Duncan’s Greatness Invisible To Traditional Statistics.

  It is perplexing that Duncan started every game against the Grizzlies, even though he doesn’t seem to be very effective. After all, he averaged only 5.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in an average of 20.3 minutes throughout the series. These numbers are nothing to scoff at, but they scream role player, not so much starter on a …

With Steph Curry & Chris Paul Banged Up, Are The Spurs Now Favorites?

Sometimes, the difference between a championship ring and an early-round playoff exit is as small as the circumference of the slippery area on the hardwood where a player just fell. Chris Paul isn’t “likely” to return to the Clippers this year, not after breaking the third metacarpal in his right (shooting) hand during LA’s Game 4 loss to the Trail …

Why Gregg Popovich is the real Coach of the Year.

Steve Kerr is your Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 NBA season, a perfectly justifiable choice. The Golden State Warriors lost only nine games in 82 tries, a feat that won’t be topped for quite some time (unless Steph Curry gets mad and decides he doesn’t want to miss any of his shots next season). Nothing against Kerr, who seems …

Tim Duncan says Kawhi Leonard not getting star treatment he deserves.

  In the past two years, San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard has won an NBA Finals MVP award, a pair of Defensive Player of the Year trophies, has been named an All-Star starter and has emerged as a viable league MVP candidate. Leonard, by any measure, is a bona fide star. His future Hall of Fame teammate, Tim Duncan, says …

Spurs will test the Thunder in ways Mavericks never could.

Oklahoma City earned passage to the second round of the playoffs on Monday night, though not without first withstanding the best shot of a depleted Dallas team. It’s not hyperbole to say the Mavs did all they could; injuries thinned out the lineup to the point it could barely function, and yet gutsy efforts up and down the roster ensured …

Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph says Kawhi among NBA’s top 2-3 players.

True to their word, the Memphis Grizzlies came armed to the hilt with whatever they could find in Game 3 of their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to change the outcome. That’s because the Spurs employ Kawhi Leonard, a two-way terror the Grizzlies had no answer for. While blowouts in Games 1 and 2 …

Examining The Spurs Offensive Versatility In 2015-16.

  As fans, we are always looking for advantages our team can employ to win games. In the NBA, almost everything has been analyzed to determine what’s good and what’s bad for winning games: “Shoot layups and threes, especially from the corner,” “Don’t shoot a deep two at the beginning of the shot clock,” or “Post-ups and ‘chuckers’ are inefficient.” This piece will …

Spurs Fan Cave Spurs 2016 Playoff Podcast Game 2.

On today’s episode of The Countdown 210 podcast we will recap the Spurs Vs Grizzlies Game 2 victory 94-68 to take 2-0 series lead.  The night started with Kawhi Leonard being presented with the DPOY award before the game. The Spurs were in total control and played great team basketball once again with a balanced scoring attack. The decimated Memphis …

Of Course Kawhi Leonard Deflected Credit For His DPOY.

After becoming a back-to-back winner of Defensive Player of the Year on Monday, we were curious to hear what Kawhi Leonard would say when the inevitable glare coming from the announcement foisted a microphone in his face. This is a guy who would rather play basketball in an arena empty of spectators, so any commendations for his two-way exploits, or …

Would Tim Duncan Ever Have A Kobe Retirement Tour? ‘Not My Style’

You may be shocked to hear this, but when Tim Duncan retires, he wants to do it as inconspicuously as possible. Okay, you were the exact opposite of shocked to hear this, but whatever. Anyway, Duncan’s retirement is probably coming sooner rather than later. The 19-year veteran likely can’t play for much longer, so we all are going to have …

Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs wins defensive player of the year for second straight season.

Kawhi Leonard, a defensive leader for the Spurs, has been honored with his second straight defensive player of the year award. For the second straight year, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The Spurs’ trouncing of the Grizzlies 106-74 Sunday allowed Gregg Popovich to sit his starters and strike a balance between rhythm …

Spurs spotlight: Leonard dazzles on both ends in Game 1 win.

It began with a swipe. Kawhi Leonard, perhaps the best pickpocket in the game, followed Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes around a screen. What should have been a simple handoff turned into a theft. Leonard thrust his giant paw between Barnes and Chris Anderson, batting it loose and picking it up in one fluid motion. Leonard jogged down the open …