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Jun 20, 2017
Hoops Hype
The San Antonio Spurs will likely bring back Pau Gasol but on a new contract. Manu Ginobili may come back too instead of choosing to retire. Gasol declined his $16.2 million player option for next season but he was expected to work with the team “on a longer deal” to stay with the team. The 36-year-old NBA veteran averaged 12.4 ppg with 6.8 rpg during his first year with the team. Sources: Pau Gasol will decline his $16.2M option for 2017-18, but intends to work with Spurs on a longer term deal to remain with team. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017 He previous two...
Pounding The Rock Jun 22, 2017
What the Spurs can get if they pick 29th in the NBA Draft

What the Spurs can get if they pick 29th in the NBA Draft

How likely is it that the Spurs hit a home run? Through a combination of scouting, development, culture and luck, the Spurs drafted two franchise cornerstones that nearly everyone else passed on - Manu Ginobili with the 57th pick in 1999 and Tony Parker at 28th in 2001. Those two picks were so good, they stand as a reason the Spurs are still picking this late in the draft. Obviously, finding future Hall of Famers isn’t the norm, but it may be worth it to see how often a team late in the draft can “hit a home run.” The next chart indicates the number of players in each draft who...
Pounding The Rock Jun 20, 2017
The reason Manu Ginobili means so much to San Antonio

The reason Manu Ginobili means so much to San Antonio

A native San Antonian recalls his first meeting with Manu, and what it still means to him. I pretended I wasn’t crying last month when Manu Ginobili walked off the AT&T Center court as the crowd chanted his name. I was sitting on a couch between two people who were not Spurs fans -- people who would have been absolutely uncomfortable with someone silently sobbing between them. But I couldn’t help it, and after a while the part of me that’s still 10 years old wound up quiet-crying in the kitchen. The chants made me miss San Antonio and at the same time realize my favorite player...
Pounding The Rock Jun 20, 2017
What are the San Antonio Spurs up to?

What are the San Antonio Spurs up to?

With Pau Gasol opting out, the Spurs may become a major player in free agency this summer. As reported earlier today, Spurs center Pau Gasol will opt out of the second year of his contract, presumably to re-sign for more years and to give the Spurs more flexibility this summer. Immediately, that means Gasol’s cap hold goes down from its original $16.2 million mark and (according to The Vertical) brings the Spurs’ current guaranteed money for next season to $76 million. Cap holds for players like Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Dewayne Dedmon push that number into an area that’s still...
Hoops Hype Jun 20, 2017
Spurs' Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili rumored to come back on new deals

Spurs' Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili rumored to come back on new deals

The San Antonio Spurs will likely bring back Pau Gasol but on a new contract. Manu Ginobili may come back too instead of choosing to retire. Gasol declined his $16.2 million player option for next season but he was expected to work with the team “on a longer deal” to stay with the team. The 36-year-old NBA veteran averaged 12.4 ppg with 6.8 rpg during his first year with the team. Sources: Pau Gasol will decline his $16.2M option for 2017-18, but intends to work with Spurs on a longer term deal to remain with team. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017 He previous two...
Pounding The Rock Jun 19, 2017
Manu Ginobili still hasn’t decided on retiring and could return to the Spurs

Manu Ginobili still hasn’t decided on retiring and could return to the Spurs

He'll never stop playing, right? After flirting with retirement for several years, San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili finally admitted he could be ready to call it a career after the loss to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. But this is Manu, the man that Pop called the most competitive player he’s ever known, and according to his brother Sepo, the 39-year-old guars isn’t sure about retirement and might decide to come back for another season: “Manu will decide over the coming month(s). If he can help and be useful to the team, he will continue.” Source:...

Spurs’ Ginobili still pondering future, brother says

SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili is still pondering whether he will retire or return to the Spurs for a 16th season, according to his older brother, Sepo Ginobili. “Manu will decide over the coming month(s),” Sepo told NBA para todos. “If he can help and be useful to the team, he will continue.” Ginobili said

Report: Ginobili’s brother to join Spurs’ summer staff

According to reports out of Argentina, Manu Ginobili's older brother Sebastian is set to join the Spurs' summer league staff next month.
Pounding The Rock Jun 13, 2017
Matt Bonner responds to Robert Horry’s criticism of Tim Duncan

Matt Bonner responds to Robert Horry’s criticism of Tim Duncan

The Red Rocket did not take kindly to the shade Bob threw at his former teammates. Maybe you’ve heard of it by now, but about a week ago ex-Spur Robert Horry threw some serious shade at two of his former teammates with some pretty outlandish claims, including that Hakeem Olajuwan was “20 times better” than Tim Duncan, a far superior free-throw shooter (actual stats say otherwise), and that Duncan’s famed work ethic paled in comparison to The Dream’s. Horry also blamed Manu Ginobili for the Spurs having not won more than two championships while he was in town. Suffice it to say,...
Pounding The Rock Jun 12, 2017
The legacy of Manu still grows

The legacy of Manu still grows

Here are today’s best Spurs news and articles. Manu Ginobili is a fighter. He never quits, and as a result his team never quits. Even at age 39, the feisty Argentinean still has plenty of Grandpa Juice left to give. He came up huge when the Spurs needed him the most in the playoffs and gave fans something to cheer about (and even a little bit of hope) in an otherwise near-impossible endeavor to take down the Warriors while missing three key rotation players, including MVP Kawhi Leonard. In an excellent little mini-series, SAEN’s Jabari Young reflects back on what may (or may not)...
Pounding The Rock Jun 8, 2017
A rebuttal to Robert Horry

A rebuttal to Robert Horry

Let’s get the facts straight after a former Spur let loose with some Horry-bull opinions, emphasis on the “bull.” I started ranting yesterday and couldn’t stop, so here’s part two of my personal end-of-the-season gripe session. This is a rebuttal to Robert Horry, who appeared as a guest on ESPN’s The Jump the other day and made some controversial assertions about Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. “When we played San Antonio one time and Tim was killing me in the block, Phil refused to double-team Tim to get the ball out of his hands,” Horry said. “And Dream was 20 times...
Pounding The Rock Jun 5, 2017
Let the Point Guard Saga begin

Let the Point Guard Saga begin

Here are today’s best Spurs news and articles. The San Antonio Spurs are facing an interesting situation heading into the 2017 off-season, but they’ve shown they can handle such things. Last year, they dealt with losing their best player in franchise history better than any team ever has before: Spurs became the 1st team EVER in NBA history to reach the third round of the Playoffs after losing a player with multiple MVPs (Tim Duncan)— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) June 1, 2017 This summer, as they await word from the heart and soul of the team in Manu Ginobili, they at...
Pounding The Rock Jun 3, 2017
Manu Ginobili 2016-17 season review: More tall tales for your grandkids

Manu Ginobili 2016-17 season review: More tall tales for your grandkids

At 39, Ginobili delivered a solid season and more heroics than anyone could’ve anticipated. Anything Manu Ginobili could bring last season was going to be a bonus for Spurs fans — another cherry atop a cake replete with them. As the Freudian id of the Big Three, Ginobili’s style of play has become uniquely tethered to our collective heartstrings. We can recall the sinking anticipation that came with each calculated gamble as much as its ensuing bliss or disappointment. But after spending a career eliciting the entire spectrum of emotions in the Spurs fanbase, it’s only one —...
Pounding The Rock May 30, 2017
Why Jonathon Simmons will stay in San Antonio next season (and other Spurs off-season stuff)

Why Jonathon Simmons will stay in San Antonio next season (and other Spurs off-season stuff)

In the first ever installment of Three Man Weave, Michael Erler, Jesus Gomez and J.R. Wilco discuss everything that the Spurs’ front office will need to address this summer. Yesterday, I got together with Jesus Gomez and Michael Erler for a couple of hours and we had a wide-ranging conversation about what we expected from the San Antonio Spurs’ this offseason: what will happen with the point guard position, is Dejounte Murray ready to start, will Jonathon Simmons re-sign, what’s happening with Patty Mills, Dewayne Dedmon, Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge? (FYI: the...

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  • Dejounte Murray

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  • Tony Parker

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