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More definitively a foul was Ray Allen whacking Ginobli across the arm as GInobli drove at the end. Free throws for Ginobli. Before that. LeBron drove and Danny came from behind and contested layup attempt. Lebron pushed off with left forearm sending Danny to the floor. FOUL on Lebron. The controversy was about who it went off of out of bounds? Easily LeBron, which they got correct. Hey showed game on NBA-tv last night. I could barely stand to watch it. Time to move on..... NEW season !! GO SPURS !!!
2 months, 1 week ago on NBA refs refute Rick Barry's claim Ray Allen traveled in NBA Finals
Right up there list... Bill Russell ? Chamberlain ? All these guys are modern players. But it is a super list. As individuals real good argument. As actual team players and complimenting teammates maybe not as much. TD is easily in the mix. No worries.
2 months, 1 week ago on Kevin Durant’s All-Time Team Lacks Tim Duncan
Hollis Thompson can compete well and provide minimal minutes, since Kawhi won't sit for very long periods of time anyway. Can we vote on this ? The power of social media... YES. WE WANT HOLLIS !!! PATFO will just have to fold under our pressure..... errr or not.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Spurs worked out forward Damien Wilkins
I hope Patty can have more impact this coming season. CoJo already has Pop's favor with his defense, passing, and offense management style that he already has shown a little during last year's season and playoffs. Patty is more of a gunner. Shoot first and ask questions later type at this point. No doubt he did great in international play for his country, but he had the keys and the steering wheel to their bus. He will not have that kind of opportunity with Spurs in my opinion with that style. In any case, I hope they both develop, but it is obvious PATFO are looking for a veteran point guard to backup TP who can drive into the lane and create. I do think Nando may not soon be around and this may give more opportunity for others too including Patty..
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mendez-Valdez: Spurs’ Joseph could be on way to breakout season in San Antonio
We can only hope. Europe had no offers or interest in him at all? I'm not saying they needed to, but offensively at least he could help some team in a better league at this point it seems. He can still develop. A stretch 5 somebody called him in summer. I put on some weight alright and knew how to use it offensively in one game he was given opportunity to play in. I had hoped him to be a 4 type who can stretch floor and cover some ground too defensively. He needs interior focus.... more rebounding, defense, closing the lane, and shot blocking. He seems to want to roam too much on defense and doesn't seem to desire rebounding too much from my small window perspective thus far. I used the word "seem" a lot. He has a long way to go if he wants to make the Spurs roster. Another 2 years maybe? "Ryan we are pulling for you. Get to work and ask Spurs for all the help and direction they can give you."
3 months ago on Ryan Richards sign with yet another team
CoJo has made strides certainly. He showed flashes at Texas, but they had another guard who dominated the ball. If he would have stayed another two years at Texas Spurs would have had no shot at drafting him in my opinion. He would've gone much higher. Anyway, he has a never give up style on offense, but mainly on defense. even if he gets broken down or passed by an opposing driving guard, he stays in the play and doesn't get deflated. He hustles and plays with heart. We are so used to seeing TP's speed, but CoJo is showing he too can drive and maneuver into the lane. I like his progress this summer no doubt, though I am not too surprised. He has TP as an excellent mentor and example. Now he can just visit Austin instead of having to go for work.
3 months ago on Spurs' Cory Joseph battled self-doubt
Yea looks real good ! High socks will probably come back if it hasn't already. It gives good calf muscle support too. As a kid I got to see Iceman light up Cavs for 36 at the old hemisphere arena.
3 months ago on Classic black and white photo of 'The Iceman' gets colorized
Yea even less minutes is good idea. I hope he can accept playing off ball and drill 3 pointers like at a 44 % clip. I hope he can continue to admirably put his pride aside and be more of just a mentor for Bellineli and others. He can be a Robert Horry type minimal minutes, but clutch and effective plays. Maybe swimming and boxing for Manu like TD for stamina and flexibility. Manu is a legend and can't accept last years fall out against Miami. I hope he makes a contribution next season to help us get a ring.
3 months, 1 week ago on Ginobili begins training in Argentina
He is interesting as a player alright and still developing his game. If he can guard on the perimeter at least some and stretch his jumper to the deep corners, he will really get more minutes. Bonner's minutes and some of Diaw's too I suppose. "Shimmies and Shakes" ?? Hmmmm well maybe we need some more of that at the controlled level where Patty M. keeps his towel antics !
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Pendergraph: Energy, hustle and a high IQ
Certainly Avery Johnson could be a great asset.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Jim Boylen: Coach Pop's new top man
Its a good situation for Thomas. He has a lot to learn and grow in. Spurs can help him and instruct him on his game and skills in any case from afar as they have and are doing with others at present. I am glad Spurs were not put into that corner with Thomas.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Deshaun Thomas agrees to play in France, not Spain
Is that Boris in the Pic #13 ??? He looks like he has dropped some pounds ! Better and more effective season for Boris for the Spurs next year ?? Don't visit those French pastry shops my friend ! They are as caloric as Mexican food in San Antonio ! Go Spurs !!
4 months ago on Diaw powers Team France to exhibition win over Finland
@Spursfan66 @Boo-J True true ! I was hoping for Euroleague or something. I believe he has Spurs instructions to work on his game and body as all our players away from the states have. If he can stick there and avg 17 boards and 27 pts and 5 blks, I'd say he developed, but even then he has developed since we got him initially. Spurs keep in touch I'm sure to guide and instruct albeit from afar. I wanted the Toros for him to keep him close. Folks get so miffed about the kid. Interesting.
4 months ago on Report: Richards to play basketball in Dubai next season
Spooky and soulless ? Heavy art words that are beyond my reach ! It does make him look mean and like a machine. "The Brazilian Terminator" If he plays like that next season we will hoist a banner !
4 months ago on This is one awesome drawing of Spurs' Tiago Splitter
He's a Curry isn't he ? No relation to Eddie I don't believe. Keep him somehow. He deserves a year or two for investigation. Not exactly sold on Nando's role right now.
4 months ago on Report: Duke's Seth Curry invited to Spurs training camp
Yea this kid sounds like a Spurs kind of guy. He will merit time on floor if he can rebound and play good defense. His mid range jumper should would help too. Spurs FO are so good at getting these types who have kind of fallen through the cracks for whatever reason and able to give them hope for a new beginning to their careers. He sounds like a keeper. He just needed a place and a role. Hopefully he can carve out a role and be effective for Spurs !
4 months ago on Pendergraph been 'dreaming' of playing the Spurs
Objectively the Spurs should be the best fit for him because he won't be rushed to assume a big role too soon and he certainly can learn from the best in TD. He appears to be making a real show out of all of this and that style is completely Miami. Though I hope I am wrong I say he chooses Heat. I wish You Mr. Oden all the best.
4 months, 1 week ago on Report: Oden to make decision this weekend
He's so very young and Pop and Spurs FO lose nothing in letting him experience another year to learn and grow. No hurry. He can come back next summer and we can see what he has then. Next year some Spur's bigs will be off the books to resign or let go entirely. It could work. Many good NBA players needed some seasoning for a few years along the way before they landed in a good NBA uniform and situation. Let Ryan simmer.
4 months, 1 week ago on Report: Richards to play basketball in Dubai next season
I'd rather Spurs receive Jordan Hamilton for Neal. Nuggets are getting the best of that deal if Mosgov is it. Too many bigs already and with Oden coming on board too! -- (out on a not too far limb prediction). Spurs interestingly still have a few more moves left to decide on after Neal's release.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Spurs interested in Timofey Mozgov?
I have to agree with your assessment of Baynes. He already has play off game experience this past season as Splitter was hobbling and Baynes did really pretty good on Dwight Howard. He had weak side help and team defense helping as LA couldn't shoot from outside, so Spurs were able to sag in and help Baynes on Howard. Nevertheless he showed good footwork, timing, strength and contesting with his long arms against the best big in the game. Not a bad calling card so far for Baynes. He needs to learn nuances, but that comes from being on the court. I think his pic and roll needs work. He can pic well, but doesn't have the feel yet for rolling effectively to the bucket for a possible feed and finish like Tiago, who is superior in that regard. I know he can give a few minutes a game to make us more formidable on the boards and not giving up so many easy inside drives and buckets. How many minutes? Ask Pop during season. Good and fair article.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Breaking down Aron Baynes' performance at Summer League