On this episode of the Project Spurs-News 4 San Antonio, Spurs Roundtable, Jeff Garcia, Jesse Blanchard and Paul Garcia discuss if the Pacers or Heat will be a more favorable matchup in the 2013 NBA Finals.
Jesse brings up how Miami could help Tim Duncan receive more attention if this is indeed if final shot at an NBA title, Paul talks why Indiana might be a better matchup while Jeff says "bring on the Heat."
All this and much more including a discussion of whether this is San Antonio's last shot at an NBA crown.
The NBA Draft is just 24 days away and the San Antonio Spurs continue to work out players projected as late first round to mid second round picks. However, instead of bringing in another swingman, the Spurs worked out Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan.
Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel writes that Canaan paid a visit to the Spurs prior to working out with the Milwaukee Bucks. Canaan averaged 21.8 points per game in his senior season for the Racers on 43 percent shooting and 37 percent shooting from 3. That was a down year for Canaan, who shot 46 percent from 3 last year. He is two time reigning Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and second team All American last season. Technically he's a point guard, but only averaged 4.3 assists last year. He'd be a great shooting guard if he weren't 6'1".no comments
Entering the NBA, San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter had lots of expectations to produce immediately, however, that did not happen.
It took a few season to get things going but this season Splitter has been putting up solid numbers and has vastly improved defensively and offensively. He has been running the pick-and-roll to near perfection and he is a critical cog in the Spurs' system but he might have not improved without the help and tutelage of his teammates Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan.
In an interview with Brazilian site Folha de S. Paulo, Tiago credits Ginobili and Duncan in helping him during his transition to the NBA and setting the example for him to follow.
It may just be a small patch but it's something the San Antonio Spurs haven't had on their jersey in quite some time.
Manu Ginobili showed off a photo of the Spurs' jersey which bears the 2013 NBA Finals patch already sewn on. Now tell me that just isn't one beautiful sight to see.
Just five more days Spurs fans and final leg of the quest for title No. 5 will begin.
During the NBA Finals, Rey Moralde of The No Look Pass will be contributing to Project Spurs during the San Antonio Spurs' chase for title number five.
San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green, Manu Ginobili and Cory Joseph spoke to the media after a recent practice to talk, what else, the NBA Finals.
Green weighed in on the Pacers and Heat series and noted how physical the two teams are with one another and scouting the teams in anticipation of the Finals.
Ginobili spoke on making a return to the Finals after a long drought, and being appreciative of this postseason run. Manu went on to state the team isn't familiar too much with East teams and in particular how he has not face Miami this season. Interesting to note Manu said he would like to see Indiana advance simply for the Spurs to gain the home court advantage.
Joseph talked about how much the D-League experience helped him this season and how it is paying off in the playoffs and more.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs continue to wait patiently for things to be settled in the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and Pacers and fans and media are asking which team would the Spurs rather face.
Both teams present issues for the Spurs in the Finals and Boris Diaw weighed in.
In an interview with French site BasketSession.com, Diaw, who is making his first appearance in an NBA Finals, initially picked Miami but changed his mind and noted the Pacers present their issues as well in a seven-game series.no comments