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Well put boo j. I think you nailed it, kawhi defers to the big 3 maybe doesn't get as many plays called for him as he should but don't forget we have patty and Marco on our team also. He needs to become more aggressive, yes but his best bet to do that is keep playing the passing lanes and get out on the break, if memory serves me right that's exactly how LeBron became "the man"
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Bruce Bowen credits the return of Kawhi Leonard for Spurs' current winning streak
All amazing stats, I wasn't impressed with the spurs play at the beginning of the year to their respect they had injuries but now they're moving the ball and most importantly knocking down shots. They have that edge on defense if they need the stops they get them (shout out to Danny and kawhi and lets not forget about the big fella). Good research project spurs!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Inside the victory: Spurs 119, Lakers 85
I don't wanna say you guys are wrong because you can't go wrong with those two options but as for me especially being a spurs fan I'll take consistency and long-gevity? (Not sure how to spell it) over a slightly more talented player. I went to 3 of those spurs vs rockets games in the alamodome in the mid 90's and that's where I fell in love with the game all the battles down low and the shooters always ready "vinny del fuego" chants good times... everyone should take a look at hakeem's footwork
1 year, 3 months ago on David Robinson: Hakeem Olajuwan Was the Toughest Center I Faced
That's another big we missed out on, nene.. oh well I like our bigs this year
1 year, 3 months ago on For Nene, it’s friend before foe in compatriot Splitter
Personally I don't like it, wouldn't do that. But at the same time he just looked like an idiot his dancing was pretty bad so at least that. He would never do that against a team he respects because he knows everyone is watching and he wants people to like him, but the truth is he's just concieted!
1 year, 3 months ago on Lebron dances while dribbling in the middle of a game. Do you have a problem with this?
Sounds like charles is drinking again!!
1 year, 3 months ago on 'Sir Charles' Slams the Spurs... Again
dejuan blair as reliable as a paper bag on a rainy day! don't sing it bring it big fella let's see you average 20 pts this year at least against us. we'll see DB...
1 year, 4 months ago on DeJuan Blair continues to let Spurs know how he feels
before I finished reading the bit about Peja being left out I was thinking the same thing. On that list its tough to take out Drazen because he was just lights out from behind that 3. but his NBA career was missing some glory, no? my all time euro team would look different. 5. Pau Gasol 4. Dirk Nowitzki 3. Detlef Schrempf 2. Drazen Petrovic 1. Tony Parker call me bias if you want, give me these 5 and I'm winning games
1 year, 4 months ago on Vlade Divac gives his all-time Euro team, doesn't include Tony Parker
@JohnAbney I thought the same thing lol
1 year, 5 months ago on Five things to watch this season
@JohnAbney @Rambler I really disagree with you on a lot of this stuff... the reason why I 250 lb person throws up a floater is because he's only 6'6'' and heading into the land of 7 footers where the ideal shot for him would be to throw up a floater instead of getting blocked trying to dunk it!! He doesn't play a "pick up game" style?? He finds little baskets here and there that helped the spurs play well and get through some games especially when key guys sat out. Manu is an exception but for a late 2nd rounder for the number of guys that never last in the league deuan blair did pretty damn well. so john abney suck it
1 year, 7 months ago on Report: Blair signing with Mavs not a done deal
Austin represent!!! okay that was fun, I think Cory should and will be the back up PG this year. He's showed us some good minutes in the post season he past Nando and Patty Mills on Pop's rotation because of his defense, awareness with the offense and his ever so slight aggression that I wish he would unleash a little more, even if it's just a pull up jump shot from 15-18 feet let it go! I've seen Cory play at Cedar Park my roommate even got his autograph and T J Ford's too for that matter, good times...
1 year, 7 months ago on Joseph keeping an eye on Neal, looking ahead to next season
I've been on and now off the RR bandwagon... Like you said POTENTIAL, he's got that in spades my friends. What I'm not a fan of is his consistency. I wanna see that for several games in a row, on a night to night basis show me you have the mental focus to go out and compete in every game not just looking like a loaf of bread. He disappears a lot, too much for me to wait around but if he ever decides to wake up and smell the coffee he would be that mismatch nightmare for a lot of people, so that's his upside...
1 year, 7 months ago on Ryan Richards: The Project
last time I checked we needed some size or a SF he can play spot up minutes at that position but is liable on defense and would set us back some, it said he averaged something along the lines of 4.8 ppg in the regular season and 5.3 ppg in the finals which honestly is a telling sign. Maybe in this spurs system he could possibly find more open shots but again those are the only ones he has a real chance at making are open 3 pointers off ball movement
1 year, 7 months ago on Report: Spurs a possible suitor for Mike Miller
I like the article, but isn't L7 a nickname for a square or a nerd??
1 year, 7 months ago on 'The Admiral' recalls when the Spurs were not the model franchise
I respect what you do, but Jeff most of your opinions really got to me... Overpaid for Manu? 2 years at just $7M I don't even know if its $3.5M a year or one year at 3 the next at 4 it could either way I think that's a fair price especially considering that's the price to not see him in another jersey I say we got off easy. Tiago a 4 year $36M contract is a fair deal considering big men in the league, and if you're not going to get him who did we actually have a chance at getting?? We did the best with what we had, San Antonio isn't the biggest free agent destination spot just in case you forgot my friend and the fact that Tiago is only getting better is going to prove beneficial for us this upcoming year. I'll be the first to admit, Miami made Tiago look foolish, the exposed him and the Spurs to go along with that but he will get better. Belinelli is a good pick up but another Manu... C'mon don't start that yet, its way too soon. If anything the next Manu is still James Harden, Belinelli is not amazing at both ends of the court, he's good but not great. I don't mind being proven wrong but I'm pretty good at guessing with these kinds of things. Guard heavy team with lots of expiring contracts just asking for some big trades!!
1 year, 7 months ago on Spurs Roundtable: Looking at the Spurs' offseason moves (Video)
This guy will be a solid NBA player, defense first mentality with an all around game....good fit almost a perfect fit but I'm not sure the spurs need a young project, they need talent or veteran help I would imagine. But maybe that's why they don't pay me the big bucks! I really do think he's gonna be a good player I hope I see that with the spurs.
1 year, 7 months ago on Deshaun Thomas has eyes on Spurs back up small forward spot
@jonjay200 Ya but he plays a mean tambourine!! You don't cut talent lol...I've been saying since after our loss to OKC in the WCF we should've cut him or amnestied him but I hate being that guy, but he never shows up in the playoffs and he's had his chances and we never one a championship with this guy I don't think so maybe it time the spurs and bonner part ways. Than it could open up the almighty cap space and we could bring real talent not just of the tambourine variety (no offense, you put it out there matty boy) makes some 3's, win a championship and I'm glad you got a new nickname cause Red Rocket always made me think of Ol' Sparky for some reason... dag dog
1 year, 7 months ago on Video: Matt Bonner plays the tambourine to the song 'La Bamba'
Now that's funny, the Artest formally known as Metta a Spur? Highly unlikely but not a bad person to have on your team. Don't bash for that last statement because I know that sounds somewhat absurd and I'm right there with you all because personally I love it when he makes his first 3 because than that's all he shoots the rest of the game which is usually good. Behind Kawhi Leonard that would be a legitimate back up to have that can come and score 10 points a game play solid "D" and get 5 boards while making one corner 3 every game. Is he "the missing piece" I don't know, probably not... Could he help add some toughness something this team lacked the last 28 seconds of game six, sure... In PATFO we trust!!!!
1 year, 7 months ago on If released via amnesty, World Peace has Spurs on his list
If Nando or Cory don't live up to expectations he's ready to jump in and try and take their spot if possible as well. I like his attitude and remember other teams are watching also, if he catches somebody's eye he'll have a shot in this league and he seems like a person that's very deserving of that opportunity.
1 year, 7 months ago on Denmon ready to impress at Summer League
so Cory, Nando and Aron are already on the roster, right? You have to ask yourself, do you want someone with experience or maybe take a project and throw them in the D league after all don't Cory and Nando know all about that? Personally I like Deshaun Thomas but maybe take a guy like Dexter Pittman who has some experience and maybe a little bit of inside knowledge of the Heat, after all he won a championship with them...
1 year, 7 months ago on Spurs release 2013 Las Vegas Summer League roster
I hate to sound rude but all of you who posted before me are wrong and no offense, really. Zerospurs don't you know the way free agency works? Teams target the better players first since they're available than come the next tier and the tier after that, so where does Greg Oden fit?? Teams are probably still talking to Greg they just don't want to sign him to soon especially since we don't know how healthy he's going to be and who knows what his contract should look like... Zilla, where to begin... Ryan Richards is a joke, im sorry. I used to be a fan but the kid's attitude makes me think he'll never be a spur. He's a great young talent but none of that will ever transfer to the NBA because his focus and mindset are scattered around. I'll say this, if he can come back to the summer league and dominate he has a chance but I don't think he ever will.
1 year, 7 months ago on Grading the Pendegraph signing
bunch of haters in the house ehh? old teams win championships; Lakers, Celtics, Heat, Spurs, Mavs, Pistons all of those teams were up there in age every year they one and that's just the past 14 years of champions the rockets were old and the bulls for at least the last 3-peat were up there in age so now I'm going back 19 years and all the teams were old. Martin's a good player an upgrade compared to dejuan blair so yes I'll take this and for really cheap too?? thank you very much good deal if we get him but I'm not too sure I see him as a spur
1 year, 7 months ago on Free Agency: Spurs, Kenyon Martin rumors continue to surface
@raly1977 old teams usually win championships
Manu is still one of the best facilitators in the game even in his older years, no one else can zip it by a defender's head or send it in between the defender's legs to a wide open man rolling to the basket. And to be honest I have really admired the Tony has been speaking out about the team, you can really feel the confidence pouring out of this guy. I loved how after the Western Conf. Finals he spoke about how he promised Timmy they would get to the Finals after losing to the Thunder last year. Now he feels there's more left from Manu?! I don't know about you guys but that makes some of my doubts go away for this upcoming year. Manu, Tony, Timmy and Kawhi you too, let's go get it done #oneforthethumb
1 year, 7 months ago on Parker: Manu saving his best for last
its a good move we really did need more shooting we just went cold in the finals. I think that nando and bonner kind of worked their ways out of the rotation in the playoffs and dejuan we all know is probably going elsewhere. Gary's kind of the question here because everybody now knows he can shoot it from damn near 30 feet as was evidenced in the finals. Shooting and size I think were our top two concerns along with signing Manu.
1 year, 7 months ago on REPORT: Spurs reach deal with Belinelli
Good to know Manu gets to retire a Spur for life after this contract, how wierd would it have been to see him play in rockets jersey alongside Harden and possibly Dwight?? They (the spurs) made the right move by keeping him oh and for all the spurs fans who are or were hating on this guy just stop you all act like you could've done any better against the heat!!
1 year, 8 months ago on Ginobili announces two-year deal with Spurs
This is a fair deal and as long as he stays productive he's still going to be an asset to the spurs at the very least on the trading block. He's a good solid NBA center who is only getting better, and there seems to be interest from other teams so like I said as long as he stays productive he'll be vauluable. I for one was really disappointed at how the series played out especicaly from Tiago's perspective. He was obviously being game planned against, whenever he had the ball he always brought the ball down low for easy steals all series long and on the defensive end he was easier to attack and get out of position compared to tim duncan. He's a good young player, starting center?? that's what I'm not really sold on completely untill he gets perfect command of that paint i.e. calling out defecnces, staying on the low block and going for every single chance for the ball rebound or loose ball. He works hard already that bodes well for him
1 year, 8 months ago on Report: Spurs, Splitter finalizing 5 year, $45 million deal
that's exactly right, no doubt about it!!!
2 years ago on No Doubt About It, Popovich Deserves Team USA Nod
@CraigThomas @Spurs 4 life Its like the dwight howard situation in the way that no team is going to offer their best trade because they know the other team is not going to re sign them to another contract, so they could get him if they wait out and signed him then. Maybe Ferry just sees Smith as a headache and would rather see him go and and save some cap space, thats where the stephen jackson for josh smith with a 1st or 2nd round pick come in. That's just my opinion
2 years ago on Smith To Spurs Rumors won't die
i don't think it worked... it was wishful thinking we, we get josh smith and paul george and give up stephen jackson, dejuan blair, nando de colo, and corey joseph..... and get to keep timmy and tiago with josh smith and paul george for one run for the playoffs!!
2 years ago on Josh Smith takes a whirl on the trade machine
1.Duncan 2. Malone 3. McHale 4. Barkley 5.Bob Petit 6. Garnett
2 years ago on Garnett's milestone resurrects old debate with Duncan
take *care* of the ball
2 years ago on Video: Stephen A. Smith has issues with Spurs atop power rankings
although I agree the spurs are much higher on that list than he thinks, it is kind of tough to put the spurs ahead of the heat and the thunder obviously but the clippers and the knicks have the advantage on us so far in the regular season although right now I believe we are playing like a top 2 or 3 team at the very least. Its tough to say what the spurs are or what they will be when all is said and done, but I know that when they take of the ball, move it from side to side good things happen on the offensive end and if they can some how get back to playing defense all will be good
I haven't been the biggest Blair supporter but I am a fan, and I agree with most of what you had to say except your last sentence. What he did against the Mavs was very impressive and without Tim there Tiago needed help scoring on the low post and DeJuan brought that when we needed it. he still knows the system very well and proved to be a valuable asset. Yes, the spurs can afford to let him go but I think with as much as he knows about where to get his baskets, where and when to pass, and helping out on defense he is still worth something!
2 years, 1 month ago on Blair says not to let the 'DNPs' fool you
I think that our big man issues are real, if you go and check some of these post on other topics bonner and blair are the two i have been complaining about the most, and mostly because of their defense. matt bonner shouldn't be afraid to shoot the 3 but he's hesitating (at least late last year and into the playoffs), passing up or pump fakes and drives misses that floater that I see him work on in their practice videos. I'm a huge dejuan blair fan, but his attitude gets to me and if he could some how channel his inner Malik Rose and learn how to defend and rebound against bigger guys than I think he might have to go. Tiago Splitter had his chances last year to defend the paint in the playoffs and I think it was obvious especially against the Thunder that he wasn't ready for that. I'm hoping there's something he could take from that and get better but if there's not much change in his defensive game (he was never known for his defending when he played overseas) than I'm afraid we should really be looking for a backup center.
2 years, 4 months ago on Spurs waive Powell, pick up options on Leonard, Joseph and defeat Wizards in one night
ryan richards is a bust no doubt about that, he has psychological problems he needs to address before he ever steps on an nba court. As for Curry, well its about time we find somebody with size and presence where the spurs need it most. Its kind of funny because I never thought of Eddy Curry as "the answer" and maybe he's not but its far and away one of the better accusitions if we decide to keep him, we've made the past few years i.e. richard jefferson?? (that richard jefferson comment was sarcasm) aka "dicky jeff" as the few in my circle like to call him. And this is just in my opinion and obviously we would need to find replacements but Matt Bonner and Dejuan Blair have got to go, there really is just no need for them. Send them off in a package maybe even with gary neal and see what you can get a first round pick next year to try and replace manu or some more quality players with size....
2 years, 4 months ago on 5 Things To Note From Spurs Media Day
can we trade for marcian gortat?? I thought Phoenix was interesed in blair at one point a year or two ago and if we send Stephen Jackson along with him it might make it a little more inticing..... still, all Im doing is wishing
2 years, 5 months ago on Report: Josh Howard to visit with Spurs
so is danny green, patty mills ain't half bad he's just as fast as tony parker!!
2 years, 5 months ago on Update: Spurs, Hornets, Thunder players working out in San Antonio
If no one else is going to say it I will, maybe Peter Holt is just being cheap. I have no other reason why I could possibly understand the lack of attetion to their main problem since The Admiral left. I know big men don't grow on trees but they defenitly will not trade for a quality center, the spurs only seem to try and draft prospects on the cheap or try and get someone to play for the veteran minimum. It seemed to work in '05 and '07 but times have changed in the league and 2 or even 3 centers that can really play are a must to contend for a title. I know Im probably wrong, maybe a prisoner of the moment, but after a while, season after season, player after player go by, spurs missed out again and possibly the last time we really have a chance to win with this core, so disappointed and im not even that big on blatche...is greg oden still available??
2 years, 5 months ago on Spurs still neglecting 'biggest' issue
I kinda wish he a wasn't a famous basketball player than maybe we could get real lyrics instead of the clean ones jax put out. although the second guy to rap in the video talked about "burning a zone" which if he's gonna be doing that especially with stephen jackson, I wanna be there too!!
2 years, 5 months ago on Video: Spurs' Stephen Jackson debuts video for new single 'Fall Out'
I only have a problem with it if 1. its agianst his contract or/and 2. he gets hurt especitally without a helmet
this is america right? we cant knock a person for doing something that we ourselves would do
2 years, 5 months ago on Spurs' Parker takes a spin on a motorized skateboard sans helmet
jaws3 I agree with you completely its been the one thing that has been lacking since our last title run. Even then we barely got by with Oberto but we did win with him. Tiago Splitter Im not sure is a go to guy unless he proves he can start finishing around the rim with power or develop a jumpshot even if its just from 10-12 ft. The other problem Tiago presents is his ability to protect the rim without Timmy (when he's the main guy I should say), it was nowhere to be found in the Western Conference Finals. Dejuan Blair and Matt Bonner should be dealt with this year and the spurs need to make sure they address the center position with a defensive presence as opposed to a big man that can shoot.
2 years, 5 months ago on Tony Parker likes the Spurs' title chances next season | September | 2012 Articles
I guess if you score 25 points in one game of the finals that automatically makes you a top 10 player at your position... Mario Chalmers needs to learn a lesson in humility, let others say this about you first before you go out to the public and say it. Oh and by the way I think Rondo would probably already circle the dates he plays against the heat but now its almost a guarantee he's gonna come out for blood now that Chalmers thinks so "highly" of Rondo.
2 years, 5 months ago on Chalmers thinks he’s a Top-10 point guard like Parker, Rondo and others
for the right price, I don't see why you wouldn't sign him... It might be better than having a guy like james anderson just riding the bench. we'll make the spot for a big that can crack our lineup, and we all saw what happened in the western conference finals when timmy stepped off the court and tiago was left to man the paint on the defensive end himself. we need help in the frontcourt and I don't know if anyone has looked at available bigs but they dont grow on trees. Like I said for the right price and a good change in blatche's approach and attitude might do some good.
2 years, 6 months ago on Blatche rumors won't die
Its tough to say what the spurs should do with him, if he wants to take less money to stay with the spurs and if they're willing to give him a contract than I wouldn't mind having him on our roster as the 12th or 11th guy on the rotation. If were allowed 15 players in the regular season James Anderson is not a bad player to have on your team, everytime he goes in he usually gets a 3 and always plays hard on both ends
2 years, 7 months ago on Anderson hoping to be back with the Spurs | July
a total acting job from baby bron bron ( someone get him his binkie!) he landed on his knees than decided to go down... way to sell it lebron, maybe that's the only way he could've stopped that Argentine team because they were really starting to take it to them. It was really nice to see Manu be Manu with another team, he was absolutely just dropping 3 after 3!
2 years, 7 months ago on Video: Ginobili takes out LeBron James | July
I've actually seen jerome jordan play in person, i live in austin and I have seen the him against the toros in the playoffs... this guy can shoot the ball! I swear it didint seem like he missed a single shot ( i think he missed 2 shots the whole game including freethrows which he missed none). I like that idea if he's out there.
2 years, 7 months ago on Spurs stacked with guards | July
he just keeps getting better everytime i see him play!
2 years, 7 months ago on How Kawhi spent his summer | July
on brand if you pick him up off waivers, im not completely sure but i think you would have to pick up his contract which is $18M so unless youre willing to pay that (and since the mavs dont have anyone they probably dont mind paying) you wait for him to hit free agency and negotiate a new contract. I like that we're re signing some of our players but everyone has forgotten about gary neal!
2 years, 7 months ago on 10-days into free agency, where the Spurs stand | July