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many projected LaMarcus Aldridge to be in the All-Star team being chosen as a reserve, but with his injury that makes it even more open for somebody from the Spurs to be in the All-Star game. I honestly do believe that a Spur has to make it because I don't know if there ever was an All-Star where there wasn't anyone chosen from the defending champs. and honestly, if you could only put one Spur, it'd have to be Tim Duncan
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2015-articles/no-spurs-were-named-as-starters-for-2015-nba-all-star-game.html
I shouldn't be commenting because I've have said numerous times on Project Spurs about what I had to say about Dallas throughout this season so far, but I want to say I agree with what jojo and Khan said.
Dallas clearly focused so much on their starting five that it made their bench a little weaker in my opinion (even more so now when they have no back-up big mans after giving up Brandon Wright in the trade). and as jojo pointed out, you have to deal with the cons of having Rondo meaning the poor 3 pt shooting and free throws. not to mention he is also injury prone.
the one thing I will probably be wrong is Dallas looking like they'll be in playoffs, BUT it doesn't mean I think they are contenders. I still see them as title pretenders.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/should-the-spurs-worry-about-rondo-now-in-dallas.html
I've been bashing them before the season started, saying how I didn't buy Dallas. after this trade they made, I'M STILL NOT BUYING THEM AS A FAVORITE, NOT ONE BIT. Rondo is injury prone, as pointed out he's poor from 3-pointing shooting, and also poor from the free throw line (enter Hack-A-Rondo). and I thought Jermaine O'Neal decided to stop b-ball, and I bring that up since I say Stein recently saying they're trying to lure him to join so that they could solve their newly problem of who's playing backup big. I hope they do get screwed there because that was a mistake in giving up Brandon Wright, plus Nelson (which from what I heard how he reacted, he seemed ticked and hope he pays back Dallas) and Crowder and a couple of picks. I personally think they gave up a little too much for me to call it a bad deal for Dallas. even more I call it bad as I pointed out Rondo's weaknesses. so as long as they have that backup big man problem, it'll be a field day for opponents that have good backup bigs and dare I say even Spurs with Baynes and Bonner.
and still is a log jam in Dallas's guards too. I don't see all the big hype that Dallas has become a big favorite, still not buying them at all and I don't care about their good start.
I just have to get that out of my chest, I'm sorry for this long post.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/rajon-rondo-trade-may-spell-trouble-for-spurs.html
not to be pointing out things but the Spurs will actually look for their 4th win in a row
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-nets-2.html
first off, Spurs are now 6-4 through ten games.
I believe Spurs will get on track especially when everyone gets mostly healthy. the only competitor that will still be there for top of the division when the season goes much further in I think will be Grizzlies. Rockets are eventually going to slow down a bit, I'm still not buying Mavericks as they'll have a hiccup eventually (majority of their wins so far not impressive to me and just relying on offense does not equal a title), and I'm sure people are still predicting Pelicans to fall short of making playoffs
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/the-most-dominant-division-in-basketball.html
I still find the Rockets season-sweeping the Spurs last season a little deceiving. those two games that were played at Houston didn't really have huge meaning as Spurs had guys missing in both of those games. in fact, Leonard, Splitter, and Green didn't play either of those games, Ginobili got hurt in the first visit to Houston, and Mills also rested in the second visit. plus, the second visit REALLY didn't mean anything since it was the 2nd-to-last game of the season and Spurs already wrapped the no. 1 seed. although, Spurs did have chances to win both games.
but all in all, it'll be interesting what will happen tonight now that Ginobili and Duncan are resting. it won't be surprising if they lose this game but I hope for the best. GSG
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-rockets-3.html
not to be one that points out something wrong but Spurs actually went 3-1 last season
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-suns-2014.html
well, seems like they're the team (for now) that Spurs will have to keep an eye out for battling in the standings.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/deandre-jordan-sees-the-spurs-as-basketball-role-models.html
well, this just means continuing to never trust words coming out of Barkley's big mouth.
as he and many others I've heard now are praising this Dallas team, I'll keep saying throughout this season: I'm not buying them. NO WAY, NO HOW do I even consider them a contender.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/charles-barkley-thinks-mavs-are-best-in-the-west-doesnt-think-spurs-will-repeat.html
I would like the Spurs to try to make sure they don't let them spoil their night. yet, even if that team from north Texas wins, as stated Spurs won't be full strength.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/mavs-looking-to-make-a-statement-against-spurs-on-opening-night.html
turnovers were noticeable, and the one in particular- Duncan's bad inbound pass that ended up leading the opponent's buzzer-beater. but didn't Spurs have the turnover problem last preseason? if so, really shouldn't be worried. of course, this is PRESEASON so it would've not mattered win or lose.
I know they had the turnover issue not only last preseason but throughout certain parts of the regular season last year too.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-stunned-at-buzzer-in-preseason-opener.html
well there maybe a little spark again vs Mavs after they "pushed" the Spurs to 7 (and yes I do have pushed in quotes for a reason). but before last season playoffs, I didn't think there wasn't much of a rivalry against them. as for Lakers, there really hasn't been much a rivalry for the past 3 years and is looking to stay that way for at least a couple more.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/ex-spur-jefferson-says-popovich-really-focused-on-mavs-lakers.html
keep taking it easy, Patty
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/patty-mills-says-surgically-repaired-shoulder-healing-just-fine.html
if it'll help him from his troubles and actually become something useful, maybe it won't be as bad.
however, this is highly likely one of those things where he comes and goes. I think Spurs would definitely be looking elsewhere (or again leave the spot empty). then again, always something secretive.
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
interesting........ just interesting
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/apparently-tiago-splitter-trained-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles.html
sigh, here I go again...
those guys named Raymond Felton, Richard Jefferson, and Greg Smith are reasons why I won't be fearing the Mavs. and that "test" in the playoffs to me is deceiving; they actually had to fight for a playoff spot near the end of their regular season while Spurs pretty much took a break in their final 2 games of the regular season, hence Mavs were in playoff mode while it took a little time for Spurs til later on the series.
I said it before and I'll say it again, not buying Dallas this upcoming season.
and I just want to punch the person who would ask that question.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/mark-cuban-says-dallas-still-gunning-for-the-spurs.html
would be nice but it's a very long shot. and as stated, it would create a crowd in guards.
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-showing-interest-in-free-agent-ray-allen.html
I saw that Tom The Spurs Dude posted up a pic of that new court not long ago.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/check-out-footage-of-the-spurs-in-the-upcoming-nba-2k15-video-game.html
well, I certainly had a feeling that Spurs would possibly face the Thunder on Christmas, BUT I thought it might have been Spurs AT Thunder.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-to-host-thunder-to-christmas-day.html
Cuban can say that all he wants but the fact that they were fighting towards the end of the regular season for a playoff spot and the Spurs locked up number 1 to take their couple last regular season games off, and it's possible that that was a reason why Spurs looked sluggish through the first few games (well Games 1-6), entering the playoffs.
I still think the Mavs got lucky they pushed the series and I didn't think they were that good. as I say again, I don't expect them to be ANY BETTER this upcoming season. the starting lineup may improved some BUT I still look at that bench that many think are an "improvement" as well. I think the bench got weaker and will be a cause for their demise. I mean I constantly look at Raymond Felton and Richard Jefferson as a couple of jokes, plus they believe someone named Greg Smith will be the new DeJuan Blair. I'm not buying them!!!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/mark-cuban-mavericks-couldve-beat-spurs-in-postseason-series-with-a-higher-basketball-iq.html
I hope A LOT of Spurs fans buy those tickets then on ring ceremony night if truly vs Dallas, because I hate to think that a lot of those fans up in north Texas traveling down to the AT&T Center.
and then, I would love to see Spurs whoop those magical ponies (who has a big-mouth owner) and make an early statement to them why they are NOT title contenders.
and regardless what happens, I still wouldn't buy into that Dallas team. that bench is a JOKE
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-to-receive-rings-opening-night-vs-mavericks-in-san-antonio.html
@Joe1MR dude, don't question my reading comprehension. yes, i do realize every team wants win a championship, but if you haven't seen any of the quotes or articles Kobe has been saying throughout the summer (and even before the offseason started), he believes next season will be "epic" which to my thinking he believes his team will automatically be back to title contenders. that's why I said what I said.
and i was curious to click on your profile and realize that this is your first comment, so why randomly check this blog and post this nonsense comment to me as your first? why all of a sudden create a profile just to do this? i question you doing that. plus the idiot that liked your comment hasn't even made a comment himself which i also question that.
oh and if you happen to be a Lakers fan than I really question why you come to a Spurs blog. I expect the Lakers to miss the playoffs again.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-kobe-bryants-says-goal-for-lakers-next-season-is-the-championship.html
having Steve Kerr as a head coach is nice but other than that, Warriors didn't really make any big noise. so I really don't see how they could actually beat the Spurs when they haven't improved that much.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/celtics-tv-analyst-scalabrine-thinks-the-warriors-can-beat-the-spurs.html
I understand that he always wants to think about another trophy, but with the team he has around him, he needs to stop being delusional and realize he's NOWHERE NEAR title contention this upcoming season and likely still won't be the season after. I don't expect the ballhog to get another ring his final years.
I think out of the teams in the Eastern Conference, I can agree that the Bulls are a threat but I still wouldn't count out the Cavs, even without Love. with Love, then surely another threat in the East, BUT we'll see how their chemistry works out.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-threats-out-east.html
I agree with jojo about the Mavs. as I have said it before, I do not buy Mavs as any threat, especially not a title contender. I too think they got worse, particularly with the bench I believe it's much worse. because I think the bench got weaker, it would not surprise me if the Mavs actually went back out of playoff contention.
I think Clippers are still somewhat to fear, but I didn't see any significant changes they made. not to take a hit on them, but they really wouldn't worry me at all considering if the team might boycott (thanks to Sterling issue). :P
anyways, the real threat only to me as of now would have to be the Thunder.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-playoff-threats-out-west.html
if this is true, then it just adds on that the league still loves to disrespect the Spurs. sure it's all about the money but just having the thought about Adam Silver, after saying good things about SA when winning the trophy, actually letting this opener allowed.
it'll certainly be a fun match-up but to have that as the season opener? especially when that's one of the two games vs the Cavs out of the way.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/rumor-spurs-to-open-season-on-road-vs-lebron-cavaliers.html
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 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
8 months, 4 weeks 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
9 months, 2 weeks 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.
10 months, 1 week 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%.
10 months, 1 week 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.
10 months, 1 week 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.
10 months, 1 week 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.
10 months, 2 weeks 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.
10 months, 2 weeks 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.
10 months, 3 weeks 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$$
10 months, 3 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
11 months, 1 week 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.
11 months, 2 weeks 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
11 months, 2 weeks 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.
11 months, 3 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.
12 months 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year, 1 month 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)
1 year, 1 month ago on A rundown of the NBA's buyout market
I'd rather go for Granger or Clark before anyone else.