11:27 AM EDT, Wed October 05, 2022
Pounding The Rock 4 hours ago
Open Thread: Spurs “what if” #4- The Spurs cut Capt. Jack just before the 2013 postseason

Open Thread: Spurs “what if” #4- The Spurs cut Capt. Jack just before the 2013 postseason

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Could have Stephen Jackson been an x-factor Back in 2019, Stephen Jackson joined Matt Barnes’ “All the Smoke,” a Showtime NBA talk show. There is a youtube of the entire conversation, but it is not suitable for some sensitive listeners. Good thing News 4 San Antonio’s Jeff Garcia posted an article via Spurs Zone that truncated the G-rated rhetoric and focus on Jackson’s specific conversation regarding his release from the San Antonio Spurs in 2013. All quotes are directly from Stephen Jackson: I remember coming out of practice. I had...
Pounding The Rock 18 hours ago
San Antonio Spurs Film Study: Malaki Branham

San Antonio Spurs Film Study: Malaki Branham

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/ How the rookie wing scored efficiently in his preseason debut, and how he can improve going forward. Pounding the Rock broke down some Jeremy Sochan game tape on Monday, and we’re jumping back into the film room to assess another young player that shined for the San Antonio Spurs in their preseason debut. The good guys added five rookies to the mix this summer, but only Malaki Branham had any level of success scoring against the Houston Rockets. While the proverbial middle child from their draft day haul didn’t check into the contest...
Pounding The Rock Oct 4, 2022
Open Thread: Spurs “what if” #3- Derek Fisher missed the 0.4 shot

Open Thread: Spurs “what if” #3- Derek Fisher missed the 0.4 shot

Photo by Stephen Dunn/ ...or the clock had started on time... Let’s just be honest - Derek Fisher should have never made that shot. For one, the clock didn’t start at the immediate moment the ball was inbounded. Even Derek Fisher admitted the clock was his ally. Two, it’s Derek Fisher! Most important shot of your season doesn’t go to Kobe Bryant?!? The basketball gods should have smite the Lakers for their egregious game plan. Third, Derek’s form is all cattywampus. Meanwhile, Manu Ginobili is straight up-and-down, arms extended, and the Argentinian has a...
Pounding The Rock Oct 3, 2022
San Antonio Spurs Film Study: Jeremy Sochan

San Antonio Spurs Film Study: Jeremy Sochan

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/ Breaking down how the rookie combo forward impacted the game defensively in his preseason debut. The San Antonio Spurs opened their preseason schedule with what might have been the most humiliating exhibition loss in franchise history as they fell to the Houston Rockets by a score of 96-134. Despite a sloppy display from the Silver and Black, several youngsters shined on Sunday, including rookie combo forward Jeremy Sochan. Five points and four rebounds in 17 minutes may not seem that productive from a numbers standpoint, but Sochan...
Pounding The Rock Oct 3, 2022
The Spurs are going to be bad this season, and that’s okay

The Spurs are going to be bad this season, and that’s okay

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/ Fans like myself may not like watching losses, but it’s time to accept who this team is and embrace the tank. If there were any Spurs fans that hadn’t yet “embraced the tank” prior to last night’s preseason opener, they should be ready to now. While you should never take too much stock in a preseason game, especially the first one — during which the Spurs were missing their likely best player in Keldon Johnson and another potential starter in Josh Primo — losses are something Spurs fans need to get used to, and...