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Open Thread: Cameron Reynolds joins the Spurs training roster

Open Thread: Cameron Reynolds joins the Spurs training roster

Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via A new face amongst a reliable core of Spurs. There are not an abundance of new faces gracing the Spurs training camp roster. As Marilyn reported yesterday, the roster features twelve of last season’s fifteen man roster as well as Drew Eubanks (last year’s two-way player), Quinndary Weatherspoon (returning as a two-way player) and 2020 draftees Devin Vassell and Tre Jones. Keita Bates-Diop, who picked up this season’s second two-way, is also on the roster. The newest name to the list is swingman Cam Reynolds. The undrafted Tulane...
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The Spurs release their 2020-21 Training Camp roster

The Spurs release their 2020-21 Training Camp roster

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Everything is as expected. The San Antonio Spurs have released their 2020-21 training camp roster. It currently stands at 18 players with 14 guaranteed contracts plus Tyler Zeller (whose contract will become fully guaranteed if he’s still with the team on February 27, 2021), two-way players Quinndary Weatherspoon and Kieta Bates-Diop, and training camp invitee Cam Reynolds. 12 players return from last season’s main 15-man roster, plus the additions of Drew Eubanks and rookies Devin Vassell and Tre Jones in the places of...
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Why Devin Vassell should play meaningful minutes for the Spurs this season

Why Devin Vassell should play meaningful minutes for the Spurs this season

Photo by Harry How/ The Florida State sophomore provides San Antonio with all of the ancillary skills they’re missing. Devin Vassell is the most NBA-ready rookie the Spurs have drafted since Kawhi Leonard, and while there’s no guarantee he plays meaningful minutes for the Spurs in his inaugural season donning Silver and Black, that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t. The 20-year-old wing is further along on both ends of the floor than recent project players like Luka Samanic, Lonnie Walker IV, and Dejounte Murray were at this same point, and his skill set provides him...
Dec 2, 2020
Open Thread: Takeaways from Gregg Popovich’s Media Day

Open Thread: Takeaways from Gregg Popovich’s Media Day

Photo by Jason Miller/ The Spurs are ready to go small, the goal is to make the playoffs, and more! Training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season has begun, and yesterday Gregg Popovich made his first appearance for the Spurs. Three Spurs guards possibly being out to start the regular season was the most immediate takeaway, but there’s plenty more of the conversation to dive into. He seemed to confirm that the small-ball approach seen in the Bubble is the way they will approach this season, and that will include LaMarcus Aldridge (who missed the Bubble due to shoulder...
Dec 1, 2020
White, Johnson and Weatherspoon may not be ready to play at the start of the season

White, Johnson and Weatherspoon may not be ready to play at the start of the season

Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/ All three are recovering from injuries. It’s December, NBA teams have officially reported to training camp, and Gregg Popovich had his first official press conference of the new season. He covered several topics, including the team’s desire to make the playoffs and readiness to replicate the style of play that proved successful in the Bubble, but most notable was the revelation that Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, and Quinndary Weatherspoon may not be ready to play at the start of the regular season. Pop clarified there is a high...
Dec 1, 2020
How the Spurs can replace Bryn Forbes and Marco Belinelli’s shooting

How the Spurs can replace Bryn Forbes and Marco Belinelli’s shooting

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs now have even less shooting than last season, which could force the coaching staff to get creative and the young guys to step out of their comfort zone. The Spurs’ offseason was largely uneventful, as the only new additions to the main roster have been rookies Devin Vassell and Tre Jones. San Antonio also re-signed Jakob Poeltl and Drew Eubanks and guaranteed Trey Lyles’ contract to retain its big man depth, but it didn’t do much else. In that context, the departures take on a bigger dimension. Chimezie Metu played too...
Dec 1, 2020
Tim Duncan didn’t think the Spurs could win a championship with Tony Parker

Tim Duncan didn’t think the Spurs could win a championship with Tony Parker

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports We can all happily admit he was wrong. Even the best aren’t always right, and sometimes that’s a good thing. Soon-to-be-for-real-this-time Hall of Famer Tim Duncan found that out when the Spurs drafted Tony Parker in 2001, and he initially felt the Spurs couldn’t win championships with a European point guard. In his memoir Tony Parker: Beyond All My Dreams, Parker explains how he knew he had a lot of doubters to prove wrong once he got to the NBA, including his new superstar teammate. The most important thing for me was showing Pop...
Dec 1, 2020
Open Thread: NBA outlines 2020-2021 COVID-19 protocols for teams

Open Thread: NBA outlines 2020-2021 COVID-19 protocols for teams

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Heavy monitoring will take place throughout the league as it attempts to start its during the rising pandemic’s holiday season. Last Saturday, 30 teams received a memo from the NBA. The memo, obtained by USA TODAY Sports, included dates for voluntary individual workouts (Nov. 24-30), required individual workouts (Dec. 1-5), group practices (Dec. 6-10), exhibition play (Dec. 11-21) and the start of the regular season (Dec. 22). The league also sent a 139-page document outlining health and safety protocols pertaining to the coronavirus.-...
Nov 30, 2020
The 2020 NBA Hall of Fame ceremony has been moved to May 2021

The 2020 NBA Hall of Fame ceremony has been moved to May 2021

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via It will be about 9 months late, but Big Fun is finally headed to the Hall of Fame. Spurs fans who have been waiting to see Tim Duncan enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame can start counting the days — or months. Originally scheduled for August this year, the event was postponed due to the CODI-19 pandemic and has now been rescheduled for May 13-15, 2021. Enshrined alongside Duncan will be NBA legends Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant, who combined for 48 All-Star and 11 NBA championships, 15 and 5 of which belonged to Duncan....
Nov 30, 2020
Open Thread: Sacramento Kings sign Chimezie Metu

Open Thread: Sacramento Kings sign Chimezie Metu

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via The 2018 Spurs draftee is on the next leg of his journey. Former Spurs’ big man Chimezie Metu has signed with the Sacramento Kings: Kings Sign Chimezie Metu » https://t.co/HGAQ3iog8P pic.twitter.com/RVrejt7HNJ— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 28, 2020 Per Kings policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Metu will wear #25 In Sacramento. Kings announced they have signed center Chimezie Metu. He will wear No. 25 for SAC. #SacramentoProud #gospursgo— JeffGSpursZone (@JeffGSpursZone) November 28, 2020 With...
Nov 29, 2020
Open Thread: Devin Vassell is the newest Spurs #24

Open Thread: Devin Vassell is the newest Spurs #24

Photo by Courtesy of Aaron Nesmith/NBAE via The Florida State Seminole is stepping into the big league with a familiar number By now you are aware that the San Antonio Spurs signed Devin Vassell with the eleventh pick in the NBA Draft. #Spurs complete a busy day of housekeeping by announcing the signing of swingman Devin Vassell, the 11th overall pick. The Florida State-ex will wear No. 24.— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) November 28, 2020 As he did in college at Florida State, the young swingman will wear #24: ' . We've signed @Yvngdevo!MORE:...
Nov 28, 2020
Jakob Poeltl’s contract sheds light on what the Spurs may be doing

Jakob Poeltl’s contract sheds light on what the Spurs may be doing

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ As the front office juggles all that 2021 cap space and a glut of interchangeable pieces on the perimeter, the Poeltl re-signing lends some structure to their vision. The big splash of the Spurs’ offseason came last week when they locked in one of the returning pieces from the Kawhi Leonard trade by re-signing Jakob Poeltl. The deal, worth just over a reported $26 million through three years, didn’t come as a total shock, but it could be a bolder move than many give it credit for. For a team with ample raw materials, it’s not been clear...
Nov 28, 2020
Open Thread: Spurs “Top 3” Thanksgiving dishes

Open Thread: Spurs “Top 3” Thanksgiving dishes

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via You can get your 2021 holiday plans started early. Now that the leftovers have taken over the fridge, the good dishes have been put back into the cabinet, and you can binge-watch your favorite show with half a pumpkin pie balanced on your stomach, it’s safe to say the greatest “foodie” holiday has passed. It was different, as we were constantly reminded by news media outlets. Even the watching of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade or the Purina Dig Show was a reminder of just how different this year has been. *If you live here in...
Nov 27, 2020
The Spurs preseason schedule has been released

The Spurs preseason schedule has been released

Photo by Sam Greenwood/ It’s beginning to look a lot like basketball season The NBA has released the preseason schedule for for the upcoming NBA season, and Shams Charania of The Athletic posted a tweet with the entire NBA preseason schedule: Full NBA Preseason schedule: pic.twitter.com/QIpc6lWdO9— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 27, 2020 San Antonio will host its first preseason game against the ever-evolving Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, December 12th. Tuesday, December 15th will take the Spurs down to Houston to face a new-look Rockets team....
Nov 27, 2020
Report: Spurs sign Tre Jones to three-year deal

Report: Spurs sign Tre Jones to three-year deal

Photo by Grant Halverson/ The Duke guard will be suiting up soon for training camp. Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the San Antonio Spurs have signed Tre Jones, the team’s second round pick in the NBA Draft, to a three-year deal. San Antonio has signed the 41st pick in the draft – Duke guard Tre Jones – to a three-year deal, agent @KB_Sports of @BDA_Sports tells ESPN. A three-year deal allows Jones to enter restricted free agency sooner than the traditional four-year contract of second-round picks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 27,...