Born in San Antonio, Love San Antonio, Supporter of the San Antonio Spurs.
@rtesoro440 Your welcome. Diaw was a good pickup for the Spurs in my opinion last year. He did a lot of good things in the playoffs and his chemistry and style of play with Parker has shown it can work in the Spurs system. Patty Mills in my opinion is underrated. You mention Mills being undersized, what about what J.J. Barea did for the Mavs the year they won the Championship? Mills to me is a scorer and when Parker has been cold, Mills has come in and done some good things to get the offense going. Mills is a threat on the court because he plays the 1, but he can also play the 2. He's young, he has speed, and he's not known to be a turnover prone player. To be honest I see nothing wrong with those players you mentioned coming in whether it be in a blow out win/loss or just to give the starters rest. It works in the Spurs favor. That's smart in my opinion. Long season no reason leaving your key players in the game knowing they could possibly get an unwanted injury. It also allows you the chance to see what you have on your bench. Maybe see what a player can do on the court when given the opportunity. I see you like Andray Blatche as you keep mentioning his name. Blatche in my opinion should be much better than he is. I can't blame the Spurs for not trying hard or at all to acquire him. Sorry my expectations are so low? Maybe your expectations are just too high. Overall last season was not all unsuccessful, they didn't accomplish what they wanted, but they did accomplish a lot. I was disappointed last year, I won't lie. I'm sure the players, the coaches, the whole organization was disappointed. I had belief that that Spurs team could beat both OKC and Miami. Unfortunately things did not go as I had hoped. Instead of me whining about my team not making it to the Finals, I looked at what they did overall. In my opinion They accomplished a lot. The organization did what they could to get this team as close or exactly where they wanted to be. The Spurs quieted a lot of naysayers who said they were done and showed they never closed the window on themselves. The San Antonio Spurs mission is to win championships, if they don't get one that year, they'll try again the next year. That's a good feeling to have as a fan knowing your team is wanting to win and trying to win. I don't doubt my team, I don't doubt the organization either. You keep mentioning Miami, the Knicks, the Clippers and OKC, you must really like those teams! I could careless about those teams, they aren't the Spurs. Every time they play the Spurs I hope they lose. My deep bench? Funny, I hope my deep bench shocks your face with a championship trophy. If your not a Spurs fan you'll say they won't or I hope they don't. Go ahead and say it, go ahead. If you're a true Spurs fan you'll say, GO SPURS GO! or I hope so, without hesitating.
1 year, 2 months ago on Knicks end Spurs' 7-game win streak with fourth quarter run
Patty Mills was a pretty good player for the Blazers. I like what he brings to the Spurs. He can score, he's pretty fast, and he looks to be ready anytime his name is called.
1 year, 2 months ago on Video: Patty Mills knows his role with the Spurs
@rtesoro440 7 guards, but whatever. The guards give the Spurs options. Without Patty, De Colo, and Cory Joseph the Spurs would have to play Parker the entire game. Danny Green and Gary Neal do the same for Ginobili. Would you like a Bulls situation? No D-Rose. You mentioned the Memphis series, Do you remember who was on that team? We had George Hill, and Chris Quinn as are backup point guards. The shooting guards were Danny Green, Gary Neal, and James Anderson. Small Forwards were Richard Jefferson and Steve Novak. Power Forwards McDyess, Bonner, Blair, and Splitter. Did you forget what happened the last game of the regular season? Ginobili broke his arm in the 1st quarter against Phoenix in a game he didn't have to play in. Ginobili's injury played a huge part in the Memphis series. Ginobili was averaging 20 points in the playoffs with a broken arm, imagine if he never broke it. By the way we had the #1 record in the West, #2 best record in the NBA behind the Bulls, because they won their game against the Nets and we lost our game against Phoenix. I mention this because we had a great regular season with that team, but lost in the 1st round due to one key player having an injury. Pop and R.C. obviously saw this and realized, we have something here, it just needs a few tweaks. We finished with the second best record in the NBA that year why make drastic changes? Now on to the next year, Spurs trade George Hill and add Kawhi Leonard to get bigger and younger, draft Cory Joseph so we can have a backup point guard to help Tony and to get younger. Keep Danny Green, Keep Gary Neal, Keep James Anderson. Sign T.J. Ford because Cory is not ready and T.J. has veteran experience and is not that old. Don't resign Steve Novak and Don't resign Chris Quinn. McDyess decides not to come back. Regular Season begins and 14 games in T.J. Ford get's hurt (retires). Now we need a point guard. Gary Neal is now asked to play the point behind Parker as Cory Joseph is not ready. Not a point guard, but Neal steps up and does a pretty good job. Before the trade deadline we trade Richard Jefferson for Stephen Jackson (upgrade). Next Bobcats waive Boris Diaw, we then sign him now we have a Power Forward who can score in different ways and has size (upgrade). Next we negotiate a deal and get Patty Mills (upgrade). We have just upgraded in 3 spots in just 2 weeks by making a few tweaks on are roster. Playoffs are coming and we look like a better team. In a short season we are doing what a lot of people didn't expect winning. 20 games (sweep Utah) (sweep Clippers) Spurs are now in the Western Conference Finals, who expected that? we have just exceeded last year's "bad taste to mouth". Undefeated in the Playoffs, who expected that? Game 3, 4, 5, 6, we lose heartbreakers to the Thunder team. Games we could have won, we let slip away thanks to James Harden, The Thunder defense, (refs), and are offense not being where it once was. Danny Green didn't have his shot, Tony Parker was not able to get in the paint, and etc. We finished the Season with the #1 record in the West, #1 record in the division in a tougher, and shorter season. Pop got Coach of the Year, Tony Parker made the All-Star team, won the skills challenge, and finished 5th in MVP voting. 2 games away from the Finals compared to an early exit in the first round sounds like an improvement to me. So here we are now and Nando De Colo decides to join the NBA, Tiago has shown much improvement since his rookie year looks more confident, Kawhi Leonard showed a lot of great thngs as a rookie, Danny Green showed he can help are team greatly and give us good minutes, Neal showed he can score and continue to improve as a possible backup point guard if need be, Patty Mills showed he can be a scoring option as well as decent backup point guard, Stephen Jackson reminded us of 2003, Boris showed he can fit the Spurs system and his chemistry between him and Tony can be effective, Matt Bonner showed he is still dangerous as a 3 point shooter, Blair showed good signs early, but his height still hurts his game. With what we saw last year, it doesn't make any sense to make drastic changes. The Spurs improved a lot last year. Like I said I'd rather be almost there then not there at all. Appreciate the Knicks, Miami, Thunder, Clippers, for what they are doing? Knicks got lucky getting Tyson Chandler due to Mark Cuban being stupid, Carmelo Anthony doesn't play defense, D'Antoni is not their Coach and they picked up Jason Kidd who is one of the greatest point guards to ever play the game. Miami relies on their Big 3, if Lebron get's hurt they're done, They don't have a real Center, and have shooting guards playing the point, The Thunder traded Harden, Their GM used to work in the Spurs system and has said he wants them to be like the Spurs, The Clippers got a blessing because Chris Paul was going to be a Laker. You are focusing too much on the the other teams instead of your own. Miami and the Knicks are in the Eastern Conference. Thunder and Clippers are in the Western Conference. Spurs are in the West so the teams they should worry about the most is the Western Conference teams. I credit those teams for making changes to help their team, but those teams are not the Spurs. Don't get all soaked into what they are doing, because for example the Mavs didn't and they beat Miami who were the favorites. You keep counting out your own team out of frustration, just try and trust the Organization. They are about winning Championships unlike some teams, and they'll continue to try and make the Spurs team a contender. I would completely understand you if this team was losing a bunch of games and looked like they wouldn't make the playoffs, but they are not that team. That's why I say we don't need to make drastic changes. Spurs do need a Center, Spurs could make a few tweaks, but if you are to make changes you want to add what could possibly fit the best in your teams system. Remember chemistry plays a huge part in a teams success. Spurs have been showing that, just look at the way they are moving the ball in games. Their execution has been top notch. Against the Net's they held them to 5 points in the 3rd quarter "That's no lightweight team" I like what I'm seeing from the Spurs even though they've had their fair share of losses. I'm interested to see what they'll do long term, but I can honestly say this team has quality and depth and they are a deep team that every team in the NBA should watch out for. They are "Dangerous".
@rtesoro440 Actually the Knicks had 1 day's rest. Spurs played the night before, making that a back-to-back game. How do you not get that right? Camby is injury prone. Tyson Chandler is one of the key reasons for the Knicks success. Without him, Knicks wouldn't be the team that they are today. Knicks won fair and square, but that doesn't mean blow up the team because of what happened in one game. Relevant? Spurs are relevant, look at what they've done over the years. Why are there teams wanting to learn from the Spurs? Why do teams and coaches respect what they do? Relevant? You are something else. Because they don't do things like the Knicks, Miami, OKC, and the Clippers they aren't relevant? Man you can't be a Spurs fan. What I find funny is you keep saying trade this person and that person, but you never mention names of players we should trade for. Like do this and do that and that's the key to the Spurs success. You make it seem like the Spurs are just a "Bad" team in general and can't win games. What's the point in you saying GO SPURS GO!? You don't even really show you root for them, all you do is show you like to talk trash about them.
@spurs123 I don't see how you think Patty Mills and Nando De Colo are better. Honestly, what have they really done? Gary Neal has done more for this team than both of those guys. I like all 3, but Neal has been the most clutch player of the 3. Without Neal we wouldn't have won some of those games we did.
@ajd21 He'll be assigned to the D-League with those numbers.
1 year, 2 months ago on Spanish team Bilbao eyeing Hanga
@spurs123 Neal is a "Baller".
1 year, 2 months ago on De Colo re-assigned to Toros
That makes no sense at all.
@rtesoro440 How long will you pretend you are a Spurs fan?
@rtesoro440 7 not 8.
Spurs have 7 guards, not 8. Lingering doubts? No, That was one game. Knicks were the more rested team and put a beating on a tired Spurs team playing a back-to-back game. Knicks knew that coming into the game and made the Spurs run, which worked in their favor. If the Spurs hadn't struggled in the second-half against the Bucks and were able to rest their starters longer, last night's game against the Knicks may have gone differently. I'll admit the Knicks are a team to watch out for. They have a deep roster and can do some major damage in this league. It's funny seeing you talk so highly about the Knicks when they live and die by the 3 point line. You'd rather talk down on the Spurs, "The so called team you say you support", because they shoot a lot of 3's, but not the other teams with Superstars, interesting. The Spurs do need a Center, I'll admit that, have been for years. At the same time, I do feel the Spurs have a deep team even without that "legitimate" Center piece. 2 straight regular season years with the number 1 record in the Western Conference, went to the Western Conference last year after being knocked out the year before in the first round, they must doing something right. They are currently sitting 3rd in the Western Conference and 1st in their Division. I could understand you being frustrated with the Spurs if they weren't doing anything, but the fact that they are is what I don't understand with you. Joe Dumars is that you? Ask Detroit Pistons fans if they miss their old team? I'll wait..............................................................................................................................
Want to shake things up a bit, huh? Trade Stephen Jackson why? He's gives the Spurs an "Edge" ask Coach Pop, Trade Bonner for what reason? I don't see a lot teams with Big Dudes like Bonner who can shoot 3's, especially with his 3 point shooting percentage. Trade Blair and get whom? "No Knees" we trade you. I'd like to trade you, my "No Knees" guy for your guy who has some, sounds like a joke right? 2 or 3 guards? which ones? and for what in return? The present line can't do it, yep sounds like "Dumars" to me. Retire Manu? His Days are over? Doing more harm than good? What? Seriously? And you are a Spurs fan? I'm finding it hard to believe you "rtesoro440". Spurs can't compete with Miami? The same Miami team that lost to the Wizards without John Wall? The same team that almost lost to the Spurs bench (NO Parker, NO Duncan, NO Manu, NO Green) What? Stop it. The Clippers? Didn't we sweep them last year? I understand it's a new year, but didn't we sweep them last year? the Golden State Warriors have beaten both Miami and the Clippers this season, Clippers twice, so I guess you're saying we can't compete with Golden State either? Thunder? Series is tied right now, no James Harden this year, hmm? Knicks? I'll give them credit, they swept the Spurs in this year's regular season series, but game 1 both teams came in off of 1 day's rest, no back-to-backs, Spurs lost by 4 in that game. Spurs Won't see the Knicks again this season, unless it's in the Finals. I believe the Spurs can compete with all these teams. Spurs are not far at all in my opinion from getting over that hump. "A couple tweaks can do the trick, but a couple dumb moves can place you were you don't want to be."Your strategy sounds like a dumb move. "TRUESPURSFAN" said it.
1 year, 2 months ago on Finding the next George Hill
I'd like for the Spurs to look for a Center as well as a Small Forward. I like Kawhi Leonard and I like Stephen Jackson, but I think the Spurs could use another good-sized Small Forward that's athletic and pretty good defensively, in case of injury and little to no production on the court. I do believe the Spurs need a Center, but not just any Center, a legitimate big-man that can rebound and block shots. These are the two positions I would like to see looked at before and coming June.
Give the Bucks credit instead of giving up they kept fighting. Spurs had to earn that win after it seemed like they had it in the bag. Lesson for today "Things don't always come as easy as you think, some times you have to work hard for it".
1 year, 2 months ago on Bucks prevent blowout, make Spurs work for victory
Great way to close out the 2012 year. Looking forward to seeing what the Spurs will do in 2013. Happy New Year!
1 year, 2 months ago on Spurs go into New Year with blowout of Nets
Manu would be proud. That's cool.
1 year, 2 months ago on Ginobili gets the 'Assassin's Creed' treatment
I was glad when the Spurs traded Richard Jefferson for Stephen Jackson. It was unexpected but a blessing in disguise in my eyes. I knew he was going to bring that toughness we were missing from Richard Jefferson. I'll never forget what Stephen Jackson did for the Spurs in the 2003 NBA Finals or Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Thunder.
1 year, 2 months ago on Pop loves Jackson's attitude
@be_Spurs Tyson Chandler was great for them. He changed the Mavs team in just one year and gave them "Attitude". Dirk "Finally" started going to the hole, Kidd was able to do what Chris Paul and Tyson Chandler had done in New Orleans with the Alley-Oops. Tyson Chandler finally gave the Mavs a "Legit Center" who rebounded and played like he wasn't a punk. Cuban should have looked at this way - Tyson Chandler gave Dallas something Dwight Howard never gave Orlando, a "Championship".
1 year, 2 months ago on Parker expects energetic Mavs
@BlazingDeath He's one Smart/Dumb dude.
Dallas struggles when it comes to "Rebounding" much like ourselves but our defense and offense make up for it. When the Mavs get rebounds they can be a dangerous team "Yes" even with this "Sub-Par" team . A key to get tonight's "WIN" is to limit second chance opportunities and get rebounds. When the Mavs don't get rebounds and you stop them from second chance shots the better your chances are of defeating them if your offense is or isn't all there.
Good win for the Spurs. It's time to start mentioning Chandler Parsons when talking about the Rockets. I don't understand how he get's no recognition, Dude is Balling.
1 year, 2 months ago on Spurs snap Rockets' 5-game winning streak