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It sure has been a while since I last left a comment on this site. Haha.
As much as the first round might have ignited a little bit of the rivalry back, I still don't think Dallas is a team the Spurs will have to watch out for next season. Their defense is still terrible, and if Carter's three-pointer doesn't fall in Game 3, I truly believe the Spurs would have eliminated the Mavs in 5.
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Water under the bridge. Batum apologized and clearly didn't want to disrespect the Spurs. I mean, a couple of his best pals play for the Spurs (of course, I'm talking about Parker and Diaw). I'm sure they'll remember it next time they play the Trail Blazers and motivate them to win the game, but it shouldn't cause any bad blood.
1 year, 5 months ago on Tim Duncan Not Amused with Nic Batum’s Last Second Heave
Tony Allen keeps going up on my "hate" list. You don't hurt TIMMY.
But anyways, like I said before, I think Manu will have a bounce back season and with the first game so far, he's proving me right. And I believe Patty Mills has earned the right to be the back-up point guard for TP for now. I was surprised he wasn't put back in the game (I don't remember him playing in the 2nd half at all) after the 2nd quarter he had.
All in all, good start to the season as usual and I hope TIMMY will be okay. Go Spurs Go!
1 year, 5 months ago on San Antonio Spurs 101, Memphis Grizzlies 94: Spurs pick up where they dropped Grizzlies off
I might be a homer too, but I agree with your prediction. I think the Spurs will beat the Pacers in the Finals to win it all this year.
1 year, 5 months ago on Forecasting the Finals: Can Spurs finally get title #5
@JohnAbney He's heading to the Austin Toros to get rehabbed. They needed to sign him first with the Spurs though in order to get him re-assigned there. I saw people had been talking about this before on Pounding the Rock. I don't know how it works, but yeah, that should answer your question.
1 year, 5 months ago on 10 years later, Spurs finally get Josh Howard
Um............ I'm not sure how to feel about this.
I also pretty much agree with the Southwest Standings. The Mavs and Pelicans can be interchangeable but either way, I think both will just miss the playoffs as the 10th and 11th seeds.
Interesting that you have the Grizzlies making it back to the WCF.
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs Season Preview: A look at the Southwest Division
I did have the Warriors winning the division but I kinda changed my mind and put the Clippers back on top. I think they'll be pushing hard for that #1 seed with Doc Rivers at the helm. Still, I won't discredit the Warriors to chase for the division crown.
I agree with everybody else's position in that division. All 3 teams won't make the playoffs (Lakers as the 12th seed, Kings as the 14th seed, and Suns dead last).
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs season preview: Looking at the Pacific Division
@DevinDixen I'm assuming you haven't seen Belinelli play during this preseason (or last season in Chicago). I was there at the preseason game last night and let me tell you, Marco can not only score but he handles the ball better and passes the ball better than Neal. So, like many other Spurs fans have said, Belinelli is an upgrade over Neal. And I also believe Ayres is already an upgrade over Blair because of the height. He played well too last night.
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs Season Preview: New Additions Looking to Strengthen the Bench
@Mike ProjectSpurs No problem. And you're definitely right. They'll need Westbrook because honestly, I think they lack depth. Who is going to come in and take on the 6th man role now that Kevin Martin is gone? I assume they're hoping Jeremy Lamb will blossom and take on that spot? I have no idea. I did have the Thunder as the #1 seed but now I think they drop a couple of spots behind the Spurs and Clippers.
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs season preview: Looking at the Northwest Division
No doubt the Thunder will win the division (even with Westbrook out). For me, I feel the Timberwolves will be 2nd in the division (7th overall in the West). I think they'll finally be healthy for a good portion of the season to finally return to the playoffs (although with Budinger out already, I am a little worried). I'm now going back and forth between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. At first, I had the Nuggets making the playoffs because even with Gallinari out for a little while, they're still pretty deep. Plus, it's tough to play in Denver so they should still have a good home record. But then I look at the Trail Blazers' roster and realized that they're pretty deep too. For now, I'll stick with the Nuggets ahead of the Trail Blazers. And the Jazz, of course, will be last in the division.
I'll be heading to the preseason game tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing how the team plays. Specifically, I can't wait to see Belinelli and Ayres play since they're the new guys on the team.
1 year, 5 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Magic
I have never heard of this player before (shows how much I follow the Cowboys). So in that respect, I really don't mind or care who he likes (although I don't approve of his choice because I hate Kobe). I'm a Patriots fan myself.
1 year, 5 months ago on Dallas Cowboys' Beasley not a fan of the Spurs
I hate that it's only coming out for the PS4 and Xbox One. They should have made it available for the 360 and PS3 as well.
1 year, 6 months ago on Video: Spurs' Duncan, Green featured in latest NBA Live 14 game trailer
Sometimes, Barkley can be a dumbass (I can't get enough of that prank EJ pulled on Charles with the teleprompter. Haha!), but he is right in this case. I just hope the Spurs can get a chance at redemption, especially before Timmy and Manu retire.
1 year, 6 months ago on Charles Barkley says Spurs 'blew it' in Finals
I'm sure they'll miss Budenholzer and Brown because they were great assistant coaches (I'm sure they'll be decent head coaches with their new teams). But I think Jim Boylen will fit here. He's proven that he's a great assistant coach as well (being with the Rockets during the Olajuwon era and the Yao Ming era and of course being with the Pacers recently). I think Sean Marks will prove to be a good assistant too since he's been here for a while.
1 year, 6 months ago on Will the Spurs Miss Their Assistant Coaches?
@B1man210 Yeah, if you're going to comment here, please don't insult the other fans here. Keep it classy and respectful. Thank you.
1 year, 6 months ago on DeJuan Blair continues to let Spurs know how he feels
@Spursfan66 @Emicris Oh, you're right. Forgot that he got injured. Well, ain't that lucky for DeJuan. Still, I hope the Mavs announcer is ready to say this phrase a lot: "And Blair gets blocked by... (fill in the blank)." Haha.
Well, with Dirk, Samuel Dalembert, and Brandan Wright playing in front of him (even Shawn Marion sees some time at PF), Blair will probably get more playing time with the Mavs but I'm not sure if it will be that much more than when he was with the Spurs during his time here. I wish him good luck, but unfortunately for him, he joined a team that won't be contending in the playoffs.
For me, the top 6 seeds are locks for the Spurs, Thunder, Clippers, Rockets, Warriors, and Grizzlies. As for the final 2 spots, I feel it will be between the Nuggets, Timberwolves, and the Trail Blazers (maybe the Mavs and Pelicans too). I would pick the Nuggets and T'Wolves as my final 2 teams to make the playoffs.
1 year, 6 months ago on Vlade Divac says his former team Lakers are title contenders
Okay, this is getting silly now. First, it's Ron Artest, now it's Vlade Divac? No way in hell should the words "Lakers" and "title contenders" be in the same sentence this season. If people want to call them playoff contenders, fine but even then, I still don't think they'll make the playoffs this season.
I expect the Mavs to miss the playoffs again. The top 6 seeds should be locks (Spurs, Thunder, Clippers, Rockets, Warriors, Grizzlies) and I believe the Nuggets, Timberwolves, and Trail Blazers have better teams (when they're healthy, of course). Hell, the Pelicans might be better. The Mavs could easily be last place in the Southwest Division.
1 year, 6 months ago on Mark Cuban: Mavs will be a surprise team
I was 6 years old as well and probably didn't know what basketball was at that time, so I had no idea about this shot.
So because of that, I have no problem with Horry selecting it. He made some big shots for us to make up for it. Of course, the most memorable one for me is the Game 5 shot in Detroit in the Finals in OT.
1 year, 6 months ago on Horry: Shot in '95 WCF vs. Spurs most meaningful
"Even if the addition is a healthy Kobe Bryant or Russell Westbrook, or the Pacers adding a veteran in Luis Scola and bench scoring in Chris Copeland, those teams are the biggest threat to unseat the current conference champions."
I find it funny that you're implying that the Lakers could be a threat. Um, I don't think we have to worry about the Lakers even if Kobe comes back. Like ESPN, I have them out of the playoffs.
1 year, 6 months ago on Can the Spurs defeat the Heat in a Finals rematch?
@KerryVnEricFoot @MikeTaylorShow Maggette was invited to the training camp, he has not officially joined the team. We don't know if he'll make the team or not. Don't jump the gun please.
1 year, 6 months ago on Report: Cory Maggette set to join Spurs training camp
@ryankxlu I believe Young's deal was a camp deal so I think the roster is still at 14.
@gymbear Well said. I'm excited to see what Pop, RC, and the rest of the front office have planned up their sleeves.
1 year, 6 months ago on Report: Spurs sign free agent Sam Young
I don't mind Durant's list. A lot of people have different all-time lineups, so it's no big deal. Here's my lineup:
PG: Magic Johnson
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Larry Bird
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Bill Russell
1 year, 6 months ago on Kevin Durant’s All-Time Team Lacks Tim Duncan
Ron Artest (I still refuse to call him by that ridiculous name) is once again making a fool of himself. This is the same guy who said last year's Lakers could challenge the 72-10 record by the '96 Bulls, and we all know how that turned out. The Lakers' defense is going to be more horrendous with Howard and Artest gone. ESPN has it right, projecting them as a 12th seed. I can't see the Lakers making the playoffs. Ron Artest is delusional.
1 year, 7 months ago on Metta World Peace sees Lakers heading to Finals
@Spursfan66 @RyanBury I would also like to add that Parker was playing with a hip injury (I think it happened in between Games 3 and 4? I can't remember.)
1 year, 7 months ago on Gary Payton: Tony Parker is one of the few true point guards in the NBA
The only PG I would consider putting over Parker is Chris Paul. But even then, TP has outdueled CP3 so many times that I'm not even sure I can put Chris Paul over Parker. Still, it's pretty close. Like 66 said, if Rose can come back and be that MVP type of player he was in 2011, he should be right up there with TP and CP3.
Yeah, even when healthy, I can't consider Bogut a top-3 center. Maybe a top-5 center, but even that's debatable.
P.S. Even though he has been playing the center position, Duncan will always be a power forward to me. :)
1 year, 7 months ago on Warriors' Bogut says he's top three center when healthy
One douchebag (Terry) responds to another douchebag (Smith). How funny. Haha.
1 year, 7 months ago on Jason Terry lobs verbal shot at Knicks
Cuban can try to ignite the rivalry back all he wants, but it still won't be intense like past times because his team is looking at another lottery season.
1 year, 8 months ago on Mavs' Mark Cuban: What DeJuan Blair will do to Spurs will be beautiful
Good luck, Coach Brown! I wish the Spurs would bring back P.J. Carlesimo or Avery Johnson. Either one of them would be a nice fit under Coach Pop.
1 year, 8 months ago on Report: Brown to become new 76ers head coach
@zerospurs I like that positive thinking.
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: Spurs' Green gives his thoughts on the upcoming season
@JeffProjectSpurs Well, he did come from a very defensive-oriented team in Chicago so I would like to think so. But who knows.
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: Spurs' Belinelli embarrasses Team Georgia with ridiculous move
Hate that he signed with the Magical Ponies, but I hope he has success in his career.
1 year, 8 months ago on Stein: Mavericks close to signing DeJuan Blair
Ariza's contract is approx. $7.7 million so there's no way we can sign-and-trade Blair for him because 1. Blair is definitely not worth that much and 2. the Spurs don't have the cap space.
Can you even add players to a sign-and-trade? I thought you can only trade the player that you're signing, hence the name "sign-and-trade". Somebody please explain how that works
1 year, 9 months ago on Report: Wizards interested in Blair, looking for sign-and-trade deal with Spurs
@raly1977 Well, since the Spurs came to an agreement on Pendergraph, I think the Spurs' pursuit of Martin is over.
1 year, 9 months ago on Free Agency: Spurs, Kenyon Martin rumors continue to surface
@raly1977 Duncan, Ginobili, Parker, Diaw, and Bonner are the only ones over 30 years old. Everybody else is either 28 or younger. So, how are the Spurs as a whole "old"?
@Fernanana I agree with you on your points about Splitter and Ginobili, but did you have to call everybody "idiots"? Keep it classy and respectful. While sometimes I don't agree with the comments that people post on this site, I (at the very least) try to be mindful and respectful when responding to others.
1 year, 9 months ago on Spurs reportedly in contact with Darren Collison
@JeffProjectSpurs Yeah, I wonder that too. Do you think they'll try to incorporate Baynes more?
@Spursforever69 Isn't that why we signed Marco Belinelli?
@niquonaut I think it's just the Spurs doing their due diligence. If they are indeed interested in Collison, then it most likely means they'll trade either Joseph, Mills, or De Colo.
@zerospurs Morrow was with Dallas at the end of this past season. He was with Atlanta at the beginning but then Atlanta traded him to Dallas. So, if you wanted a sign and trade, it would be with Dallas (which I definitely wouldn't do).
1 year, 9 months ago on Free Agency: Spurs contacted Anthony Morrow
I think the Spurs had interest in Morrow before they signed Belinelli but not anymore.
1 year, 9 months ago on REPORT: Spurs reach deal with Belinelli
It seems like Gary Neal won't return, according to Marc Stein. He said that Neal is getting interest from other teams at a price point that the Spurs has been unwilling to match. That's probably why the Spurs jumped on signing Belinelli. I like this deal though. Belinelli seems like a good fit.