When teams like the Spurs don’t trade

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PtR’s staff discusses the NBA’s trades that happened and the ones that didn’t and the repercussions. 1 – The Spurs didn’t make any moves before the deadline. Was that wise or was an upgrade in their rotation needed? Michael Erler: Every team that fancies themselves as contenders should look to improve and every team that doesn’t should look to maximize …

Spurs Buyout Market: Andrew Bogut or Luis Scola?

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Although the San Antonio Spurs stayed “pat” during the trade deadline, Andrew Bogut and Luis Scola are hitting the buyout market. Should the Spurs pursue one of them? The Spurs, to no one’s surprise, chose to stay quiet during the trade deadline. However, thanks to the buyout market, some high-caliber role players have become available. […] Spurs Buyout Market: Andrew …

Power Rankings, Week 19: The real season begins now

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Post-Rodeo Road Trip is when the Spurs have historically shown what they’re really about. The San Antonio Spurs enter the home stretch in an interesting position. This is often the time when they really gel and gear up for the playoffs, and with a few exceptions how they do in this final stretch has often been indicative how the postseason …

The Rodeo Road Trip is Over and the Spurs are Rolling.

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After eight straight games on the road and traveling more than 7,378 miles, the Spurs finished their Rodeo Road Trip with a win against the Lakers, 119-98. With an easy win last night, the Spurs ended their rigorous Rodeo Road Trip with a 6-2 record. One of their losses came against the Memphis Grizzlies without […] The Rodeo Road Trip …

Spurs Playbook: Spurs showcase another ATO gem

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The Spurs use the weave and a back screen to set up a 3-pointer for Manu Ginobili on an out of bounds play With 1:28 left in the third quarter of the San Antonio Spurs 119-98 drubbing of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Spurs ran an out of bounds play that is worth another look. The play featured a weave …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

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In the last game of the Rodeo Road Trip, the Spurs play a matinee with the Lakers. The stakes remain high for the Lakers, in spite of a 19-40 record that places them far outside the periphery of playoff contention. Three-fourths of the regular season is complete, meaning losing is the new winning for bottom-feeders like the Lakers. Los Angeles …

Manu Highlights vs. Clippers

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Manu gives a stabilizing effort sparked with greatness. When a game like last night’s gets ragged with missed shots and bad passes, a stabilizing presence must step forward, and that person in this game was Manu Ginobili. A winning player’s greatness is about more than how many points he scores on a given night (or twenty), but also how that …

Spurs Show Versatility and Depth, Beat Clippers.

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Despite Chris Paul returning to the lineup, the San Antonio Spurs were still able to pick up a win against the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-97. Spurs basketball is not only back, but better than ever. The Spurs were welcoming Pau Gasol back to the lineup, who had missed 15 games with a fractured hand. On […] Spurs Show Versatility and …