The San Antonio Spurs were back at work after a thrilling win over the Atlanta Hawks last night at the AT&T Center.
Project Spurs was at today's training camp and here are some quotes and notes from today's media session.
Tony Parker on the play he drew up for Nando De Colo to hit the game-winning shot last night:
"Nando was rolling and he made the shot. I drew up an iso."
Parker on the competition for the backup point guard spot:
"It's tough. It's a great problem to have. We have great talented point guards, Nando (De Colo), Cory Joseph, Patty Mills. So it's a great problem to have. I don't know, Pop (coach Gregg Popovich) is the real coach. So he'll be the one to make the decision."
Parker on Gary Neal as the backup pont guard:
"Gary does a great job at the point guard. He did a great job last year."
Parker on the state of the Spurs:
"We'll keep improving. Working on the stuff we've been doing the whole training camp. Tomorrow we'll play a little bit more, the starters and stuff like that. It's going to be another game and I'm sure Pop wants to see everybody."
Parker on shortening the roster:
"It's tough. It's always good when you have great players. It's going to be a tough decision for Pop but unfortunately it's going to happen. I don't know what he's (Pop) is going to do but whatever he does, you can't go wrong. Everybody is doing a great job at camp."
Parker on his health:
"I feel great. I know the season is long. Back-to-backs and stuff like that. I trust Pop's judgment. Whenever he says it's time to rest, it's time to rest."
Josh Powell on staring down the Hawks' bench last night after hitting a shot:
"I shouldn't have done that."
Powell on what it takes from him to make the final roster:
"Hopefully it's all-around (game) but I know most importantly it's defense. That's what they stress here. I'm just trying to fit in and do the best I can on both ends of the court. Show I am ready to get to the right spots. Play with energy. Play hard."
Powell on the Spurs training camp versus other camps he has been in:
"A lot of teaching."
The Spurs were doing lots of free throw drills.
Manu Ginobili was participating at today's camp despite sitting out last night's game.
Nando De Colo was working on his three-point shooting after practice.
Powell was hard at work on his inside and outside game with trainers.
Assistant coach Chip Engelland was talking to Kawhi Leonard and Cory Joseph for quite sometime in a corner of the gym. Seemed as if they were going over footage or stats.
Stack 5 may not return after this season. We might keep Brown. Curry and Pow...wouldnt mind both really. Pow can play 4 or small 5 eating some of Bonner and Blair minutes. Curry can't eat Bonner and Blair minutes really. His minutes would come from spelling TD or Split or Diaw some. Would like Curry if he continues to re-invent himself and improve and Brown. Good luck Tyler!
@JeffProjectSpurs Yes, I'm expecting more athletic players so that we can keep up w/ Okc. I think powell will be good for us but still he gotta keep up on defense. I just like the athleticism of Brown yesterday and the potential of witherspoon that I haven't seen in the last training camps.
For me If i were coach pop My final roster would be TD TP MANU SJAX KAWHI GREEN NEAL SPLITTER DE COLO BLAIR POWELL DIAW AND MILLS. But I like Brown and Witherspoon too. too bad the roster should be 13.
@SPURSALLDAY its a big man race really bw powell and curry. though the sas could keep one of them on the IR for a while just in case