After a week off, Jeff and I are back with the latest episode of the Spurscast. On this week's episode, we talked about the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA championship and if that win moves the Mavs ahead of the San Antonio Spurs in Texas and in the NBA.
We also talked about what the Mavs' new found success means for next season and if the Spurs are that far behind the NBA champions.
During the second half of the show, we discuss the latest news, including several players coming through San Antonio in free agent mini-camps and draft workouts. We decided to hold off on most draft talk, since we will be releasing our draft preview podcast next week.
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while spurs fan continue to talk wistfully about the past, the mavs are looking forward to the future.
dallas will always have a chance to win cause we have an owner that is not afraid to spend the money to win.......Spurs well there balling on a budget .
will always have a chance to win cuz the owner spends money? with all that spent money, how many championships have you all won? actually i digress cuz i know the argument youre going to come back with is "its all in the past, we have the championship today". but since cubans been the owner, hes spent ALLLL that money, for one championship? since cubans been the owner and spending all that money, how many championships have the spurs won? with a crappy budget?! yeah id rather be money savvy and get a dynasty than spend a ton of money for one championship. thats just my opinion though
@aespurs @JesseDelgado well buddy you have a point mr.cuban has spent money in past but this is first year he has let the coaches do there job,and donnie as well and know he has a taste for winning its about to change.. Players love playing for an owner thats gonna do what i takes to win,i think its just gonna make for more guys to wanna play here now ,,dont get me wrong i love sa but they waited to long to find timmys help and now with cba changing its gonna be hard. But hay will take manu off your hands
true true. but i dont think it took too long to find timmy help. i feel like over the past few years theyve just looked in the wrong places. and yeah its true that cuban has the money but i think at this point, im not saying dirk is old, but you probably only have a couple more years to get out of him before he starts declining. so im not saying rebuild at all cuz thats plain stupid at this point after winning a title, but try to find him another young sidekick to start transitioning dirk into a different role the next couple of years. kinda like how it shifted from robinson to timmy. cuz if you dont then youre just gona keep spending money on role players and before you know it youre left without nowitzki and with a bunch of role players you paid more money for. so yes money can do wonders, but for the mavs i say spend some but start trying to find a young future to make the transition easy in like four years when you need it
your team is not getting back to finals so get over it.... if sa had more then one sports team yall could have something else to talk about ,.....lo lol
@JesseDelgado It's funny how fan's of teams have such short memories. 1 season can make someone forget decades worth of futility. Now San Antonio Spurs fan's know how Yankee fan's feel when dealing with Red Sox fans. Lol.
two things the spurs NEED in my opinion: a combo/small forward, and a big man. now im not for the whole "blow it up" strategy, but if you're making any moves in these areas, then the only thing you havent "blown up" the past few years is the core of parker, duncan, ginobili, and ill add hill in there cuz he is a future piece that probably wont be moved. right now, the spurs are weak in the SF position, not because jefferson isnt good, but he has not shown his slashing confidence of old and we've depended on him as our only legit SF for way too long for him to put up good numbers on a consistent basis. i dont think we can really depend on green or anderson to fill this void because of their lack of size at this position. yes i know that shouldnt matter but wouldnt you rather see a bigger SF in the lineup who could also play as a small PF? a lot of championship caliber teams have been using this sort of smaller line up and i feel a good combo forward would do the spurs good. I would consider green and anderson swingmen and would treat them as such, while also training butler for SF behind richard jefferson and going for SF/PF combo player in the draft. Best players i have seen for this are parsons, singler, or maybe even harper. everyones been ragging on the first two as second comings of bonner but these two are legitamite SF at the college level....i wouldnt play bonner as SF even at a college level because of his minimal defensive abilities and his inability to finish at the rim, making either one of these two choices a lot better than a matt bonner since both parsons and singler can do both those things mentioned above. I WOULD ALSO STAY AWAY FROM AAAANY SORT OF TWEENER!! theres really no point in getting a PF in this draft because theyre all tiny (most barely even reach 6'10") and even if they are a stretch 4, all that means is theyre the size of a SF who cant defend other SF. get a combo forward like parsons or singler in the draft and now you have a guy the exact same size as every other PF in the draft who has a much larger skill set and could probably pick up playing post in their career a bit (more than what bonners done). as for a big man, unless you get kanter or vucevic, its pointless because anyone else either has size and no skill, or skill and no size. i say just stick to looking for a SF in the draft, and either bring richards over next year or make a trade or sign a free agent solid big man
@aespurs thing is, in a weak draft, what can they get at 29? slim pickings.
nothing really too special. i mean im not saying anything i said above is that special but its where i feel its the only place the spurs can pick something up that will benefit them in this weak of a draft. all the bigs are probably gona get taken early and the spurs dont need a tweener. the rosters already full of combo guards and swingmen so the only option i see is a combo forward or point. all the points will probably get taken early though too so, even though it is slim pickings, i feel like its the only way to go with this pick and hope whoever they pick shows enough to where they can make some kind of immediate impact