In The Bonus: Preseason rankings, and the end of summer

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This week’s staff roundtable tackles SI’s Top 100 list, Diaw’s departure, and the upcoming training camp. The Spurs have a had a busy offseason indeed. Trades, anticipated draft picks, retirements, and now the yearly Sports Illustrated rankings have the Good Guys pegged 9th in the Western Conference. This week PtR contributors Bruno Passos, Jesus Gomez, Marilyn Dubinski, Mark Barrington, and …

Open Thread: Brent Barry- NBA Champion, VP of Basketball Operations, and music video star?

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Get a sneak preview of his cameo in the new Demitasse video Most elder San Antonio Spurs fans know Brent Barry as #17 from the 2005 and 2007 NBA Championships. And many younger fans know Barry as TV analyst. But do you know Brent Barry, the music video actor? Last year, San Antonio’s life-affirming art rock band Buttercup released their …

Ginobili at 40, Part 2: Magical moments

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Part 2 of a series looking back at the milestones, magic, and clutch prowess of Manu Ginobili’s final NBA season. In honor of his retirement, we’re taking a look back at some of the highlights of Manu Ginobili’s final regular season. Part 1 is here. Throughout his career, Manu Ginobili played with a charismatic flair and unnatural sense for the …

Spurs sign Drew Eubanks to two-way contract

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He showed the Spurs enough at SL to earn a contract. The Spurs have signed Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks to a two-way deal, according to The Athletic writer Shams Charania: The San Antonio Spurs and undrafted Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks have agreed on a two-way NBA deal, per league sources. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 17, 2018 A …

Spurs add former player Brent Barry to front office

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The player-turned-TV analyst spent four seasons in San Antonio and was part of the 2005 and 2007 title teams. Another familiar face is headed back to San Antonio next season. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brent Barry, who played with the Spurs from 2004 to 2008, will be trading in his headset for a role with the team’s front office. According …

The MANU Tournament: Elite 8

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Time to vote for Manu’s best play from each bracket! The Sweet 16 of The MANU Tournament is complete, so today we are moving on to the Elite 8, where we will be picking Manu Ginobili’s best play from each bracket and move them on to the Final Four! We had two sixth seeds and a third seed break through, …

Open Thread: 2018 G-League Champion Austin Spurs- Where are they now? Darrun Hilliard

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A preseason series mapping the whereabouts of the reigning champs. There is a drastic difference between winning an NBA Championship and winning an G-League Championship. NBA Championship teams want to keep the core of the success together and go into the next season in search of a repeat. On the other hand, a G-League championship can help propel the career …

San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 Player Previews: Derrick White poised for breakout season

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Derrick White looks to make a major impact as he enters his sophomore campaign with the San Antonio Spurs. With the departure of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili’s retirement, guard Derrick White is poised for a breakout season after spending almost his entire rookie year playing in the G League with the Austin Spurs. This […] San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 …

Open Thread: Even chicken tenders couldn’t get Manu to play another year

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Nico Ginobili protests his father’s retirement Yesterday Manu Ginobili held a press conference. The first since his retirement. Our own Bruno Passos was there and posted on the event. One piece of his conference was enlightening. His son did not want the legendary shooting guard to retire. “When we asked the kids what did they think, if they were excited …

San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili hosts final media session

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After 16 seasons, legendary shooting guard Manu Ginobili hosted his final media session as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. “I came here very excited, fulfilling a dream and knowing that I had a lot of things to improve on.” Shooting guard Manu Ginobili arrived in San Antonio in 2002, three years after he […] San Antonio Spurs: Manu …