San Antonio vs. Miami, Final Score: Spurs beat Heat 104-100 in preseason opener

The new-look Spurs showed some promise and room for improvement. The Spurs officially opened the 2018-19 NBA (pre)season with a 104-100 win over the Miami Heat. After a back-and-fourth first half, the Spurs gradually pulled away and led by as many as 16, 87-71, early in the fourth quarter before the Heat’s third stringers closed to within four on a …

Game Thread: Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs, September 30, 2018 4:00 PM

Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. It’s the initial game of the 2018-2019 preseason as the Spurs enter the post …

San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 Player Previews: Dejounte Murray ready to lead a new Big 3

Third-year San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray may be young, but he’s ready to take the franchise to the next level  Mid-way through the 2017-18 season, head coach Gregg Popovich, with consultation from Tony Parker, made the bold decision to hand the keys to the starting point guard position to a 21-year-old Dejounte Murray. […] San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 …

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

The (pre)season kicks off today! Preseason is it’s own beast. Each team’s got up to twenty men in training camp vying for a roster spot while the r key players make limited appearances, if any, in hopes of avoiding unnecessary injury before the season opening tip off. Though you may not know all the names of the players, the added …

Open Thread: 2014 NBA Champions- Where are they now? The point guards

A preseason look back at the Spurs greatest season As the 2018-19 season rolls out before us, a few items come to mind. The 2013-14 Spurs Championship squad has dwindled down to just a memory. This season’s roster has but two players from that title winning team, one of whom is returning after three seasons as a journeyman. So before …

Beno Udrih had an “alumni meeting” with Manu Ginobili and Matt Bonner

Another former Spur visits training camp. It’s not uncommon to see former Spurs hanging out at the practice facility, but it’s a special day when we literally have an “alumni meeting”, as former guard and two-time champion Beno Udrih worded it when he chatted things up with Gregg Popovich, Matt Bonner, and Manu Ginobili on Friday. View this post on …

San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili wrote about retirement, coaching, and the team

Manu Ginobili wrote an article in Spanish for La Nación Argentina, in which he discusses his retirement decision, the surfacing rumors about him coaching, and the San Antonio Spurs. In an article titled “Era más fácil jugar que mirar desde el costado de la cancha,” which translates into It was easier to play, than to […] San Antonio Spurs: Manu …

The argument for Pau Gasol

And a poll for you to weigh in on the topic. On Tuesday, the first day of training camp gave fans an opportunity to hear form this years players. As mentioned yesterday, Pau is gearing up to start for the San Antonio Spurs. In the comments section, there were both cheers and jeers. It seems many still think Gasol is …

Manu Ginobili is convinced he made the right decision

Manu discuses life in retirement and the state of the Spurs. What follows is a translation of Manu Ginobili’s column, which appeared in La Nación on September 26. It’s been a month since I announced I wasn’t going to play anymore. I’ve been retired for 30 days, though my last game was actually over five months ago. It’s the longest …

San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 Player Previews: Pau Gasol is as vital as ever

How can Pau Gasol continue to utilize his skills and experience to impact the San Antonio Spurs? Center Pau Gasol’s resume speaks for itself. He has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in the game of basketball and has a first-class ticket to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. There’s a bizarre occurrence surrounding Pau […] San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 …

Open Thread: Manu Ginobili says he is not interested in coaching

His time with the coaching staff and at the training camp has only convinced Manu retirement was the right decision Imagine this picture, but instead of Manu in his famous #20, he’s in a suit. Well, many Spurs fans are hoping to see El Contusion on the sidelines, possibly with a clipboard and a dry erase marker. But for now …

San Antonio Spurs pick up third year option for Derrick White

The San Antonio Spurs saw enough from Derrick White as a rookie to pick up the third-year option on his current contract. The San Antonio Spurs made a few crucial decisions on their young players on Thursday as they picked up the fourth-year option on Jakob Poeltl and Dejounte Murray’s rookie contracts. The Spurs have […] San Antonio Spurs pick …

San Antonio Spurs hand Jakob Poeltl fourth year option

Jakob Poeltl hasn’t played a single game for the San Antonio Spurs yet, but they’ve decided they want to keep him around through the 2019-20 season. The headline acquisition of the Kawhi Leonard trade was certainly four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan, but the San Antonio Spurs also got a first round pick and Jakob Poeltl in […] San Antonio Spurs hand …

Spurs exercise team option on Murray, White, and Poeltl

The Spurs will have three fewer free agents next summer. The Spurs have exercised the fourth-year team option on Dejounte Murray and third-year team options on Derrick White and Jakob Poeltl for the 2019-2020 season, meaning the three players will continue on their rookie contracts and will not be free agents next summer. Per an official press release: The San …