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Introducing the Pounding the Rock Basketball Terminology Quizzes

Introducing the Pounding the Rock Basketball Terminology Quizzes

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Can San Antonio Spurs fans pinpoint every area of the hardwood? The offseason is home to the NBA Draft, free agency, Las Vegas Summer League, and an abundance of trades. All these moving pieces make for an exhilarating couple of months for basketball fans. But the thrill from these concurrent events soon withers into the monotony of worn-out rumors as writers rummage through the bottom of the barrel for content. The dead period has left me exploring ways to remain engaged within the hoops community. Opinion pieces, podcasts, and...
20 hours ago
Open Thread: Spurs 50 for 50, Number 49- Jaren Jackson, Sr.

Open Thread: Spurs 50 for 50, Number 49- Jaren Jackson, Sr.

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The tale of the traveling swingman turned champion This year the Spurs are celebrating their 50th season in San Antonio. There have been many highs and a few lows. One trademark of the San Antonio Spurs has been their culture and their consistency. The keys to those qualities lie in their players. Always noted for development as well as being ahead of the curve on scouting international players, the Spurs way has made the franchise one of the most successful of all time. As we look back on the Silver & Black, we recognize the top...
Aug 8, 2022
Spurs’ Depth Chart Breakdown: The center rotation features familiar names, room for experimentation

Spurs’ Depth Chart Breakdown: The center rotation features familiar names, room for experimentation

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs didn’t make any huge center additions but have the possibility to play big, small, and anything in between. While there are a lot of new faces at guard and some intriguing storylines to follow at the forward positions, the Spurs’ center rotation doesn’t really feature any new or exciting names. Jakob Poeltl is still around to start while Zach Collins will be his main backup, just like last year. Providing depth behind them will be Gorgui Dieng, returning to San Antonio after a year in Atlanta. The average age of that group...
Aug 8, 2022
How did I miss David Robinson’s birthday?

How did I miss David Robinson’s birthday?

Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Of all the Spurs players, this man means so much to me... I have calendars, notes, and articles floating all around me with reminders of so many Spurs moments — from the biggest plays to the historic days to the birthdays of each and every player. How could I miss David Robinson’s birthday? For me, and many of the elders, David IS the Spurs. From the moment the Spurs drafted him, excitement pumped through San Antonio. It took years for him to complete his commitment to the United States Navy, but he then turned around and...
Aug 7, 2022
More of this, less of that

More of this, less of that

Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Some things make the world a better place. The same goes for basetkball. We are more or less halfway through the dog days of summer, somewhere between the end of the playoffs and the start of training camp, which will kick off the new season. Actually, that should be “tip off” the new season — I had the wrong sport. Every day that goes by, we have more summer behind us and less in front, which makes it a good time for a “more or less” post. The idea for this post came from a guy who used to play in my weekly games before he...
Aug 7, 2022
Open Thread: Spurs 50 for 50, Number 50: Rod Strickland

Open Thread: Spurs 50 for 50, Number 50: Rod Strickland

Photo by Focus on Sport/ The countdown starts with a journeyman whose tenure and talents on the court were undercut by decisions made off the court. This year the Spurs are celebrating their 50th season in San Antonio. There have been many highs and a few lows. One trademark of the San Antonio Spurs has been their culture and their consistency. The keys to those qualities lie in their players. Always noted for development as well as being ahead of the curve on scouting international players, the Spurs way has made the franchise one of the most successful of all time....
Aug 6, 2022
Open Thread: 50 for 50- A half century of the San Antonio Spurs

Open Thread: 50 for 50- A half century of the San Antonio Spurs

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Nothing like a countdown in anticipation of a new season This year the Spurs are celebrating their 50th season in San Antonio. There have been many highs and a few lows. One trademark of the San Antonio Spurs has been their culture and their consistency. The keys to those qualities lie in their players. Always noted for development as well as being ahead of the curve on scouting international players, the Spurs way has made the franchise one of the most successful of all time. As we look back on the Silver & Black, we recognize the top 50...
Aug 5, 2022
Open Thread: Final Spurs Basketball camp of the season

Open Thread: Final Spurs Basketball camp of the season

Last chance to learn with the Spurs Summer vacation is about to come to an end. Your kiddos will be filling their new backpacks with Lunchables and number 2 pencils and preparing for the next level. But before the back-to-school shopping and last minute haircuts are done, you have one last opportunity to send your child to Spurs Basketball Camp. Spurs Player Camp | August 8 - August 12, 2022 This co-ed camp kicks off on August 8th and is designed specifically for children ages 6 to 13. This is the spiel from the Spurs Organization. Spurs Summer Campers will...
Aug 4, 2022
Spurs’ Depth Chart Breakdown: Keldon Johnson is the centerpiece of a deep forward corps

Spurs’ Depth Chart Breakdown: Keldon Johnson is the centerpiece of a deep forward corps

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs made a commitment to Johnson in the form of a big extension. Now it’s time to figure out what type of player he needs next to him to truly excel. The forward spots have been tough for the Spurs to figure out in recent years. After mostly abandoning two big men units, San Antonio has been trying to find the right pairings that can provide the benefits of smaller lineups while not giving up a big edge on the boards and defense. It’s been a tough balance to strike. This upcoming season might be the one in which the Spurs finally...
Aug 4, 2022
Open Thread: Tim Duncan was Bill Russell’s favorite player

Open Thread: Tim Duncan was Bill Russell’s favorite player

Two greats As the basketball world continues to turn the loss of Bill Russell, more posts have been shared. The basketball icon once shared with Tim Duncan that he was asked to serve as a pall bearer for groundbreaking baseball legend Jackie Robinson's funeral. Rest In Peace Mr. Bill Russell. Here is a chat he did with Spurs' Tim Duncan about the game, their similarities, how Russell called Duncan his favorite player and more. #nba #billrussell #celtics #gospursgo #porvida pic.twitter.com/kBGNDJmAAh— JeffGSpursKENS5 (@JeffGSpursZone) July 31, 2022 Russell was told by...
Aug 3, 2022
Open Thread: Spurs radio announcer Bill Schoening to be inducted into Texas Radio Hall of Fame

Open Thread: Spurs radio announcer Bill Schoening to be inducted into Texas Radio Hall of Fame

Photo by D.Clarke Evans/NBAE via . Play-by-play personality will be part of the 2022 induction class Long time WOAI Sports Radio personality Bill Schoening got some great news yesterday: I just got word that I’ll be part of the 2022 induction class for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Thanks to my fellow broadcasters for the nomination and election. 42 years on the air in the Lone Star State; something can be said about longevity! My heart is full of gratitude. pic.twitter.com/rWFGVBCXsX— Bill Schoening (@SpursRadio) August 1, 2022 I just got word that I’ll be...
Aug 1, 2022
Spurs’ Depth Chart Breakdown: The guards will need to find strength in numbers

Spurs’ Depth Chart Breakdown: The guards will need to find strength in numbers

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports A young group will have to try to collectively replace Dejounte Murray’s production. Whether they succeed could determine how competitive the Spurs will be next season. The offseason is getting quiet. The draft is in the past, and free agency is almost over. There are still a couple of big trades that might be coming, but for the most part, teams have built their rosters, and the Spurs are no exception. Some of the names will likely change by opening night, but it's a good time to take a look at how the depth chart looks right now, to...
Aug 1, 2022
Two Spurs make The Athletic’s 2022 NBA Player Tiers list

Two Spurs make The Athletic’s 2022 NBA Player Tiers list

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports For the second consecutive year, two Spurs made the Athletic’s NBA Player Tiers In what has now become an annual tradition, we’re back again to talk about Seth Partnow’s NBA Player Tiers. To jog your memory, we covered the 2020 and 2021 editions previously, and there were once again only two Spurs that made it this time around. Once again, Partnow mostly relied on Estimated Plus-Minus (EPM) and one-year Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (RAPM) for analysis, which is largely considered two of the best advanced stats available today....
Aug 1, 2022
Open Thread: Bill Russell dies at age 88

Open Thread: Bill Russell dies at age 88

Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via The basketball world lost a legend NBA legend Bill Russell passed away peacefully yesterday at the age of 88. Russell was the anchor in the Boston Celtics dynasty that won eleven championships in thirteen years (of which Bill served as player/coach in the final two championship runs), the hall of fame big man was vocal regarding equal rights. Russell was the league’s first black coach. he also hosted Mississippi’s first integrated basketball camp in the wake of Medgar Evers’ assassination. Recognition of his decades of activism...
Jul 31, 2022
Open Thread: Get your autographed San Antonio FC jersey

Open Thread: Get your autographed San Antonio FC jersey

Spurs Give is auctioning some keepsakes from last night’s game Did you attend last night’s San Antonio FC game? It was a featured event through the Spurs Organization. They even took the jerseys that was worn in the game, had them autographed, and are now available for auction. Six pack abs not included ⚠️Tomorrow’s player worn tops are being signed and auctioned off to benefit @SpursGive and support youth soccer in San Antonio! Place your bids! https://t.co/bdqKEAaVVS pic.twitter.com/4RmJIA7xY7— San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) July 29, 2022 Player worn tops...