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You didn't capitalize the "N" in "November".
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-paul-gasol-considering-spurs.html
They always figure it out too late...classic veteran past his prime who realizes the Spurs were the best choice all along.
7 months ago on Josh Howard looking forward to starting over with Toros
Nice article -- welcome to Project Spurs : )
1 year, 1 month ago on Duncan continues to be a winner and that's not boring
Batum is decent but not worth he $$$ he demands.
Plus I can never understand what he's saying with LeBrons dick so far in his mouth
1 year, 4 months ago on Q&A with Blazers' Batum: French smack talk, Diaw, & more
more importantly... we're seeing Kawhi become our fture 20 - 10 guy
1 year, 4 months ago on Spurs edge Cavs behind Duncan's double-double | March | 2013 Articles
You can argue that Harden left to find his own way and become a franchise player....the monetary compensation wasn't bad either lol
1 year, 4 months ago on For the Ring or the Money
At least Bonner didn't bomb like Novak
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs come up short on All-Star Saturday Night
LaMarcus Aldrige and KG are two different type of players... that's a weird statement.
1 year, 5 months ago on Richards finds new home with BC Zepter Vienna
"I can't remember a time when the San Antonio Spurs have been involved in trade rumors around the trade deadline."
Tony Parker, RJ, Blair... past 3 yrs have been filled with them
1 year, 5 months ago on Josh Smith takes a whirl on the trade machine
Why is this an article? lol
He wouldnt look good in the HEB commercials...
1 year, 5 months ago on 'King' of the 'Alamo City'
nice GIF lol... i dig it
1 year, 5 months ago on Tony Parker is 'Nightcrawler'
if he was happy with riding the bench making millions i would have less respect for him
1 year, 5 months ago on Blair tweets feelings on not playing in season opener
@JimmyPriour thats on point.. protect the ankles everything else is details
1 year, 5 months ago on Parker drops Nike, picks up new endorsement deal
The argument is laughable because 5 years ago it wasnt even a question. Timmy is not only the greatest PF ever but arguable one of the top ten greatest players of all time.
1 year, 5 months ago on Garnett's milestone resurrects old debate with Duncan
We can only hope
1 year, 5 months ago on Howard and Bryant Feud May Send Lakers to Irrelevance
Improvement has been undeniable.
1 year, 5 months ago on Splitter talks about improvement this season
Will Sean Elliott try to duplicate a Memorial Day Miracle or will Bowen likely have a vintage defensive performance with a few corner threes?
Neither - lol
1 year, 5 months ago on Elliott, Bowen to play in Celebrity All-Star Game
Bonner n Novak will tear this thing up... hoping for an epic battle between these two if the will to win and competitiveness takes over.
1 year, 5 months ago on Bonner, Parker to participate in All-Star Saturday
really like the way dejuan played the past couple of games .. Never seen him so focused
A long ride on the bench kind of puts things into perspective I'm sure.
1 year, 5 months ago on Video: DeJuan Blair posterizes the Mavs
Fire Bonner already
1 year, 6 months ago on Knicks end Spurs' 7-game win streak with fourth quarter run
It's his first full year to go through a full training camp and he's is in his third year in the black silver when supposedly it' all comes together.
But seriously -- Tiago has shown major improvements from year 1; he actually looks like an NBA player out there and not a European player trying to play in the NBA. Not to mention a few more calls are going his way.
Free throws are monumentally different. Chip Engelland transformed his free throw from his stance to his release.
I just hope he keeps it up. More Twin Towers means better defense.
1 year, 7 months ago on Splitter Leaves Washington With Big Game And Big Expectations
i like it when people trash talk especially to Timmy he gets off on that shit.
Timmy is looking great yet again this year and to me is getting the proper amount of touches for being Tim Duncan. We have neglected him for 2 years now. My guess: Timmy says "If this is gonna be my last 3 years.. I want to play damnit"
Anyhow -- let em talk trash. But Cousins talking shit to Sean Elliot only proves Elliot's point; he's immature.
Let's get back to to ballin'
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: Kings' Cousins responds to Sean Elliott's comments
Not surprised, this actually happens more often than people think but this is definitely an exaggeration of the media bias towards small markets that don't include Kevin Durant.
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: ESPN flubs Spurs-Pacers highlights
He is a BASKETBALL PLAYER for a living and if the coach is displeased enough with your actions (on or off the court) then he reserves the right to suspend if he sees it fit.
It's all about being "fair" and not hurting feelings these days... take your punishment!
1 year, 8 months ago on NBAPA to appeal Cousins' suspension
TD seems to be avenging his All Star snub...
But seriously, with the way he's started i cant wait for this season to develope
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: Tim Duncan provides the highlights vs. Jazz
We saw a small, but noticeable, shift in mindset from offense to defense last year (especially when compared to the season before that). I'm hoping we expand on that with Kawhi's development and Danny Green's experience.
And you should mention Manu as the third best defender. He has great hands on defense and is most definitely fearless and draws a charge like no other.
1 year, 8 months ago on Danny Green: Defense is biggest key
Well... he would probably make the same comment about the spurs. There's a shot to win the West (1st seed) and get to the WCF; but after that it's hard to envision anything other than an injury to Durant/Kobe that will keep the Thunder/Lakers from the finals.
We have to get used to this rhetoric all season given the way the season ended last year with many people citing a passing of the torch of Tim/Tony/Manu to Durant/Westbrook/Harden.
On top of all that, we didn't make any significant off-season moves that would garner us with more respect as title contenders.
Let's hope for a remarkable emergence of Kawhi, a healthy Tim and Manu, and a F/O move or two to better our chances.
1 year, 8 months ago on Former Spur Kerr leaves S.A. out of title picture
@bishop_10 They do it for reasons you will never understand -- being you are not at their level mentally or financially.
1 year, 8 months ago on Spurs waive JaMychal Green, Wesley Witherspoon
I really like patty... Gary Neal should not be playin point
1 year, 9 months ago on Quotes from Spurs training camp: Blair's consistency, Mills back in action
Basketball funds your hobby - spend more time than NO time honing your skill that makes those millions of dollars you rap about...
1 year, 9 months ago on Video: 'Stak5' is the real Stephen Jackson
John Hollinger was spot on
1 year, 10 months ago on Video: ESPN's Hollinger profiles the Spurs
Yeah Josh Howard's attitude stinks.. and just as you said, his best days are behind him.
1 year, 10 months ago on Despite SA visit, Jazz could be near deal with Howard
@OzSpur Why would they unload Joseph? We literally just drafted him a year ago...
1 year, 10 months ago on Report: Spurs Working Out Jason Kapono
@jhhein take a breath lol
shocked about the Thunder being number 1... they must of killed it in stadium experience because I KNOW we got them on title track!! (assuming they're talking about actual titles and not hypothetical "they have a good chance" title track)
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs rank among top sports franchises
@Aaron Torres @JMattHicks Aaron --
I think you make his point when you state "12 weeks ago, we were STILL questioning if it'd ever click for LeBron"
Now he is the greatest player of all time (essentially that's almost what this argument boils down to)? JMattHicks has it right, The Dream Team is still the best assembled team in basketball history and not even LeBron in all his glory can change that.
And your argument about not being able to escape the media these days because of twitter/blogs/NBAtv etc....Is pointless. Whether its 1970 or 2012 - a man can retire in solitary if he should choose to. He doesn't have to pick up his phone, turn on a tv or hop on his laptop if he doesn't want to. So after a game, if LeBron can't get off Twitter or what have you, he can blame himself (if there is even any blame to be had) for any psychological damage he should incur from it.
LeBron had an excellent year. But it is too early for this argument.
1 year, 11 months ago on With Olympic gold, did LeBron James just submit the single greatest season of any basketball player ever? | NBA
I thought we were black n silver?
1 year, 11 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.projectspurs.com/2012-articles/august/nets-continue-copying-spurs-look.html
@CraigThomas @Ironwill71 I can dream.. lol
He is one of the greatest competitors of all time... just terrible to think his run is damn near over
1 year, 11 months ago on Toros' Lloyd gives progress report on Adam Hanga | August
Even in Europe they respect the mighty Spurs.
Oh how badly I want a 5th ring....
1 year, 11 months ago on Chalon coach: Spurs didn't want to part with Denmon | August
I think his comparison was the fact that they are both true Centers who play the Power Forward spot. But when it comes down to it, as he stated, Timmy is playing Center. Bosh should be doing the same.
That's the only comparison and I believe that was Pat Riley's point.
1 year, 11 months ago on Pat Riley: Chris Bosh is a Tim Duncan type player | August
I hope you're wrong about Manu. I see 5 more years in 'em.... I hope....
A personal trainer, in a sense? Overseas?
This has been my favorite prospect overseas since we drafted him; I hope he's over here by next summer. The fact that he is getting this much attention kind of confirms my claims on his attitude and maturity level at such a young age (comparable to Kawhi's).
Great scouting. Bravo, Spurs.
I think it will be a good game... but the U.S. will take the Gold yet again this year. I don't see anyone beating this U.S. team.
Who will stop Durant? Who will stop LBJ? Who will score on Tyson Chandler? I don't understand the "lack of size" argument against the U.S. We are long at virtually every position and more athletic than any other team.
1 year, 11 months ago on Spurs' Brett Brown likes Spain's chances vs. Team U.S.A. | July
that put-back dunk at the 1:30 mark was ridiculous
1 year, 12 months ago on Video: Compilation of Hanga highlights | July
I've had such high hopes for Hanga since we drafted him. The first highlight I ever saw from him he was blocking a shot from behind his own center. His athleticism is pretty impressive and I have high hopes for him. When we drafted him I know TP and the guys took him to dinner and the Spurs staff showed him the facilities and all that and when he left I remember him sounding VERY hungry and determined to make this team. I've been his fan since then.
This highlight reel makes me an even bigger fan. He's like a mini-Dwayne Wade minus the physical stature.
@Spursfan66 @yowhatupT Spursfan -- you didn't mention defense at all, and my point was that Durant and LeBron BOTH have tools to be great defensively but simply don't have the will or determination to do so. They are scorers. I was never saying Kawhi would have to be as good a scorer as LeBron or Durant to be a superstar.. and that was my very point! Using GREAT defense and good offense... Kawhi will be a superstar in my very humble opinion.
Kawhi also has GAWDY length although Durant has a couple inches on him in both height and wingspan. But again, this is my very point. Durant should be known as a lock-down defender but instead he's just a great scorer.
Kawhi WILL be known as a great defender and within a few years, probably won't be too shabby at putting the ball in the basket either.
Jumping ability? His max vertical was 33 inches I believe? Compared to Durant's 34, maybe? That is ur biggest concern?
That was a very weird response -- I feel like you didn't read anything I wrote but it's all good.
2 years ago on How Kawhi spent his summer | July
@yowhatupT Not at all - I was actually trying to make the point that he will be just as good (if not better) defensively than those guys.
Great defense/good offense = Kawhi
Great offense/good defense = Other Superstars
I was trying to say that I truly believe Kawhi will rise to All-Star status in a few years when his offense is developed even more and by that time -- he should be one of the best perimeter defenders in the league as well.
I don't care how crazy I sound -- mark my words!!!!
@yowhatupT I can understand that -- not to be rude I just expected someone of this blog who follows the Spurs up close and personal to see the work ethic and tools that he's had since high school and see that his potential lies somewhere in the stratosphere.
He has the potential to be an all around player and transcend to superstar status in a way that is uncharacteristic of young great players - using great defense and good offense.
He is defense first but without a doubt has the tools to be something fantastic offensively. Same can't be said for other forwards like Durant/LeBron/Mello who should all have been lock down defenders from the get-go but instead opted for great offense and good defense (or in the case of Mello, no defense). When it comes to Kawhi, don't see any facet of his game going stagnant because his basketball IQ, maturity level and work ethic is (and always has been) impressive. So things like passing and court vision will come if he wants it to come, and I have no doubt in his determination, drive and will to become the greatest basketball player he can become.
Remember he was born around the time MJ won his first championship; he has 5 - 7 years before he is considered to be in his "prime".
I've said it before... and I'll say it again...
Kawhi is the Franchise in 3 years. He will be a superstar in 3 years.
I'm still laughing at Trevor Zickgraf saying he was merely a "better shooting Tony Allen" lmao
Wow... this French guy knows the Spurs.
2 years ago on Discussing De Colo with Thiollière of Inside Basket | July
Depends on if Tony is traded or not...hehe
But if he isn't, I hope Patty Mills gets a good share; I was impressed with him everytime he was on the court. Nando and Manu are both combo guards and would probably have their fair share at the point (Manu more so, unless Nando really comes out shining).
Gary Neal is too small to be good defensively at the 2 guard, and he isn't good enough to play the point consistently (at least not better than Parker, Mills, Manu and hopefully Nando). I like Gary Neal for what he can do: score and provide a spark off the bench. But he is also just as expendable as Blair and Bonner and I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up trading him.
2 years ago on Video: De Colo dazzles on the court in Valencia tribute | July
Did you not see Ryan Richards on the list?
He's a combo guard and I have no doubt that he will be able to contribute because passing/court vision is something that transitions at every level.
And Gary Neal will be the one competing for P/T this year... hell, he could be fighting for a roster spot period.
His behind the back passes are ridiculous..
that one on the fastbreak when he was loosin the handle was impressive
Cant wait! This is our ricky rubio!
@WOW Did you not see how well Diaw played this past season?
I can't wait to see what he can do with a full training camp. Diaw was very impressive last season and you're acting like he was trash. He was the second best big man on our team!
Yes.. we need a defensive 7 footer. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't sign Diaw, right?
2 years ago on Diaw to re-sign with Spurs | July
@WOW @rtesoro440 @aespurs You forgot Kawhi and Diaw
2 years ago on Report: Duncan, Mills to re-sign with Spurs | July
@aespurs I've made that same argument to other people over and over in the past couple of years. "Bonner is good at what he does (spreading the floor/terrific outside shooting) as long as he plays less than 15 mpg than he's worth the roster slot and price tag etc etc etc etc..."
But in the playoffs? He averaged 12 minutes with just over 2 points per game = / Look even deeper and you'll see that specifically in the Conference Finals he played about 11 minutes a game and averaged LESS than 1 pt a game and shot an abysmal 14%
I'm so over Bonner
@Spursfan66 You're very right on the crapshoot...Although Kawhi was one that I believed would be ready out the gate and thank God he came through.
With JA it was definitely hard with his injury and then a lockout season to follow. But I can't help but feel like he doesn't want to be here since he asked for the trade..so I'm all for seein' him out the door.
And I wouldn't compare Batum's agent to JA's - two very different scenarios with two very different players and situations.
2 years ago on If I were R.C.: The sign and trade edition | July
This is a very strange lateral move for Newman-
But best of luck to him; It will interesting to see who fills the slot.
2 years ago on Newman leaving Spurs for Wizards | July
@aespurs How could you be FINE with Bonner? I love and hate him more and more every season.. with the hate usually coming during the playoffs.
@Spursfan66 I bet you still wish we had Ian Mahinmi too, right?
I was JA's biggest fan his rookie season, but he had his chances and then demanded a trade when it didn't pan out. I assume you've been following the Spurs for a while so you know that once a player asks for a trade... he usually gets it.
@Spursfan66 De Colo is on the right...
but for sure the guy on the left is most definitely a Sean Marks look-a-like lol
2 years ago on Per Valenica, De Colo coming to San Antonio on 2-year deal | July
De Colo is a start...
Kaman is who I'm wtng for
2 years ago on De Colo discusses recent visit with the Spurs | July
The Ryan Richards joke was mean haha... my heart sunk and then came back
I really hope Adam can come over soon. He was very hungry when he left San Antonio last season and was believably eager to come back.
He's got mad up's
2 years ago on Photo Gallery: Hanga in San Antonio | June
@JohanBeijer @rtesoro440 5 million would be a joke... Luke Walton made 5 mill a year sittin on the pine
2 years, 1 month ago on Spurs’ financial situation before free agency begins | June
Where is Timmy?
Timmy had a much better season than Kevin Love and Blake Griffin. Since.. you know... he actually helped his team WIN.
2 years, 1 month ago on Parker makes All-NBA second team | May
Could the game take any longer to get here?!!
Small price to pay for sweeping ur first two rounds in the playoffs
2 years, 1 month ago on Parker being Parker when commenting on Westbrook | May
This OKC team reminds me very much of our earlier years (as far as their "big three" goes)
They have a Superstar in Durant (Duncan), young, explosive score first point guard (like TP), and then you have Harden (like Ginobili) coming off the bench and putting up great numbers. Not to mention Harden has already stated how much he idolized Ginobili's game growing up and anyone who watches Harden and DOESN"T see Ginobili's game in him is crazy.
They will win a championship or two in the near future if they keep that core. But this year is ours.. sorry OKC...
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs' Parker gives Russell Westbrook some lockerroom material | May
I like Trammel but OKC fans can't stand him because he is a closet Spurs fan lol
He was quoted earlier this year saying "I would take the '96 Bulls in the playoffs over this Spurs team. I believe he called us "the black surgeons" or something like that
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: Thunder mindful of limiting turnovers, Durant has enough of Spurs questions | May
Yeah i wanna see tony and westbrook go shot for shot... we always win when that happens lol
Another sweep coming soon...
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs, Thunder set to meet in Western Conference Finals | May
I still remember the last shot. Sprewell had a chance to win it in game 5 but when he drove it into the paint... Timmy and D-Rob were just standing there like two towers and he couldn't even see the rim.
Thus was born the twin towers... chyea!
2 years, 2 months ago on Tim Duncan still miffed at not sweeping Knicks in '99 NBA Finals | May
@MVPTexas Hell yeah I like that shit. lol
But sometimes it just looks like he's spanking someone..
With all due respect, Blair is able to match his strength when he applies himself defensively and doesn't gamble too much
2 years, 2 months ago on Report: Griffin not 100%, will play anyways | May
2 years, 2 months ago on Report: Spurs to workout Perdue F Hummel | May
Maybe Bonner will VP of Basketball Operations in a few years or something
2 years, 2 months ago on Nash to be GM of Team Canada | May
I dig it..
but I secretly was hoping to see a Chris Anderson ball-face-slap or a McRoberts posterizing.
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: 'BIG' Spurs promo | May
LeBron winning 3 MVP's in 4 years is a joke
It's good thing that a RING is what matters when reciting the greatest players of all time.
2 years, 2 months ago on Parker, Duncan receive votes for NBA MVP | May
aight aight just messing around..
Yeah 2 guard rotation in San Antonio is stacked. He'll have to get behind Green and Manu..
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs, Duncan want George Hill to return? | May
Who is this George Hill you speak of?
I'm expecting a sweep if we continue our stellar play and everyone is healthy.
CP3 and TP9 is going to be an excellent match-up, no doubt. And I hope Pop gives DeJuan a good share of minutes on Griffin, I think they match up very well but Blair is more physical and just overall always seems to look more determined when playin' his pal Blake.
Caron Butler and his crazy eye will wish he had chose the Spurs...
but fuck it we got Cap'n Jack and I prefer him over both Butler and Josh Howard.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs, Clippers set to face in Semi-Finals | May
@AlvinPatacsil Watch for K-Mart to get a couple cheap shots in too
@Emicris @Spurs_n_Devs keep dreaming
2 years, 2 months ago on Batum: Spurs are an option next season | May
@spursfan80 @rtesoro440 I disagree. Without Timmy, we don't even come close to winning a series.
Don't take Timmy for granted, he is one of the top ten greatest players of all time and is still ON THE COURT. We don't win a championship without him and will find it very difficult (unless we get lucky) to continue our dominance in the NBA once he retires.
2 years, 2 months ago on Parker becomes leader, Spurs better for it | May
I don't think getting Batum is too far fetched, and he would fit our system very well and have instant chemistry with Diaw and Parker.
Neal/Blair/Bonner: I don't know when this happened to me, honestly, I was a staunch advocate of trading the often-labeled "defenseless" Bonner - but he is good at what he does and provides a valuable service at a great price. You guys can say his defensive numbers are just skewed and whatever... but I disagree. I genuinely saw a difference in his defense this year.
With all that said, I wouldn't mind seeing Batum here if it meant losing Blair and/or Neal. Actually, Batum can effectively play both of their positions very well (assuming Neal is playing his true position of a 2guard).
I may of just realized why Pop has been so adamant about Neal's switch to the PG spot despite the emergence of Patty Mills.
He's too small for the 2 spot. Defensively he has no chance to compete (minute wise) with his fellow 2 guard teammates (Green, Manu).
Sure, he can score the ball. But it seems now like he is just one of many guys on our team that can shoot threes and penetrate in the lane effectively (Kawhi, Green, Jack, Manu, Tony)
(De Colo coming soon)
I guess I should mention the only time I got burned with the blind faith rule is when we traded for RJ... ultimate fail.
2 years, 2 months ago on Update on Richards, Lorbek | May
I stopped guessing what the f/o is going to do... I just trust what they do after the fact.
I hope Richards improves much more than he has. His stats have been stagnant for 2 years and I just feel like he needs someone to help him develop. I hope he doesn't turn into a player who relies solely on skills and athleticism to make it.
Lorbek is already accomplished. I get a "Sabonis" feeling with him, like by the time he gets here he'll be past his prime and injury prone.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs finish off Jazz | May
Was anyone else bothered with the way Derrick Favors was giggling through his post game interview?
2 years, 2 months ago on How the Spurs fared vs. Clippers, Grizzlies | May
@JeffProjectSpurs @russman138 The way CP3 closed out last nights game was beasty... I would love to see the matchup but it would be hair pulling at times lol
Nice review Kyle... I actually missed the game so this helps.
I work nights and the wifey recorded the WRONG GAME... how does that happen?!
When NBAtv was reviewing the possible second round series they said that Memphis was 4-0 against the Spurs in the regular season.
Nobody even knew to correct it, they just stated it as fact and moved on.
On a brighter note, the Spurs will sweep either team if we come out hungry. If we get off to a slow start, we may see a game 5.
@JohanBeijer I definitely agree about Manu. But Timmy, I didn't even think he played that bad in the series when he actually got touches. We kept saying "we're saving Timmy for the playoffs..." and then he rarely gets to play offensively. We ended up standing around waiting for Manu or Tony to make something happen. This year, however, has been much different. Timmy has gotten the ball on the first possession every playoff game thus far.
2 years, 2 months ago on Shaq picking Spurs in NBA Finals, says Duncan has two more seasons | May
I agree, Kyle. Great coaching should enable us to take away 1 or 2 key things from both teams effectively but Clippers would be a little easier since their defense is nowhere near capable of stopping us the way we've been playing the last couple of months.
I look for a sweep in round 2 if we play the Clips.
2 years, 2 months ago on Clippers or Grizzlies? | May
Well... the best teams in the league are sweeping their first round opponents (MIA, OKC, SAS) and I think we are inevitably going to play OKC in the WCF. But for 3 years now (KD era), we have shown that we match up well against OKC. We haven't faced them in the playoffs, but we have dominated them in the regular season and pretty convincingly on a couple occasions.
Even if we didn't have history on our side, I would pick the Spurs. But we do have history on our side, and I'm taking it.
As for the ECF, it's a little more cloudy. If Indiana keeps rolling I think that second round against Miami is going to be a very good series and I'm honestly not convinced that Boston can beat Philly in a 7 game series.
But, if I was a betting man...Miami and San Antonio in the finals.
2 years, 2 months ago on Utah's Jefferson has 'mad respect' for Spurs | May
I @JohanBeijer I, for one, saw the Spurs having a great team this year especially since we traded for Kawhi and all the TD stories I read during the lockout was about him working hard in the gym. No Disneyland, no beaches off the Spanish coast, no resorts...
Just TD, a gym, a ball... and often times NeNe lol
A lot of big men came to San Antonio over the lockout to work out with Timmy and Timmy has shown why he one of the top ten greatest players of all time... his winning focus. Few have it, even fewer have enough of it.
Kawhi has it, IMO, and I can't wait to see if he reaches full potential.
Why are we trying so hard to play Gary Neal at the point when he is a 2 at heart (we kind of did the same thing to Hill... and that didn't work out)
Mills plays the point extremely well.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs' Mills prefers playing in Olympics over the NBA & is learning much from Parker | May
Why have a season at all? Why even play for a championship? Just make Lockout Seasons a 'draw' season and whoever gets the number 1 seed gets a top 5 pick in the draft.
Why should the league allow for a championship game if they plan on demoralizing the champions after the fact with an asterisk? It would be different if the lockout season somehow gave us a weird turnout like the Nuggets vs the Hawks in the finals - but the better teams ALWAYS make it. Before the season started, OKC. CHI and MIA were the obvious favorites Who were the favorites after the lockout season ended and teams are entering the playoffs? OKC, CHI and MIA.
So I call bullshit on the asterisk. The better team would win whether we played 30 game season or a 100 game season.
2 years, 2 months ago on LeBron James says Spurs' '99 title doesn't deserve an asterisk | May
I agree with you here Kyle... if we lose this game it's going to be nothing the Jazz did but rather something we don't do.
But I'm with you - we have been very solid and I expect a sweep as well.
2 years, 2 months ago on Jazz, Corbin looking to fight back in Game 3 | May
@JeffProjectSpurs @russman138 @Juan Yeah man anytime.
lol.. so very true bout JA
Although I've noticed his play has been a little more carefree in his last couple of showings.
Too little too late...
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs 'nerd out' at Avengers premier | May
@SimeonJeppsen Yeah he just resigned mid-season like he always planned...
don't be so naive.
2 years, 2 months ago on Popovich says he wanted model Spurs like Jazz | May
@Juan Have you seen JA's hairline? You'd swear he's in competition with LeBron..
Plus, Project Spurs writers are human and put their pants on one leg at a time just like we do.. they can make mistakes ya know.
No.. we have 3 future hall of famers on our team and they raise that figure considerably but have earned their wages unlike other millionaires in the league *cough* Luke Walton *cough*
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs spend big bucks | May
I'm trying to think of one player on our team who wouldn't stay humble...Green? Jack?
I don't see us not staying humble. I see us sweeping the Jazz convincingly.
2 years, 2 months ago on Ginobili wants Spurs to remain humble | May
How did Jerry Sloan get fired in such a classy organization?
arguably one of the best players of all time? He's Michael fuckin Jordan I think that argument is sealed and waiting for the day Kobe and Tim retires
@Spursforever69 You haven't noticed Jackson, Green and Kawhi crashing the boards? Pop takes away rebounding when it's a problem. You can't stop everything, you just focus on trying to take away a couple things that allow a particular team to win (i.e. rebounding, penetration, 3 pointers).
And so far Pop has shown some very awesome coaching skills.. as if there were ever any doubt..
Last year in the first round was probably the most frustration I've ever seen out of Pop from the sidelines. A couple times I even saw that "rattled" look I've never seen on him.
I feel like Pop wants to make up for last year just as much as the other guys.
2 years, 2 months ago on What went right, what went wrong for Spurs in Game 2 | May
I love that Kawhi picture
Surprised he didn't add Shaq to his list...
I love hearing NBA players humble themselves and talk about who they believe are the best players; who better to describe how great a player is than those who are forced to guard them?
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: Knicks' Chandler says Duncan toughest ever to guard | May
@Juan I think that's JA
I still don't understand Howard starting over Favors..
Howard looks like a has-been out there
2 years, 2 months ago on Jazz head coach Corbin says he needs to chill | May
Great comments by Rick Bucher... except the mention of the "asterisk"
2 years, 2 months ago on Audio: ESPN's Ric Bucher talks about lost interview with Spurs' Popovich | Episodes
@JeffProjectSpursI feel like we have been "rough" in the sense that our intensity level was overwhelming to them at times.
And that will win playoff games.. not hard fouls.
2 years, 2 months ago on Jefferson wants to get physical with Parker, TP says it's not going to stop him | May
If Don Nelson has won COY 3 times... then I think Pop has about 2 more of these left.
2 years, 2 months ago on Report: Spurs' Popovich to be named NBA Coach of the Year | May
If the Jazz keep premeditating this "hard foul" and making it public, how are they going to avoid suspension when one foul goes too far?
Someone is getting tossed tonight...
Tiago should punch him with his championship ring after we win it
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: ESPN's Bayless, Smith debate Splitter's injury | May
Yeah Ty Corbin made it seem so simple..
"We'll just fly back Sunday night... have practice Monday.. and come back on Tuesday,"
so simple yet.. so complicated
2 years, 2 months ago on Favors, Carroll would've liked to stay in San Antonio | May
lol... i think its "shaking my head" not "smacking my head"
Parker, De Colo, then Diaw and possibly Batum?
Spurs F/O going after the entire French National Team....
Why not? lol
Pop saw how well Parker played last summer with those guys so why not just bring that chemistry to San Antonio? We could have 4 frenchman starting for the Spurs by the end of 2014.. hell maybe even 5 if Timmy retires and we pick up Seraphin or trade for Noah (preferably the latter).
2 years, 2 months ago on Olympic Groups A & B Very Spurs Heavy | January
Josh Howard should take a page out of Jefferson's book;
Stay humble, respect the game, and respect your opponents.
2 years, 2 months ago on Jazz bigs, Duncan share mutual admiration | May
@rtesoro440 I thought our defensive rotations were actually pretty quick and crisp.
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: Spurs' 'Big 3' get fans of their seats, Manu comes up a bit short | April
Ay Jeff who represents Project Spurs in the post game interviews?
2 years, 2 months ago on Devin Harris suggests giving Parker a few hard fouls | April
@JeffProjectSpurs @russman138 That would only open up the door for the national pundits to say "it would have been a different series if ____ hadn't been suspended"
But yeah.. I wouldn't mind seeing Captain Jack lose his cool for a quick second on Parker's behalf!!!
Josh Howard... I'm glad you decided to go to Utah and not San Antonio.
He said "we played pretty good" like 4 times and then even threw in a "I missed a couple shots but I played pretty good"
Anyone who was watching the game KNOWS Utah did NOT match our intensity and it was always only a matter of time before we opened up the game. The sooner he realizes that, the sooner he can actually work on getting better.
How can you fill a cup that's already full.
2 years, 2 months ago on Jazz postgame videos | April
I understand the game of basketball and the purpose of hard fouls... I just think it's a pussy move.
If you can't guard your man... get better or get beat
Almost time Spurs fans!!!!
I like this move.. and if Diaw plays well - will DeJuan get any playing time?
2 years, 2 months ago on Before Tip-Off: Diaw, Howard to start in Spurs-Jazz series opener | April
Devin Harris was having a lot of difficulty keeping up with Parker this season....
I expect that continue through the playoffs.
2 years, 2 months ago on Harris knows this isn't the same Parker he once faced | April
Everyone says I'm crazy for calling Kawhi the future of the franchise... but they told me the same thing when I said Kawhi would earn his minutes as soon as he step foot on the court and may even be able to transition into a starting role his rookie year. In my opinion, Kawhi would have been a a number one draft pick had he finished college.
His gracious attitude and humble approach to the game reminds me of a 20 year old Tim Duncan at Wake Forest. Kawhi is a winner with potential that has no ceiling. Mark my words Spurs fans, this guy is the real deal.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Spurs' young guns | April
His defense has been surprisingly well
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs' Diaw: 'The goal here is to win the ring' | April
How blessed our we to have such a great franchise? Could you imagine having to watch your professional sports team purposely lose a game just to secure bottom seven'?
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs vs. Warriors preview: Spurs look for win 50, best record in the NBA | April
This blew my mind just trying to think of it..
what if we traded for nash?
2 years, 2 months ago on Nash says Duncan still one of greatest players today | April
@JayceeTy Ive heard of Wale... i actually liked him up until now..
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: ESPN asks if Spurs will win the west | April
@JohnAbney @Emicris @JohanBeijer But John... are you forgetting that he was the starting point guard? Without Gino, Parker and Timmy...
Also... 9 of 23 means he shot 40 percent.. not bad considering he fired 8 threes.
@JohanBeijer Im with you here Johan...
Patty Mills has proven he is an excellent point guard off the bench... and definitely better at the point than Gary,
I, too, am a little dumbfounded at Patty Mills' lack of play.
Why does NOBODY talk about the OKC exit from the playoffs the past couple years????
They have been favorites but haven't been able to overcome Dirk or Kobe.. and soon Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
OKC is a young team that has YET to prove their longevity for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Timmy is polishing off his FOUR championship rings.
@yowhatupT @Spursforever69 A better shooting Tony Allen?
I've lost so much respect for you. If Tony Allen was a better shooter I would STILL take Kawhi.
Kawhi is going to make a category on his own. In my eyes, he does have superstar potential (I think that's what Spursforever69 was getting at) but I think his exceptional defense separates him from the rest. All these superstars have the skill and body to become great defensive players but will always be remembered for their offense.
But watch Kawhi become the most balanced superstar you've ever seen right before your eyes. This guy is our franchise.
2 years, 3 months ago on Kawhi the next Bowen or something more? | April
Nothing like kicking the Lakers' ass on national television; this cemented our place atop the Western Conference.
I'm starting to think that the reason Pop hasn't shown a lot of Splitter/Duncan combinations this season is because he has been saving it for the playoffs...?
Teams will have to adjust to a twin tower front court when facing the Spurs in the playoffs.
Not to mention Diaw's defense???
2 years, 3 months ago on Spurs control tempo, blow out Lakers | April
Dwight is a wasted talent...
I hope one day he grows up and realized he already blew what little chance he had.
2 years, 3 months ago on Report: Howard done for the season, will have back surgery | April
I think Timmy didn't like it too much...lol
Understandable.. he's been trying to erase the "old man image" all season. He came into this season in fantastic shape.. better than we've seen him in a while. And not to mention his focus and determination is there.
All to be looked over because of a simple joke.. DNP Old
The DNP Burgers for DeJuan is hilarious... kudos lol
2 years, 3 months ago on Don't expect Pop to list Duncan as 'old' again | April
Out of all the overseas players we've drafted, I was most impressed with Adam Hanga's hunger and will. He is a competitor and you can tell in his interviews and how he plays that he works extremely hard on his game. I guessed this past summer that he would be in the black and silver by 2014
I stand by that
2 years, 3 months ago on Video: Adam Hanga's monster dunk ranks number one in ACB League | April
lmao.. good shit
2 years, 3 months ago on Video: Lakers' Jordan Hill appreciates Parker's crossover | April
This happens often.
Reminds me of the time David Lee said "The Spurs aren't that good of a team" after we just got done spankin' that ass.
Haters galore when you're at the top. They see how easy we make it look and they in turn, think it's easy.
5th ring comin soon....
2 years, 3 months ago on Warriors’ Klay Thompson says he can be better than Ginobili | May
@CraigThomas @JohnAbney I was watching the game on TNT and they were like "Heres Splitter shooting a freethrow... hes been struggling from the line.."
I'm thinkin.. doesn't he shoot like 70% this year now???
2 years, 3 months ago on Hill or Leonard? Leonard or Hill? | April
@spursfan80 I'd trade Bonner before I traded Blair
And I'm glad all you guys who were on the "trade Parker" bandwagon are finally coming back to the light =D
The problem was Hill wasn't supposed to be a bench player after 3 years. He was supposed to grow in his role and become our greatest asset off the bench (last year, Neal was our biggest player off the bench) and eventually fill that starting PG role; Hill showed that he wasn't 100% comfortable at running point. He was unsure when to penetrate and when to pass and never really played the PG exceptionally well unless he was aggressive.
I'm good with Patty Mills over Hill. They both play defense and they can both shoot. Where the differences arise is Patty Mills is a better distributor, IMO, and George Hill is the better penetrater (when he wants to be).
You didn't list steals. Kawhi is averaging 1.3 steals a game (Hill 0.8) and if there was a category for balls knocked loose he would definitely be somewhere towards the top.
And just like you touched on, I feel more confident playing KD, Kobe and LeBron knowing Kawhi is guarding them and not Hill
I hated watching the game on TNT cuz it was like Reggie and everyone else had NO fuckin clue what the Spurs have done all season.
Timmy made a decent move before this one and they were like.. "wow.. thats vintage tim duncan... he didnt play like that in the first round of last years playoffs"
Im like.. CHEESE N RICE... hes posterized a handful of people this year and has been vintage timmy ALL year.
When tony would make a move they would say "never seen tony play like this.."
im like.. i have.. ALL FUDGIN SEASON YA PRICK
It's time for another ring... anyone agree? So haters can shhhhhh
2 years, 3 months ago on Video: Tim Duncan puts Lakers' McRoberts on a poster | April
@JMattHicks Nice post here, completely agree with this assessment.
The Blair trade talks are premature. Wait for the playoffs and the roster will work itself out
2 years, 3 months ago on Are Blair's minutes in jeopardy with arrival of Diaw? | April
@Enzo the Baker @JohnAbney I think the argument is more Ryan Richards would develop quicker in our own backyard (Toros) than he would rarely playing in Europe
2 years, 3 months ago on Lorbek to sign with Spurs this summer? | April
@CraigThomas Ur right but I still would've taken Josh Selby
2 years, 3 months ago on Nando De Colo ready for NBA | April
Corey Joseph was a wasted draft choice in my opinion. I thought maybe he'd come out and just play some stellar ball and we'd all see what RC saw.
But unfortunately, CJ has shown he is too young and not quite ready.
I think you are flat out WRONG here. Offensively, he is better than Diaw in the post and dangerously close to being better than Tiago. Not to mention Dejuan is averaging about 10 ppg while only playing about 21 minutes a game. Dejuan's floater/teardrop has looked SPECTACULAR this year - how can you argue that? His patience in the post has gotten better and in all seriousness, he has improved in all facets of his game (except maturity... but he is getting there). As far a jump shot? Whatever. lol He can have one or not have one. TP didn't have a jump shot for years! Why do you want DeJuan Blair to be a shooter when we already have shooters? DeJuan needs to be the paint player he is.
I think he rebounds well for his size, but I don't think he is "excellent on rebounding". Same goes for defense.
Blair needs something special to make up for his height? Let's start with passing, basketball IQ, court awareness and not to mention he has GREAT hands. I've seem him pick the pocket of some great ball handlers including Kobe and Durant. Oh yeah... there were 2 Spurs that were in the top 30 last year in total steals (not spg). Guess who? Manu and Blair
2 years, 3 months ago on Spurs' Diaw: I am very happy to be with the Spurs | April
@JeffProjectSpurs @Spursforever69 Jeff, I believe you are looking at it too simplistically.
I don't think Diaw's success is what dictates Blair's future as a Spur. Blair was always going to be "trade bait" if he didn't cut it this season. Like I said, he is great for the money he is being paid but as soon as that rookie contract is up, we'll really have to re-evaluate whether or not he is worth the money. A rookie contract with the Spurs is more or less an audition and if you don't grow in your role and become what we drafted you to be - see ya! In example: George Hill. He is a great player as well as an exceptional human being, but he never became the starting 1 or 2 guard that we needed him to be.
We were always going to get another 4/5 this season, and Blair's future as a Spur was in jeopardy whether we signed Diaw or Dawson.
With ALL THAT being said, I think Blair's fate lies within the 2012 playoffs - mark those words.
@JeffProjectSpurs @Spursforever69 I wouldn't say Blair is expendable; I think Blair is a great asset to have (especially for the price). Let's see what happens after his rookie contract is over, though. I think every season he has gotten better and smarter. He needs to mature a little more (IMO) but the fact still remains that he is our 3rd best post player behind Timmy and Tiago.
Diaw is a great shooter, passer and has surprised me defensively. I hope he continues to improve in our system and he can only get better. He also comes off well spoken and intelligent in this interview.
I remember Garnett did an interview after Hurricane Katrina and sounded like a buffoon. "Der was so much watuh... I 'membuh thinkin' man... i aint neva seen dis much watuh..."
Forgot to throw in that we did it in the deeper western conference and we only trail Chicago by 3 games which means we even have a shot at taking the best record in the league.
We are playing better and are deeper than the team that won 61 games last year
2 years, 3 months ago on Does Pop deserve COY? | April
@CraigThomas @DartagnanNarvaez lmao...aint that the ^&$%$% truth
2 years, 3 months ago on Shaq says Malone is the best power forward ever, or Barkley, maybe Duncan | April
"What do you have to say Spurs fans? Do you agree with Shaq or is TD the best power forward ever?"
lmao... what do you think our answer is going to be
I agree that it comes down to Thibs and Pop, but I think Pop gets this one. The Bulls are exactly where everyone thought they'd be this year. Did anyone not expect the Bulls to finish in the top two in the Eastern Conference? Then you have the Spurs, where every pundit and blogger alike stated that the Spurs were too old, too small and that our title window was shut. Now we are a legitimate contender! We lost Manu for a substantial amount of time as well
@CraigThomas Many people miss the big reason why and how the Spurs find these "gems". Few people don't understand or even believe what Pop means when he says "Basketball in its purest sense is a pretty simple game, and executing in different aspects of the game is what helps teams win"
2 years, 3 months ago on Hill may be gone, but far from forgotten in San Antonio | April
@rtesoro440 honestly... i never thought about it. But yeah...Hill could definitely pull a Stephen Jackson and be back as a ring hungry veteran.
@rtesoro440 HA.. i said spurs by 15 before i even saw ur post lol.
But this Celtics guy is truly in lala land...
"they have perhaps the best defensive backcourt in the league (with Bradley and Rondo)"
2 years, 3 months ago on Gameday Q+A with Red's Army: Boston's resurgance, TD and KG looking spry & more | April
" The Spurs have been hot, but the Celtics have been hotter"
Gimme a break... Spurs by 15 tonite
this kid is the franchise in 3 years
2 years, 3 months ago on Leonard climbing up the rookie ladder | March
@rtesoro440 lol... we WILL not draft the next TD late in the first round!!
2 years, 3 months ago on Spurs making calls on Syracuse's Waiters | March
"im in the kitchen cookin up the recipe.."
watcha cookin there blair?? better watch what your saying in your music.. you're not in the hood anymore you're in the bright lights
2 years, 4 months ago on Video: Blair sings 'You Better Recognize' complete with f-bombs | March
@rtesoro440 haha.. your comments are always amusing.
But I think having Tony on our team helps us out here.
2 years, 4 months ago on Report: Spurs front runners for Diaw | March
@rtesoro440 I'm not using the small market argument as an excuse for RC NOT to go after one of those players... I'm saying it's the reason why those players don't want to come HERE (frankly.. I don't like either of them). We shouldn't overspend just to change their mind.. FUCK that. If a player chooses money over winning then we don't want them here anyway.
And I don't mind staying fiscally conservative. If you want an overspending owner, then be a Mavs fan.
2 years, 4 months ago on Jackson discusses return to San Antonio | March
@rtesoro440 woah woah woah... you are sadly mistaken thinking our F/O is standing on the sidelines. RC already stated after the RJ trade that the roster moves were not over. You have to understand we are a small market team and there aren't too many players who actually believe we have a shot at the championship. Most players either want money or a shot at a championship (sometimes both) and if you haven't been watching..... we have tried to go after a lot of players that flat out turned us down for either money or a bigger market.
Hickson is being signed to the Warriors.. right? Pretty sure I heard that. Also heard that Turiaf was looking to go to Miami or Chicago (who isn't) so we aren't even a front runner. Dollar to donuts that we attempted to get one of these big men.
Also, this is a blog. Give credit to the contributors of this blog for the hard work they do; providing us with up to date Spurs information, commentary and opines. RJ for Jackson was a big deal; and if you don't care for the story don't click on it. I think it's rude to get angry with a Spurs blogger for not making every story about obtaining a big man - especially when they've already posted a story about the 2 big men you're talking about,
@CraigThomas Can't argue there.. definitely the time-keeper's fault.
But Fisher has been the scapegoat since nobody knows the time keeper's name.. or do they? Nah they don't he woulda been floatin down the San Antonio river by now.
But I also like rtesoro's point, the Lakers let him go for a reason.
2 years, 4 months ago on Fisher still on Spurs' radar, Mills deal still not done | March
@Spurs1 Fair enough.. kudos
@Spurs1 Two completely differenly playing styles, IMO
I would have to disagree...
Getting Turiaf, to me, seems like getting another Blair. Plus, I haven't had much respect for Turiaf after he gave DeJuan that "Don't dunk on me!" chest bump last year... total facial favorite Blair dunk of all time.
2 years, 4 months ago on Turiaf, Hickson among available bigs | March
@CraigThomas I'm agreeing with you somewhat.
We DO use Bonner too much. That's my point. His purpose is to stretch the floor offensively. THATS IT.
He is our worst defender.. agreed.
All I'm saying is.. don't say trade him NOW when he's playing too much minutes and unfortunately is exposed in the post quite often.
With another big man.. you will be happy when Bonner is playing 12 minutes a game
2 years, 4 months ago on Cuban doesn't care about Spurs getting Jackson | March
I @JeffProjectSpurs @russman138 I just read that.
They all say their dream is to play in the NBA.. are they afraid or just complacent?
2 years, 4 months ago on Sanikidze wants to stay in Europe | March
I would have traded Hill for Kawhi straight up.
But damn... no other Spur shoved a finger in Kobe's face last George Hill did last year.
2 years, 4 months ago on Another team targeting Lorbek | March
I'll take Mills.
@CraigThomas Stop pump faking? You're terrible. Every good shooter should have a good pump fake and owe it to themselves to develop somewhat of a mid range game to keep the defense honest. He penetrated twice (not "multiple times") and turned it over only one time. You are a typical fan trying to play GM with no facts. We didn't "match him up" against Dirk. Matt Bonner was forced to play 22 minutes last night and unfortunately had to take his licks (Blair played just as terrible on Dirk.. Where is your Blair bashing??) playing Dirk. If we had one more big man to come off the bench.. Bonner would have played a comfortable 12-15 minutes or so and would have probably never even been on the court at the same time as Dirk.
Think back to our last Championship year in 2007 - Bonner averaged 12 minutes a game and shot about 47% from the floor. THAT is the proper way to use Bonner, sparingly. If we were able to play Bonner 12 minutes a game or so, he would be effective at stretching the offense when Pop needs him to and he's very capable of coming off the bench and putting up some numbers when we need some help on offense.
Bonner is not a great defender.. DUH.. Captain Obvious.
Erazem had similar statements last year before the Spurs obtained his draft rights; then he said he might want to play with the Spurs. So far the only overseas players I see excited about coming to the NBA is Ryan Richards and Adam Hanga.
Do these overseas players have to "enter" the draft as our collegiate stars do or are they just.. chosen?
@Joey I agree, Joey. But the fact still remains that we need another (defensive) big man in the rotation so when playoffs come around, TD and Tiago get plenty of minutes together. If the playoffs started right now, Blair and Bonner would never see the court together. Therefore TD and Tiago would never see the court together either.
@rtesoro440 Yes.. every fan in San Antonio is on the prowl for our next big man and I'm sure the F/O is as well. But to say we can't make ANY move until we get a big man is counter-productive.
Just like you said.. he IS an upgrade to Jefferson.
@spurs123 Good stuff... agree mostly.
Though I will make this bold statement - Matt Bonner's defense has improved 200% from last season. He's actually moving his feet and getting off the ground challenging shots and even getting a couple blocks. I haven't liked Bonner for years because of his defensive liabilities.
I feel like someone got in his ear and said pick it up or see ya later, because the effort is there defensively.
Offensively, he's made some mistakes on the penetration but he just recently started showing a mid-range game. He should continue to improve and figure out how to get that mid range jumper or floater off in the lane (he should get tips from Blair.. outstanding floater in the paint...)
I guess my bottom line is..with Bonner's defensive effort picking up, I'm absolutely okay with him staying with the team getting 12-15 minutes a game (much less than his 21 mpg avg last year)
Come on guys, we were never going to draft the next Tim Duncan late in the first round this coming 2012 draft.
We already drafted Ryan Richards, Davis Bertans and obtained the rights to Erazam Lorbek. 3 big men waiting to play with our organization. We don't need another young big. We need a PROVEN big via trade or free agency.
As for our PG position, I would love to see Manu run the point off the bench. Wishful thinking, I'm sure.
And how can anyone not like SJ over RJ??!!!! RJ may have developed into a better 3 pt shooter but come on people.. Neal, Bonner, Manu and even Green, Kawhi and TP have been sinking the 3's this year. We don't need more 3's to win in the playoffs. We need DEFENSE. Any move that betters us defensively without sacrificing crucial offense is the right move.
2 years, 4 months ago on Update: Several reports calling Jackson/Jefferson swap done | March
e @JohnAbney Bottom line... RJ is OVERPAYED.. and i think he knows it
2 years, 4 months ago on Bucher: Spurs, Warriors discussing Stephen Jackson, Richard Jefferson swap | March
SJ was talking about playing before the season and how hungry he is for a ring. Bucks didn't seem as hungry as he was tho.. sitting him most of the season.
I REALLY like this trade. Pop keeps SJ in check like none other and SJ already knows the system. If we were able to get Okafor too I'd be outrageously impressed with our F/O
We did it guys.. we unloaded RJ's God awful contract!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO
I hear Nets are tryna move Johan Petro... he seems like someone our F/O would get but i don't necessarily like him.
As for a PG... damn... options are limited. If we can work out a draft pick and JA for Flynn then I'm all for it
2 years, 4 months ago on Rumor: Spurs interested in Jonny Flynn | March
I hardly think they "gave" it away. Basketball is 48 minutes. It doesn't matter WHEN you make the mistake in the 23rd minute or the 48th minute....
If WE had lost that first game we could of had the same argument of "we gave it away" because we didn't make the right plays down the stretch. The point is... in the NBA you can't have a bad game and lose and say.."they didn't beat us... we gave it away"
You had a bad game and lost.. period.
2 years, 4 months ago on Clippers commentary: Del Negro, Paul discuss Spurs | March
We all knew this was a possibility bringing in TJ... "injury prone" was an understatement.
As people have stated... trading for a PG would be silly unless we also got a big man in the trade. CJ has the tools but he plays too much like a rookie out there (so does JA for that matter). When they hit the court, they try to make something happen and over-think their play instead of letting the game come to them (i.e. Kawhi)
Considering our trade pieces, if we DO make a move... do not be surprised to see Gary Neal go.
2 years, 4 months ago on Ford to sit out rest of season, considering retirement | March
What about Pop's choice of words? He didn't say "A trade will get made if it makes sense"... he said "THE trade will get made..."
Is there already a trade possibility just pending execution? Or maybe a trade in the negotiation stages?
2 years, 4 months ago on Spurs’ Popovich discusses trade deadline | March
Where was this pic taken?
2 years, 4 months ago on Spurs hang with Fat Joe, Bun B | March
Blair is like Malik Rose 2.0
Blair's offensive game has consistently improved and so have his Whataburger habits --
My concern comes in around playoff time when rebounding and defense becomes an essential part of winning games.However, when he is on the floor with Timmy his PER goes up and they work very well in the paint; TD does a nice job compensating for Blair. The reason why we don't see a lot of Splitter/Duncan combinations is because then Blair would be forced to play with Bonner at some point... and we definitely don't want that.
IMO, we should keep Blair around if the price is right
2 years, 4 months ago on Midseason review: DeJuan Blair | March
I think its been obvious that we've been showcasing him. JA is missing something though (confidence is my guess) and if he doesn't start taking advantage of the minutes he gets he may be circulating the dleague pretty soon
2 years, 4 months ago on Are the Spurs showcasing James Anderson? | March
@IMISSMALIK@dcarlock2 years away??? terrible.
I've seen him play quite a bit and I would say he would develop a LOT faster in Austin than he would in the UK playing 19 and 20 yr olds.
2 years, 7 months ago on Spurs waive Hassell and Zeller, roster at 13 | December
Yes! Been wondering the same..But I always get shot down like "It's not time.."
Looking at our frontcourt.. its time.
We KNEW Antonio was retiring!
I agree.. but he didn't get enough PT for me to rule him out altogether
Bite your tongue!
Maybe we're gonna bring back Oberto..?
For us not to keep Zeller (Hassell was understable) it seems like the FO may have a plan..
or they have nothing
Hoping its not the latter!!!
I think we all agree we need a legitimate post defender other than TImmy and Tiago to be contenders - this has been stated by this website, fans and media talkin heads alike. I'm not saying Haddadi is the one we've been waiting for, but he's definitely worth a look. I don't see why that is so foolish.
Then again... I'm just an over-opinionated fan
2 years, 7 months ago on X Factor: Under-the-radar Anderson may prove to be biggest surprise this season | December
A chance to win.... a championship?
That is possible IF and ONLY IF we have a legitimate post defender in rotation that isn't Timmy or Tiago. You know this as you've stated it on Podcasts and Blogs alike. I love Blair.. tenacious rebounding, can score in the post, and lead the league in steals for Centers last year. But he will never be a premier post shot blocker/defender (something we will be screaming for come playoff time).
If Zeller works out and has a great year.. then fantastic - we got lucky. But don't count on it. Hassell is.. well.. an inch shorter than Bonner and 20 lbs heavier.
If Haddadi goes un-looked then I would be extremely disappointed in our FO. He is 7'2, 265lbs and only 26 yrs old and has NBA/Euroleague experience.
They already have
Bryan - stop regurgitating nonsense you hear pundits saying on ESPN
TD did NOT look old all last year, STATS DONT LIE - he averaged 13.5 pts, 9.5 boards, 2 blocks, and 2.7 assists with 50% FGpercentage - and thats with averaging FOUR LESS MINUTES than the previous season where he averaged less blocks and did about the same in boards and assists.
So his decline pretty much came in points alone (which is understandable considering the run n gun offense that Pop opted for last yr)
So considering he touched the ball about 40% less.. I'd say his numbers were pretty damn good.
TD is still top 3 in the league in defending the post and still top 3 in the league in SCORING in the post.
2 years, 7 months ago on Dirk not at 100% | December
Well... The FO never sleeps. Like Pop said a few days ago.. "We aren't just going to get a body to put in there"
With that said, a really good argument could be made for Haddadi not being "just another body." If we would giver Zeller a shot.. I don't see why it's so far fetched to give Haddadi a chance.
Very excited about C-Jo - his potential is as high as he wants it to be.
Kawhi... looked a little timid sometimes..
will have to wait n see
2 years, 7 months ago on Spurs' Joseph quietly silencing critics | December
A legitimate 7 footer just hopped in the free agency pool - Hamed Haddadi.
It seems like we should have a fighting shot should we attempt to sign him. He is unrestricted so no need to wait n see if Memphis will match offer