11:17 AM EDT, Wed June 20, 2018
Pounding The Rock 3 hours ago
The reasons it makes sense for the Spurs to trade Kawhi Leonard before the draft

The reasons it makes sense for the Spurs to trade Kawhi Leonard before the draft

Tuesday evening’s reports of a meeting between Pop and Kawhi set the stage for a potential quick move. The 2018 NBA draft is just hours away, and there have been new developments in the Kawhi Leonard saga. The much anticipated meeting between coach and player finally happened in San Diego on Tuesday. Gregg Popovich talked to Kawhi, according to multiple reports. While accounts differ on how well the meeting went, I t’s a good thing the Spurs met with Leonard before the draft. There’s no obligation to make a deal right away, but if a breakup is inevitable, there are the reasons it...
ClutchPoints 2 hours ago

Spurs have no motivation to trade Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers

The free agency was already poised to be one of the most star-studded events in the offseason. However, things kicked up a notch when rumors surfaced about San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard wanting to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. There have been countless scenarios regarding what...
ClutchPoints 2 hours ago

Kawhi Leonard-Gregg Popovich meeting not due to recent trade rumors

In an interesting shake of events, the meeting between San Antonio Spurs maligned star Kawhi Leonard and head coach Gregg Popovich was not a direct response to the recent rumors of him seeking a potential trade, but rather one that had been scheduled for weeks, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports....
Pounding The Rock 13 hours ago

Kawhi Leonard never meant to be anyone to us

The only version of the star forward we know is the one we created from our own projection. We don’t yet know the extent of the damage from last week’s Kawhi Leonard bombshell, but in surveying the reaction among fans and members of the media we have a good idea of the fallout. The emotional swoon...

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Pounding The Rock 4 hours ago
Open Thread: 2015- Another fruitless year in the drafting history of the Spurs

Open Thread: 2015- Another fruitless year in the drafting history of the Spurs

Two draft picks to never suit up in the NBA, and two rookies joined the squad Welcome to the Daily Thread. During the month of June, we are talking NBA Draft. As we lead up to the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21st, we will be revisiting the Spurs draft choices. Today we remember the 2015 NBA Draft. Well after back-to-back trip to the Finals, the Spurs were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs in a nail-biter of a series against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers. The post season brought the regularly nagging questions: was this the end of the era? Would Tim Duncan retire? Would...
ClutchPoints 10 hours ago
Gregg Popovich has met with Kawhi Leonard

Gregg Popovich has met with Kawhi Leonard

The biggest meeting for the San Antonio Spurs this summer has finally happened. Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard have sat down, not necessarily to mend their differences but to, at least, have a clear direction for their relationship, per Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard met with coach Gregg Popovich […] The post Gregg Popovich has met with Kawhi Leonard appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock 11 hours ago
Report: Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich met in San Diego

Report: Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich met in San Diego

The confidential meeting took place Tuesday After anticipation, rumor, and hitting both coastlines, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard have finally met in person. Spurs' Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich met on Tuesday in San Diego, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2018 ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski have also posted an article claiming “Leonard had told confidants that he did not want to sit down with Popovich and has been purposely difficult for the Spurs to reach recently.” No further information about what...
ClutchPoints 15 hours ago
RUMOR: San Antonio Spurs have ‘no interest’ in trading for Lonzo Ball

RUMOR: San Antonio Spurs have ‘no interest’ in trading for Lonzo Ball

The Los Angeles Lakers and their fanbase are hoping to land a superstar in free agency this summer, and they could very well get their wish if both Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George decide to head to the West Coast. A name that has been linked to the […] The post RUMOR: San Antonio Spurs have ‘no interest’ in trading for Lonzo Ball appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock 18 hours ago
Manu Ginobili through the eyes of Fabricio Oberto

Manu Ginobili through the eyes of Fabricio Oberto

Some awesome Manu-centric content for the Spurs fan in need. Getting tired of all this Kawhi Leonard talk? Then how about discussing a Spur on the other end of the spectrum: Manu Ginobili. Recently, his fellow Argentinian and former Spur Fabricio Oberto sat down with Hoops Hype to discuss a wide variety of topics, including his life since retiring from the NBA, the state of the league, and how it has changed since he was here. But of course, no interview would be complete without discussing Ginobili, how he keeps doing what he does, and if one of his closest friends thinks he will be...
Pounding The Rock 22 hours ago
Blogger Mock Draft: Spurs stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back

Blogger Mock Draft: Spurs stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back

With the hypothetical 18th pick in the draft, the Spurs defaulted to their most basic Spursy nature, selecting Oregon’s Troy Brown Jr. Some time between the reports that Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs were expected to reach an agreement on a contract extension and the bombshell that he wanted out of San Antonio, I made my selection in SBNation NBA’s annual blogger mock draft. The exercise is basically a simulation of draft-night activity, allowing for 30 fake GMs to negotiate trades and reshape their respective rosters however they can. There was a fun Harrison Barnes-Nicolas Batum (plus...
Pounding The Rock 23 hours ago
A Spurs fan looks back on the 2017-18 NBA Season

A Spurs fan looks back on the 2017-18 NBA Season

2017-2018 is officially “last season”. Here’s one last look before the draft. With the NBA draft coming up – after which the San Antonio Spurs will be once again be complimented on finding a good player that everyone else missed – it is time for my “end of the season” post. At this point last year, I wrote: This season confirmed what Spurs fans hoped for – they can survive (and thrive!) post-Duncan, and they have a transcendent star....the Spurs are the one team that can wonder “what might have been” if things had gone differently [i.e. had Zaza had not broken Kawhi]...
ClutchPoints Jun 19, 2018
5 NBA Draft options for the San Antonio Spurs

5 NBA Draft options for the San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs will be picking 18th at this week’s 2018 NBA Draft, providing the franchise with a chance to nab a young stud who could become one of the team’s core players in the future. Picking at such a late juncture in the draft normally doesn’t give any team a potential star, but […] The post 5 NBA Draft options for the San Antonio Spurs appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 19, 2018
Spurs will only trade Kawhi Leonard after meeting with him

Spurs will only trade Kawhi Leonard after meeting with him

The San Antonio Spurs will be receiving calls left and right on their star forward Kawhi Leonard, but those will be put on hold until the organization has their differences sorted out with the 26-year-old. Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin gave some insight on how the Spurs plan to handle this situation “San […] The post Spurs will only trade Kawhi Leonard after meeting with him appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Jun 19, 2018
Open Thread: At the start of the 2014 season, Kyle Anderson joined the NBA Champion Spurs

Open Thread: At the start of the 2014 season, Kyle Anderson joined the NBA Champion Spurs

The only new player on a championship roster Welcome to the daily Thread. During the month of June, we are talking NBA Draft. As we lead up to the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21st, we will be revisiting the Spurs draft choices. Today we remember the 2014 NBA Draft. Talk about being the new guy. Everyone- EVERYONE- on your team is walking around with a new ring, the banner’s been hung, and folks are still reeling from generational player packing up his South Beach home and heading back to Cleveland with his tail between his legs. While the entire basketball world waited with baited breathe in...
Pounding The Rock Jun 18, 2018
Kawhi Leonard and the 5 stages of a Spurs fan’s grief

Kawhi Leonard and the 5 stages of a Spurs fan’s grief

A year’s worth of processing the loss of San Antonio’s best player — condensed into a single article. So you’re likely familiar with the Kubler Ross five stages of grief model. For anyone who’s rusty on the concept, I’ll give you a quick breakdown. There are five common stages when dealing with any loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It should be noted that this process is not linear and some phases may resurface, especially as new information comes to light. As the news about Kawhi Leonard’s potential future in San Antonio continue to get more and more...
Pounding The Rock Jun 18, 2018
Sources: Rudy Gay will opt out and become a free agent

Sources: Rudy Gay will opt out and become a free agent

San Antonio’s first free agency domino has fallen. Free agency has unofficially begun for the San Antonio Spurs. Sources are indicating that forward Rudy Gay plans on opting out of his current deal with the Spurs to become an unrestricted free agent. Gay currently has a player option worth $8.8 million for next season. Coming off a torn Achilles tendon, Gay signed with the Spurs last season after three-plus years with the Sacramento Kings for a bargain deal. He appeared in 57 games, averaging 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds, mostly off the bench. Of course, just because Gay is opting...
ClutchPoints Jun 18, 2018
Kawhi Leonard, Spurs reconciliation is still possible

Kawhi Leonard, Spurs reconciliation is still possible

Despite rumors of Kawhi Leonard seeking a trade in the near future, the San Antonio Spurs still have a chance to hash things out with the estranged star. Friday’s report of his unhappiness with the team and the feeling of “betrayal” are likely a campaign sparked by his camp, who has been the major reason […] The post Kawhi Leonard, Spurs reconciliation is still possible appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Jun 18, 2018
Open Thread: Trading Kawhi Leonard- the Western Conference edition

Open Thread: Trading Kawhi Leonard- the Western Conference edition

Let’s take a look closer to home...and where The Klaw supposedly would like to be traded. Well, we had fun yesterday. There is a wide range of options out there. Although it looks as if most people think a trade with Boston is the way to go, there is no clear consensus on whether Kawhi Leonard would make a good trade for the Spurs in the East. So let’s do it again, but this time, we’ll focus on the Western Conference. And remember, play nice, these are opinions. Anyone with any real trade power is not commenting here. (Well, maybe with a burner account.) Either way, have fun and make...

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