(photo by Rita for Project Spurs)
(photo by Rita for Project Spurs)
According to the NY Daily News (via Yahoo! Sports), Spurs' guard Tony Parker is interested in playing for the NY Knicks despite Parker stating his desire to remain with the Spurs.
Parker has denied his interest, but sources tell the Daily News he's interested.
Sure Spurs fans have seen the other Parker/Knicks trade rumors but this time, the report mentions Parker is "interested."
Is this just another empty Parker trade rumor or is this becoming a case of "where there is smoke, there is fire?"
De antemano les pido disculpas por haberme ausentado unas semanas. Pero hoy estaré repasando con ustedes el último juego de nuestra temporada 2009-2010.
Sabes que de hecho yo hubiera sido feliz, aunque hubiéramos perdido. Con el simplehecho de que hubiera sido en 5-6. Pero en 4? Eso fue una vergüenza para un equipo que ha ganado 4 campeonatos.
Pero bueno, deja comienzo por repasar ese último juego que no solo nos frustro si no que también trajo una gran decepción a muchos de los seguidores. Tengo que aceptar que el juego si fue bastante emocionante ya que estuvimos muy cerca de ganarlo pero también me toca reconocer que fue un juego de lo mas mediocre en mi opinión.
Los Spurs tuvimos demasiadas oportunidades para triunfar durante la serie completa y en los cuatro juegos nos fallaron.
En fin para este juego final de los Spurs nuestro mas grande contribuidor fue Tony Parker con 22 puntos y 5 asistencias, de ahí le siguieron Tim Duncan y Hill ya que ambos contribuyeron con 17 puntos cada uno y Manu Ginobili con 15 para este juego.
En total el puntuaje para los Spurs fue de 25 puntos en el primer cuarto vs. los Soles de Phoenix que solo 19 puntos. Para el segundo cuarto los Soles comenzaron a recuperarse ya que sobre pasaron a los Spurs terminando el medio tiempo con un puntuaje de 50 a 47, los soles llevando la delantera.
Durante el tercer cuarto fue cuando Tim Duncan le da un codazo a Nash ocasionandole así una muy dolorosa lesión a su ojo derecho. No obstante el jugador no se dio por vencido. Solo lo sacaron de la cancha por el resto del cuarto tiempo de juego para que descansara su ojo y mientras pasaba el tiempo solo se le hinchaba mas.
Aunque para este tercer cuarto los Spurs anotaron 2 puntos mas que lo que anotaron los soles, ellos aun llevaron la delantera por tan solo un punto ya que terminaron el tercer cuarto 72 a 71.
Para el ultimo cuarto la tensión se sentía, y de hecho fue cuando ambos equipos anotaron mas puntos en comparación a los primeros cuartos. Los Spurs lograron anotar 30 puntos, Hill de los Spurs anotando una canasta de tres puntos justo al final logrando que llegáramos a estar a solo 3 puntos de un empate con los soles de phoenix. Pero los soles no se dejaron vencer anotando ellos 35 puntos durante este ultimo cuarto para su equipo logrando así la final y vergonzosa eliminación de
Los Spurs terminando el juego con un puntuaje de 107 a 101. Con mucha pena por tercera vez en la historia de la franquicia fuimos derrotados en tan solo cuatro juegos.
Ese fue el dia de las madres (por cierto felicidades a todas las madrecitas lindas y luchadoras que no seriamos nadie sin ustedes) y yo le dije a mi hijo Alec que tiene 8 años “All I want for Mother’s Day is for the Spurs to win tonights’ game.” Lo unico que yo quiero para el dia de las madres es que los Spurs ganen el juego de esta noche, esta bien que los eliminen pero que por lo menos hoy ganemos y cuando estaba por terminarse el juego me dijo mi hijo, “I guess you’re not getting your gift then."no comments
With the Phoenix Suns facing the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 Western Conference Finals, it didn't take long for Lakers' coach, Phil Jackson, to take a verbal shot at Phoenix Suns' point-guard Steve Nash.
Jackson insinuated Nash carries the ball during games. After hearing about Jackson's comment, Nash said he doesn't carry the ball and had this verbal shot right back at Phil in an interview with the Los Angeles Times:
“The best coach in the league, Gregg Popovich, didn’t have a problem with it last week,” Nash said.
As much as I hate seeing the Lakers and Suns in the Western Conference Finals, as a Spurs fan I rather did enjoy Nash hitting back at Phil.
Congratulations to Tiago Splitter, as he was named to the All-Regular Season Team by ACB. He averaged 16 points and 6.7 rebounds for Caja Laboral.
Splitter is considered one of the best centers of European basketball and his rights are held by the San Antonio Spurs when they drafted him 28th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Spurs fans are anxiously waiting his arrival to the Spurs to help address the glaring need for a legitimate big man in the paint to play along side Tim Duncan
However, there was a report that Real Madrid will make a run at Splitter for his services. Of course Spurs fans know the team is financially stretched and can only pay up to $500, 000.00 towards any contract buyout.
While European teams have no salary cap, thus making it tempting for Splitter not come to the NBA, all Spurs fans are crossing their fingers in the hopes he decides to forgo a payday and play with the Spurs.no comments
The off-season is off to a flying start for the San Antonio Spurs as they continue to look at new players for the upcoming season.
Recently the Spurs worked out Xavier Henry and Paul George. This time, the Spurs will be looking at Jeremy Wise and Dominique Jones according to Ridiculous Upside.
Wise is from the NBDL's Bakersfield Jam. He is a 6'1" guard and averaged 16.6 points per game, 3.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists.
Jones is from South Florida. A 6'4" guard, last season with South Florida he averaged 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
It should be noted, Jones' workout with the Spurs is not yet set according to TBO.com (via Ridiculous Upside).
Jones reaffirmed his decision Friday to remain in the draft, and he has personal workouts scheduled this week with the Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs.
Hopefully the team will be working out some big men very soon. Just saying.
After 82 games and advancing to the Western Conference semifinals before being swept out of the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns, the Spurs season began with high expectations and ended with the team falling flat on their faces.
But overall, how would you sum up the 2009-2010 Spurs NBA season?
Well our staff here at Project Spurs decided to sum up their thoughts on the Spurs season. Enjoy!
Michael De Leon, Founder:
This season was full of surprises and disappointments. After getting booted out of the first round of the playoffs last season, this past summer gave us some hope. George Hill showed veteran poise in the summer league, the Spurs got the steal of the draft in DeJuan Blair and Peter Holt made a big dent in his pocketbook to be able to get Richard Jefferson and Antonio McDyess. After opening the season with seven new players on the roster, the Spurs just couldn't seem to put it together and Jefferson looked like the bust of offseason signings. Just when things started to come together, an injury killed the momentum. Towards the end of the season, it looked like this team was starting to put the pieces together with big wins over the Celtics, Cavs, Lakers and Magic. But as the Suns exposed, this team still needs some work and changes before they will be a contender again.
Jeff Garcia, Co-Founder:
From the excitement in the preseason on the news of the Spurs acquiring Richard Jefferson, to being swept in the playoffs by the Suns, the Spurs season can be summed up in one word -- inconsistency. We saw the end of the once mighty Spurs' defense, frustrating games where they turned the ball over, Jefferson becoming a failed trade, the high of beating the Boston Celtics in Boston, the low of losing to the New Jersey Nets, and beating the Dallas Mavericks in the first-round of the playoffs. But for as much as inconsistency seemed to be the norm, there were bright spots for Spurs fans to take away. The emergence of George Hill, the immense potential of DeJuan Blair, Manu Ginobili resigning with the team making him a Spur for life, and Tim Duncan still putting up numbers even at the end of his great career. With a few tweaks, namely getting a legit big man, the Spurs should be back in contention in the Western Conference next season.
Emily Allen, Staff Writer:
The 2009-2010 season was most definitely a transitional one for the men in Silver and Black. While the San Antonio Spurs did not have their best team in recent years, they were able to overcome their place as a seventh-seed in the playoffs and survive the Dallas Mavericks to see the second round. This year gave the team an opportunity to learn about its strengths and weaknesses, lessons that could potentially prove vital as they work over the summer to prepare for the new season. Regardless of the insane losses (see New Jersey in April) and sometime-inability to maintain a rhythm in games, the Spurs proved they are still a top-caliber team in the NBA - one that still has the ability to give other teams a tough game on the court.
Jeff Cerda, Staff Writer:
When the news broke about the Spurs trading for Richard Jefferson, I think I was the only Spurs fan in my area that was highly disappointed. With that said, I still had just as high expectations for them as any other person in the country did. I felt like they lost a few games that could have and should have been won(see Nets, Bobcats, Grizzlies twice and Raptors games), but still expected them to at least reach the western conference finals. Overall, in my opinion, it was still a successful season and I was pleased with the performance of the big 3 as well as some surprise contributions from George Hill and DeJuan Blair. This off season should be interesting to see what moves the Spurs will make to address their needs and last but not least, GO SPURS GO!
Lance Fell, Staff Writer:
The 2009-2010 season for most Spurs fans will be remembered as a disappointment. The Spurs spent more money than Fort Knox for a team that barely won 50 games and then not only lost to the Phoenix Suns in the playoffs, but got swept. None the less, we still did win 50 games, which is an extraordinary feat, considering we play in the highly competitive Western Conference. Not only that, but as a seventh seed, we knocked out our bitter rivals, the second seeded Dallas Mavericks, whom some picked to win it all. So while many of you will look back on this season and think of it as wash, remember this season was filled with many great things, such as the emergence of George Hill, the arrival of DeJuan Blair and the return of Manu Ginobili. And no matter what anybody says about this season, we stilled whooped the Dallas Mavericks.
OK Spurs fans it's your turn. How would you sum up this past season?
After suffering many injuries this past season with the San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker will not play for France in the World Championships in Turkey this summer.
“This means that from the month of August, I will work in Los Angeles to prepare for next season,” Parker said. “They want to see me at my best during the recovery. For them, it is impossible that I play with the France team after all my health concerns this year.”
Indeed Parker dealt with numerous injuries this past season. It even affected his game as his numbers dropped from the 2008-2009 to the 2009-2010 NBA season.
Spurs nation breathes a sigh of relief.
The off-season is a time for players to rest and recover from the rigors of an NBA season but don't tell that to the San Antonio Spurs front-office.
Never taking a break, the Spurs are working out Xavier Henry from Kansas and Paul George from Fresno State according to Chad Ford of ESPN (via Ridiculous Upside).
George believes he may be more of a 2-guard than a 3. Some NBA teams agree. In fact his first workout is in San Antonio on Thursday. His workout partner: Kansas shooting guard Xavier Henry.
Henry is a 6'6" shooting-guard out of Kansas. He has size for his position and is solid on the defensive end.
George is a 6'7" small-forward out of Fresno State. He averaged 16.8 points a game last season and is versatile and athletic at his position.