Open Thread: The Spurs should trade for Andrew Wiggins

Filling the hole at the small forward position with a player with unrealized potential. Friday night the San Antonio Spurs played the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis and at the top of the telecast Matt Bonner and Dan Weiss mentioned that Andrew Wiggins’ star is in decline. Statistically speaking, he is shooting a career low 40%. His points per game peaked …

Spurs take gritty road victory over Timberwolves

On a DeRozen-less night in Minnesota, the Spurs rose to the challenge and came out on top. Another slow start should have doomed the Spurs to their 15th road loss of the season on Friday night against the Timberwolves. The late scratch of DeMar DeRozan left the team with a starting lineup of Derrick White, Bryn Forbes, Rudy Gay, LaMarcus …

San Antonio @ Minnesota, Final Score: Spurs overcome Timberwolves 116-113

Spurs sweep their road streak 2-0. On Wednesday night, San Antonio methodically made its way back from down 23-4 to win 116-113 behind 25 from LaMarcus Aldridge, 22 from Rudy Gay and 19 from Marco Belinelli on a night when DeMar DeRozan didn’t play (left ankle). The Timberwolves kept it tight throughout, but the Spurs defense tightened when it matter …

Five things I got wrong about these Spurs

Hey, you can’t always be right…right? All sports are unpredictable, which is why they represent the best of so-called “reality TV”. Some teams are more unpredictable than others. Just to pick a team at random — how about the 2018-2019 San Antonio Spurs? The Spurs had more new players going into this season than at any time in recent memory, …

Davis Bertans is one of the NBA’s most ‘Objectively Underrated’ players

Being considered underrated has always been so subjective. Not anymore. In Owen Phillips’ article on The Ringer, he details the top ten NBA players ‘who are actually the most overlooked relative to their production” by determining a measure for being underrated, and comparing that to a player’s on-court production. So, guess who made the list at #6? Our own Davis …

Open Thread: Breaking down Gregg Popovich’s retirement timeline

Deciphering Pop’s coded responses just isn’t fun anymore. After Gregg Popovich’s quote as to whether he would continue coaching next season, it’s important to break down his retirement timeline. First of all, predicting the 22-year leader’s exit is in the same realm of playing a round of “This Is The Season The Spurs Will Finally Miss The Playoffs”. It’s not …

Gregg Popovich doesn’t “know the answer” to how long he’ll coach

Pop’s reply to the question of his future in San Antonio. I think it’s safe to say that everyone is bracing for the day when Gregg Popovich is no longer pacing the sidelines for the San Antonio Spurs. It’s something that’s going to happen sooner rather than later and, well, it’s sounding like there’s a chance that “sooner” might be …

The Spurs defense is still improving… slowly

Surely, but very, very slowly A lot has happened since the Spurs and Mavericks met the first time this season on October 29th. The Spurs have been both the worst team in basketball and the best at different points, while the Mavs have dealt with their own share of ups and downs. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the …

Open Thread: Rudy Gay hits the 15,000 mark in scoring

A much needed boost from #22 helped elevate the Spurs to a road win Back like he never left @RudyGay: 14 PTS | 4 REB pic.twitter.com/QKxB1ddXeH — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 17, 2019 OKAY RUDY pic.twitter.com/p1j1m2KEPq — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 17, 2019 Welcome back, Rudy! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Le2MyIaQko — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 17, 2019 It was …

Spurs bench sparks comeback win over Mavericks

With the stars struggling, the bench did the heavy lifting to lead the Spurs to a valuable road victory. Well, that was fun. After looking lost for most of the first half, the Spurs pulled off a dramatic comeback against the Mavericks in the final two quarters to steal a much-needed win. The bench played a huge role in securing …

Spurs at Mavericks Game Thread

San Antonio tries to bust a two game slump in Dallas. Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. Welcome to the …

Spurs get a midseason grade of B+

According to BR, the Spurs have exceeded exceptions. RELATIVE TO EXPECTIONS. That is what Bleacher Report wants you to know about their NBA Midseason Grades. Basically, a C means a team has “met exceptions,” and anything above or below means expectations were either met or not met, respectively. In other words, these are not power rankings. With that out of …

Here’s a better way to use the ESPN Trade Machine

It’s called Trade Golf because you shoot for the lowest score. While the trade deadline can be an exciting time for fans anticipating big moves and shakeups for both their teams and the entire league, expectations in San Antonio are generally tempered. The last time the Spurs made a mid-season trade was 2014’s blockbuster Nando De Colo-for-Austin Daye swap that …

Tony Parker sets the record straight on the Kawhi Leonard debacle

Tony explains how he has wrongfully taken blame for Kawhi’s departure. We recently took a look at another Michael C. Wright masterpiece about the chain of events that led to GOAT guard Tony Parker’s departure from the Spurs. I mainly focused on Parker himself, from his quad injury to his decision to seek a rotation spot elsewhere — and no …