Jimmer Fredette Wasn’t A Good Fit For Spurs.

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The San Antonio Spurs waived Jimmer Fredette on Wednesday. The 26-year-old was seen as a long shot to make the team. Unfortunately for the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft he wasn’t given a fair shot during preseason play. Fredette played in two preseason games for a combined 26 minutes. In that time, Fredette…….Read More Source: Jimmer Fredette Wasn’t …

Spurs won’t win NBA championship, league GM’s say.

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The Spurs had their fingerprints all over several categories in the NBA’s annual GM survey, released Tuesday. “Team Most Likely To Win the Championship” was not one of them. In the survey, produced by NBA.com, league general managers select Kawhi Leonard as the NBA’s top defender, tab LaMarcus Aldridge as the most impactful free agent acquisition and Gregg Popovich as the …

51Q: How long will the Spurs need to mesh?

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San Antonio trying to integrate LaMarcus Aldridge into established culture…… The San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge are undertaking a rare experiment – one that has produced a championship more often than not. Just five players in NBA history have changed teams in the offseason after averaging as many points per game as Aldridge did last year (23.4) and gone to …

Manu Ginobili: “We have to adapt to LaMarcus Aldridge and he to us.”

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Manu talks about how the team is preparing to start the season and shares his feelings about his diminished role.  What follows is a translation of Manu Ginobili’s column, which was published by Argentine newspaper La Nación on October 18. *   *   *   *    * It’s still too early to know where we stand. The first few …

Patty Mills Must Be Unleashed.

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Tony Parker had the worst season he’s had in a long time. The 33-year-old averaged 14.4 points and 4.9 assists. The numbers were the lowest in both categories since his rookie season in 2001-02. In the playoffs, Parker was even worse. Parker averaged 10.9 points on 36% field goals in the first round against the Los Angeles …..Read More Source: Patty Mills …

The Spurs’ future (and present) is in Kawhi Leonard’s hands.

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  Gregg Popovich, Spurs players, and Spurs fans spent years anticipating the passing of the torch from the Big 3 to budding star Kawhi Leonard. When the long-awaited day finally came, it wasn’t the way anyone expected. It’s didn’t happen on June 15, 2014, when Kawhi was crowned the third-youngest Finals MVP in league history. It wasn’t April 8, 2015, after …

One Frenchman in, one Frenchman out for Spurs.

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After a preseason so far that has consisted of both rest and rehabilitation, Boris Diaw has been cleared to make his debut along with the refurbished AT&T Center on Sunday against Detroit.“I’m still French though,” Diaw said, referencing coach Gregg Popovich’s reason for holding him out of previous games. “I was being French the other game. I’m still French, but …

Like their arena, Spurs an unfinished project.

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Just to be safe, the Spurs scheduled their first three preseason games on the road, the better to give the construction crews that have been renovating their AT&T Center home ample time to finish a $100 million makeover. The massive project didn’t begin until May 3, so it is no surprise that a lot of work remains before the team’s …

Tony Parker spends the night in the paint and sculpture.

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Spur Tony Parker and wife Axelle Francine spent part of Saturday evening taking in the paintings, drawings and sculptures by Joan Miró currently on display at the McNay Art Museum. Museum director William Chiego and his wife took them through the exhibit, which features 50 works by the Spanish-born artist known for bold, colorful compositions. The couple had to leave …

5 things we’ve learned from the Spurs’ preseason games so far.

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The Spurs have now played three preseason games, half of their scheduled total. They have lost all three games but wins and losses don’t really matter this early in October. What’s important, especially for a team that has added core players, is how comfortable everyone looks out there. On that front, so far everything seems to be right on schedule. Drawing …

Betting on the San Antonio Spurs Regular Season Win Total.

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Every year the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook releases the projected win total for every NBA team. Fans have the option of betting if a team will go over or under the win total projected. This year Westgate projects the Spurs winning 58.5 games. The Golden State Warriors led the way with 60.5 projected wins, the Oklahoma City […] Source: Betting on the …

CNN blunder mistakes LaMarcus Aldridge for Lamar Odom?

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In the world of the sad but true, news giant CNN mistakenly shows a photo of LaMarcus Aldridge as they start talking about Lamar Odom.  This mistake happened earlier today as CNN tried to get in the discussion of former NBA great Lamar Odom. Can we say whoops CNN! More importantly you gotta wonder who is approving the photos for …

Gregg Popovich disappointed in Mike Budenholzer’s interviews.

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is “very disappointed” with his protégé, Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer, on how he handles sideline interviews. According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich wishes that his longtime top assistant, Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer, would be […] Source: Gregg Popovich disappointed …

Who is the most influential player in Spurs history?

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The Spurs have had many great players throughout their storied history from George “The Iceman” Gervin to David Robinson. The question is which player is the most influential in Spurs History? Vote now Spurs fans and let your voice be heard and we will reveal the results in our next podcast.                   …

Kyle Anderson Will Be a Star for the San Antonio Spurs This Season.

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At first glance, Kyle Anderson isn’t a likely candidate to jump into stardom this season with the San Antonio Spurs. For one, the 22-year-old averaged 10 minutes a game as a rookie and only appeared in 33 games. The second-year forward is also buried in the lineup of arguably the deepest team in the NBA. Newly added LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, …

The time Pop sicced Air Force drill sergeants on his players.

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We knew about the time Gregg Popovich subjected the Spurs to an obstacle during training camp in 2013 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. What we didn’t know were all the details, particularly how he sprung the experience on them via the school’s drill sergeants. We do now, thanks to an excerpt from fellow Academy grad/former Dallas Cowboy Chad Henning’s book titled Forces …