5:01 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019
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Tony Parker sets the record straight on the Kawhi Leonard debacle

Tony Parker sets the record straight on the Kawhi Leonard debacle

Tony explains how he has wrongfully taken blame for Kawhi’s departure. We recently took a look at another Michael C. Wright masterpiece about the chain of events that led to GOAT guard Tony Parker’s departure from the Spurs. I mainly focused on Parker himself, from his quad injury to his decision to seek a rotation spot elsewhere — and no one offered a better situation for him than Charlotte — but as mentioned, there was plenty more to glean from that piece, and we’re doing that now. Today’s focus: Parker broke his silence on his alleged role in the Kawhi Leonard debacle,...
10 hours ago
Open Thread: The Spurs hiccup could be less about DeMar DeRozan

Open Thread: The Spurs hiccup could be less about DeMar DeRozan

What Rudy Gay’s probability in Dallas does to the starting line-up The Spurs starting line-ups have been very telling of the injury situation in San Antonio this season. For starters, there is no Dejounte Murray. It’s been so long since we’ve seen him play that I now have to remind myself that he is in fact still on the roster. At the top of games on Fox Sports Southwest, Bill Land no longer even mentions it during the Methodist Healthcare injury report. He’s still there in the graphic, but unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re already in the know. So now you have Bryn...
14 hours ago
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

Spurs seek to end two-game losing streak in Dallas. The Spurs face the Mavericks for the second time this season and first since the Silver and Black’s 113-108 October 29th overtime win at home. San Antonio visits Dallas looking to end a disappointing two-game losing streak that began in Oklahoma City on Saturday night and continued on Monday with a disappointing 108-93 loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Tony Parker’s return to the Alamo City. PtR’s Editor-in-Chief J.R. Wilco’s tweet best summed up the defeat: Though playing a Maverick team floating three games under...
16 hours ago
The case for giving DeMar DeRozan a well-deserved rest

The case for giving DeMar DeRozan a well-deserved rest

He averages more minutes than all but two players in the league, and he’s starting to show signs of fatigue. It was an eventful week for the Spurs. They not only participated in one of the most exciting games of the year but also got to host Tony Parker in his return to San Antonio. Milestones were reached and tributes were paid. While recent days have not lacked for entertainment, the results haven’t been all that positive. The Spurs’ depth has been decimated by injuries that might be forcing some key players to overextend themselves. In this edition of our weekly round table PtR...
22 hours ago
Derrick White makes manufacturing points look effortless

Derrick White makes manufacturing points look effortless

San Antonio’s young point guard is excelling in setting up easy buckets. The Spurs’ offense looks a little broken right now. Over their last four games, the Spurs are scoring just 107.2 points per 100 possessions, far below their season average of 113.5, and that’s including their offensive explosion against the Thunder. Without Rudy Gay over that period, and with DeMar DeRozan in a slump, the team has struggled to score. In the three of those games that didn’t include outright dominance from LaMarcus Aldridge and what may have been the best team-wide three point shooting night in...
Jan 15, 2019
Why Tony Parker left, and the chance he will return

Why Tony Parker left, and the chance he will return

It was a tough decision for Tony, but the right one for his career. Tony Parker didn’t want to leave the Spurs, and they didn’t want him to leave, so why did he unexpectedly depart from the only NBA organization he ever knew? It’s complicated, but ESPN’s Michael C. Wright has you covered, delving deep into what all transpired between his career-altering quad injury in the 2017 Playoffs to his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets. He takes us through the tales of Tony’s rehab — which included taking members the Spurs rehab team with him around the world, working out on...
Jan 15, 2019
What we learned from the Spurs loss to the Hornets

What we learned from the Spurs loss to the Hornets

As Spurs fans grappled with the return of Tony, the Spurs players grappled with an inability to put the ball in the hoop I don’t know if you heard, but Tony Parker came back tonight. That’s a real kick in the pants, isn’t it? Our little frenchman out there spinning into the lane wearing a teal jersey. I laughed, I cried, and I tried not to think too much about it. Tony. Parker. A Charlotte Hornet. What a trip. I’m happy with this team right now. I love these guys and I love the journey we’re on with them. They work hard and we’ve been able to see them overcome a lot of...
Jan 15, 2019
Open Thread: Tony Parker returns to San Antonio tonight

Open Thread: Tony Parker returns to San Antonio tonight

The active member of the Spurs Big 3 made a one-time appearance last night. It was weird. Right? It’s just weird. Tony Parker headed into the AT&T Center last night not wearing a silver and black jersey? Even stranger, teal and purple. I mean, those colors shouldn’t even be together in the first place. It was great to cheer him on. There was no malice or vitriol. No risk of booing or calls of “traitor”. Not that there would be, but . . . well you know how it was when another former Finals MVP arrived. Welcome back to San Antonio, Tony!#SpursFamily pic.twitter.com/0alzQ5aepF— San...
Jan 15, 2019
Spurs stumble at home in Tony Parker’s return

Spurs stumble at home in Tony Parker’s return

After receiving a hero’s welcome in his return to San Antonio, the Wee Frenchman helped deal his former team a rare home loss. Whether you think of time as an arrow, an ocean, or a man draped in black, the ebbs of change come all the same, be it with the tide or swings of a ghostly scythe. In the end, there are only so many adjustments you can make, so many ways you can mentally prepare for the unholy image of Tony Parker appearing in the AT&T Center dressed head to toe in teal. Year Zero in San Antonio continues to be a reckoning of sorts with the team’s foundational shifts. Through...
Jan 14, 2019
San Antonio vs. Charlotte, Final Score: Spurs stung by the Hornets 93 - 108

San Antonio vs. Charlotte, Final Score: Spurs stung by the Hornets 93 - 108

Je ne pleure pas, tu pleures. On a night of heartfelt emotions, the Spurs and the fans at the AT&T welcomed back one of their own. LaMarcus Aldridge kept up his offensive groove pitching a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs. Ultimately, it was not enough for the good guys who fell to the Hornets 108-93. Roundup: It was a tale of three runs in the first quarter with the Spurs jumping out to an early lead behind their first run only to find themselves down as much as 10 when the Hornets went on their own run behind a hot-shooting Kemba Walker. Another Spurs run cut the...
Jan 14, 2019
Spurs pay tribute to Tony Parker prior to Hornets game

Spurs pay tribute to Tony Parker prior to Hornets game

The Spurs GOAT point guard got plenty of love in his return to San Antonio. As expected, prior to their match-up with the Charlotte Hornets the Spurs had a beautiful video tribute for Tony Parker in his return to the AT&T Center after 17 seasons and 4 championships. He appeared to enjoy it, and the fans showed him plenty of love with a standing ovation and chants of “Tony!” Spurs fans gave Tony Parker a ton of love during his tribute video ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NSTsKJc6ek— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 15, 2019 Thanks for everything, Tony!
Jan 14, 2019
Spurs vs. Hornets Game Thread

Spurs vs. Hornets Game Thread

Tony Parker returns to San Antonio wearing teal. 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. Welcome to the game thread. The Spurs trip to Oklahoma City didn’t go as planned, but a split against the Thunder isn’t bad. Tonight the Silver and Black take on the Hornets from Charlotte, whose best player is Kemba Walker. But the player who everyone will be watching and cheering for...
Jan 14, 2019
Spurs Power Rankings - Week 13: Big win, annoying losses

Spurs Power Rankings - Week 13: Big win, annoying losses

Spurs play a couple for the history books, but road woes continue. This week saw the Spurs add to the history books. A win in Detroit got Gregg Popovich closer to 3rd place on the list of the winningest coaches and an incredible double OT win versus the Oklahoma City Thunder put him over the top. That OKC game at home also saw several other Spurs adding to the list of historical events - LaMarcus Aldridge joined the 50 Club by tallying 56 points (while also shooting 16 out of 16 from the charity stripe), the team as a whole shot 14 out of 14 from three to start the game and ended up...
Jan 14, 2019
Tony Parker is feeling the nostalgia at the AT&T Center

Tony Parker is feeling the nostalgia at the AT&T Center

It’s still hours before tip-off, and Tony’s already feeling emotional. Spurs legend Tony Parker is back in San Antonio for the Hornets’ only game in the Alamo City this season. In an amazing image captured this morning and posted to his Instagram account, Parker documents his first moments back in the AT&T Center since he departed in free agency, calling the moment “emotional and nostalgic”. View this post on Instagram Emotional & Nostalgic. #spurs #champion #family #home #alwayslove #bestfans #nba A post shared by Tony Parker (@_tonyparker09)...
Jan 14, 2019
Open Thread: The curious “decline” of DeMar DeRozan

Open Thread: The curious “decline” of DeMar DeRozan

Take the poll on how #10 will fare when he suits up tonight against the Charlotte Hornets. This season, DeMar DeRozan has logged only 10 games where his shooting percentage dipped below 40%. Five of those have been over the last seven games. And the last three have been abysmal, his lowest post this season of 26.7% with a 33% from the free throw line in the game against Memphis. But it isn’t just his shooting. In this trio of lows he’s averaged 4 turnovers a game. Not a good run for the star of the San Antonio Spurs. He’s had an incredible start to what was once a question mark of a...