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Open Thread: The player I’ll miss the most this season

Open Thread: The player I’ll miss the most this season

With so much change, fans may not have really noticed his departure After reviewing the Spurs 2018-19 schedule and looking at ket games and match ups, I felt myself mourning for the loss of Kyle Anderson. I hadn’t really given his exit from the roster too much thought as the announcement of his offer in Memphis came and went. But really, of all the changes coming to the Spurs this season, I believe Anderson’s absence will hit the hardest. The Summer of Kawhi really mowed down any real discussion as to the most disappointing changes the Spurs faced during the offseason. Leonard, the once...
Pounding The Rock Aug 18, 2018
Open Thread: Former Spurs GM Bob Bass died Friday night

Open Thread: Former Spurs GM Bob Bass died Friday night

His influence shaped the franchise in the early years as they transitioned from the ABA Depending on your timeline, you may know the name of Bob Bass for one of the many hats he wore for the Spurs over his twenty year career. He served as head coach for the ABA Spurs from 1974-76. Possibly his best known legacy at this point was shifting George Gervin from small forward to shooting guard, a move that would make the player a legend. In addition, he served as assistant coach once the Spurs were in the NBA and on three occasions was interim head coach. As for the front office, Bass served as...
Pounding The Rock Aug 17, 2018
Someone has already painted a mural of DeMar DeRozan in San Antonio

Someone has already painted a mural of DeMar DeRozan in San Antonio

Welcome to the City of Spurs Love, DeMar! That didn’t take long. The Spurs biggest off-season acquisition — four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan — already has his own mural at Rudy’s Seafood in south San Antonio. DeMar DeRozan already has a mural in San Antonio (via IG/souplaws) pic.twitter.com/YHLmofS9lb— SLAM (@SLAMonline) August 17, 2018 The mural was painted by local artist Nik Soupe, who has been responsible for many other murals over the years, including of the Spurs. (You can see more of his work by checking out his Instagram page.) You can also check out Rudy’s...
Pounding The Rock Aug 17, 2018
Open Thread: Happy birthday, Rudy Gay

Open Thread: Happy birthday, Rudy Gay

Yet another August baby on the roster Spurs must have the bounce house continually aired up this month as Rudy Gay turns thirty-two today. He gave some of us a scare earlier this year when he turned down the second year of two-year contract, but all is well as he has returned (with a nice little bump in pay) for another fun-filled season. Paired with his former team mate DeMar DeRozan, good times are aplenty. Speaking of good times, let’s roll that highlight reel: I don’t know about you, but I could use a season filled with highlight #3 (Uno Mas, Manu!). Here’s to Rudy, may he...
Pounding The Rock Aug 17, 2018
The Spurs’ last open roster spot

The Spurs’ last open roster spot

Five questions answered by the intrepid staff. The summer of our discontent has officially come to end in South Texas. KL tied up his loose ends with a THANK YOU to the Spurs and their fans. Immediately thereafter, the NBA schedule was released and fans knew just when Toronto would be visiting the Alamo City. This week on In The Bonus, PtR contributors Bruno Passos, Marilyn Dubinski, Mark Barrington, Jesus Gomez, and Jeph Duarte discuss what to think of Kawhi’s “goodbye”, the idea that the Spurs were overlooked when the season was being booked, and just exactly how this lineup might...
ClutchPoints Aug 16, 2018
Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl says he can learn from Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol

Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl says he can learn from Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol

The San Antonio Spurs finally moved on from the Kawhi Leonard drama when the team shipped the 2014 Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for elite scorer DeMar DeRozan. One of the overlooked players in the deal was young Austrian big man Jakob Poeltl. With a chance to learn the ropes from Spurs […] The post Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl says he can learn from Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Aug 16, 2018
Get to know Jakob Poeltl

Get to know Jakob Poeltl

The Spurs newest big man just had in introductory press conference with the local media. Austrian big man Jakob Poeltl — acquired from the Toronto Raptors via the Kawhi Leonard / DeMar DeRozan trade — had his introductory press conference with local media at the Spurs practice facility today. He talked about his first meeting with his new coach, Gregg Popovich: Jakob Poeltl on first dinner with Popovich... as always, little to no talk about basketball... just getting to know each other #Spurs pic.twitter.com/1jgg1Qj8BN— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) August 16, 2018 He also gave...
Golden State Of Mind Aug 16, 2018
A star, a coach and a style: Why the Utah Jazz are the greatest threat to the Warriors in the next five years

A star, a coach and a style: Why the Utah Jazz are the greatest threat to the Warriors in the next five years

For all the talk about the Rockets, Lakers and Spurs, we might be forgetting the greatest threat to Warriors: the Utah Jazz. In the 2012-2013 season, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry led a Mark Jackson-coached Warriors to a second place finish in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Harrison Barnes, David Lee and Andrew Bogut rounded out the rest of a starting lineup (Draymond was still relegated to the bench). The team finished 47-35 in the regular season, and the Dubs won a playoff series against the Denver Nuggets before folding against to the San Antonio Spurs in a 4-2 series...
Pounding The Rock Aug 16, 2018
Open Thread: New Spurs players getting jersey numbers

Open Thread: New Spurs players getting jersey numbers

The players’ numbers have some subtle championship references First off, thanks for Mark Barrington and Marilyn Dubinski for hosting the OT this week while I was away. It’s great to have such talented dependable friends to entrust when I cannot be tethered to my laptop. I saw the new DeMar DeRozan #10 Spurs jersey made its way onto the racks this week. New teammates!! @DeMar_DeRozan jersey is now available. pic.twitter.com/6wFf8A0PdO— NBA Store (@NBASTORE) August 11, 2018 It got me thinking- 10 is good. Speedy Claxton won a title wearing it in 2005 as Andrew Glaze had in 1999....
Pounding The Rock Aug 15, 2018
Where Dejounte Murray goes from here

Where Dejounte Murray goes from here

The Spurs’ most intriguing player is also their least complete. Here’s are the next steps in Murray’s development. Technically, 2018-19 will be Dejounte Murray’s first full season as the Spurs’ starting point guard, and there’s every reason to think the 21-year-old will build on an up-and-down but promising sophomore campaign that earned him All-Defensive 2nd Team recognition and plenty of kudos from Gregg Popovich. Murray’s already an elite rebounder for his position, an active cutter, and a tough defender (both on the ball and off) where he uses his length to get into...
ClutchPoints Aug 15, 2018
The moment Gregg Popovich got ejected and Manu Ginobili scored 18 straight points for Spurs

The moment Gregg Popovich got ejected and Manu Ginobili scored 18 straight points for Spurs

Even with more luxurious offers from other teams in the previous years, San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili has chosen to stay under the wings of his coach and mentor, Gregg Popovich. Together, they form a special player-to-coach bond, which is evident in a highlight video posted by a Redditor who goes by the username […] The post The moment Gregg Popovich got ejected and Manu Ginobili scored 18 straight points for Spurs appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Aug 15, 2018
Darrun Hilliard signs with Saski Baskonia

Darrun Hilliard signs with Saski Baskonia

The restricted free agent is headed to Spain. Spurs restricted free agent Darrun Hilliard has signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Saski Baskonia. (If that team sounds familiar, it is where Tiago Splitter spent the majority of his career before joining the Spurs in 2010). ✍Official announcement | Darrun Hilliard (1993, 1.98 m) signs for a year with @Kirolbet_es Baskonia. Hi @DHilliard6X! #GoazenBaskonia pic.twitter.com/Uvg8Wd0IpV— Saski Baskonia (@Baskonia) August 13, 2018 Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2015, Hilliard appeared in 77 games over two seasons there before...
Hoops Habit Aug 15, 2018

How will the San Antonio Spurs play so many guards?

The San Antonio Spurs may have lost Danny Green and Tony Parker from the backcourt this offseason, but their roster is still disconcertingly guard-heavy. Last year was the first in which head coach Gregg Popovich truly embraced small-ball. After primarily playing lineups featuring two big men together for nearly two decades, Pop changed, more out […] How will the San Antonio Spurs play so many guards? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints Aug 15, 2018
Lonnie Walker IV says going to Spurs ‘one of the best things’ to ever happen to him

Lonnie Walker IV says going to Spurs ‘one of the best things’ to ever happen to him

The San Antonio Spurs selected Lonnie Walkie IV with their 18th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, one of the few bright lights for the team in a turmoil of events this summer. As much as the Spurs have been criticized for handling Kawhi Leonard’s injury issue last season, who wouldn’t want to play for a […] The post Lonnie Walker IV says going to Spurs ‘one of the best things’ to ever happen to him appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Aug 15, 2018
Open Thread: A new employer for Bruce Bowen

Open Thread: A new employer for Bruce Bowen

Who wouldn’t want to work at the zoo? Just a day after Bruce Bowen’s broadcasting contract with the Clippers was not renewed — reportedly over critical comments he made of Kawhi Leonard — the suddenly unemployed former Spur already has a new job waiting for him at the San Antonio Zoo, complete with a reserved parking spot. Dear Bruce Bowen,WE’RE HIRING and you can have any job you want here! We’re also providing you a famous private parking spot for all of your honest & insightful player analysis & assessment capabilities. @Bowen12 #ChiefTruthOfficer #Spurs #GoSpursGo...

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    Danny Green

    How will the San Antonio Spurs play so many guards?

  • Tony Parker

    Tony Parker

    How will the San Antonio Spurs play so many guards?

  • Manu Ginobili

    Manu Ginobili

    The moment Gregg Popovich got ejected and Manu Ginobili scored 18 straight points for Spurs

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