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.
2 years, 1 month 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.
2 years, 1 month 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.
2 years, 1 month ago on Spanish team Bilbao eyeing Hanga
@spurs123 Neal is a "Baller".
2 years, 1 month 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.
2 years, 1 month 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.
2 years, 2 months ago on Finding the next George Hill
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".
2 years, 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!
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs go into New Year with blowout of Nets
Manu would be proud. That's cool.
2 years, 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.
2 years, 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".
2 years, 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.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs snap Rockets' 5-game winning streak
Avery Johnson aka the "Little General" is like Pop said a "Very Good" coach. Avery didn't get his props in Dallas. Brooklyn didn't really give him a chance. It's unfortunate, but hopefully he'll get the appreciation he deserves somewhere else.
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: Spurs' Popovich weighs in on Nets firing Avery Johnson
Bonner is goofy but he has heart and plays with heart on and off the court. Charming old ladies I see you Bonner lol. For those who say goofy guys can't get beautiful women scratch that and take notes from the "Red Rocket".
2 years, 2 months ago on The side of Matt Bonner you don't know
We are where we are at because of the people in this organization. R.C. Buford and Gregg Popovich have continued to build around what has worked vs. falling into the "This team is old" speech and it's time for the Spurs to make drastic changes. Most people don't realize the Spurs organization have made changes and are doing what they can to help what is already there while also preparing for the future at the same time. While I liked and still miss George Hill on the team he is a great example for this. George Hill was traded for Kawhi Leonard as the Spurs wanted to keep the nucleus of the Big 3 together as the Spurs still believed it could continue to be successful. If they didn't Hill would still be here and Parker would be gone as Hill would have been the future of the franchise. Kawhi Leonard was brought here to fill that Small Forward position because that spot needed a lot of help and also to make the team younger. When the Spurs won Championships who was in the mix of the Big 3? Bruce Bowen "Small Forward" who brought a real defensive presence while also hitting clutch shots when needed. Kawhi Leonard is a "Star" in the making and the "Future" in the eyes of the Spurs organization. And George Hill is that for the Indiana Pacers. Let's not forget Corey Joseph either he's a work in progress but could be something down the line. It's no reason to rush him because it's so many things they are seeing from guards Patty Mills and rookie Nando De Colo. If they want to move forward with Corey they will if not they are investing in some youthful guards already who can play productively behind Parker and Possibly be the future after Parker. How many teams can you say have this going for them? Some fans only pay attention to what they see vs. looking at the big picture. I agree, last year was a great year we did a lot of great things even made it to the Western Conference Finals. Much better than losing in the first round don't you think? A few tweaks here and there and we may very well find ourselves in the NBA Finals, that's what fans should have taken from the disappointing ending last year. Spurs fans need to be grateful that they have an organization like they do. The organization is trying to not have the team at the bottom, but rather on top, or still in the mix of contention.
2 years, 2 months ago on This year has been a positive for Parker
Harden wasn't the only person missing on a team last game. We didn't have Kawhi Leonard or Stephen Jackson. Are defense was hurting a bit but because of the depth on are team we were able to leave that game victorious. Tony Parker wearing out Jeremy Lin is not the "Key" to winning tonight's game. For us to win we have to play our game and not fall into Houston's game. Houston is one of the best fast break teams in the league so we want to try and limit that as much as we can. If we do that and play our game we can add another "W" to the win column.
2 years, 2 months ago on Matchup of the Game: Spurs vs. Rockets
@BhaktaSA @rtesoro440 Us having those guards helps us more than people think. When we lost T.J. Ford last year it hurt us big time in the back up point guard spot. It showed when we played OKC. Parker struggled and we really didn't have anybody to really come in for him and help pick up the slack. Now we have more chances. Patty Mills knows the system better, Nando de Colo is showing good signs he can help are team in his first year, Corey is still learning and grooming his game. We have more possibilities unlike we had last year. Now we don't have to rely on Gary Neal so much to play the 1 as he's a natural 2 guard. And Ginobili can do the same.
2 years, 2 months ago on Thunder use big third quarter to defeat Spurs
@rtesoro440 You are funny. We need those bench players. Are you trying to have Timmy, Parker, and Ginobili playing the entire game. It's not like they are terrible. Those guards can play and all can help us keep the Big 3's minutes down. If one is struggling we have a back up that can come in and hopefully pick up the slack. Plus not all of them play every night. Look back at that game in Miami those back up's are who allowed us to not only stay in the game but almost give us a chance at beating Miami in Miami. It also gave are team a chance to allow Timmy, Manu, Parker and Danny Green to get rest after playing so many games in few nights against a rested team. Bonner is a threat that's why you want to keep him. It's not too many Big's like him who can shoot the 3 as efficient. Blair is another big body for us who can get rebounds. Nothing to advise I'm sure if the right player comes along they will make a move that will help the team in the best way possible. Until then chill. It's not like were in last place. Last time I checked we've finished the regular season number #1, 2 years in a row. I'll advise them you keep coming up with nonsense.
@remberthisone It's hard to admit for you because you don't believe they can beat them. In one post you gave up on your team. You should go ahead and move on to other things then. Leave the Spurs alone for this year. The Spurs can compete with OKC. One of the main reasons the Spurs struggle against them is because of lack of Rebounding. If the Spurs are able to grab more boards they can limit second chance opportunities for OKC. By getting rebounds it would allow the Spurs more opportunities to score and or keep OKC from scoring. We have a deep team. A smart team. A smart coach and a smart organization that has given us a team that we can say has championships and has a chance at becoming champions again. The Spurs won Championships by being smart in games even when things were tough and it looked like it was impossible. They kept their composure and believed they could win. A true fan would continue to believe in their team no matter what. Look back at the past Championship battles and you will see we faced more athletic teams, defensive tough teams, offensive talented teams and still came out victorious. WE CAN DO IT AGAIN. I Believe it. David vs. Goliath read your BIBLE. It's Possible.
I'm Happy Leonard is back. James Anderson I wish you the best.
2 years, 2 months ago on Leonard to return against Hornets
Interesting. The good guys are the bad guys. Good Villains!
2 years, 2 months ago on Photo: Hornets see Spurs as Darth Vader
This is just an example of what many people who watch the Spurs and are all about highlights don't pay attention too. Stay Smart San Antonio, Stay Smart!
2 years, 2 months ago on Raptors coach credits Spurs' composure
@rtesoro440 He's a shooter what else he is supposed to do on offense? Yes other players are supposed to pick up when someone is struggling. It's called "Team" basketball. We don't just depend on Green we depend on everybody. If it were you out there you would want us to trust in you even if you are struggling. The team knows what Green is capable of so they try to build his confidence so he can get out of that funk. This team is not just about offense why Pop preaches defense so much. If the shot's don't fall let's do what we can to keep the other team from scoring. If we get hot late and have played good defense and are still in the game it can be beneficial for us.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs trusting Green to shoot, in good games and bad
What player doesn't struggle at times? Do we not remember when Ginobili struggled badly, or when Tony Parker and Duncan had bad times. This league is about continuing to push through the tough times. Green is solid for us. Before he came we always had to rely on Ginobili to give us a Spark. Now with the Green we have someone else who can do that. Green allows us to rest Manu and bring him off the bench so Manu can do what Manu does, bring that Spark off the bench.
@rtesoro440 You truly are not a Spurs fan. Yes we could use a legit center. Yes we need someone who can get more rebounds. But you don't want to destroy your team for someone that could be a cancer. Cousins needs to be on a team like Boston not the Spurs. Blatche needs to stay in Brooklyn. Only name you mentioned worth talking about is Varejao. Put Cousins on your 2k13 team. We don't want him. And as far as Kawhi Leonard, retard his growth? Rely on him too much? You sound confused. Doesn't OKC rely on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook too much? The kid is in his second year. In order for him to get better he has to learn. Pop is trying to groom him into a better player than when he came into the league. If you like to joke around and this is your way to shake us Spurs fans up you did it. If not stop with the nonsense it's just making you look like a fair-weather fan.
2 years, 2 months ago on Leonard's return fuels defense for Spurs
@rtesoro440 What is wrong with you?
The All-Star game really doesn't matter though it can be fun to watch. I just want to see my team stay healthy and give us a shot for the Championship. I know what the Big 3 bring and what they do regardless of an All-Star vote. Duncan, Parker, and Manu always get downplayed in the NBA. But guess what? They Got Rings.
2 years, 2 months ago on All-Star Game Second Returns Are In
@WOWWOWBAD Blair for Varejao is more reasonable in my opinion. We don't need to get smaller we need to get Bigger. Might be unlikely for that trade to happen, but it's more reasonable than sending Blair to Cleveland for Omri Casspi. We don't need another Small Forward. Plus I like the SF we have.
2 years, 2 months ago on Casspi on his way out of Cleveland?
@ajd21 That's what we need on this team. Someone who can grab rebounds consistently. If we had someone grabbing that many rebounds on are team like that on the regular we would be a much better team.
@spurs123 Not worth it. Would be giving up too much in my opinion. Stick with what we got for now. Better off getting Casspi as a free agent. I could understand trading Blair for Varejao and a draft pick or 2. One reason being Blair is not getting much playing time now with Splitter in the Starting rotation and Two because Anderson Varejao is on them boards. But I wouldn't trade Stephen Jackson for Casspi. I do like Blair but I could understand a trade for Varejao. That's reasonable. But I don't know why Cleveland would want to trade Varejao unless they wanted to go in a different direction with their team.
@SPURSALLDAY Who said we want it to happen? I don't. That's a not a good trade.
@WOWWOWBAD Reasonable? We could get someone much better for Blair.
I'm a Spur guy too. Though I do like some of the flashy stuffy at times.
2 years, 2 months ago on Karl says he's a 'Spur guy'
Pop is right he's no Pistol Pete, but that man Nando De Colo can pull off some crazy passes that's Pistol Pete like.
2 years, 2 months ago on Before Tip-Off: Leonard back in starting lineup vs. Mavericks
@rtesoro440 @spurs123 First off don't ever assume you are going to get great defense from Matt Bonner. Give him credit though the man tries and sometimes he pulls of some good defensive plays. Bonner is a good shooter not a defensive magician. But did you really say the Spurs were Better without Stephen Jackson? Really? Richard Jefferson wasn't doing much on this team but acting like a Punk. He was struggling offensively and defensively. If Jack struggles offensively at least he tries to make up for it on the defensive end. With Jack we got too the Western Conference Finals, With Jefferson a 1st round exit. Jackson is a better shooter, defensive player, and a tougher competitor. Did you forget Stephen Jackson helped us win a title in 2003 against Richard Jefferson? We were winning when we had Jack and are Winning now that he's back. 2 games away from the NBA Finals remember that? He almost gave us a shot to come back home for game 7, Did you forget that? I know I didn't. That Number "3" is something else.
2 years, 2 months ago on Even with Duncan’s big night, Spurs fall to Nuggets
@spurs123 Tiago has been playing pretty good lately. He's improved a lot. He could grab more boards but nonetheless he's doing a pretty good job. Neal is not terrible. Who isn't a negative to their team when their shot is not there offensively? The thing is you know if he get's hot it's on. Defensively mean he tries that's all you can ask from him. What's wrong with Bonner though? Bonner can shoot. Gary Neal can shoot. That's their job shoot the ball. Sometimes it goes in Sometimes it doesn't. But remember Gary Neal hit a lot of those Clutch shots for us when we needed him to do it even when he was struggling during games. As far as turnovers they happen especially when someone continues to dribble the ball. But if you really want to talk about turnovers look at Jeremy Lin and Russell Westbrook. They average more turnovers than Gary Neal.
@rtesoro440 Calm down. Thunder lost Harden, where's the upgrade? Kevin Martin?Jeremy Lamb who's getting play time in the D-League? You say drastic measures that's funny Spurs have had the best record in the West 2 years in a row and you talking about some drastic measures. 1st round exit to who? The key is being healthy enough to play in the postseason. What happened last year? Spurs made it to the Western Conference Finals, and guess what? It can happen again. But I guess only a True Spurs Fan would believe that.
These signings you are wanting and talking about won't come now. Bertans signed a 3 and a 1/2 year deal with KK Partizan. Adam Hanga still needs time to grow and groom his game. Both players may look nice but if both were on the squad today they would probably both be playing games in the D-League. Look at those numbers by Bertans not going to get it done. Forget body frame. Durant is averaging more points, steals, and rebounds than this dude. "Not Ready". Plus how is he defensively? "Come in and get his ankles broke all up". Why are you so in a hurry to make a trade anyway? It's not like were in last place. Stephen Jackson is a lot better than Richard Jefferson on this team. He's not one to back down, he know's the system, he's a pretty good defensive player and he can shoot the ball. He has been in a slump lately but he did hurt his hand so it's kind of understandable when really he's just trying to get his timing back. Gary Neal has done a lot for this team in just the few years he's been here. Dude plays like he want's to win and that's what we need. He can score more than 6 point's in 19 minutes than ya boy Bertans I can tell you that. Also you don't want to just a break up a team's chemistry that is jelling and having positive results in the process. You do that you get the Mavs of now. No diss to the Mavs fans, just telling the truth. Spurs really just need someone who can grab some rebounds. 2.3 rebounds from a dude that's almost 7 ft? Sounds like he needs some grooming in his game. We have enough of that already. With his stats I can wait.
2 years, 2 months ago on Davis Bertans nominated for best new player
@ZILLA @TrueSpursFan @rtesoro440 I never said we couldn't use a another big. A legit center is what we need and have needed for years. Jermaine O'Neal and Timofey Mozgov? at what price? we would have to make a trade. I'd rather have Bonner and Blair over those two. Jermaine O'Neal to me plays more like a Power Forward and hasn't done much since his Pacer days. Timofey Mozgov I ain't seen him since Blake Griffins top 10 dunks. Don't get me wrong though I understand where you are coming from on some defensive presence. It can definitely help, but also remember the Spurs have won Championships without players with that type of defensive physicality before. My problem is not all defense but rebounds. Spurs struggle with getting rebounds. If they are able to get their rebound percentage up things will look a lot better for them. You can't go wrong with Bruce Bowen on the coaching staff helping those guys out. The thing is he's too busy bow-tying it up on ESPN. Maybe when he visits they can get some tips from him. But at least they got Pop and I'm sure he has and will continue to bring up Bruce Bowen's name to them when talking corner 3's and defense.
2 years, 2 months ago on Pop trying to mold Leonard into Bowen like defender
Before Nando came to the Spurs I had only seen highlights of him on YouTube and heard that he played with Tony Parker and Boris Diaw on the French Team. Unlike what you said about the Spurs and their fans concerns with him were on the defensive end that wasn't really my concern one reason because he's in a defensive system. For me I was more interested in seeing what he could do on the offensive end. Passing and Shooting. I wanted to know outside of Patty Mills who else could step in and help in the point guard position as Patty Mills to me is more of a scoring guard than a point guard. From the Highlights I had seen of him before his Spurs games he kind of reminded me of a Jason Williams aka "White Chocolate" type of player. I thought this kid has some nice tricks and can pass the ball, my only hope was that it he didn't become a turnover concern like J-Will during his Sacramento years. At the same time I thought because he was familiar with Parker and Diaw it could work to are benefit. Brent Barry not athletic? Dude won the Slam Dunk Contest. I didn't think to compare him to Brent Barry. I can kind of see your point though. I do agree with you that both are versatile. But for me I might have to agree with Stephen Jackson on how Nando reminds him of Ginobili. It's times where I watch a game and I see Nando De Colo and his number 25 jersey and I mistake him for Ginobili. Scoring? No. But the passes he's able to make and the way he's able to makes passes with his offensive IQ on the court reminds me of Ginobili. The game against Miami was to me the game that opened the door for him. He showed some good things in that game. I think he passed at times where he should have gone for a lay-up but to me he has shown a lot of growth and maturity. I'm looking forward to seeing more from him.
2 years, 2 months ago on De Colo earning his minutes
@rtesoro440 Expected? There are no Guarantees in the NBA. The Spurs Lineup can compete for a Title it's all about staying healthy. The same for any other team in the NBA. The Clippers got swept last year did you expect that? No. The Thunder no longer have James Harden who was one of the key reasons why they beat the Spurs. Expected? The Western Conference is up for Grabs. The Spurs have a chance. 2 years in a row they have ended the regular season as Division Champs. Did you expect that? No. Did you expect them to go into the Playoffs and Sweep 2 Teams one Being the Clippers? Make it to the Western Conference? Be up 2 games against the Thunder with a chance to go to the NBA Finals? No. You Probably expected someone else right? Yeah I know. So as far as your First Round exit comment that's your opinion but don't be surprised if they exceed your comment's because they continue to prove people wrong. Writers doubt the Spurs every year and they still find a way to be in the mix of the action. Never Count them Out.
The Dallas Mavericks are struggling and I blame the Organization for the reason why. Mark Cuban is one smart/dumb dude. He put together a team that finally gave Dirk the help he has needed for years, and then blew it up after winning it's first Championship in hopes of getting pieces that may or may not come. Not resigning Tyson Chandler was a big mistake in my opinion and it has shown these past 2 years without him on their team. The Mavs are hurting in the Center Position as well as the Point Guard position. The hope was to get Deron and Dwight. Mavs got neither. If Mark Cuban showed up when Deron visited Dallas during free agency I believe their chances would have been higher in getting him. But Mark instead insisted on letting Donnie Nelson and the rest of the guys in the Mavs front office try and attract Deron to Dallas while he continues to do his show Shark Tank. Really? Why would you not be there Cuban? You didn't show up and show Deron you really wanted him there. Brooklyn showed up and showed him they wanted him with talks and trades and they got him. Pat Riley showed up to meet with Ray Allen and look what happened Miami got him. Kidd would have stayed if Deron came. But you can't blame him for leaving "He's Old" and he want's to win another Championship before he retires just like your favorite player Cuban, "Dirk Nowitzki". You got a steal Cuban in getting Mayo I'll give you that. It was looking really bad for a moment before you got him. Without Mayo this team would be worse. Cuban has too much pride in himself that he doesn't realize he continues to hurt his team after helping them. It's unfortunate for Dirk, Marion, Rick Carlisle and Die Hard Mavs fans to have to go through this, but that's the Mavs organization. Mark Cuban constantly trashes the Spurs, but Mark you might want to take some notes from the ones you constantly trash talk too. I pray the Spurs Organization continues to show creative smartness in the NBA because time and time again they are proving people wrong. It's about building around what works not destroying it because something new popped up. In the mean time, keep doing your Sketchers commercials and 2011 championship ring raffles Cuban. It's pure entertainment for me.
2 years, 2 months ago on Mavericks aren't as smart as they used to be