Welcome back, San Antonio Spurs fans!
-- The chopping block has seen it's fair share of heads already. There 16 players on the roster, will only one more player be released or will San Antonio roll into the new season with only 14 names?
-- Former Spur DeJuan Blair keeps talking. Will he ever live up to his words?
-- The Atlantic Division is packed with turmoil and bottom feeders. Are the two top teams in the division pretenders or contenders? Just how bad are the 76ers? (Hint: Pretty bad).
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Ah, the joys of preseason NBA basketball. Aron Baynes making a clutch, game-saving basket and Kyle Korver scoring 26 points have a way of telling you exactly what part of the season it is.
In the San Antonio Spurs’ first game against recently-departed top assistant turned Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer, the Spurs managed to get the 106-104 win on a Baynes floater with three seconds left on the clock in regulation.
Korver, who had been hot all night, missed a corner three that was taken after the clock expired.
Tony Parker and Tim Duncan looked to be in regular season form. Parker finished with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds while Duncan added 16 points and eight rebounds.no comments
A few months back, a portion of San Antonio Spurs fan base was disappointed that center Greg Oden choose not to sign with the silver and black despite his chronic knee issues which have, for the most part, derailed his NBA career.
Well it appears that San Antonio may have dodged a bullet.
Courtesy of Brian Windhorst of the Miami Heat Index comes news that Oden experienced a “slight setback” due to swelling in his left knee during Heat practice.no comments
Our good friends over at Spurs Brasil sent us this tidbit from Draft Brasil.
According to Draft Brasil, the San Antonio Spurs, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers, are rumored to play at the 2014 NBA Global Games in Brazil. The report goes on to state that due to the popularity of the 2013 Rio NBA Global Games this summer, efforts are being made to continue to bring in top NBA-Brazilian players, such as Spurs' Tiago Splitter, back to Brazil and spread the NBA globally.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs cut ties with former Texas Longhorn Myck Kabongo and two others recently as the team continues to trim down the roster as the new season inches closer.
With two of the three players not seemingly to be a part of the Spurs' system this coming season, Kabongo will have a shot at possibly making the team at a later time. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Spurs plan to send him to the Austin Toros, their D-League affiliate.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (1-2) will continue their preseason road trip with a visit to Atlanta (1-2) to face the Hawks.
The Spurs are coming off a loss to the Nuggets in Denver 94-98. Kawhi Leonard finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Cory Joseph finished with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists while Tiago Splitter scored 12 points.
The Hawks are coming off a 73-105 loss to New Orleans. Al Horford led the Hawks with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
As the Spurs continue their slate of preseason games, and visit former Spurs coach Mike Budenholzer who is now the Hawks head coach, here are five things to watch for during tonight's preseason contest.
• The continued meshing of Jeff Ayres and Marco Belinelli. The two new Spurs will get another game under their belts which can only help them learn the Spurs' system as the regular season nears.no comments
If you thought the end of DeJuan Blair being in a San Antonio Spurs uniform meant that the drama between the player and organization was over, you should really think again.
In an offseason full of spiteful comments against the Spurs after signing with the Dallas Mavericks, Blair has continued his jabs against the team that drafted him despite knee issues.
It was just last week that Blair said the Spurs didn't give him "everything" and now, he wants to remind his former team that they had the Finals won in Game 6, not him.no comments