• BallinEurope profiles San Antonio Spurs 2011 draftee Davis Bertans:
If Bertans can continue his development as well as many scouts are predicting, he could be the next Kyle Korver but taller, a legit 6’11” forward who can drain threes while also able to provide some inside/post game and a little rebounding to go along with it.
• The Spurs' D-League affiliate Austin Toros will be holding open tryouts in Austin October 8 but it won't be free:
According to the announcement via NBA.com the cost for interested players will include a $150 non-refundable participation fee to the Austin Toros office - $175 for late registration after October 1st.
• Express News Tim Griffin is already looking towards the next NBA Draft.
• Bexar County is asking the Spurs to spend some money:
With an eye fixed on a potential NBA lockout, Bexar County has asked the Spurs to re-evaluate when the organization expects to begin spending $75 million in bond money earmarked for capital improvements at the county-owned AT&T Center. (expressnews.com)
• First is was actor Marc Blucas admitting he is a Spurs groupie, and now native San Antonian and USA Network "Psych" actor James Roday professing his love for the Spurs and Manu Ginobili:
"Watching him play is insane."
"I knew we were going to have trouble with Memphis," he said. "The Grizzlies are young, hungry and way too big." (expressnews.com)
• Spurs Brasil talks about Spurs trading cards.
An addendum on the subject matter. So there will be games at las vegas next month. It would be lovely to see the players earlier mention to participate in the project. Nba stars will partipating so the spurs can gauge the performance of these players.
Are free agents allowed to join the el totos tryout? If they are, I suggest that K.Fesenko, C. Landry, R. Sessions, N. deColo and M. Tisdale be encouraged to join. This is a good substitute for the summer league to gauge their game. Then, when the pre-season games start the spurs can invite them for a final look-see. I would include C. Joseph and K. Leonard. $150 registration fee is peanuts.