Spurs’ Rodeo Trip Nears End With Another Defensive Gem Against Jazz.

The first time the Spurs had to vacate their home arena to make way for barrel racers, bull riders, calf ropers and mutton busters during the 2002-03 season, they returned from the home court hiatus with eight wins in nine road games. There was talk of the team bonding during the three-plus weeks players and coaches spent on the road …

The best team over the past month isn’t who you probably think it is.

As the 50-5 Golden State Warriors continue to chase a historic 73-9 record, and the San Antonio Spurs trudge along with the best point differential ever, it’s easy for other teams that are playing well to go unnoticed. But the Portland Trail Blazers are making it impossible to ignore them, as they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games while …

By the numbers: Does a great rodeo trip always equal a great season?

  The Spurs began their annual rodeo trip with a win over the Orlando Magic Feb. 9. They will not return to play at the AT&T Center until March 2, a string of eight straight games away from home. While the Spurs certainly don’t want the cross-country excursion to be a disaster, the trip holds little predictive value when looking …

Spurs’ Tony Parker on new role: ‘It’s like a third career for me, but it is great.’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tony Parker tried to walk to the team hotel elevators quietly on Monday en route to his room before being swarmed by smiling fans. They didn’t seem to mind that Parker’s numbers were down or that perhaps his All-Star days are behind him. And frankly, Parker doesn’t mind either. Tony Parker is having a fine shooting season …

Spurs face first-world problems in the desert.

I’m always entertained by Jeff McDonald’s twitter feed. The SA Express-News Spurs beat writer seems to take personal joy in responding to the Chicken Littles of Spurs Nation with a dose of realism and dry wit. Of course, I’m a typical SA fan with a penchant for believing the cold, uncaring universe is just itching to turn on my teams’ …

Tim Duncan Vs The Black Mamba one last battle.

Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant the ” Black Mamba” have been in some great battles over their storied careers. The last battle between Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant Friday February 19th was a good one as the Spurs defeated the Lakers 119-113. With both future hall of farmer’s at the end of their careers they are enjoying the moments more …

Even at age 39, Tim Duncan is still the Spurs’ backbone.

At this point, Tim Duncan gets by on muscle memory alone. He’s no longer a dynamic low-post scorer, his scoring efficiency is down, he’s snaring fewer rebounds and he’s a liability when defending in space. These things happen to big men 10 years Duncan’s junior, much less those pushing 40. The Spurs are Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge’s team now. …

Gregg Popovich ‘the model of consistency’ for NBA coaches.

A San Antonio shootaround practice is winding down in silence, except for the occasional sound of a dribble or the whooshing noise that accompanies the ball going through the net. Players are lined up along the sides of the foul lane, watching teammates take two free throws before moving on in orderly fashion. It’s very orderly, no half-court shooting contests …

Danny Green Trade Rumors Put To Rest He’s Not Going Anywhere.

The Danny Green trade rumor was looking like a real possibility up until the Atlanta Hawks announced today that former Spurs “Tiago Splitter” will undergo season ending hip surgery. Just like that the Danny Green for Al Horford  rumor was put to rest as the Hawks really have no one else to play the position that would vacated by Horford. …

San Antonio Spurs Would Be Crazy To Trade Danny Green At Deadline

  The San Antonio Spurs are a team that can go 12 men deep and dominate teams at any style of play. While the Spurs are great as a unit, there may be no more important Spur more than Danny Green. Yes, we know that Kawhi Leonard has turned into the Spurs’ new go-to player, and LaMarcus Aldridge is turning …