San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge is the heart of the team

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For the San Antonio Spurs, power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has officially become the heart and soul of the new-look team. Over the course of the past year, the San Antonio Spurs have transformed their roster to adapt with the times. Small forward Kawhi Leonard missed all but nine games in the 2017-18 season, forcing All […] San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus …

Projecting the Spurs’ go-to lineup

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Looking to the past to forecast what could be the team’s most effective group. If you’ve been living under a rock in 2018, I envy you, as this year has not been kind to Spurs fans. The company Lacuna from “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” would have made a fortune opening a pop-up shop in San Antonio. The fallout …

The best play in Manu Ginobili’s career

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The Manu Torunament is over, and one play stand above the rest. It took three-and-a-half weeks and 11 rounds of voting, and now you the fans have finally crowned the champion of The MANU Tournament and determined Manu Ginobili’s greatest play of all time! The result shouldn’t be so surprising. Winning the Finals by a result of 62% to 38% …

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan posts arrival video on Instgram with Pop, Duncan and the Spurs crew

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The All-Star is feeling right at home in San Antone Madalyn Mendoza at My San Antonio posted a piece online showing images of the Spurs new shooting guard DeMar DeRozan in a heartfelt embrace with head coach Gregg Popovich. In a second photo, DeRozan’s being welcomed by GOAT Tim Duncan. DeMar DeRozan’s new Instagram videos show his transition to San …

The Spurs’ opening-night starting lineup is a mystery, so here are some questions

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A little scrutiny and a guess as to where things are headed. The San Antonio Express-News’ Tom Orsborn shared the following update from Spurs training camp on Wednesday: Will Pau start or come off the bench? Will Rudy be a small-ball PF? Who is the backup PG? “We don’t have anything in stone,” Pop said. “We don’t know who our …

San Antonio Spurs: The bond between Ginobili and Popovich carries on

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Head coach Gregg Popovich shared sentiments of his reaction to Manu Ginobili’s retirement on Media Day. Even in retirement, the San Antonio Spurs family remains intact. Tides are shifting in San Antonio. Head coach Gregg Popovich is the last remaining piece of the legendary Spurs quartet that’s responsible for the franchise’s sustained excellence over the […] San Antonio Spurs: The …

In the Bonus: Breaking down the Spurs training camp

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This week’s staff round-table intersects with high hopes for Dejounte Murray and a cast of young players to complement a pair of All-Stars and some 2014 Champions. This week the Spurs loaded up on training camp invitees. Quincy Pondexter has already acquired a partially guaranteed 1-year contract but still must earn a spot on the roster or face being waived. …

Manu at 40: Clutch shots and big moments

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The third and final part in a series looking at Manu Ginobili’s final season. This completes a 3-part series looking at Manu Ginobili’s final regular season in the NBA. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. With a flair for the dramatic with his play style, it was only natural that Manu Ginobili was also a big-time …

The Spurs’ quest to recapture The Beautiful Game

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What last year’s offensive struggles mean for this season The Spurs’ offense spent much of last season in handcuffs. The team ranked 17th in offensive rating, their lowest since 1996-97 when David Robinson only played 6 games due to injury. Like in 1996-97, much of it had to do with the team lacking its primary offensive force. Unlike that year, …

Open Thread: Pau Gasol pushing himself to start this season

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Always a professional, he will do whatever it takes Well, it looks like Pau Gasol is ready to go this season: Asked Pau about his desire to start…said he feels he can still contribute as a starter, but also if coming off the bench is best, he’ll do it #Spurs @TheAthleticNBA pic.twitter.com/iWFMqS6qqK — Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) September 25, 2018 And …

San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray primed for added responsibility

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Ahead of his third season, San Antonio Spurs starting point guard Dejounte Murray will tackle the added responsibility of leading the team. Among things to be concerned with ahead of the 2018-19 season, the dedication of Dejounte Murray is the least of head coach Gregg Popovich’s worries. The 22-year-old has spent his first two seasons […] San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte …