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Pounding The Rock Sep 12, 2018
Open Thread: A Manu Ginobili mural commemorates his retirement

Open Thread: A Manu Ginobili mural commemorates his retirement

Let’s begin a tour of the Spurs murals in San Antonio Yesterday, Marilyn Dubinski published a post on the LaMarcus Aldridge mural at Rudy’s Seafood. On my drive to work, I noticed that the Gil’s Tire at 6239 San Pedro Ave had a new mural thanking Manu Ginobili. After speaking with Gil’s office, I found out the mural by artist Michael Compton had gone up on August 30th — Manu Ginobili Day. A close up of the artist’s signature offered these links: This got me to thinking. There are many murals around San Antonio. Some are changing with the incoming players. Some are...
ClutchPoints Sep 11, 2018
LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray get murals in San Antonio

LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray get murals in San Antonio

The San Antonio Spurs, now led by LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, and Dejounte Murray, are one of the last remaining old-school teams in the NBA. Outside of a few H-E-B commercials, executives run this organization with great fundamentals, precision, and very little fluff. This classy culture has even rubbed off on their fans, which may […] The post LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray get murals in San Antonio appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Sep 11, 2018
LaMarcus Aldridge finally has a mural in San Antonio

LaMarcus Aldridge finally has a mural in San Antonio

So does Dejounte Murray. When a DeMar DeRozan mural popped up in San Antonio barely a month after he was traded to the Spurs, some fans were a little perturbed that even after three seasons, there still wasn’t one of LaMarcus Aldridge. Rest assured, because he now has one located at Rudy’s Seafood (the same location as DeRozan’s), and it’s safe to say he approves: Tough!! pic.twitter.com/VuuV3UcyvO— LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) September 11, 2018 Dejounte Murray has also recently been added to the wall of murals at the same restaurant (although I was unable to find an...
ClutchPoints Sep 6, 2018
DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t the Spurs’ alpha, it’s Gregg Popovich

DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t the Spurs’ alpha, it’s Gregg Popovich

The deal that sent San Antonio spurs forward Kawhi Leonard to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan shocked the basketball world. The Spurs were losing confidence in their ability to keep the two-time Defensive Player of the year and 2014 NBA Finals MVP. At some point along the line, there was a disconnect between Leonard and the […] The post DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t the Spurs’ alpha, it’s Gregg Popovich appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Sep 4, 2018
The most important numbers for every Spur in 2018-19

The most important numbers for every Spur in 2018-19

A look ahead at the most telling stats for each Spur this season. Some stats tell a story of how a player’s season is going, denoting development in a particular area, how well they’re fulfilling their role, or their general value to the team. Like last year, here’s an article specifically about predicting which numbers might be most meaningful for each Spur. Also like last year: some of these choices will matter more than others. Much of LaMarcus Aldridge’s bounceback campaign fell on his dominance in the post, and it was fairly clear going into the season that his performance...
Pounding The Rock Aug 25, 2018
DeRozan could be the answer to the Spurs’ recent pick-and-roll struggles

DeRozan could be the answer to the Spurs’ recent pick-and-roll struggles

One of the Spurs newest players will help fill some gaps in the pick-and-roll. The Spurs finished outside the top 10 in offensive rating for the first time in a decade, and much of that can be attributed to their struggles at executing the pick-and-roll. When factoring in shots that came from the ball-handler or passes from the ball-handler, pick-and-roll possessions accounted for roughly 33% of the Spurs offense last season. For comparison, the Spurs executed post-up plays 11% of the time, so while it felt as though the Spurs soul purpose last season was to feed LaMarcus Aldridge the ball...
Pounding The Rock Aug 24, 2018
The Spurs rotation is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

The Spurs rotation is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

Beginning with the starting five, and working all the way down the roster, there aren’t any obvious answers for what Pop will do. The Spurs roster for the 2018-2019 season is pretty much set, with the big news obviously being the addition of DeMar DeRozan. Both Bleacher Report and ESPN expect Rudy Gay to join him in the starting lineup alongside last year’s starters: Dejounte Murray, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Pau Gasol. That makes sense from a talent perspective, but Dejounte, Rudy, LaMarcus, and Pau only shared the floor for 14.5 minutes last year, and they were -14 in that time. The...

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