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Pounding The Rock 10 hours ago
Manu Ginobili tweets out about DeMar DeRozan

Manu Ginobili tweets out about DeMar DeRozan

Love, respect, and a sense of humor in a short message from the Spurs’ recent retiree He may have retired, but Manu Ginobili is still watching his team play, and DeMar DeRozan: That DeRozan kid is pretty good! . Good job @spurs! Always sweet to start with a W... Whoa! It's 10.01pm! 1 minute past my bedtime. ✌️— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) October 18, 2018 Grandpa juice may now be a warm glass of milk, but the Spurs legend was kind enough to stay up past his bedtime to send The Spurs newest shooting guard some love. Welcome to The Thread. Join in the conversation, start...
Pounding The Rock 7 hours ago

Watch: Kyle Lowry misses DeMar DeRozan

Lowry is still performing their pregame handshake with...no one. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan spent 7 seasons playing together for the Toronto Raptors, taking the a franchise that previously struggled to keep stars once they reached their primes to new heights, including the top seed and Eastern Conference...

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Pounding The Rock 5 hours ago
How to play basketball like a Spur: The unofficial DIY guide

How to play basketball like a Spur: The unofficial DIY guide

Here are three Spurs-inspired skills for aging ballers to learn for fun and profit. Basketball Craft One of the best things about the NBA basketball season is the way it inspires non-professional athletes to dust off their shoes and actually play the game themselves. Not every basketball fan is a player or coach at heart, but as the season dawns I know Spurs fans will be hitting the courts themselves in greater numbers. Whether it’s shooting a couple hoops with the grand-kids, dropping in on a weekly pick-up game, or coaching a youth team, there’s nothing quite like the social and...
Pounding The Rock 22 hours ago
Spurs Sneaker Spotlight: DeMar DeRozan

Spurs Sneaker Spotlight: DeMar DeRozan

New Spur DeMar DeRozan got his first season in San Antonio underway with an ‘oldie, but a goodie’ as far as sneakers go. It’s no secret that DeMar DeRozan is a massive fan of Kobe Bryant. A fan of the Los Angeles Lakers growing up, the Compton-born DeRozan has often talked about how he grew up idolizing the Lakers guard, studying the way he played the game and taking cues from the Mamba for his own game. Bryant’s retirement in 2016 left his sneaker line with Nike void of an active flagship player to promote the line. Enter DeRozan. DeRozan has been wearing Kobe’s going back to his...
Pounding The Rock Oct 18, 2018
The main thing that makes the Spurs motion offense go

The main thing that makes the Spurs motion offense go

It’s not court vision or great passing. The Spurs offense generates some incredible offensive possessions when everything is humming just right. Wednesday night’s game against the Timberwolves was no different, and the results were as pretty as ever. This is the kind of ball movement I’d like to see all year. pic.twitter.com/hJigDrZm50— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) October 18, 2018 This is the Spurs’ motion offense at work. Players move in concert based on how the defense responds to the ball, with off-ball screens and cuts built in to force all 5 defensive players to make...
Pounding The Rock Oct 18, 2018
DeMar DeRozan and The Weight of Expectations

DeMar DeRozan and The Weight of Expectations

In a season chock full of pressure for the Spurs new star, injuries have just turned it up to 11 When PATFO traded for DeMar DeRozan back in July, I was less than pleased. And though this had more to do with my prior (and naïve) hope that a point of reconciliation with a certain crustacean-appendaged small forward was on the horizon in the form of a super-max contract (as well as my long-standing fondness for Danny Green), it also had a lot to do with one of the players we were getting in return. I hadn’t paid enough attention to Jakob Poeltl to warrant praising or protesting his...
Hoops Habit Oct 18, 2018

San Antonio Spurs: 3 takeaways from 2018-19 season opener

The San Antonio Spurs tipped off their 2018-19 season by hosting a young, hungry Western Conference rival. What can we learn from the team’s season opener? The 2018-19 season has finally arrived for the San Antonio Spurs. Thanks to free agency, trades and recent injuries, this year’s Spurs look a lot different. Tony Parker left […] San Antonio Spurs: 3 takeaways from 2018-19 season opener - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Pounding The Rock Oct 18, 2018
What we learned from the Spurs win over the Timberwolves

What we learned from the Spurs win over the Timberwolves

San Antonio got off to a good start on opening night. As it stands right now, the San Antonio Spurs are on pace to win 82 games and the Houston Rockets **checks notes** might never win again. The news is all good so far! In reality, the questions facing this Spurs team are still largely the same today as they were yesterday. We’re still not exactly sure how much the loss of Dejounte Murray will hurt long term. We still don’t know if there is an overarching plan for the offense besides Death By A Thousand Mid-Range Jumpers. We still don’t whether this team can play enough defense to...
Pounding The Rock Oct 18, 2018
Behold the Spurs’ new HEB commercials

Behold the Spurs’ new HEB commercials

The spots you love to love are back again. It’s that time of year again, and along with the Spurs season opener, that means it’s time for the first batch of new HEB product commercials. Of course, they’re missing a few familiar and well-loved faces, but I think you’ll find that the sting is lessened a bit with the return of that lovable rascal Patty Mills, as well as a surprisingly pro performance by Rudy Gay, and of course the HEB debut of new San Antonio star, DeMar DeRozan! Texas Welcome: Things kick of with the theme of a Texas sized welcome for the former Raptor (local...
Pounding The Rock Oct 18, 2018
Open Thread: The Pop 25 Countdown begins with as Spurs are victorious in their season opener

Open Thread: The Pop 25 Countdown begins with as Spurs are victorious in their season opener

The Minnesota Timberwolves made it interesting, but the Silver & Black got Pop another W. One game into the season and the Spurs secure a win. And that means Gregg Popovich is one game closer to hitting that magic number of 25 games that will elevate him into 3rd place all-time for wins as an NBA head coach. Today’s magic number is 25- The number of write-in votes Gregg Popovich received in the 2016 Presidential election. Stay tuned as the Spurs continue their winning streak in Rip City this Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. GO! SPURS! GO! Welcome to The Thread. Join in...
Pounding The Rock Oct 18, 2018
Spurs start the season with a 112-108 win over the Timberwolves

Spurs start the season with a 112-108 win over the Timberwolves

DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge led the way to a gritty home win. The Spurs and the Timberwolves faced a similar predicament this offseason when their respective best players asked to be traded. They handled it in different ways. San Antonio moved on and tried to build a new team with a new identity. Minnesota held on, choosing to preserve talent and continuity over chemistry. Time will tell which approach will prove successful in the long run, but the Spurs are probably feeling good about their decision right now. They looked like the hungrier team on opening night and took advantage...
ClutchPoints Oct 18, 2018
Manu Ginobili reacts to DeMar DeRozan’s Spurs debut

Manu Ginobili reacts to DeMar DeRozan’s Spurs debut

DeMar DeRozan’s regular-season debut with the San Antonio Spurs was a success, and the All-Star guard got a shout out from Spurs legend, Manu Ginobili. In the Spurs’ 112-108 home win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, DeRozan scored 28 points while shooting 10-of-21 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc, and 7-of-11 from the free-throw […] The post Manu Ginobili reacts to DeMar DeRozan’s Spurs debut appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Oct 17, 2018
San Antonio vs. Minnesota, Final Score: Spurs outlast T-wolves 112-108

San Antonio vs. Minnesota, Final Score: Spurs outlast T-wolves 112-108

It was a thrilling opening night for the Silver and Black! The San Antonio Spurs started the 2018-19 season with a thrilling 112-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a totally not-unexpected move, this one was won thanks to three-point shooting. In all, the Spurs hit 11-25 threes, out-shooting themselves 44% from three compared to 43% from two. DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 28 points and four assists. LaMarcus Aldridge posted a 21/19 double-double, and Rudy Gay had 18 points. Three players scored 20 points or more for the Timberwolves, led by 27 from Jeff Teague, 23 from...
Pounding The Rock Oct 17, 2018
Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

The season-opener is upon us. Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. It’s finally here, the regular season! Your San Antonio Spurs, with several key players missing due to injury, face the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are having their own issues with a disgruntled superstar. The game is in AT&T Center starting at 7:30. Is it time for Brynsanity? Probably not, but the Spurs...
ClutchPoints Oct 17, 2018
Manu Ginobili sends message to Spurs as they begin first season after his retirement

Manu Ginobili sends message to Spurs as they begin first season after his retirement

For the first time since 2002, the San Antonio Spurs will open their season without Manu Ginobili on the roster. The Argentinian superstar announced that he would be retiring from basketball a few months before the start of the 2018-19 season, sending shockwaves through the NBA. While he is no longer sitting on the bench, […] The post Manu Ginobili sends message to Spurs as they begin first season after his retirement appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Oct 17, 2018
Spurs’ Pau Gasol announces engagement to longtime girlfriend

Spurs’ Pau Gasol announces engagement to longtime girlfriend

San Antonio Spurs big man Pau Gasol made a big announcement on Tuesday morning. In a message sent to his followers on social media, the Spanish-born All-Star announced that he and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine McDonnell, are now engaged. Though a date of union has not been set, the Spurs big man is brimming with […] The post Spurs’ Pau Gasol announces engagement to longtime girlfriend appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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