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Didn't Mark Jackson play Curry for 58 minutes (overtime included) in Game 1 of the Semifinals against the Spurs. Basically, Curry did not even rest for at least one whole MINUTE! 48 minutes in regulation, 5 minutes in each overtime (since we went double overtime that game), so 48+10=58. That's Mark Jackson for you. The only rest Curry got was halftime and timeouts, and Curry couldn't do jack squat during the second half and overtimes. So, Jackson thinks resting players will backfire? He didn't rest Curry once in Game 1, and.....it backfired. Curry played subpar for the rest of the series, because Game 1 zapped him of all his energy. Also, slightly injuring his ankle didn't help either. Honestly, Mark Jackson is not the "COACH" of the Warriors. He's more of the preacher and motivational leader. If anyone watched the semis last season, when Jackson was wired up, the things he said were along the lines of, "This is our time! This is our moment! Prove to me you belong! If you believe in the Holy Land, you will get there! Believe and you will prevail, we shall succeed! " He was just preaching, and that one assistant coach was the one showing the players what to do on the white board, giving directions of assignments while Jackson stood to the side. Real head coaches have to do BOTH. Head coaches aren't supposed to preach, then let one of the assistant coaches come in and coach when it comes to plays and assignments.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/mark-jackson-not-a-fan-of-pops-favorable-treatment.html
I love Iceman, but how do you not have MICHAEL JORDAN on an all-time list?
C - Hakeem Olajuwon
PF - Tim Duncan
SF - Lebron James
SG - Michael Jordan
PG - Magic Johnson
Kareem may have the most unstoppable scoring move of all time, but Hakeem to me, also had a dominant offensive game, as seen by his deadly post moves. Also, I think Hakeem is a slightly better defender. People say Larry Bird is the greatest SF ever, but I guarantee after Lebron's career is over, he will be the greatest SF ever. Bird had superb shooting and rebounding. But Lebron is more complete. Lebron is the better overall scorer, better defender, and a slightly better passer. What gives Lebron the edge is his athleticism. Lebron's athleticism is an advantage in any era. He's a freak of nature.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-george-gervin-gives-his-all-time-starting-five-and-more.html
Man, we talking about PRACTICE???
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/davis-bertans-nails-34-three-pointers-in-a-row-during-practice-session.html
Nando needs to go back to Europe, where he can at least play. He is not cut out for the NBA. When he signed with us, I was very wary of him. I knew with Manu still producing, Danny Green emerging, there would be very little playing time for him, and I was right. Then we got Belinelli, so there was never a chance for him. Besides, he's just not that good. His defense is horrible, and one thing that stood out when he played was turning the ball over a lot. Manu turns it over quite a few times, but he tends to make up for it during the game (sans last season's NBA Finals.) I knew Nando wouldn't be great coming into the NBA. Even overseas, he's not that great of a player. It sucks for him. No playing time here, requests a trade thinking he'll play with a new team, gets the same result. He'll probably get waived after this season, and I doubt anyone wants him.
9 months ago on New team, same result for Nando De Colo
Well, Earl Clark is on a 10 day contract, and he's not been doing anything over there. The Knicks just plain suck, simple as that. Hopefully Clark gets bounced and we can pick him up. Why he chose the freaking Knicks in the first place is beyond me.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Buyout Market: Best of the Rest
@LeonardIsOurFuture Last year, Clippers were ranked 4th in opponent points per game. This year, they rank 15th. So, why would I be thinking about LAST SEASON, if my argument was they play crappy defense this season? They were better last season, DUUUH! It's like you assume the Clippers were worst on defense last year than this year. It looks like you are the one who doesn't know what he's saying.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Spurs eyeing Caron Butler
Clippers are most likely going to get Granger, smh. He not only wants to be on a title team, but also wants to play a lot. I guess LA is the place for him. He has an offseason home there, and his dad and brother live there. It's the perfect situation for him. I would be SHOCKED if he chose the Spurs. The Clippers aren't even Finals material in my opinion. They play zero defense, and rely on scoring. They will try and put up as many points as possible, hoping they have the most by the end of the game. That's how they play. That never works in the playoffs, let alone the Finals. I think Grangers upside and contribution will matter more here, than with LA. The Clippers like to score and score, it's mainly Blake Griffin with Jamal Crawford on the side and Chris Paul giving it to either of them. Granger may play big minutes, but he's not going to be a big factor as he hopes. I personally believe his contributions will be more significant off our bench, than him starting in LA.
good news guys, granger's people say the Spurs are the front runners, and there is mutual interest. Marc Stein just came out with the report.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on A rundown of the NBA's buyout market
@spursfan80 @minus I think he meant OTHER contenders. I don't think Granger wants to go to Miami. He has a history of punking Lebron. Besides, if he goes to Miami, he probably won't even play that much given the fact Lebron, the best player in the world, is the starting SF. They also have Beasely coming off the bench who has been pretty decent. But who knows, maybe he has developed the," If you can't beat them, join them" mindset. That leaves OKC and the Spurs. Both OKC and Miami and even Indiana have superstars at the SF position. I don't think he'll like sitting in the shadows of the top two best players on earth in Durant and James. I mean, isn't that why he was a bit frustrated in Indiana? Paul George came up, and he took a backseat to him. If Indiana barely used him (because of the emergence of George), you think Miami and OKC will use him with Kevin and James still in their primes and tearing up the league? Kawhi Leonard isn't a superstar (yet), no one on the spurs has nowhere near the green light like Lebron or Durant. So Granger may feel like he doesn't need to be the superstar here, yet still be able to contribute significantly on a team that is definitely still Finals material. I'm sure he knows Pop is a genius at spreading the wealth and managing minutes.
I could be dead wrong. Watch him go to the Clippers or Houston, lol.
@jaws3 Two words.....CASH MONEY.
I think the Knicks offered more and Clark took it.
I have no reaction because he won't even play. He'll come in during garbage time during a blowout. But he'll just be at the end of the bench looking on. He won't get a chance unless Kawhi, Manu and/or Green and/or Belinelli all get injured. That's most likely not going to happen, so Daye will just be an insurance policy. Basically, I expect NOTHING from Daye this entire season.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Daye to work in limited time
Well guys, Earl Clark is off the table. Hopefully Granger would like to come to Texas. Pop knows how to handle minutes.
@SCOLFIELD1421 Earl Clark signed with the Knicks. I guess Granger is our last hope.
@EricBias Granger is a little too risky. He's been suffering from injuries. It's not like he got injured, missed a few weeks and came back. No, he's been dealing with nagging injuries for like the past two YEARS! The only thing he has is veteranship. We should sign Earl Clark. He's younger, more athletic, longer (wingspan almost as big as kawhi's), and good size at 6'9-6'10. Clark has been playing in horrible systems lately, no one knows how to utilize him. Pop and our veterans can fix that. We don't need a tour de force at the BACKUP SF spot, that's asking for too much. But at 6'10, young, athletic, and as long as Clark? We can't pass that up. I hope the front office gets him. The backup SF is a glaring weakness.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Spurs want to explore free agent pool before re-signing Brown
Height - Earl Clark = 6'10
Length - Earl Clark = 7'2.5 wingspan
Athleticism = On NBADraft.net, on a scale of 1-10, Earl Clark's athleticism was rated as a 9.
Defense = Remains to be seen. I think Pop can handle that.
If given the chance, and put in a system NOTORIOUS for getting the most out of so so players, Clark can be dangerous. He has POTENTIAL.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Report: Spurs want to explore free agent pool before re-signing Brown
Earl Clark is my pick and a solid choice for the spurs. He's still pretty young at 26, and he has LEGIT athleticism, more so than all those other guys on the list. At 6'10 with a long wingspan, he's the perfect backup to Kawhi. Clark has great potential, he just needs to be put in a good system. Just recently, he played for Van Gundy in Orlando during Howard's last year there. We all remember how much of a media circus Orlando was in at the time. It was all about Howard and his antics, and Van Gundy getting fired. Huge distraction for that team. Then, he plays with LA with Howard AGAIN, which was another media circus. And it doesn't help that he played under D'Antoni, who has no clue what he's doing up there in la la land. And now, he just played for Cleveland. No explanation with that one. Send him here, where his talents and abilities can flourish in Pop's system. Again, young, long and athletic. I remember reading countless comments on here and at PoundingTheRock, where fans described what they want at the backup SF spot. The two qualities that always came up were young and athletic. Earl Clark fits that bill.
This is why it is crucial the spurs at least get back to the Finals this year. Nothing will be better for all spurs fans if Tim Duncan goes out with his 5th ring.
10 months ago on George Karl hearing Duncan might retire at season's end
I like the idea of Taj Gibson. We need the defense more than anything. But I don't think Chicago will give him up. The best possible pickup for the spurs right now would be Trevor Ariza. Long, solid defender who wouldn't mess up the spurs' drive in and kick out to open shooters style, seeing as how Ariza is pretty good from 3 point range (40%). It's a stretch, but Ariza would fit perfectly for us.
Too bad it will most likely not happen:(
10 months, 1 week ago on Spurs trading for Turner an unlikely scenario
I just want him to get #5!!!!
It will be a bonus if he gets his 4th Finals MVP. That would solidify him for top 5 player of all time.
11 months, 1 week ago on This is one awesome video of Tim Duncan
The All-Star game is a joke. Kobe Bryant hasn't done jack squat this season, and is #1 in the backcourt?????????????
It just goes to show it's a popularity contest.
11 months, 1 week ago on Not looking good for San Antonio Spurs for All-Star Game
"It's going to be fun......to watch them play real basketball."
11 months, 1 week ago on Blair on return to San Antonio: "It's going to be fun."
Timmy should do these types of moves more often. These Hakeem Olajuwon/Kevin McHale moves are golden, and rarely fail. Combine that with Tim's natural skill set and footwork, and his game down low should be elevated even more. There is a reason McHale and Olajuwon boasted such high field goal percentages throughout their careers. Their moves were so effective, and it made them outstandingly efficient.
12 months ago on Video: Duncan makes DeAndre Jordan look silly
I remember reading a comment somewhere else, a guy did some calculations and said if this trend continues and the spurs keep losing to good teams (The OKC's, Miami's, Pacers, Trailblazers of the NBA), and beat mediocre to terrible teams, they would still come out with like a 60-22 record, or something around that. I mean if there is any truth to that, we really have nothing to worry about right?? The playoffs is a whole different animal. This is why I don't really like watching the regular season. Virtually all of the games don't mean anything. The spurs got blown out by Portland at home by like 36 points last season, anyone remember that? That didn't mean jack squat because Portland didn't even make the playoffs and the spurs came within seconds of holding up the trophy. I do watch some regular season games, but it means very little to me. Unless of course, the spurs go on a long ass losing streak, then a cause of concern will kick in. But we all know that won't happen, so there's really nothing to worry about. As long as everyone is healthy come playoff time, and the spurs are at least top 4, it's all good.
1 year ago on The Rundown: Parker goes down in Spurs’ loss to Clippers
How can they feel elite, they just lost to UTAH.
1 year ago on Rockets Feeling Elite after Defeating the Spurs
This should be a good chance for Tim Duncan to raise his stats. If Olynyk is a borderline defensive liability at the rim, expect Timmy to drop some buckets on him.
1 year ago on SportVU for you: Celtics vs. Spurs
Barkley will never let up with the fat women jokes. Heck, cities like Memphis, HOUSTON, Philadelphia, and Phoenix are all fatter cities than San Antonio, according to studies, yet he never mentions those cities. I've been to Houston many times, and my goodness, they have more fat PEOPLE (women AND men) than SA. It's funny because three of the four cities I listed, Barkley played for them.
But back to the topic, Barkley is and will eat crow for the remainder of the season.
1 year ago on Video: Barkley rejoins the Spurs bandwagon
@JeffProjectSpurs Honestly, I'd go with prime Hakeem by a SLIGHT edge. He was just on another level. His skill set was so deadly, and combine that with such incredible athleticism for a big man, and that's virtually unstoppable. I'm not saying Hakeem would totally own Duncan. Remember when Robinson got owned by Olajuwon during the '95 playoffs? To me, Duncan wouldn't have gone through that if it was Timmy in there instead of David. I think Hakeem would've made Tim look silly early in the series, but as the series went on, Duncan would've adjusted. You see in the clips of that series, Robinson always biting on those pump fakes. I don't think Timmy would've allowed that to happen to him consistently. Duncan isn't known to bite on fakes that badly that many times, and his footwork on defense has always been stellar. Duncan lacked great athleticism, so he made up for it with incredible skill and fundamentals. It's safe to say Duncan's SKILLS were a little more polished than David. So, I honestly believe Duncan would've fared better against '95 Hakeem, but Hakeem would've still probably came out on top. I think most people will agree with me when I say Duncan is better than Robinson when it comes to the playoffs. Robinson could light it up in the regular season, but couldn't really take his team over the hump. I mean, during David's prime, he had some good talent around him, prime Sean Elliott, Dennis Rodman for a few years, Avery Johnson. So it's not like he had NO ONE. Duncan was THE guy that got the Spurs 4 rings, despite so so talent around him. This tells me Duncan knew how to up his game once the playoffs started, and you could count on him in clutch time.
1 year ago on David Robinson: Hakeem Olajuwan Was the Toughest Center I Faced
I'm probably the minority, but I would choose Hakeem Olajuwon over Kareem Abdul Jabbar if I ha to choose a center for my team. Abdul Jabbar was great, and the sky hook was unstoppable, but Hakeem could do a little more! Hakeem is in the top 10 for steals AND blocks. Of course, Jabbar was in better physical shape, and was still able to drop 20 points a game well into his late 30's, something Hakeem could not do. But at their peaks, in their primes, man Olajuwon could wreck it. He just completely dominated.
Right before he tried to execute the Dream Shake, he went full retard. Never go full retard!
People tend to forget that Hakeem Olajuwon based the Dream Shake off a soccer move he used to do before he started playing basketball. Heck, you can pretty much credit the footwork/coordination of soccer as the foundation of Hakeem's entire post game.
1 year, 1 month ago on Video: Wizard's Gortat fails to channel Hakeem
Batum can drain a 3 to humiliate us in a REGULAR season game, the spurs can just make the playoffs again and be another legit title contender, unlike Portland, who haven't gotten past the first round in 13 years.
1 year, 1 month ago on Tim Duncan Not Amused with Nic Batum’s Last Second Heave
I don't understand why Portland is such a hassle for us. Every time we play them (especially in the Rose Garden), they all of a sudden transform into a title contender. They make extremely difficult and contested shots the entire night, shots they would not consistently make against virtually every other team. Why is that? Every time we play Portland, Lamarcus Aldridge decides to become Larry Bird on offense and shoots lights out. Why is that? It's like some supernatural phenomenon that happens every time the spurs get into the same building as the Blazers. I don't mind losing, what really irritates me is how Portland plays AMAZING and beats us, only to all of a sudden, turn into a mediocre team that they really are, against another squad. They will be good/mediocre against all other teams (with some great games in there), then once it's time to play the spurs, they decide to play like everyone on their team are all-stars. Am I the only one who sees this?
1 year, 1 month ago on The Rundown: Spurs suffer first loss of season due to Blazers scoring attack
Aren't there like less than ten military appreciation nights? Don't mean to knock the military appreciating, but I do not want to see these uniforms regularly.
1 year, 1 month ago on Video: Spurs camo jersey revealed
Whatever....if the Oregon Ducks can walk onto the field every week, year after year with those ugly uniforms, this shouldn't be that bad.
1 year, 1 month ago on Spurs set to wear sleeved camo jerseys
@Spursfan66 Isn't Nunnally on the Sun's roster for training camp? I'm pretty sure Maggette will get it.
1 year, 2 months ago on Report: Spurs waive Sam Young
Last season, they were a 7th seed with a virtually healthy Kobe. Now Kobe is coming off a severe injury, they lose arguably the best big man in the NBA, they keep grandpa Nash, and get a bunch of no names in the offseason.
Yes Vlade, they are definitely better than last year.
1 year, 2 months ago on Vlade Divac says his former team Lakers are title contenders
I'm not expecting much from Nando either. He certainly has the potential to be very productive, but since we have an abundance of undersized guards, he has to play exceptionally well to get some minutes. But by god, that pass to Boris against Washington is so damn pretty!
1 year, 2 months ago on Video: Showing Nando de Colo Some Love
Would Lebron be willing to be our backup SF?
1 year, 2 months ago on Mills, Maggette shine off bench in Silver vs. Black Spurs scrimmage
They should change the format right before the Finals start next year. I know we will get there again to face Miami. But this time, the format should look like this:
Game 1: San Antonio
Game 2: San Antonio
Game 3: San Antonio
Game 4: Miami
Game 5: San Antonio
Game 6: San Antonio
Game 7: San Antonio
1 year, 2 months ago on NBA Looking to Change NBA Finals Format
There were so many things we could've done that would've PREVENTED this from even happening in the first place. For starters, if Kawhi or Manu didn't miss one of their free throws in the remaining seconds, we'd probably be champs. If Manu would've cut down his turnovers to one or two instead of an ATROCIOUS eight, we'd probably be champs. If Duncan would've got more touches in the 2nd half, he probably would've continued owning the Miami frontcourt and finished the game with 40......and we'd probably be champs. Who knows? It's not like every spur played a flawless game, only for this Ray Allen 3 to happen. It sucks, but we lost. It's a new season. As far as I'm concerned, we are just as good, maybe slightly better than the team that almost knocked off King James and his supporting cast. We can't be always looking in the rearview mirror. There's another trophy waiting to be won next June.
1 year, 2 months ago on NBA refs refute Rick Barry's claim Ray Allen traveled in NBA Finals
@CraigThomas I agree. It's no wonder Durant vouched HARD for Marco Belinelli to come to OKC. He thought Belinelli could bring something valuable to them. OKC lost harden, then lost Martin, and have received nothing even remotely close to those guys in return. They will be relying heavily on Reggie Jackson to make plays, but I HIGHLY doubt Jackson will have any impact. OKC's bench is so much worse off than barely two years ago, this will work in our favor a lot. Harden was the reason we didn't make it to the Finals in 2012. James Harden being a no show in the 2012 Finals was a HUGE reason they got spanked by Miami in 5 games. I really like our chances against OKC this year.
1 year, 2 months ago on Russell Westbrook's return still unknown
I really like that guy from University of California Santa Barbara that worked out for us a few weeks ago. I think we should add him to camp.
1 year, 2 months ago on Spurs continue to add to training camp roster
LOL, an all time team would be a team that with players that were virtually ELITE on both ends of the floor. Shaq was not known for his defense. He was just a really really big and wide body that most players were afraid to take on. Any player with exceptional post skills (Olajuwon, Duncan) had success against him. I love Bird, but Lebron is the better OVERALL player, I even know that.
PG - Magic Johnson
1 year, 2 months ago on Kevin Durant’s All-Time Team Lacks Tim Duncan
1 year, 2 months ago on Video: Usain Bolt tells Tony Parker his jump shot 'sucks'
@jaws3 Not to mention, Kevin Durant vouched HARD for Belinelli to come to OKC. He evidently told his front office he wanted Marco to join the Thunder, and was disappointed he went here. It looks like he saw Marco as the guy that could bring a little James Harden type game back to OKC. TOO BAD!!! lol
I can't wait to see how our teams looks now. Only like what......3 weeks till preseason?? I can't wait. That Game 6 is still giving me nightmares. I wake up some nights screaming, "ALLEN FOR THREE!!"
1 year, 2 months ago on Marco Belinelli couldn't pass on Spurs offer
@TrooperJoe73 I think Bellinelli is a better help defender. Bellinelli was asked to do a little too much in Chicago, but in the Spurs system, I think he'll do better. He's virtually the same when it comes to shooting compared to Neal. Neal is a career 40% 3 pt shooter while Belinelli is a 39% shooter. Their FG% are about the same too. The thing is, Belinelli's shot selection in Chicago wasn't that great, but you can credit that to Chicago's offense being so discombobulated throughout the season due to so many injuries. The Spurs are known for their drive and kick outs, and giving 3 point shooters all they can get, so the situation he's in now seems to be better for his game. Not to mention, Belinelli is a slightly better SCORER. Belinelli isn't afraid to penetrate and make a crazy layup amongst the tall trees.
@JeffProjectSpurs I honestly have the spurs. When the Finals started, I WANTED the Spurs to win (badly), but my mind has Heat in 7. I know, I know, bad fan right here. But some stupid voice in my head kept saying Heat will pull off a miracle, and they did. Trust me, I was just as devastated as the next spurs fan. Game 6 will haunt the Spurs, still does. Kawhi Leonard missing one of his free throws that could've sealed the game? Manu turning the ball over eight RIDICULOUS times? Tim Duncan dropping 25 in the first half and looked like he was on his way to 40 that night, and ended scoring like five points in the 2nd half? Although, you can probably blame Pop for Duncan getting less touches in the 2nd half of game 6. But in Game 7 where Timmy missed that gimme over Battier will not leave Tim, that was just brutal for him. As you can see, a few people on our team want to redeem themselves if given the chance to go back to that stage. I'd see the Spurs (if they meet Miami again) not only playing to win the trophy, but to do their best in making up for last year's mistake. The memory of coming so close, then losing it and dwelling in utter DESPAIR, will, to me, be added fuel to the fire.
1 year, 3 months ago on Stever Kerr: Heat won't three-peat
If the Bulls remain healthy, and are healthy coming into the playoffs, I think the Bulls will represent the East. The Bulls are the Miami bullies. They ended Miami's huge win streak last season, and even managed to pull out one playoff victory IN MIAMI, while having only like 8 players healthy. If they can get a healthy Deng, a healthy Rose (who apparently improved his jumpshot during his year off), Noah and Boozer for rebounding (something Miami is bad at), an up and coming Jimmy Butler, Kirk Heinrich (who's been with Chicago before and has chemistry), that team looks dangerous. Even more so than in 2011. If not them, then the Pacers. The Pacers will get Danny Granger back, a guy capable of playing solid D on lebron, and has a history of getting into his head. One of these teams will knock out Miami in the East, and face..........well.......the spurs in the Finals!
I can't believe the season will start in a month. Well, preseason starts in a month, but still, it will give us a chance to see what our new additions will be like. It seems like yesterday I was neck deep in despair while watching Game 6.
1 year, 3 months ago on Five things to watch this season
I don't know much about him, but he seems like he can make some contributions. I mean, can we really afford to be PICKY at this stage? He doesn't score a lot (something we don't really need anyway), but he is apparently a pretty efficient scorer. He will probably be another guy who spreads the floor and knocks down open 3's like Green or Bowen. He is a hard worker, and prides himself on defense, that's pretty good to hear. I'd rather he be a solid/reliable defender than a scoring machine. What has caught my attention is his size. DraftExpress has him at 6'5, yet some other websites have him at 6'7. To be honest, in some of his videos, he doesn't look 6'7. I don't know, I'm just anxiously waiting for the end of October.
1 year, 3 months ago on Report: Spurs to workout forward James Nunnally
@angel jordan At least the guy has some athleticism, something we can use. This video is a good example of his hustle and work ethic.