The San Antonio Spurs have a knack for finsing foreign talent. From Tony Parker to Manu Ginobili, the Spurs are the cream oft he crop when it comes to finding foreign gems.
Unfortunately for retired Croatian center Nikola Vujcic, he could've been on the list of foreign players to wear the silver and black.no comments
Growing up as a fan of your favorite team, you come across players that you fall in love with and wish they could stay in your team colors for the rest of their career. We all have been there. I for one grew up as a fan of the Chicago Bulls when a player by the name of Michael Jordan got drafted. To this day he is considerd the best player to ever grace the floor.
He though, could not continue. We all at one point will get older which means, it is time to hang it up, give our body the rest in which it deserves. For Michael Jordan, being on the Chicago Bulls, they did not just play 82 games a season, it was well more than that. The beatings in the regular season and playoffs takes a toll on your body and as fans we don't want to ever here our favorites say the word, retirement.no comments
One important aspect in the game of basketball is consistency. The ability to put forth a similar product (whether good or bad) night in, and night out. For the San Antonio Spurs, Monday in Detroit was a reminder that consistency is still a ways out of arms reach, as they continue to deal with injuries through each game. As has been the trend in dealing with injuries to match starting lineups with different opponents, the Spurs began yet another game with a new lineup comprised of a few new faces who hadn’t played too much together.
Tony Parker (11 points), Nando De Colo, Danny Green, Tim Duncan (11 points, 8 rebounds), and Aron Baynes started the game for the Spurs against a fiery Pistons team that was playing its first game under a new head coach. The end result of new lineups and players playing together, who weren’t accustomed to playing together, would be 19 turnovers for the Spurs, as the Pistons defeated them 109-100.no comments
On this episode of the News 4 SA-Project Spurs, San Antonio Spurs Roundtable, the panel of Jeff Garcia and Aaron Preine take a look at the state of the Spurs near the All-Star Break.
Do they need to make a trade? Is their record over-inflated? Can they sustain the many injuries?
The panel also looks deeper into the trade winds that are blowing in San Antonio.
All this and much more on this episode of the Spurs Roundtable.
The San Antonio Spurs (37-14) will visit the Detroit Pistons (21-29) tonight as their Rodeo Road Trip (3-1) continues.
The Spurs are coming off a 104-100 win over the Bobcats. Patty Mills finished with 32 points in the win.
The Pistons are coming off a 126-109 win over Denver. Brandon Jennings finished with 35 points in the Piston win. Heading into tonight's contest, however, the Pistons will be without coach Maurice Cheeks as he was fired after the team's win over Denver.
And as the Spurs look to get another win on their extended road trip, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• Detroit's Jennings is averaging 25.1 points over his last nine game.no comments
Congratulations to San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker as he has been named the 2013 FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year.
It was an easy choice for Parker as he led Team France to gold at last summer's EuroBasket and led the Spurs to the 2013 NBA Finals.no comments
Nearly two years ago on April 26, 2012, Patty Mills led the San Antonio Spurs to a 107-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a meaningless season finale, in which Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Kawhi Leonard did not play. That night, Mills finished the night with a career high 34 points, 12 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Fast-forward to Saturday evening in Charlotte, and there was Mills once again leading the Spurs, only this time, this wasn’t a meaningless game in which the Spurs were just choosing to rest players to prepare for the playoffs. This was a game to avoid back-to-back losses and on this night, Duncan and Parker were playing, but even they needed another player to have an impactful night, and Mills was the one to deliver with a season-high 32 points and seven rebounds.
Down by one-point going into the fourth quarter Saturday, Mills began the fourth by shooting a corner 3-pointer and drawing a foul, as he went on to make three free throws to give the Spurs the lead 72-70. The Bobcats would tie the Spurs two more times but Mills, Nando De Colo, and Jeff Ayres would match them and then extend the lead as Mills nailed a 3-pointer with nearly two minutes remaining to give the Spurs a 9-point lead. The Bobcats would get some stops and cut the Spurs’ lead down to four points, but Mills would continue to lead San Antonio by making critical jumpers and making his clutch free throws when the Bobcats were trying desperately to catch San Antonio. When the final buzzer rang, the Spurs stood with a 104-100 victory.no comments
According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the San Antonio Spurs could be one team to have interest in Philadelphia 76ers perimeter player Evan Turner.
One rival executive mentioned the San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Bobcats as possible destinations via trade, though both teams could also wait until the offseason to see if they could simply sign him then.
Last month, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported the Spurs as being "unusually aggressive" in the trade market. Project Spurs' own Jesse Blanchard took the Berger news and wrote about the Spurs' tradable assets on the roster.
Turner is set to make roughly $6.7 million for the remainder of this season and he could be a restricted free agent if the 76ers extend his $8.7 million dollar extension this summer. (Salaries via BasketballInsiders.com)
This season, under former Spurs assistant and now current head coach Brett Brown, Turner is averaging 17.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1 steal, 43.3% shooting, and he's shooting 28.9% from 3-point range.no comments
With the recent injury woes of the San Antonio Spurs being the current hurdle on the team’s journey for a fifth title, fans have slowly become concerned with the Spurs inability to defeat the so called “elite” teams in the NBA. People are quick to forget that the games that actually matter, in the playoffs, are determined by matchups and adjustments throughout a series, not a single game.