Join Project Spurs staffers as we chat live during tonight's Spurs season opener against the Grizzlies. We'll kick things off around 7:15 p.m. CST.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs' quest for their fifth title begins tonight as they open up their season against the Memphis Grizzlies. Of course, before all of this began, there were changes in the offseason. San Antonio made minimal changes to their roster as they signed Marco Belinelli and Jeff Ayres. The coaching staff, many know by now, has some new faces in different places.
With the start of the season looming, there are always your usual division outlooks and whom many feel will reign supreme in their respective divisions. With the San Antonio Spurs returning pretty much their whole team that were just moments, moments away from their fifth title, some have to believe that they are primed to make it back to the Finals.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (0-0) will kick off their season opener tonight in San Antonio as they host the Memphis Grizzlies (0-0).
The Spurs will be looking for redemption this new season after losing in the NBA Finals in Game 7 to the Heat. With new additions such as Marco Belinelli, and Jeff Ayres, the Spurs will look to once again capture title No. 5.
The Grizzlies remained relatively in tact only adding former player Mike Miller, Kosta Koufos from Denver and Nick Calathes. Memphis still boasts a formidable duo in the paint - Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph - and guard Mike Conley rounds out the team's core. New head coach Dave Joerger will do what it takes to ensure Memphis remains one of the best in the West.
And as the Spurs take their first steps back to the NBA Finals, here are five things to watch for during tonight's game.
• Tony Parker averaged a team-best 25.5 points versus Memphis last season.no comments
As the 2013 NBA kicks off there is a sense of urgency among the San Antonio Spurs and their fan base to get the bad taste from last season’s NBA Finals out of their collective mouths. The time can not pass by quick enough for Spurs’ fans until the home opener begins against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
Today, we shall take a moment to journey away from the court, and a take a different look at where the Spurs stand on the NBA landscape.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs' 2013-14 home opener is today, which is fun. Related: Bold predictions are fun especially, like, 21 of them!
Disclaimer: These bold predictions range from predictable to WHAT THE HELL WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU #idiot. You were warned. These predictions don't reflect my thoughts, unless I'm right and you're wrong. Happy basketball everyone. Watch safely.
1. Kawhi Leonard will average 2.5 steals per game.
Kawhi averaged 1.9 steals per game last season, so this a bit of a stretch. But, hear me out. Leonard will presumably assume a larger offensive and defensive role this season, and an uptick in minutes will increase his raw production, which is what I'm banking on here -- or something. Leonard corralled 14 steals in the NBA Finals, appropriating his regular season average, and there is room for growth as he steadily grasps the nuances of basketball, when to stab at the opponents dribble, when to crash the passing lane, how to deceive the ball handler and when to use his laser heat vision to detect weakness. Plus, his arms are long, which seems like it would be an advantage. For what it's worth: 2.5 steals per game would be the 26th highest single season mark since the 1990-91 season.no comments
It’s always hard to make predictions of any kind, especially finals prediction before game 1 of 82 regular season games has been played, but doing my best Miss Cleo, I’ve come up with two teams I think will be there at the end.
Coming out of the Western Conference will be the San Antonio Spurs. Several Western Conference teams got better over the offseason. Houston added Dwight Howard, but it won’t be enough to even get them in the Western Conference Finals. Adding Andre Iguodala to an already lethal scoring duo of Curry and Thompson could make Golden State a scary team, but too much rides on Andrew Bogut’s health.no comments
The matchup for tonight's game will be between Tony Parker and Mike Conley when the San Antonio Spurs open their season at the AT&T Center against the Memphis Grizzlies.
San Antonio is coming off from a disappointing postseason end in the NBA Finals and it might mean Parker and crew are coming into this season with a chip on his shoulder with something to prove to the league. Both teams' cores have stayed the same while adding a few new pieces, especially the Spurs.
That may effect the matchups tonight as both teams play with a team oriented style.
What Parker must do on offense:no comments
When the average San Antonio Spurs’ fan thinks bout Tim Duncan the words "stoic" and "even keeled" come to mind, but as the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover.
During the following interview with former teammate Fabricio Oberto on Oberto's new talk show, Duncan shared a few things that most people didn’t know about him.no comments
With the initial games of the 2013-14 NBA season now just hours away, perhaps now is an opportune time to consider which San Antonio Spurs players may have solidified spots in the rotation with their respective camp and preseason performances.
Let's start with the virtual "locks" to be starting in the Spurs lineup this season.
I'm simply using last year starters as the likely starters again. Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, and Tiago Splitter are in my mind, "no-brainers" as the starting five.
It's the bench that certainly will see changes this year, and possibly not just because of the Spurs newest additions, Marco Bellinelli, and Jeff Ayers.no comments
As the San Antonio Spurs look to bounce back from last season's disappointment, the Spurs have made their off season decisions with a return trip to the NBA Finals as their main focus. While the goal of this season is clear, the Spurs are still keeping an eye on the big picture as well.
With that in mind, the Spurs, via the team website, have made it official that the team will exercise the fourth year option on both Kawhi Leonard and Cory Joseph.no comments