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I know I'm probably going to get people questioning what I'm about to say, but I would not be surprised if Mavs MISSED THE PLAYOFFS. while they made good switches with the starting lineup, I wouldn't say they are big upgrades at all. you can't guarantee that Tyson Chandler will be the same one from 2011 and as mentioned in the post here, they made a weak move in PG position. and I mentioned this before in another P.S. post but I honestly think their bench has gotten weaker and considering if they ever plan on starting Devin Harris some, that would make the bench a little more weak. and I hate that just because Mavs pushed the Spurs to 7 games (which I don't think Spurs were playing their best at all especially Game 2 where they didn't even show up in my opinion), they feel like they joined in the title contention conversation. no way are they even NEAR in title contention.
as for who I think would make next year's playoffs in the west in my very early prediction, obviously Spurs, Thunder, Clippers, as well as the Rockets, Warriors, Blazers, and Grizzlies. as for the final spot, I kinda would not sleep on the Nuggets IF they can stay healthy, and then there's also the Suns. (maybe even the Pelicans)
8 hours, 9 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
those Lakers are going to have a very rough time to even compete for a playoff spot next season. I already predict Spurs, Thunder, Clippers, Warriors, Rockets, Trail Blazers, and Grizzlies making it back which leaves only one spot. they would have to fight with the Nuggets, Mavericks, Suns, and I will throw in the Pelicans in the mix. even if they somehow sneak their way back in the playoffs, no way no how are they going to win with what they have on the team now. that ballhogger is living in denial.
6 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html
@ronsweet99 are you referring to the ESPN guys clueless or the Spurs? because if you're referring to the Spurs being clueless, I find that a joke because of the great organization they run there. I thought the guy they drafted for their 30th pick was a good one for them.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/crossoverchronicles/
I'm aware that Mills will be a player that teams are looking at, but I find it hard to believe THIS report with the Knicks just because the fact it's the New York Times putting this out. they love starting rumors
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
I'm still thinking that Spurs are bound to finally get a win in OKC after not being able to since March of 2012. they need to have the right energy to play throughout, especially when it pretty much looked like most of the team did not have it. Leonard and Parker should respond big next game along with someone on the bench other than Ginobili.
more importantly, stick with playing as a team. trying to do things by yourself, along with forcing passes that aren't there will create turnovers. and we don't need to see rushed shots. and lastly REBOUNDS, you gotta grab them, hustle for them.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-fans-react-to-game-3-loss-to-thunder.html
not worried at all, if Ibaka plays, he won't be playing at 100%.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-fans-react-to-news-of-serge-ibakas-possible-return.html
Spurs are bound to win again at OKC. I mean talk about how the Warriors last season were finally able to win at SA during the playoffs. then already this season's playoffs, Mavs finally won one in SA (even though I thought Spurs didn't show up in Game 2 except for Manu)
I believe they'll get one up in Oklahoma. this Spurs team is better than the one back in 2012, and Thunder no longer have James Harden (which all of this is something Reggie Miller needs to know since he's only thinking about Thunder repeating 2012 WCF, smh). plus of course Serge Ibaka out which if he even thinks of stepping on the court to make a surprise by trying to play, he'll only be risking that injury getting worse and that would be bad for OKC looking ahead into summer and maybe next season.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-fans-react-to-game-2-win-over-thunder.html
well, my point about this is that Barkley hasn't made fun of any other city out of all the times I've watched Inside The NBA. just makes me think after whenever the first time he visited SA, we're now like an easy target to be made fun of. the fact that Sir Chuck has been saying this for quite sometime, it's no longer a joke and the fact that he's supposed to be an ANALYST, not a stupid comedian.
he knows why fans were chanting at him, and if he had an actual working brain, he could've avoided the fans saying "Barkley sucks" which caused him right back to say we suck.
but yet, his brain has been somewhat dysfunctional throughout this season when he kept using the "old" excuse as to why he thought Spurs wouldn't go far in playoffs.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-charles-barkley-says-san-antonio-fans-suck.html
I would highly doubt Love comes to SA. of course it wouldn't be bad at all but just highly doubt it.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-a-potential-suitor-for-kevin-love.html
well Tony Romo was actually at Game 5 of OKC-LAC series, yet Thunder won, BUT that's all thanks to Clippers making mistakes and then led to refs making their mistakes towards the end. I don't buy the "they got the call right" BS.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/theres-a-white-house-petition-to-keep-tony-romo-away-from-spurs-home-games.html
the big deal about it is he doesn't make fun of any other city with a NBA team as far as I know, just only about San Antonio. that's why it hasn't been funny for awhile now, rather it actually has been annoying.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-charles-barkley-says-hell-will-freeze-over-before-he-apologizes-for-comments-toward-san-antonio-women.html
His "jokes" about this haven't been jokes for awhile now, it has no longer been funny but more ANNOYING and his mouth should be stapled shut every time this topic is brought up. Sir Chuck himself still looks like a fat-a$$
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
first off, if he happens to think Pistons and Rockets are some dynasty because they were able to win consecutive titles, then that would be just bogus considering Pistons won 3 in their franchise while Rockets just have those 2.
but let's just say if Spurs managed to win a championship this year and then later they managed to somehow win a couple more (that's only assuming if some good players would want to play in SA) but not winning them in consecutive years. will he continue to say they're not a dynasty then because of not winning back-2-back? to me, it's not all about winning titles back-2-back (although it would be nice)
right now, Phil should worry about his NEW team
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/knicks-phil-jackson-the-spurs-are-not-a-dynasty.html
I think it doesn't matter whether Spurs face Grizzlies or Mavs in the first round, I see the Spurs winning in at least 5, if playing great maybe even a sweep.
I know having home court advantage doesn't mean much to the guys, even heard Pop said before that you have to win on the road if you want to win the title. and I feel confident they can after having a great road record this season.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-tony-parker-on-his-health-first-round-opponent-regular-season-success-and-more.html
while mentioning about postseason, you have to add that Dirk just experienced not even being in playoffs last season. Tony and Manu have yet to experience that and hopefully they NEVER will
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/david-robinson-on-dirk-nowitzki-hes-clearly-the-best-international-player-ever.html
I have to agree with Stephen Anderson on pretty much what he said regarding about facing the Thunder. as he pointed out, 3 of the 4 meetings I couldn't really say that they had much quality due to injuries/resting players and with that final meeting a few nights ago being meant for a SCHEDULED LOSS for the Spurs. playoffs are a different atmosphere than in the regular season, and Thunder just might end up facing Clippers in the 2nd round which should be interesting. even more so, it's possible that shall Clippers keep on rolling the remaining of their schedule, they could actually switch spots between 2nd and 3rd seeds with Thunder.
just saying that because shall Spurs reach to western conference finals, it's possible they might avoid the Thunder.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-roundtable-the-problem-with-the-thunder-video.html
some of the times, it only seems he says certain stuff (which irritates me) about the Spurs just to not to jinx them.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/espns-skip-bayless-not-impressed-with-the-spurs-winning-streak.html
the only team I'm fearing at this point would only be the Thunder.
I understand that Rockets would probably be another team to worry only because Spurs have yet to beat them in the regular season (likewise with Thunder).
I'm not worried about who the Spurs face in the 1st round.
for the Suns, between the players on the team, most don't have any playoff experience (exceptions would be Dragic, Bledsoe, and if he comes back to himself fully Frye). besides nobody expected them to make a surprising run so I just don't see them surprising anymore with them trying to make playoff noise.
and here I go ranting about this, I'm seeing the Mavs as a ZERO threat, yes even though they beat the Thunder twice within the past couple of weeks. I look at them and see their 8-game homestand that currently on and they just went 3-3 with two more games they have left to finish the homestand. and yes as one of the games as mentioned was vs the Thunder, they had to use OT to beat in that game. sure it's a quality win for them BUT how about the other games in the homestand. the first one was against the Celtics and they could've lost that one as Celtics were in that game but Mavs won by FIVE. then before overtime with OKC, they had two other OT games which they both LOST to, against the Nets and T-WOLVES. and then just last night, it made me more comfortable to say they are not a threat after losing to the Clippers. so going back to the final two games they have on the homestand, they have Kings and Warriors. I'm betting when they finish those two games, the homestand record will 4-4, with me guessing they'll lose another home game when they face the Warriors. but we'll see where they stand at when Spurs face them for the 4th and final time this season.
Grizzlies, yyyeah they may look scary now that they have Gasol and Randolph back, along with Conley improving some, and their addition of Mike Miller. but the one thing why I just can't see them having to make noise is because of having to do this with a NEW coach. I honestly would've feared them a little more had they still had Hollins as the head coach.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/who-should-the-spurs-fear-in-the-west.html
well as Pop says (always does), having number 1 seed doesn't matter just as long as the Spurs are healthy (of course, everyone probably already knew that). I think having a first round match-up with either Dallas, Phoenix, or even Memphis should be easy in my opinion, but some might disagree with me about Memphis.
I think they could get through Golden State if they met in the first round, but just the thought of how they made it interesting against SA last playoffs would make it scary.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Spurs are the No. 1 seed, but does it matter?
to answer where the team goes from here, I'm not sure, but it's sickening that players are probably passing SA up due to "small market" reasons and/or maybe the fact they're considered "old" (which I keep saying only the CORE is old...and well Bonner too). yet these same players praise the team as they should hence the franchise being successful especially since Duncan joined in '97.
as I saw somebody mention this in another post and this is referring to the "small market" thing, it does seem that because SA is small, most American players don't feel comfortable having to live there (and the fact that some of those players are GREEDY, and probably too greedy if you ask me) and prefer living in the bigger market cities like LA, NYC, Miami, Chicago, etc. however, if it was like foreign players, they wouldn't mind living in SA because they only feel good that they are at least living in the US. I know that may sound odd, but as we should already know, most of our team right now were not born in the US.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Butler to sign with Thunder
Butler would be ok, but I don't think we're gonna get him nor do I think Spurs will try to push for him.
and unfortunately, I have the bad feeling that we may lose out on Granger if Clippers staff really threw in words to convince to go there. this is why I'm hoping Coach Pop and RC will come up with words that will sway him to SA and not LA.
and if SA doesn't get him, it looks like just another situation where they are fighting for a player against another team and seems that they (SA) get screwed over every time.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Spurs eyeing Caron Butler
well so much for Earl Clark, he's going to the Knicks. (although in a good way, he's not going to any other contender)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on A rundown of the NBA's buyout market
I'd rather go for Granger or Clark before anyone else.
@Judas_210 @quixem@projectspurshow could I forget about the reuniting with Boylen and Ayres (formerly Pendergraph). now I really hope that if Philly waives Granger, he'd join SA!
5 months ago on Report: Spurs could sign Granger following buy out
I'll just say it wouldn't surprise me if Spurs don't do anything regarding Danny Granger and Glen Davis being thrown around, but it would be interesting if they do push for either of the two (more likely Granger in my opinion).
@RockheadTG ok, who the hell are you and why did you even bother coming here when this is your FIRST comment here ever on this blog? I clicked on your name and saw that.
first of all, anything SPORTS related does not count, meaning FC Dallas (which who pays attention to soccer?), Rangers, Cotton Bowl, and what should be NO LONGER "America's team" Cowboys. I was referring things significant or historical that's good. and to be honest, never heard of the State Fair, and that tower doesn't seem to be THAT famous to me.
5 months ago on Mark Cuban bashes SA's famed River Walk... again
@jhheinI'm actually referring to something that's not SPORTS related that Dallas was ever famous for. but even if I was including that, is THAT a good thing? sure Cowboys were good in the 90s but ever since have been bad, especially NOW. plus that's Jerry's team who's probably much as delusional as Cuban is right now.
unclassy bastard rants again. all he's doing is making himself look like an a-hole who's trying to make sure that this Mavs-Spurs matchup is still a "BIG" rivalry even for this season. I really hope those Mavs end up struggling and losing and then make their douchebag owner look even more stupid where they'll miss playoffs for the 2nd straight time, which I still believe that Mavs will miss it.
by the way, not our fault that the River Walk doesn't look that pretty considering it's a REAL river. what the hell is Dallas known for?
sounds like a debunk source to me
5 months, 1 week ago on Report: Spurs could have interest in Udrih
I don't think Spurs have to worry about the first bullet due to Bradley being banged up and possibly doubtful for the game tonight
5 months, 1 week ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Celtics featuring Red's Army
I mentioned this elsewhere, what really irritated me is that Spurs got into the bonus early in the 4th and I was expecting more attacking to the rim, however the guys decided to rely on taking jumpers and that's where they weren't scoring because they weren't hitting them, which explains why Duncan and Parker weren't putting in points (well even though Parker was playing through a shin injury)
6 months ago on Portland Trail Blazers 109, San Antonio Spurs 100: LaMarcus Aldridge loves to play the Spurs
Mavericks at 2nd? those fans that are going to attend the rest of their home games better prepare to see a disappointment record-wise and even witness them lose at their American Airlines Center home more. just saying because at some point, I expect the Mavs to be not in one of the 8 spots and eventually lead them to missing the playoffs for a 2nd straight year.
although I can possibly say the same with Bulls since they are without Rose again and now Deng is traded. but then again, I was expecting them to be a better team and with Rose healthy too.
6 months ago on Spurs among top ten leaders in attendance midway through the season
and to add to the top part of Spurs chances, I'm referring to the coaches' voting in reserves of course.
6 months, 1 week ago on Not looking good for San Antonio Spurs for All-Star Game
chances are that someone from the Spurs is still making the All-star team because they are one of the top 3 teams again and as of now 1st in west. I think even if they stick around at 3rd in western conference, I'd be surprised if there's nobody representing SA for the All-star game.
plus with injuries to other players, there are likely some deserving players that will take place, for example the ball hogger from LAL. I agree with ajd21 that it's a joke he's still getting votes when he only played 6 games this season so far and missing more games as it continues right now, even more of a joke when his Lakers are once again losing at this point.
ok, December 26th can't come any faster, I want to see the Spurs DEMOLISH the Magical Ponies and see what the ex has to say afterwards.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on DeJuan Blair still looking to prove himself to Spurs
time to plot revenge on December 21 when Spurs host the Thunder.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Analyzing the Loss: Spurs 88, Thunder 94
in time, these Mavericks will start dropping games and at some point Blair will do terrible when needed. you look at the teams they won against already (Hawks, Grizzlies, Lakers, Bucks, Wizards), those teams are ones that are not subjected as big playoff teams (the Grizzlies could get it together, but for right now they have struggled so far). we'll see how the Mavs do in the next 4 games which they are at Miami, at Orlando, vs Philadelphia, vs Houston. I can see them lose 3 of the 4. I can't see them winning against Heat in Miami that's certain; Orlando may be the one they could win for sure; 76ers are surprising the league and still doing it after winning against Rockets so they can lose even in their American Airlines Center home; and I see Rockets being tough against the Mavs as well (and Rockets already won the first match-up against them earlier).
8 months, 1 week ago on DeJuan Blair's Value To The Mavericks
I honestly don't think they look bad, but I did like last year's though.
I don't hate the sleeves, but the more the league goes with putting the sleeves on more jerseys, the more the NBA players are going to look like soccer players.
8 months, 1 week ago on Spurs' Christmas Day jerseys unveiled
well looking at the two notes that mention fast break points, Spurs better not turn the ball over alot!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Suns
it's about time to win the majority of the games against Blazers. and since it is in Portland, you should have added to that 3rd dot since '08-09 what the record was at Portland because other than getting a close win in one of two games there last season, Spurs haven't won much at the "Rose Garden" (now known as Moda Center)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Blazers
Sir Charles should be surprised then when playoff time arrives as he thinks the Spurs will be in middle. once again, he is a dummy.
actually he's delusional to say that Spurs are behind those four teams yet he also says Tony Parker is the best PG and Popovich is the best coach in the league today.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 'Sir Charles' Slams the Spurs... Again
while Heat are favorites, it surely is possible that the 3-peat won't
happen. and I agree, I don't think they'll 3-peat either. Pacers did
test them in 2012 and then of course almost could've knocked them out
last season. I like their chances of knocking them out this time if the
two shall meet in the playoffs again.
and I still like the Bulls too competing against them.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Forecasting the Finals: Can Spurs finally get title #5
very interesting, though the one I'm laughing at is the Blair one. he's not suddenly gonna be a magical piece just like that. I just can't see that.
also, unless Spurs don't focus enough and/or Mavs have one of those hot nights when the two face each other in any of the 4 match-ups, I can honestly see the Spurs season-sweeping Dallas again. just saying
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 2013-14 Spurs Season Preview: 21 bold predictions
yes, Spurs still have a shot for number 5 this season. and all the teams Tony mentioned are pretty much those teams to watch out for. though, for OKC, while they are considered contenders when HEALTHY (Russell Westbrook), as I mentioned before, they can't just rely on Westbrook and Durant. they need a 3rd option which some would figure Ibaka, but it only seems he didn't impact as much last season. that's a big question for me towards them.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Tony Parker gives his West teams to watch
this seems like the Spurs will be sporting several jerseys, probably the
most they've ever had in one season. to think about it, they'll have
the home and road jerseys, assume they'll have the alternate logo silver
jerseys again, and they have these new camo ones (which I'm actually
excited to see). plus, you would have to expect that there would be at
least a couple of games with the LOS SPURS jerserys for Latin Nights,
and who knows if they are doing any special uniforms for the Christmas
Day game (like the teams that played last year).
9 months ago on Spurs set to wear sleeved camo jerseys
@B1man210 who are you to criticize one who understands the game of basketball? I think you need some understanding. with all that you said, I don't think you should be commenting here at all because it sounds like you're not even a Spurs fan (odd thing, I decided click on your name and see this is your very first comment). what kind of fan are YOU?
and yes though the reporters bring it up, Blair could've chosen not to respond at all but it was HIS decision on how he wanted to respond.
9 months, 1 week ago on DeJuan Blair continues to let Spurs know how he feels
to me, didn't really feel like Blair ever was. geez, I remember when he
was involved in some rap song or something over a year or so ago and I
think got in trouble for it. I figure after that, he probably wouldn't
last any longer in SA.
when the two teams meet up, I hope Spurs do what they did in the first two matchups against them last season- blow them out! and Cuban can stick his dumb "punish" comments up where the sun don't shine.
I'm sorry but I expect the Mavs to miss the playoffs. I think there are better western teams that will be fighting.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Mark Cuban: Mavs will be a surprise team
those red ones look nice, yet I like them because red's my favorite color
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Tony Parker's signature PEAK sneakers are now available
nice to know that at least somewhere Duncan's jersey is a hit. I have a special Finals Duncan jersey which I hope to wear if they can make it all the way for the 2nd straight time (and win with success this time).
I like to wear my Ginobili road jersey and my Leonard alternate jersey.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Duncan's jersey is a top-seller in Latin America
yes I think Spurs can beat the Thunder. while they have Durant and Westbrook, I personally think they got a little weaker during offseason, specifically with Kevin Martin (which who they got after trading Harden) going to the T-Wolves and Thunder get nothing in return. Ibaka may be their third option but didn't seem to be that much of an impact last season. and I'm not so sure about their SG position, hence Durant's wishes of Belinelli joining Thunder (glad that didn't happen).
this would be another great face-off between these two teams, though I think this time I believe the Spurs can win a series against Thunder.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Russell Westbrook's return still unknown
this I-10 rivalry will certainly be great to watch. I still expect Spurs to take the division. while I believe Rockets will finish with a good record, there's that situation where if Asik can get along with Howard considering how one of them would have to be playing PF when playing on the court together. just worth mentioning that since they are both listed only center.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Will Rockets with Dwight Howard be a problem for Spurs?
I agree that unless T-Wolves magically become a team to contend for years to come (they yet haven't been back in the playoffs for some time) or Rubio gets traded to a better team and manage to get at least a couple of rings, this Sam Perkins guy (who I've never heard of) is crazy to think that Rubio will be better than Parker
10 months ago on Former NBA player Sam Perkins says Rubio will be better than Tony Parker
I'm ready for the season to start so that Spurs can play well and reach the playoffs again and then hopefully they can make the Finals again and not make the mistakes to win the 5th trophy they should've already gotten.
perhaps Spurs still might make a move during the season.
10 months ago on Marco Belinelli couldn't pass on Spurs offer
I think I'd rather take a chance on Sam Young than Wilkins.
10 months, 1 week ago on Report: Spurs worked out forward Damien Wilkins
good key points for the game. turnovers were a major pain. I expect the Spurs to clean that up a lot!
2 years, 1 month ago on Scouting WCF Game 4: Spurs must limit turnovers | June
Bringing up about point guard, Westbrook did have it easy with Mavs and Lakers. Mavericks didn't have a legitimate PG, plus considering one that they could have used aka JJ Barea. As for the Lakers, yes Ramon Sessions was better to have than Derek Fisher considering age, but this was his first time in the playoffs and wouldn't think he would make a difference, plus as I've said towards the beginning of the season, Lakers had a weak bench.
2 years, 1 month ago on What the Spurs are doing that the Lakers, Mavs couldn't | May