First year Spurs big man Jeff Ayres has been getting pretty regular minutes thus far this season, and seems to be picking up the Spurs vaunted system pretty well. In particular his rebounding numbers have increased every month this year. So far in January Jeff is averaging 6 RPG as opposed to the two he averaged in the first month of the season. This bodes well for him and the Spurs as the Spurs really needed to get more rebounding from someone in their front court that is not named Tim Duncan.no comments
During the last two seasons, the San Antonio Spurs’ bench has been a tale of two benches.
In the regular season, the bench has looked like world beaters by getting victories against playoff contenders without “the Big Three” of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. During the playoffs though “the Big Three” have been left to do the heavy lifting and hit clutch shots with only Kawhi Leonard being the sole source of support.no comments
Before Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the San Antonio Spurs announced one of their guards would be joining Tiago Splitter on the injured list while the other injured one wouldn’t just return to action, but start as well.
With Danny Green being injured for approximately four weeks, it was Manu Ginobili who returned to the team and got the initial start at shooting guard, as Tony Parker’s 27 points and 7 assists helped San Antonio fight against the pesky-injury ravaged Pelicans in a 101-95 victory that came within the last five minutes of the fourth quarter.
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The San Antonio Spurs were hit with some bad news today as shooting guard Danny Green will miss the next four weeks. Green underwent an MRI today, and the team announced he has suffered a break in the second metacarpal bone of his left hand.
During the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves yesterday, Green was seen pointing to his left hand. Many at first thought it was a sprain to his finger but as stated, the X-Ray and MRI confirmed the break.
Green will most likely be replaced by either Manu Ginobili or Marco Belinelli, I believe Belinelli will be inserted into the starting five as he has been playing great basketball as of late.no comments
Boris Diaw has been dubbed as many things in his career for his play, with his recent play lately against the likes of Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Love, you can add defensive stopper to that list......wait a minute, what?
Diaw will not turn heads for his speed or lack thereof but with what he can do as a big man on the floor for the San Antonio Spurs. You don't see many big men that know what their role is on the floor. Diaw in fact, does just that. He does not go out and do anything out of the ordinary. He puts a stamp on any game, he does things in games that do not show up in the boxscore. this is what makes him a consummate player.
What Diaw has been doing is putting his body on defenders, and it has caused those to be uncomfortable. Against Dirk Nowitzki and recently Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Diaw has done about as good of a job that you could ask against two of the leagues premier power forwards.no comments
When Tony Parker arrived into the NBA as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, his credentials as a "true point guard" were always in question.
He was mainly known for his speed and quickness to the basket (along with what's now his trademark tear drop as his main weapon), but wasn't known for his passing up until the Spurs adapted a fast paced offense that offers more open looks. While Parker has been a top tier point guard in the league, that question still seemed to shadow him throughout his career. Now that he's considered a top point guard, there's a new question that's being asked of Parker, and that's if he can "compete with the new breed" of point guards in the league?no comments
Coming into Sunday’s match-up with the San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was averaging 27.5 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and shooting 50.5% from the field in his last 10 games.
After 32 minutes of being defended by Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Jeff Ayres, Love’s night ended looking like this:
Dime Magazine recently listed their top 10 candidates for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
While the season isn’t yet at its halfway point, and there are plenty of games to be played, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was listed as the top candidate over other candidates like Tyreke Evans, Markieff Morris, Nick Young and Reggie Jackson among others.
We’re talking about a 36-year-old who is still taking the kids to school. And although, on the season, his numbers are down, he also had a slow start. Since December, Ginobili has averaged 15 points, five assists and four rebounds a game on 50-39-90 shooting. That’s damn good and would put him in the upper echelon of NBA shooting guards.no comments
Moments after a heartbreaking loss in the NBA Finals, discussion quickly turned from the brilliant season the San Antonio Spurs had just submitted, to speculation on whether it was their last go round.
Would Manu Ginobili play another season? Would Tiago Splitter be retained? A resounding no to either question would have freed up significant cap space for the Spurs to dabble in a free agent market that included intriguing players in Paul Millsap and Josh Smith. But the Spurs have long favored continuity of their program, and, perhaps recognizing time is short and contention possibilities favorable with this roster, quickly brought back the same team with slight changes on the fringes in substituting Marco Belinelli and Jeff Ayres for the departing Gary Neal and DeJuan Blair.no comments
We here at Project Spurs came across what could possibly be the best video of all time capturing the great, future Hall of Famer San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan.
The video looks at some of Duncan's many highlights through-out his career. One point in the video he brings up David Robinson and how he looked up to him when he had a chance to be a teammate of his.
At the 2:55 mark would have to be my favorite part of the video. Duncan with the and-1 on the Los Angeles Clippers and what transpires with his walk........swag.no comments