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I agree to an extent to what you said. Yes they are staying down low, but that being said ginobili isn't taking the open drive like he did with the mavericks. Both tiago and Tim are excellent at rolling so they'd create another open shot on the roll if ginobili drove, but ginobili is settling for the open jumper. That just makes the pick and roll useless since he hasn't been making those. I think he just needs to drive more until he gets enough attempts. If the big commits to him down low, then he should get himself some assists. A big staying low is kind of bad pick and roll defense so he should take advantage of the roll man. The spurs defend it perfectly. They go around the pick and have the big help if the ball handler is a good shooter and then the big runs back to his man while blocking the passing lane. It's great pick and roll defense. All of this ranting aside, I love ginobili's game and have complete confidence in him even if he isn't scoring.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/out-of-rhythm-blazers-have-put-clamps-on-ginobili-through-4-games.html
@rtesoro440 No, the game with the nuggets if anything showed that we need Manu back, and that injuries are a bitch. You might say ginobili's old and can't do the same things he used to which is a valid point, but there's a reason why people argue that we have the best bench in the league, and it's because of ginobili. He sucks in defense and sets other players up. he's essentially runs point for them. Although I agree that we do need new guys with the ability to do that, we don't need that many. All you need to win basketball games is 3 leaders, and the rest be role players. Play inside out. You can't have everyone trying to lead or do the work because it just doesn't work. Look at the Lakers, everyone thought they'd be great, but they're not. And it was because kobe (arguably one of the best players ever), threw the whole system off. It should've been Nash running the offense along with gasol and Howard, and then kobe as a 3rd scoring option, or even off the bench. If anything, we need a strong point guard for the second unit. I'm not so worried because it seems like De Colo and Joseph can be all of that, but they just need to grow. De Colo needs to be more agressive and fast, and corey joseph needs to be an offensive threat. He needs to start making shots and lay ups so he can suck in the defense and play inside out. But I do feel that because Tony is so good still, he's taking minutes of those two who could be just as good as him or ginobili, and taking away pop's ability to bring the best out in players. I'm not worried for the spurs future whatsoever because it seems like they're rebuilding as we speak. We will need a big to replace duncan, but that'll come in the off-season or when he retires.
1 year, 3 months ago on Stephen Jackson thanks fans, leaves parting shot for a player
Patty Mills should start.
1 year, 4 months ago on Spurs Roundtable: Keys during the final games & more (Video)
@WithMalice @RogJr38 well I don't know if you wanted me to translate but what I meant is when a young team gets a tiny bit of confidence, they start playing way better than they are. Young teams are streaky. That's what I meant by them being cocky.
1 year, 5 months ago on Do the Spurs want the Lakers in the playoffs?
I would rather see the lakers than Houston. I think Houston is young enough to get cocky when they get hot but experienced enough with harden. Sure they're inconsistent and we blew them out but they also gave us trouble. I think we could take the lakers easy, but I don't want to because I secretly believe that the nba is rigged and if they get to the playoffs, the refs will coast them into the finals. Really, I want the spurs to face Utah. They're worse than last year and they're not meshing together well.
Um Kobe for MVP? Why is that? There's no good logic behind that. What are they number 9 now? If he was to be considered for MVP, he'd need a better record than that. He's also a stat-padder. There are way more people that should be in that conversation before Kobe. Steph curry for example. Kobe just shoots a lot, and if tony took as many shots as Kobe, he'd have way more points per game. But if we're gonna mention players for MVP that might not even make the playoffs, we should throw in James harden before Kobe.
1 year, 5 months ago on Parker Is Paying Attention To The MVP Talk
@Chuck Finley210 if this could happen, I'm all for it.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rumor: Spurs frontrunners to land Al Jefferson
I feel indifferent about this. I don't want to lose any of those 3 guys, but truth be told, it would probably be for the best, especially for the future of our franchise. I think I'd say go for it, if we could some how keep jackson. I like splitter, but he's no al jefferson. The best scenario would be if we could some how just obtain al jefferson now, and get splitter to return maybe next year, even though he's restricted. This would set us up to keep competing once tim retires. If only...
or is small ball the most likely scenario?
1 year, 6 months ago on Spurs sign Aron Baynes
I know it'd be extremely quick and they probably haven't even made his actual jersey yet, but y'all think we'll see him tonight considering Tim and Kawhi are out?
@rtesoro440 I think you're wrong. We have a good enough front court. The only difference between ours and others was the we weren't starting splitter. Most teams throw all their big guys in first. We weren't doing that. Now we are with splitter starting and getting more minutes. Think about it. Okc has ibaka and Perkins starting, and collision coming off the bench. What do we have? Splitter and Duncan with diaw coming off the bench. I like our chances very much this year. I think we can definitely win the west. This whole vision of bigger teams is obsolete. Miami isn't big at all and they won. I think the nba is turning more into offense and athleticism then defense.. The spurs are doing fairly well in all three of those categories with athleticism being last. This spurs team has as much of a chance winning a championship than okc the clippers and Miami (maybe the Knicks). I don't believe in the notion of bigs winning championships.
1 year, 6 months ago on Ginobili's mission for this season is clear
@spurs123 I wanna know too. Anybody have any updates? It was 10-14 days and he got hurt November 14.
1 year, 7 months ago on Stephen Jackson targets Monday for return to the court
Man even in this, the Spurs don't get love. I am a huge spurs fan. I can admit when the spurs are wrong in situations. I know that team more than any nba announcer. I think you're misconstruing what Sean was saying. He wasn't saying, "How dare DeMarcus Cousins talk trash?" It was more learn from this, because if you talk trash to good players, they will respond. Leave the immaturity at home and focus more on yourself and your game. Now notice even you, Matt, in the title you called him a "Spurs announcer." What else do you expect? You can call that awful announcing if you want and probably be right. But most spurs fans agree that they'd rather sean elliot and bill land call the game than reggie miller or jeff van gundy (national tv ratings aside). The halftime show is a different story. The reason being is if the game isn't broadcasted nationally, why worry about homerism? It's meant for the spurs crowd. I would rather be like "Yeah! OKC DID get all the calls!" than "WTF?! Ibaka can just goal tend whenever he wants and the NBA says nothing?!" I think homerism should't be considered bad because in an NBA where superstars get all the praise the small "unimportant" teams never get any breaks. Sure it might just be in our heads, but it gives us hope that the NBA isn't rigged. If I were in LA and heard their local broadcaster favoring the Clippers or the Lakers I wouldn't be surprised or think it was "awful" broadcasting. I would probably disagree, but I would understand and wouldn't expect more. Also, let it be noted that Sean Elliot does focus mostly on the Spurs, but it's not all praise. He constantly brings up that the Spurs haven't played 4 quarters in a very long time. Or how they aren't getting good offensive rebounds, or that they have too many turnovers. But! let's think about this. Sean Elliot in his career and broadcasting career is overall just a better person. He was never immature and is constantly giving back to the community.
Now DeMarcus Cousins. Yes he's talented and immature. That's what everyone knows. Now by your story, you're implying that he got a bad break because of his reputation and that that's bad. I disagree. If you have a bad reputation especially for doing things like what he just did all the time, then you should get a bigger suspension. It's called repeat offenders. You might say that that wasn't as bad as an elbow, and physically you're right. But the NBA doesn't want to represent itself as a league of thugs and shouldn't tolerate things like that. An elbow to the head, can look just as bad as stalking an old broadcaster to confront him like if they were trying to prove something. Sean wasn't even in the game, and I'm sure Cousins was wanting to settle that in a more physical manner than just talking. Whether it be a game of one on one or fighting. I mean the dude was like waiting for him. If he really just wanted to give him a piece of his mind, twitter or an after game interview would have done fine. The dude is obviously talented, but the league does need to let him and ALL hot heads (stephen jackson included), know that stuff like that isn't allowed. Under the right coaching he could be good, but he's too immature and shouldn't be left off the hook because he's good.
To end briefly, homerism might look bad, but trying to start a fight with a dude 20 years older than you is WAY worse. You're saying "God forbid someone talk trash to Tim Duncan." I'm saying "God forbid Sean gave criticism and roots for the Team that has payed him for YEARS." There is no saving grace for DeMarcus Cousins in this. Broadcasters are gonna ridicule you, deal with it. 1 game suspension would have sufficed, but I think we're in agreement that the league wants none of this happening again. Trying to blame both sides for this is stupid and you're trying to make a more controversial story than it is. Again, TERRIBLE writing, and plagiarizing a yahoo article. NICE.
1 year, 8 months ago on DeMarcus Cousins suspended for confrontation with Spurs announcer Sean Elliott
I think Ginobili was definitely a flopper, but I think it's stopped a lot. I think the foul he tries to sell most is the charging foul. Honestly, I know he was gone half the season, but last year I can't remember Ginobili flopping a lot. I think pop must have told him something.
1 year, 10 months ago on NBA cracks down on floppers
@nanaboomadie It's this simple. They don't wanna waste the money and roster spot on somebody they're just gonna send to the d league. Read the article, it lays it out. Basically, the toros have to wait until the perfect time when they're guaranteed him. He definitely needs to grow first, and in the toros he will. If he got signed to our roster, and then played, he wouldn't get any good minutes or grow. The spurs are just playing smart.
1 year, 10 months ago on 5 Things To Note From Spurs Media Day
I hope he does well in camp because he looks like he's oozing with potential. He's just gotta show it in camp AND the season if they sign him.
1 year, 10 months ago on Report: Spurs sign Derrick Brown to non-guaranteed deal
That looks pretty safe to me. He's just resting his legs haha. He probably has more of a chance getting hurt practicing on the court.
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs coaching staff will hate this video of Tony Parker
If we saw the George Gervin uniform, we'll all get to see what I've been thinking for a while. Danny Green reminds me a lot of George Gervin in his looks.
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs to unveil new alternative uniforms?
@Spursforever69 I agree whole-heartedly. I just wrote almost the same thing. I think the only reasons the spurs got knocked out by okc were because okc played better than they were, and ibaka was defending the basket really well and making it too hard for tony to drive in. I don't think sefolosha was their defensive key, but more ibaka. The spurs also played worse than they were. Our three pointers disappeared, tim and diaw weren't making jump shots, and everyone just lost their confidence. I think pop is the best coach of any sport, but I think the thing he needs to work on is knowing how to motivate his team. He should've told them the spurs were better than the thunder, but he didn't. but that's ok, he does 99.99% things perfectly, so I don't blame him. The spurs have the best chemistry, and the best strategy. they are the best team. It'll also help that tiago will get his first training camp.
1 year, 11 months ago on ESPN experts predict the West, put Spurs third
also, let's not forget minnesota.
no, the spurs will get the number 1 seed. don't get me wrong, the thunder and lakers will give the spurs trouble. but the spurs have the best team ball. this is a team that won 20 in a row. The spurs will take the one seed, but the playoffs are where the spurs need to pick up. that's not optimism just my observation based off watching almost every single game last year. The thunder still don't really know what they're doing offensively other than giving durant the ball. The thunder aren't the team they were when they played the spurs. They played better than they were. They'll probably get better this year, but for now I still need to fix chemistry issues. As for the lakers? they'll be good, but i'm not falling into the hype. kobe and nash on a team is definitely beatable. but once you get dwight howard in, there where it does get tough. But i don't think they'll be a scoring machine. they seem to be beatable too.
No I think you're completely wrong. The lakers will be better. There's no arguing that. I don't however think the spurs or thunder should be written off at all. This might be just me being biased, but I expect the spurs to finish 1st seed. We're all forgetting how good of chemistry this team had. It was, at the risk of sounding cliche, surgical. That main reason the spurs lost was because they got nervous. We all know basketball is a game of confidence, and the spurs just lost it. The lakers' bread and butter is going to be Nash and Howard. Howard is the best big in the game, but it could be comparable to the Suns when they had Amare too. Kobe is just another scorer. Honestly, if I were the lakers' gm, I'd trade kobe. He takes up too much cap space considering how much less he's gonna do this next season. Sure if the dwight and nash combo isn't working, you go to kobe. And yeah, dwight and nash can create their own shots too, but I don't for a second think that they will be as surgical or effect as the spurs or thunder (in the western conference finals when they played like the spurs). The thunder showed they can be good, really good, but only for one round of the playoffs. they in no way played like they did against the spurs. regular season is going to be the spurs'. post-season is up in the air.
1 year, 11 months ago on Thunder still watching out for the Spurs | August
I don't think green wants to leave at all. I read a lot of his tweets, especially after they were knocked out. He's just said though, that he wants to do what's best for his family. which i think he's drawn a line in his head. I'm sure he'd rather play for the spurs if the difference was 2 million in the next 3 years. but i agree, he's not worth all that money just yet. But would you blame him if he signed on to a different team because they offered him several millions more? I think he'd rather return to be honest. One of his tweets said something like, "I hope all these guys come back next year. We've got some unfinished business." then he posts stuff saying he already misses the team because he hung out with them every day and stuff.
2 years, 1 month ago on Rumors: Spurs interested in Josh Howard again? Green 'perfect fit' for Jazz? | June
I would love to get him, but I doubt Steve Nash wants to go to Toronto. His plan is to win before he retires. What SHOULD happen is, Steve should sign with us. We can monitor minutes, he can run our bench, which would be awesome. Also, our bench isn't a traditional bench. Our bench gets a lot of play. Just mull it over and you'll see it true. I know the goal is to transition to the future, but I think that's already happening with green, kawhi, splitter, and so on. Pick up a few key players on the way, and we're good.
2 years, 1 month ago on Report: Calderon intrigued by Spurs if he becomes a free agent | June
I disagree. I think tony will guard westbrook a lot. I mean him or ginobili or anybody that can play point. I think danny green, kawhi, and jackson might take durant. long arms versus long arms.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs' Parker gives Russell Westbrook some lockerroom material | May
@russman138 Exactly! You can say all you want about thins but pop easily gets it. Number 6 down from the east is a joke. Where in the west the top 9 teams all could make the western conference finals, or even the playoffs. You can only assume it's going to be Chicago or Miami. In the west it could be anyone. Pop also only really has the big 3. The rest are still fairly new and young but somehow he's made that our strong point. He's molding them into what he wants them to be. Pop is the greatest nba coach ever. No bias whatsoever
2 years, 3 months ago on Does Pop deserve COY? | April
We'll gladly take him. 38 and still the best pg in the league.
2 years, 4 months ago on Nash still haunted by Spurs | March
Yeah, tony's floater is the best and not because he was the first, but he jumps off the wrong foot. It's too tricky to guard. Tony never takes 2 steps, just one for his teardrop, and 3 for his lay-ups haha.
2 years, 4 months ago on Parker's teardrop shot gets no love | March
@spurs123 I'm not doubting you haven't watched the games, but I'm pretty sure I've maybe seen james anderson create 3 shots for himself. And the rest of the time, it seems like he wants to dunk at very inappropriate/heavily guarded times. Did you mean james anderson started one game? but no, danny green didn't start until a few games after his big game. so I'm pretty sure james anderson started more than once, but you can call me out on that because i'm not that sure.
all I'm saying is, from what i've seen of anderson, he's garbage. Also, we shouldn't trade danny green.
2 years, 4 months ago on Report: Spurs rumored to trade Danny Green for Josh Howard | March
Oh and if the spurs go as far as the western conference playoffs, and maybe a championship, who would deserve it more? green or howard? green is the one who helped the spurs out while ginobili was out. and now josh howard is reaping his benefits because he's a bigger name? no. danny green should stay.
@spurs123 I disagree completely. Anderson is dumb. sure he might be athletic, but he's dumb. Every time he's on the court he makes terrible decisions. In fact anderson started as soon as ginobili broke his hand. I think he started like 3-4 games. He had his chance to be what the spurs needed and more, but danny green just out shined him. He's smarter and fits in the whole system better. The reason anderson doesn't get that many minutes isn't because pop just isn't giving him minutes, it's because he's not that smart. There's also a reason the spurs didn't pick up his third year option. I mean I encourage you to watch the entire 2nd half of the spurs/trailblazers game when they beat us by 40. Cory joseph showed much more promise than james anderson.
no. that's terrible! josh howard isn't even that great! and he isn't what a true spur should be. he's openly admitted that he smokes pot in the offseason. sure do whatever you want but you're a role model. and Green might now have his points up, but when he's on the floor he's always involved. danny green could be amazing if he got better at penetrating and laying up.
@JMattHicks yeah i forgot rondo
2 years, 4 months ago on Video: TP ranks among ESPN's top 5 point guards | March
Nope, Tony is better than russel westbrook, but steve nash is better than all of those guys minus derrick rose. he still leads the league in assists! at what? 38? But yeah russel is only a scorer.
@Dave_McNulla I disagree completely. The spurs defense has been great in the last 15 games. In fact Pop has been saying he's very proud of the defense this team is showing compared to the last couple of seasons. They just looked out of rhythm. I truly believe our defense can be as good or better than the bulls' defense last night. We also are a way better offensive team than the bulls. We can outscore them and hold them below 100 easily. we just didn't last night. My main gripe with last night is it's one of the few national games we have this year but we didn't show how good the team is to the world. This team is way too full of depth to not get at least to the finals. Oklahoma is gonna run out of gas by then. Durant and westbrook have to be averaging like 44 minutes each right now. And the lakers and Dallas haven't adjusted enough this season. And even once we're in the finals, I wouldn't be worrying about playing chicago over miami.
2 years, 5 months ago on Rose, Bulls’ defense ruin Spurs’ return home | February
@JeffProjectSpurs No, I trust RC Buford. Cory just needs to learn the spurs system which the toros use. He definitely has potential and I'm glad we grabbed him before anybody else did. RC's step son plays for ut basketball and watch joseph play a lot. I believe Cory Joseph is the future for the spurs. maybe back up pg to gary once tony retires.
2 years, 5 months ago on A midseason look at Cory Joseph | February
Yeah green is really good. He's my favorite spur at the moment. He's very involved defensively and offensively. the only thing i think he needs to work on is getting to the basket while being defended. It's like he panics when he tries to lay-up and there's a man guarding him. He has the arms and the athletic capability. I'm sure once he develops that lay-up/dunk better, he'll be a great scorer. I mean he's already got his jump shot down.
2 years, 5 months ago on Green's unlikely story gets some national attention | February
right?! Jesus! it was like a bulls home game! I hate bandwagon fans, especially the OKC and Chicago ones. I like OKC and Chicago, but where were these fans 2 years ago for the bulls? and where were they for okc before durant? Either way, the spurs could beat the bulls, especially in a series. They just came back cold and out of rhythm. Chicago played tuesday night so they were already past that.
Yeah, I agree with you that he's very talented and needs more minutes to develop. I fully believe the spurs will send him back to the toros once there aren't that many injured players. My thing is, cory joseph is showing way more promise than james anderson. Anderson doesn't seem to fit in well and makes dumb decisions. It seems like cory joseph has the nba smarts and better court vision compared to anderson, but just suffers from lack of minutes and rookie jitters. Now I'm ranting, but every time I see james anderson on the court, he does something dumb. And for some reason he is always trying to dunk when someone is guarding him. There is no need to be flashy, just lay it in if you don't have a clear path to the hoop! Joseph deserves more minutes than anderson, but should probably develop more in the d-league.