Derrick White makes final roster for Team USA

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images An injury to Kyle Kuzma left zero doubt White would make the final cut. Team USA’s final 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup has been announced, and it includes Spurs third-year guard Derrick White. Per the team’s official press release: The 12-man USA Men’s World Cup Team roster was finalized Saturday after …

Patty Mills and Australia pull off historic upset over Team USA, 98-94

Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images Patty Mills caught fire in the fourth, while Derrick White leaves game with head injury. The Australian Boomers defeated the United States Men’s National Basketball Team 98-94 in front of yet another record-setting crowd of 52,079 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. There were once again two San Antonio Spurs dressed for action, but only …

Open Thread: FIBA to induct former Spur Oberto to Hall of Fame

Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images Fabricio Oberto will soon be recognized for his international accomplishments, which include being a key part of the gold medal-winning 2004 Argentina team. FIBA announced on Thursday that former Spur Fabricio Oberto is among 8 former basketball players to be inducted into its 2019 Hall of Fame Class. Like all of the names …

Open Thread: Tim Duncan’s 1999 kicks are coming back

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Nike is bringing back an iconic silhouette from the late 90s, one that was worn by a certain Big Fundamental. Tim Duncan surely isn’t known for his fashion sense. This is the same guy that, as Matt Moore once said, “looks like he shops at J.C. Penney once a year, buys all …

Trey Lyles could be the Spurs’ latest reclamation project

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports There’s a lot to like but even more to work on. This series looks at each of the Spurs’ eleven under-30 players with an eye toward how they can improve in or expand their role on the team. Rather than focus on individual skills, for the most part, we’ll concentrate on what the team needs from …

The Spurs greatest playoff plays: Round 1, Bracket 4

NBAE/Getty Images It’s time to vote on the final group of plays for Round 1 before the Sweet 16 begins next week! Welcome back to the first round of our quest to determine the Spurs greatest postseason play of the Gregg Popovich era. Today we are looking at Bracket 4, and in true NCAA Tournament format, each play has been …

Gregg Popovich is taking the Australians seriously

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images As the FIBA world cup swiftly approaches, Pop’s making sure Team USA can’t sleep on the Boomers. International basketball is typically a sport that the USA national team is expected to dominate with little to no challenge. That isn’t the case with this year’s FIBA world cup, though. Team USA has seen …

NBA 2K20 Announces Official Player Ratings for the San Antonio Spurs

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports How did the Silver and Black fare in the newest edition of the NBA 2K franchise? NBA 2K20 released their first group of player ratings yesterday, and a handful of San Antonio Spurs were among the initial hoopers to have their ratings confirmed by the 2K Sports Gaming Company. LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Dejounte Murray, Derrick …

The Spurs greatest playoff plays: Round 1, Bracket 3

The quest for the Spurs’ greatest playoff play continues with Bracket 3. Welcome back to the first round of our quest to determine the Spurs greatest postseason play of the Gregg Popovich era. Today we are looking at Bracket 3, and in true NCAA Tournament format, each play has been seeded one through eight, going head-to-head with its opposite seed …

Open Thread: Gregg Popovich has been busy this summer

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Spurs, Team USA, and the Wizards…oh my Gregg Popovich has had an intense off season. Between re-upping contracts, making trades, gaining (and losing) free agents, the Spurs head coach has had his hands full. Not to mention Team USA and its influx of players deciding whether or not to participate in the summer basketball series. …

More national attention for Derrick White’s work on Team USA

Could DeAaron Fox been defending his eventual replacement last week? | Erik Verduzco, Las Vegas Review-Journal White’s potential role has been gaining importance by the day. It is a good time of year to be Spurs fans. We are privileged to simultaneously cheer on current players and reminisce (and hopefully voting!) on the team’s numerous past playoff memories, while presumably …