Michael De Leon
ProjectSpurs.com founder/writer. . Host of the Spurscast. Co-organizer of Podcamp San Antonio. Contributor @ MySA, La Prensa.
Usually takes at least one full season for a new player to get comfortable and accustomed to the Spurs' systems/schemes. Marco seems to have picked up the cliffs notes or something.
3 days, 12 hours ago on For Belinelli and the Spurs, the fit is coming together quite quickly
He's a little basketball baby and wosers in my trousers were my favorites.
1 month ago on Video: Revisiting NBA Finals Game 7 With British Basketball Commentary
Before draft night, we did a live draft on Crossover Chronicles, and we took turns drafting for teams. I had Detroit in the late lottery, and I took Kawhi and had done a lot of research on him so while I thought he had a ton of potential, I thought the trade was lopsided. When I was hearing about this with other reporters at the practice facility, I was hoping we were going to get Roy Hibbert. He haden't blossomed like he has in the past two years, so I thought that would work best for us. We may never get Erazem Lorbek, but as Pop said during training camp, this has to be one of the best trades I've seen where both teams benefit. And to think the Spurs never even interviewed Kawhi. Quite the gamble, but it has paid off.
1 month ago on Ginobili 'really angry' when Spurs traded for Kawhi Leonard
@Spursfan66 Thanks, bud. Should be interesting to see how 1 and 2 play out. I really think Houston should try to ship Lin off to a system where he would work best and try to get some draft picks or some bench help for him.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Spurs Season Preview: A look at the Southwest Division
@gymbear I was impressed with Baynes last night. Obviously he's not going to be able to do that on a nightly basis with the minutes he'll get, but the fact he was able to do it against a team with some good bigs in Horford and Milsap spoke volumes. He works his butt off and has no quit in him so he'll continue to do well. As for Nando, that's perplexing. He was looking like Manu Jr. last season at times and had flashes of brilliance but he is really reminding me a lot of Beno Udrih. Udrih had the talent but had the wrong attitude and he was out of favor quickly for that just as was Blair. Pop wants soldiers who fall in line and I don't know that Nando is willling to take a lesser role or be humble enough to handle being sent down to the D-League. He just doesn't have a role here with Joseph, Mills, Manu and Marco all coming off the bench.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Baynes' late floater gives Spurs narrow win over Budenholzer, Hawks
@KrisPittman Great take. I agree. For his last contract, the Spurs needed to take care of him.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ginobili wanted to know the Spurs wanted him
@spursfan80 @JeffProjectSpurs Beno did ok for himself but he never fully lived up to his potential. He's a decent journeyman pg. Nando is a talented player, but he's stuck in a crowded backcourt with a player that can do more on offense (Mills) and a player that Pop trusts more to be reliable (Joseph.) As for Fells, I like what I saw as well. I'm looking forward to seeing him with the Toros this season where he can continue to develop and learn the Spurs' system. After one game, I'm liking Ayres. Definitely an upgrade over Blair.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Notables and Quotables in Spurs preseason loss to Suns
@JohnAbney @JeffProjectSpurs @chrismelendez42 Sorry fellas. I would've included the full story, but I was asked to write it for Sheridan Hoops. I just wanted to make sure to link to it here in case anyone was interested.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Five things to watch this season
@jaws3 Because I can lol jk. It's definitely Spurs-related even though it centers around Allen. Plus, it's the offseason :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Months after finals, Heat's Allen still living up 'The Shot'
@ryankxlu Thanks again for the tip.
3 months, 1 week ago on NBA Store selling Spurs' 1998 Championship T-Shirt
I'll take it. I like Splitter, but Gortat is a level up from Splitter. Really nice guy too. Perfect fit for the Spurs' system.
5 months, 1 week ago on Report: Spurs in 'serious' talks in acquiring Marcin Gortat
@Blueoveralls Agreed, that wasn't my point.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Editorial: Memphis restaurant denying Parker service still comes up empty in win column
@critter42 @bharris901 Definitely could've been handled better. There is no record on whether or not he actually waltzed into town or if he came via team plane though.
@dallasannette Great response and points. I'd love to reprint this on the site if that would be ok with you.
@wrussell1984 First, it's an editorial so it's my opinion on the situation only and nothing else. As far as researching the information, I used all the information available and linked to it in the editorial. I also reached out to several people that this came from with no response. I also said it was a ful house and that they did take reservations. I'm not at all tearing down an entire city. You are overblowing things now. What I said was actually pretty mild compared to some of the other stuff I've read and the banter on twitter. I gave my opinion, and you may not agree with it, but it is what it is. In the end, my opinion is that it was not handled properly and it's bad PR. It doesnt change my opinion of the city of Memphis or its residents in any way, even if there were several in my feed congratulating the chef on denying service. If you can tweet out confirmed and we don't bluff, you can surely tweet out a reason or something to turn this another way. Honestly, as a business owner, I would never have even tweeted "confirmed." I would have stayed far away from that one and if backlash come about because of the rumor, I would've nipped it in the bud. If you re-read my editorial, I do not once say anything negative about the city, chef or restaurant, only question the decision making.
@DwayneSchintzius The Spurs selected him. Indiana just drafted him for the Spurs. That was all worked out in advance.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: Bertans displays improved inside-outside game in recent game
@Shooter11 Agree. They do well when they go to him and let him work. Gott improve second level of defense. Once perimeter guys funnel their smalls inside, our bigs aren't cutting them off and they are getting to the basket unguarded.
7 months ago on Warriors party like it’s 1997, end 16-year curse with Game 2 win in San Antonio
@rtesoro440 I don't believe I mentioned a thing about McGrady being a factor. He's older and slower granted but this story is about something completely different. People have been counting the Spurs out for years. I'm not about to jump on that bandwagon.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Now and Then: Duncan, McGradyâs paths finally align over a decade after Orlando came calling
@merkin Noted. Thanks/
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Nuggetsâ Karl wants McGee to be more âDuncan-likeâ
@DavidSalazar I know it was 2007. Just a typo on my part. Thanks for pointing it out. I'll fix it in just a bit.
1 year, 1 month ago on Can younger Spurs provide glory for old men