually as surprising as this may sound tyler zeller isnt like his siblings. he cant shoot 3's and actually barely shoots jump shots at all. he operates in the post and relies heavily on his hook shot (able to use both hands on the hook shot btw). so if youre thinking he'll space the floor then you're sorely mistaken, and if the spurs do want to go back to the old "twin towers" style of game zeller wouldnt do there either. yeah his offense is polished "enough" but his defense leaves much to be desired. on other teams he'll do as a reliable center but for the spurs system he'd probably be a backup center which wouldnt be an upgrade from tiago cause his defense isnt better. i said it before, the spurs need that spread 4 (or at least one with an 18 ft jumper) who can play DEFENSE as well. the guards are set and so is SF and unless we're shooting high lottery or spending a lot of $ (which we are doing neither) tiago is our best shot at playing backup center like this past year.
2 years, 5 months ago on What areas of Spurs' roster need improvement? | June
Why not see what green gets first and if its too much bring anderson back. He already knows the system so why not? Id rather tke green but if we can't kee him id rather bring back a guy who has two seaspn under our system
2 years, 6 months ago on Should the Spurs keep James Anderson? | June
everyone on that list is gona come with a high price and none really help the spurs spread the floor system with the exception of illyasova. i juuuuust thought of a free agent though that is short for a 4 but hustles like crazy, compensates for his lack of height and might be exactly what we're looking for in a robert horry type role. antawn jamison from the cavs is a free agent this year. i know hes not amazing but he is exactly the type of guy we're looking for. a big who fights for rebounds, has a consistent 3 ball and...plays better D than bonner. he's diaw without the passing and without the fat. the only other guy on the market that fits that bill this year that comes to mind is lamar odom and thats not gona happen. i say looking into jamison could be a good move
2 years, 6 months ago on What areas of Spurs' roster need improvement? | June
The only big man really with range in the draft is perry jones from baylor. Some others can shoot but are mostly built better for post play. Jones is projected in the lottery so id take a massive trade up to get him. We don't just need a jumpshooting big mman but one who plays d too. We need another horry but I don't see many guys who fit that mold just yet in the nba. Also, I love neal and his general ballsiness but he should probably go. Patty is way more equiped to play back up pg and is quicker defensively (not necesarily better). Green doesn't have the offensive of a neal but I think our biggest chance is to hope he develops it cause I don't think neal can develop greens D and we need that. But yeah get rid of bonner, maybe neal, and see if throwing in blair gets us a lottery pick. Most likely we'll get some raw big but it could help. And then for that last guard id say bring de colo or hanga to take neals place.
i would actually want to face the griz instead. theyre not the same team as last year, gasol is tired, randolph isnt unstoppable, no sam young or arthur to pound with, and no shane battier. not to mention adding gay changed the dynamic of the team so even if gasol and randolph were at their peaks, the team is running through gay which takes away a lot of the advantage they had last year. in addition, cp3 and blake have been doing a marvelous job of bitching and flopping and, annoyingly, whining their way through games. i dont like the match up with the clips because its pretty much who can work the refs better. lets hope pop can still confuse some refs and parker shows some of that flare when they wired him up on tnt and kept coming at the refs.
2 years, 7 months ago on How the Spurs fared vs. Clippers, Grizzlies | May
agree on the jazz getting more offensive boards, but you have to remember that was when the bonner/blair combo was in the game. another thing i noticed, bonner probably cant wait for splitter to get back. we saw how bad the bonner/blair combo was during the game for a while and instead of playing bonner/tim (which is the only other pairing left for bonner since splitters out) pop played blair/diaw because tim needs rest and blair and diaw together were holding it down enough. but once splitter comes back, expect to see blairs time to go back down and bonner to play more minutes with splitter on the floor
2 years, 7 months ago on What went right, what went wrong for Spurs in Game 2 | May
Yeah I disagree as well. What we've seen from the tail end of this season is dejuam is one dimensional as a great rebounder and if he's not rebounding then he has no upside. I see starting diaw or bonner with timmy and off the bench tiago with whoever doesn't start from bonner or diaw. Both have range, actually have size compared to blair, and have shown way more hustle and drive lately. What I'm most interested to see is how pop reacts to that funky lineup corbins been throwing out with jefferson and favors in the middle and millsap playing the 3. I like our versatility but I don't think kawhi or jack could last with millsap for too long. Could we see diaw or bonner play the 3 to try and couunter this? Interesting!!!
2 years, 7 months ago on Spurs' big men more than clowns | April
@JohnCook the irony here is the comment skip is the only with a clue. Lol. But yeah as much as skip is out there when it comes to other sports, he does understand championship basketball, not just star basketball
2 years, 8 months ago on Video: ESPN asks if Spurs will win the west | April
I know I'm gona sound like a dick here...but with how patty is playing I don't think neal should really be in the rotation. In the playoffs a team usually has an 8-9 man rotation. I see tim and blair starting and tiago and bonner off the bench for bigs (bonner is really showing that he's not giving up his spot to diaw. The guys playing out of his mind defensively). As for point and wings I see the current starters with manu as our off the bench combo guard and jax as the off the bench swingman. That's already a 9 player rotation. So when games get weird and you need that one random player to come in and turn things around who is it? I know pop wants neal and history says he's exactly that type of guy, but I really think patty would be better all around in the playoffs as that random every once in a while bench guy. Just my opinion
2 years, 8 months ago on Early thoughts on Patty Mills | April
the guys an idiot and so are a lot of the other espn analysts. listen to them and you'll see what i mean. stephen a smith just goes for flash and all this "knicks" and "clippers" crap and i remember another espn analyst picking miami last year to win it all when they only had three players and he also picked the clippers when they made the paul trade. real analysts know that the spurs are a good team. listen to the guys from tnt. i remember reading an article where barkley himself said that the guys at tnt dont know why the spurs got written off and that a lot of the tnt analysts had them going really far into the playoffs this year. stephen a smith is crap and doesnt know what basketball really is
2 years, 8 months ago on Video: ESPN's Stephen A. Smith has no love for Spurs' Splitter | April
@Ironwill71 I have seen that day...in the association version of 2k12. Lol. I traded for him (this is supposed to be three years in the future already)
2 years, 8 months ago on Popovich opens up about trading Hill last summer | April
yeah i watched the video and got all giddy cause i thought he'd pop up...but of course he didn't. i respect the point guards they put in there but come on. tony is the master of the floater. sad day but then again when it comes to the media they'd never include a spur
2 years, 8 months ago on Parker's teardrop shot gets no love | March
I don't know if the pick up would be all that great. Not because I don't believe in him or anything, but because by moving neal back to sg you forcw pop to solve a back up sg rotation involving neal and green where, knowing pop, he'll pick the "more reliable" neal cause he always goes with the safer and this gives up too much defense. Especially if you pair neal and fisher. I would really hate to see them play defense together
2 years, 9 months ago on Fisher still on Spurs' radar, Mills deal still not done | March
Jefferson wasn't doing too bad and he was a great teammate for our guys. I mean I know he didn't play like the fourth option we wished and paid for but you could see he loved playingwith our big three. I hope this chemistry picks up with sjax too. And I think this further solidifies neal playing primarily as the backup pg because sjax can play sf and sg while rj couldnt
2 years, 9 months ago on Update: Several reports calling Jackson/Jefferson swap done | March
@spurs123 @tdlane i would loooove this. especially because thabeet has good potential but just hasnt done enough for teams and morris has been too inconsistent for them. but i doubt theyd take rj for how much money he is, and everyone knows that bonner needs to play in a system specifically for him or he cant do anything. i dont see this trade going down :/
2 years, 9 months ago on Rumor: Spurs interested in Jonny Flynn | March