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The old Red Aurerbach Celtics players understand full well what the Spurs are doing as they were so similar. I would imagine, that just like advice from the Iceman to the current Spurs, Rondo is hearing it from the old guard Celtics in Boston and paying attention.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/celtics-rondo-looks-to-tony-parkers-impact-with-the-spurs-as-motivation.html
The best tribute to the Spurs I ever read.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/nba-legends-show-their-respect-for-the-spurs.html
I don't have any problem with Barkley's pick. He hates doing it and only does it because it is part of his job to do so. He knows that he is not good at predictions. He does state that its only on paper and even Charles knows that what's on paper doesn't always prove out.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/charles-barkley-thinks-mavs-are-best-in-the-west-doesnt-think-spurs-will-repeat.html
Great and surprising win under any circumstances and chalk 1 not-so-important-win to the Spurs system no matter what players suit up. Its an up event in a long 82 game roller coaster ride. Great way to start the season and it got Manu back on track. I enjoyed watching Cuban's face when TNT panned in on him. A Parsons max contract is still ??????? until proven otherwise and Kawhi wasn't even dressed to challenge him.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/about-a-victory-spurs-defeat-mavericks-on-ring-night-season-opener.html
A worthy pick for the Austin Spurs. Should see some 10 day contracts when Parker or Joseph are sidelined.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-cotton-to-sign-with-austin-spurs.html
I think I understand what you are saying. Duncan and Ginobili are not likely to be as good as last season so the "x-factor" becomes can the rest of the team balance that out with improved performance?
4 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/season-preview-who-is-san-antonios-x-factor.html
I want some of what you're smokin'. On second thought..... maybe not as what goes up must come down. What I will be doing is watching a lot of Spurs games knowing that their ultimate goal is to be playing to perfection and healthy by playoff time no matter how the roller coaster ride goes.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/so-just-how-good-will-the-2014-2015-spurs-be.html
@SJROB300 @JeffGarciaPS You were reading my mind.
5 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/mavs-looking-to-make-a-statement-against-spurs-on-opening-night.html
One has to trust that Pop made an educated choice. It may have been his plan all along and he just wanted to motivate the end of his bench (all with contracts already) to improve. I think JaMychal Green's game has improved to the point where he might get signed somewhere better than the Austin Spurs. The roster is set. Now comes adjusting to altered rotations due to injury and new twists on plays that Messina introduces as already mentioned by Pop.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-waive-jamychal-green-edwin-roster-set-at-15.html
Unless the Spurs intend to test and waive more players by October 28. Either way, I'm sad to see JaMychal Green go as he was a spark plug and without Patty Mills and with Manu too far into his final seasons, the Spurs have no spark plug until Patty returns.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-sign-fuquan-edwin-robert-vaden.html
So what are these? 10 day contracts until Kawhi and Tiago return or are the Spurs not satisfied or convinced with the end of their bench? Either way it is an interesting event. How can these 2 be signed unless the Spurs intend to cut back to 13?
I guess they are hanging on to JaMychal Green for the Houston game with Kawhi out. It will be a shame when he goes. He was the Spurs spark plug off the bench with Patty Mills out and Manu in no condition to repeat his old role.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
It was a refreshing poll. Intelligent questions and intelligent answers. I guess the only big surprise was that none picked Dallas as a threat in the SW division but 3% picked Houston. No fan is going to agree 100% with all of it but overall it wasn't half bad.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/nba-gms-pick-spurs-to-repeat-in-annual-survey.html
@jojo707 Sorry, but the guy has physical gifts that most people on the planet were not born with. He is either a moron or a head case or both.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-bc-zepter-vienna-parts-ways-with-ryan-richards.html
As much as Kyle Anderson is improving offensively, I think that he will always get beaten off the dribble defensively and be a defensive liability in that respect simply because he is not physically built to be otherwise. The best he can do is to learn some eye contact anticipation and a little foot work.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/anderson-shines-offensively-in-spurs-overtime-preseason-loss-to-heat.html
@imwithstupid Not to mention the recovery time for having been overseas. Pop has been vocal in so far as his concerns about motivation after a championship. Its the guys that haven't won a championship before that need to be shaken out of their complacency and get the reality check that it is a new season and that nothing from last year is relevant to what has to be done this year.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/suns-owner-sarver-stands-by-apology-offer.html
This guy has a a real disconnect with what pre-season basketball or any other sport is. The Spurs don't begin to use something that resembles an actual rotation until near the end of pre-season and that's only if a player is 100% healthy.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/suns-owner-sarver-stands-by-apology-offer.html
After Danny Green and Cory Joseph, I thought that the best perimeter and transition defender that the Spurs took to Phoenix was JaMychal Green but he saw no playing time until garbage time. Aron Baynes may have been the one bright spot for the Spurs. Its understandable that not all Spurs can read the floor and make crisp unexpected passes but if you don't possess that talent, then your talent should be to be ready and able to receive those passes and do something with them. That's why I don't understand why the Spurs still have Ayres who seems to have neither talent.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/preseason-observations-spurs-fall-to-suns.html
Sarver is correct. I am disappointed that JaMychal Green and Bryce Cotton didn't get more minutes. I feel slighted.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/suns-too-hot-for-spurs-in-phoenix.html
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/continuity-can-come-with-a-price-as-told-by-terry-stotts.html
Not too many teams that play at a faster pace than Phoenix. It could be a wake up call as to just who is a defensive perimeter liability amongst the young Spurs and wannabees. This game could be well suited to JaMychal Green.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/preseason-experience-opportunities-for-young-spurs-players-vs-suns.html
As opponents go, I don't put nearly as much weight on last years performance as either of you. I still see 10 or so wild cards in the West and I'm not ready to count any of them out. Off season acquisitions may seem suttle on the surface but so have the Spurs acquisitions over the years not to mention another season of team chemistry and play execution.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-roundtable-defending-champs-kick-off-preseason-action-video.html
Nice to see a Spurs invitee go out on a positive note.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-camp-invitee-holland-to-sign-with-besiktas.html
Very clever title.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-offer-diaw-more-money-for-less-diaw.html
Probably a good wake up call for the Spurs but definitely a big boost for this German franchise and international basketball in general. I think we all know that it wouldn't likely happen again very often but it DID happen and they will always have that memory.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/alba-berlin-selling-t-shirts-commemorating-win-over-spurs.html
@JohnAbney ...and it was the Spurs defense that hurt them in the first few years of perfecting their offense. The offensive learning curve is distracting to the defense until it is perfected and then comes the concentration on defense that the Spurs have finally mastered.....or at least it seems to me that that is the way it went. Bottom line, it takes a great deal of time to master both and come up with a balance.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/cavaliers-run-spurs-like-offense-but-mastery-could-be-ultimate-test.html
It will take awhile for the rest of the League to catch up but the Spurs have changed the way the NBA game will be played in the future. With all the hoopla surrounding Cleveland players, I thought all along that the acquisition of David Blatt was the true fundamental change that took place and got lost in the Lebron James/Kevin Love hype.
It wasn't but a few years ago that the Spurs had to choose amongst a glut of 6'-6" shooting guards and wings. Now Its a glut of tall skinny guys.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-scouting-davis-bertans.html
It won't be surprising if Diaw tweaks something early on either. It could be a good opportunity to separate out the wheat from the chaff in the pre-season frontcourt bench.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/splitter-sidelined-with-right-leg-injury.html
I don't get the "Rookie" comment. I guess they are referring to the fact that most Spurs rookies never really get a chance to crack the line up or end up overseas.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/training-camp-day-1-green-on-new-number-joseph-to-be-backup-point-guard-andersons-opening-day.html
Financially it could mean lucrative endorsements but it would stall the development of his skills that could someday bring him a better NBA contract.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-baynes-mulling-offer-from-shanghai-sharks.html
Its a bit of a concern, no doubt. But when you go back to the seasons previous to his joining the Spurs, I don't think he was logging that many minutes after the Suns fell in love with Amare Stoudemire and he basically went dormant in Charlotte.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/diaws-mileage-over-last-three-seasons.html
Questionable defensive ability is an understatement. This probably just another standard workout for the free agents in the leftovers bucket. Well see if a new Michael Beasley can turn heads in a Spurs interview and workout.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Its more like a give-the-end-of-your-bench-some-exercise league.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-livio-jean-charles-really-doesnt-want-to-play-in-d-league.html
With Tony Parker's buy in to Asvel and and his recent nomination to president of the franchise, I would imagine Asvel is evolving into the equivalent of the Spurs D-League in Europe without Spurs acquisition. The Oklahoma City Thunder recently purchased a European team.
Playing for Asvel, a player gets better pay and more real world experience than playing in the American D-League. He might be better off remaining with Asvel until his game has developed to the point where he can come to the Spurs much in the fashion that Splitter did.
In my opinion, Corey Joseph is the only Spur that truly benefited from D-League experience but it was a different situation where he had a rookie contract and was only a college sophomore. Maybe Corey would be better than a 3rd string option had he been able to play in Europe.
Bottom line, its called the development league but seldom lives up to the name compared to playing in Europe.
What do the Spurs need another guard, even in camp, for?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-jamaal-franklin-working-out-for-spurs.html
Since Baynes is not yet signed and we are into the last 2 weeks before training camp, I would imagine that the Spurs are open to almost anything. Anytime front office business is still unfinished, they are still open to anything. Just a good way to manage. What their ideal goal for an outcome is remains a mystery.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-open-to-a-sign-and-trade-involving-aron-baynes.html
Gunning for any particular team is a good way to get blindsided.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/mark-cuban-says-dallas-still-gunning-for-the-spurs.html
This is the season where the NBA window of opportunity begins to open or close for Hanga.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-adam-hanga-doing-work.html
That's the first time I have ever heard "Tiago" and "shot" mentioned in the same sentence. It sounds very strange. Must be a reference to that ugly hook thing he does. Get some rest Tiago.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Once Charles Barkley endorses you, you are finished.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/fiba-world-cup-diaw-france-upset-spain-to-move-on-to-semifinals.html
Since I don't remember what the old one looked like, it seems like a waste of paint to change it.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/a-sneak-peek-at-the-spurs-new-home-court-design.html
I don't understand your comment. The Spurs don't sign players to fill up the end of the bench or play "2-3" minutes a game. They sign these end of the bench players for insurance when key rotation players are out, having an off game etc and they need someone to step up and fill in without destroying team momentum and some times even to create or restore momentum. I don't underestimate the value and importance of anyone on the team as an asset from 1 to 15.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/baynes-australia-eliminated-from-world-cup-by-turkey.html
Nice to read that he influenced Asik's game. Maybe a brief vacation for Baynes and then dealing with his Spurs offer are in the making. It was difficult to see Australia, Argentina or France as being in the World Cup mix without key players on their rosters but you have to root for them as underdogs if its your home country. I don't see how any team but Spain is a threat to the USA but you can never tell in a 1-game elimination tournament.
Granted, Spain's frontcourt is awesome but Spain also has Rubio and France doesn't have Parker. Spain lucked out this summer with a full compliment rotation. Its definitely an off year for the French rotation just as it is for Argentina and Australia. Brazil seems to have all the pieces that they can assemble as a nation.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Impressive. The statue even has him blowing out his right sneaker. Nice touch.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.