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Impressive. The statue even has him blowing out his right sneaker. Nice touch.
2 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
I'm not sure what to make of this. Does he simply want to be a free agent with a shot at a better contract with another European team? Is Baynes definitely not returning? If the buyout was initiated and it involves the NBA as the reason, then Baynes is either not returning or Lorbek is a chip in a Spurs trade. As far as I know, Lorbek has never shown any interest in the NBA and if he was coming to the NBA it seems that there would have already been a press leak before the buyout.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/lorbek-fc-barcelona-come-to-terms-on-contract-buyout.html
This is getting weird. Its almost like the Spurs are retooling the Toros. There can't possibly be a place for him with the Spurs.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-to-workout-free-agent-julyan-stone.html
The Spurs championship victory with so many foreign players has seemed to spark global interest in the Spurs. This could be huge financially in the long run for a small market franchise.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/tony-parker-is-in-china-and-is-dressing-up-like-a-chinese-dragon.html
It sounds like a tip from Kawhi while he is summering and working out in San Diego that this guy is at least worth a training camp shot. If that's the case, I like the camp invite. With Bryce Cotton and JaMychal Green included, this could be an interesting camp. If nothing else, Josh Davis might make the Toros which may be better than his current future.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Its exhibition basketball. No scouts are paying attention yet. Teams are still experimenting. Baynes will have his opportunity to force the Spurs' hand if he plays well in the tournament.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/fiba-exhibition-diaw-france-defeats-australia.html
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Camp fodder. Possible Toro.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-invite-hakim-warrick-for-workout.html
Austin Daye should be pretty fashion conscious by now.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/boris-diaw-critiques-duncan-lack-of-fashion-sense-and-belinellis-socks.html
There will be tremendous time spent watching videos of Spurs execution by all coaching staffs this off season.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/blazers-stotts-says-spurs-postseason-performance-serves-as-motivation.html
How do we know what the Spurs are willing to give? They put an offer on the table and said that they would look to match any reasonable offer. We just don't know what "reasonable" is to the Spurs.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-teams-in-europe-looking-to-sign-aron-baynes.html
1. Durant can't repeat the minutes he played last season. Durant will have the thought of returning to his homeland playing in the back of his mind.
2. Pop has always said (and to Steve Kerr most recently) that seeding is not the number one priority. However in NBA basketball, every inch and every half step makes a difference between winning and losing and I say good seeding falls into the same category. But good seeding must be accompanied by momentum, chemistry and health coming together at the right moment. The number of factors to take into consideration to win the championship are immense.
3. We have no clue as to what teams that are ignored by the pundits will emerge as western conference threats and contenders. I say, just sit back and watch and hope that the Spurs are in the mix.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/will-standings-matter-for-spurs-next-season.html
I like the energy that Anderson is channeling against the doubters as well as that fact the he comes from a coaching family. It will be interesting to see how he comes to camp. I"m sure the Spurs have already given him a summer regimen routine and I'm hoping for a Patty Mills-like transformation without the torn rotator cuff.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/anderson-makes-dream-a-reality-with-spurs.html
The Spurs would not be the Spurs with that restriction. It's part of their make up and identity. Decisions like the recent Manu Ginobili one were correct, justified and contractual for health reasons. Off season injuries are a risk each player and franchise must take and those injuries do not always occur in international play or even basketball for that matter.
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/should-the-spurs-restrict-players-from-international-play-in-offseason.html
Its good to see Kawhi taking his unusual but gifted anatomy with a light heart. I recall years ago when Kareem Abdul Jabaar was being interviewed, a reporter asked "What is the air like up there?" Kareem spit on his head.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/photo-as-if-kawhi-leonards-hands-couldnt-get-any-bigger.html
It's probably pretty simple. The promoters failed to get approval from the NBA which probably means the promoters did not sign a form to give the NBA a piece of the profits.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-nba-warned-spurs-kawhi-leonard-and-other-players-to-not-participate-in-manila-exhibition-games.html
I don't know what Pau Gasol is searching for in the next phase of his career but there is good logic to your article. Let's hope he reads it and is convinced.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/why-the-spurs-are-pau-gasols-best-option.html
Don't be blinded by the sensational press who are infatuated with stars. There are plenty of teams in the infancy of a team concept. Dallas, Portland, Phoenix, Atlanta, Memphis, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, to name a few and Cleveland may follow suit with their new coaching philosophy.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/the-league-isnt-adapting-to-the-spurs.html
Bertrans knows he is not ready for the NBA but he is on a fast track of improvement.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-davis-bertans-ends-contract-with-partizan.html
It would be nice to have him go to Tony Parker's team in France.
After all of these years of free agency periods, hasn't it yet become clear that when multiple teams are interested in a free agent that it is the kiss of death for him to ever come to the Spurs?
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/rumor-spurs-show-interest-in-kent-bazemore.html
I don't know. Why don't you stop talking about him until and official announcement is made and end this media masturbation.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/could-messina-be-headed-to-nets-if-kidds-released.html
I'm not sure that the Spurs care about that distinction or even make it in their system anymore.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/nobel-boungou-colo-to-join-spurs-summer-league-squad.html
49.6 percent from the field makes him almost interesting but what does he do on defense? Could the Spurs Summer League roster be composed entirely of forwards and point guards? I'm not complaining. I just find it interesting that the team is primarily composed of these 2 elements and Diaw, Mills, Bonner and Baynes have not yet signed.
I assume "Mexico State Lobos" is just a brain fart. I'm guessing that these wing players are practice fodder to give Kyle Anderson a defensive challenge in practice.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Of course he does but I'm not going to rank them in any special order. Each contributed to NBA history in their own way. If I was to compare him to another great coach, I would have to go with Auerbach for their team execution approach. However in many ways they are still not alike. Riley and Jackson I would say were crafty in their management of star talent. Whatever floats your boat and whatever team you like. My all time favorite is Pop but that's just me and I don't care who doesn't agree because that's who it is for me.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/shaq-popovich-is-a-top-three-coach-all-time.html
The Mavs did not acquire Chandler to contend against any specific team. They did so to contend against all NBA teams. Teams don't trade simply to match up against one specific team. It doesn't work that way. No one can predict that any specific team will face another specific team in the playoffs.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
The Spurs will do the same thing they usually do. They will take the best player still available regardless of what position he can play or if he is ready to play in the NBA any time soon.
Nice article Jose. All season long Diaw's name was mentioned in almost every Spurs trade scenario that outsiders could dream up. This aggravated me to no end as I saw him as Pop's unheralded essential cog in the system.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/the-spurs-other-mvp.html
Whatever it took to get Golden State off the Chip Engelland quest, props to the Spurs FO for making it happen. It was a vital move.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-click-scroll-love-wants-to-be-a-spur-warriors-backing-off-engelland.html
Kevin Love doesn't want to be a Spur. Where did you pull that from? Love has made it publicly clear that he wants to play in a big market. Love addresses the question of what it might take to win a championship and his light-hearted answer in jest was to join the Spurs.
@jojo707 It's a New York newspaper throwing out the numbers for Diaw and it's total BS. They have no clue how much Diaw will negotiate. They did the same thing last week in regards to Patty Mills.
I don't recall Belinelli ever dunking and I see him more as a defensive liability (especially in the Mavs series) than a defensive specialist.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/the-spurs-gave-the-world-what-they-wanted.html
The 2014 playoffs have caused me to find new respect for Carlisle. I look forward to the Spurs going up against his team as a formidable opponent.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Thanks for the Knicks update. (A “win” is typically worth around $1.6 million, meaning Mills produced around $8.96 million of value this season.) Leave it to New Yorkers to come up with this rediculous formula.
I was not aware that re-signing Diaw and Mills was announced by the Spurs as being a "high priority". When did they make this announcement?
How about a 6th thing and probably the most important. Jackson and Westbrook will start together.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-thunder-game-3.html
Why does everyone seem to think that re-inserting Ibaka is the only change that the Thunder will make? Ibaka is one aspect but more importantly they will likely change their complete guard rotation to go athletic.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-fans-react-to-news-of-serge-ibakas-possible-return.html
They are a concern to most but not all teams as to how to beat them. If you fear any team, you probably don't belong in the playoffs.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
He should rest the remainder of the season due to the type of injury but more than likely he will return for the playoffs.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/should-spurs-shutdown-parker-for-rest-of-regular-season.html
I guess if an all around game doesn't include defense then that was a splendid video of Bertran's offensive arsenal. Nice to see him back in action.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-davis-bertans-displays-all-around-game.html
You ask can Kawhi stop Durant? No nobody can. Can Kawhi mess with Durant's game to the point where he is less effective? I think so. But the 3rd and most important question is can Kawhi guard Durant for a full game without drawing 6 fouls from the refs? I have my doubts.
By April 14, the Spurs will likely be preserving the health of their wounded. Houston will likely be trying to get their rotation back on track after injuries. It's a more important game for Houston, not necessarily for winning but for getting in sync. I don't expect a classic battle.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/forecasting-the-finish.html
Nice find. The Spurs have a lot of homework ahead of them. In addition, any other NBA team now has a video specifically detailing how to stop the Spurs offense. The Spurs will have to notch it up and add some new twists.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-why-the-spurs-cant-beat-the-thunder.html
Nice article Jeff. Ranadive wants to be like the Spurs but he still has no clue what makes the Spurs the Spurs.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kings-owner-ranadive-wants-team-to-be-like-the-spurs-only-more-exciting.html
But does he have to have the ugliest, flattest hook shot in the NBA? He is 6-11. It's not like it's going to get blocked if he puts a little arc on it to up the chances of the shot actually going down.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
A perfect ending to the last west coast road trip of the regular season. Contributions came from many directions. Patty Mills had a miserable shooting night but made up for it in assists and steals, maybe his best assists and steals game of the season. Its something the Spurs didn't have last season behind Parker just like Splitter's game lately is something they didn't have behind Duncan. and Belinelli's game is something they didn't have behind Manu. Please keep annoying opposing centers Mr Baynes and stay healthy Spurs!
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/inside-the-victory-spurs-99-warriors-90-spurs-clinch-playoff-berth-win-13-straight.html
Thanks for the report. I'm not sure that hitting 3's in practice is a sign that his ACL problems are over though and he is ready to hit the court..
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/davis-bertans-nails-34-three-pointers-in-a-row-during-practice-session.html
Thanks for the warning to stop reading.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Comparing the Western Conference to 'Breaking Bad' characters
Use it or lose it. If he is ever ready, he will be brought up.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Spurs assign Daye to Austin
The Spurs have had a bad time against this team even before they began to come together. On the bright side, now that Houston is hitting on all cylinders, the Spurs coaching staff will have tapes of 20 or so games to help them crack this team if they face them in the playoffs. The game in April likely comes to late to be any kind of significant indicator.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Do the Spurs have a problem in Houston?