We're excited to introduce a new feature at Project Spurs today called the "Writers Sound Off."
Each week, our writers will sound off on one topic of the week with short audio takes. If you are a Spurscast subscriber, you'll also be seeing podcasts with all of our takes together along with your weekly Spurscast.
Our topic this week was "the unsung hero" and we all gave our takes on who has been the unsung hero of the San Antonio Spurs this season. Would great minds think alike and the majority come up with one player/coach/front office member or would our versatile staff pick several different candidates? Listen below and then find out how to join in on the fun.
Michael De Leon, Founder -
Robby Lim, Lead Writer -
Arianne Villanueva, Spanish writer/podcaster -
Jason Rogers, Staff Writer -
Paul Garcia, Staff Writer -
Jake Faunce, Staff Writer -
So those are our takes for the week. Feel free to use our comments section to give your take on if you agree/disagree, who's take was the best.
My unsung player for the Spurs is McDyess but overall I believe the most unsung hero for the Spurs this season is coach Popovich.
This is great! Now we can actually hear the writers and have a chance to talk back, how great is that? The unsung hero for me by the way is Tony Parker his focused is tremendous despite his struggles on his personal life and he changed his game to help the team better.
I like George Hill a lot, but I have to agree to Robby and Jake that coach Popovich is the unsung hero for the Spurs. In my opinion, Hill has taken a little bit of backseat with Gary Neal playing well off the bench. Pop is the unsung hero because of what his done for the Spurs this season (they have the best record) but a still no love for COY.
Gotta go with my man Antonio McDyess! He has played well off the bench and provides solid interior defense that makes the Spurs defense tougher. He can still score and rebound like it 2005. He is my unsung hero for the Spurs this season.
Coach Pop get's my vote, he motivates and lead his players every game and that is tough to do in a long season. Meanwhile ESPN thinks Tim Thobideau of the Bulls should be coach of year while he has done great job in Chicago, I think Popovich deserves it more than any coach in the NBA.
For me, it's DeJuan Blair, despite being undersized, he thrived into the Spurs system and has started at center for the majority of the season and did a great job at it. I think is key as to why the Spurs have the best record in the NBA to this point! "The Beast" is the man!
The unsung hero for me is Richard Jefferson, he may not be wowing us with his stats but the main difference this year is his aggressiveness on both ends of the floor. He has helped the Spurs in his own way that is gone unnoticed.
I like Michael's take, Tony Parker is always overshadowed by playing with Duncan and Ginobili that's why he is often neglected. He is having one of his best season and has improved a lot on his passing skills that is one key to the Spurs' balance offense.
I can't think of any player that is "unsung" for the Spurs this year, Gary Neal, the Big three are given the props they deserve. Because of that I agree with some of the writers that coach Gregg Popovich is the unsung hero for the Spurs this season.