San Antonio Spurs: 3 Reasons for recent struggles

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The San Antonio Spurs have hit a skid after a hot start to the year. Why have they been performing so poorly in recent weeks? Despite a rough preseason full of injuries to key players and promising youngsters, the San Antonio Spurs were able to weather the storm and win six of their first eight […] San Antonio Spurs: 3 …

The Spurs are learning how to use Jakob Poeltl

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A couple of plays from Thursday night highlight the promise of the Austrian. Jakob Poeltl’s first month as a Spur has not been stellar. Having only appeared in 10 of their first 14 games, and averaging just 11.2 minutes per contest, he’s had little impact on the team’s performance. Unfortunately, the little he has had has been negative. He’s got …

San Antonio Spurs: Carmelo Anthony isn’t worth the risk

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San Antonio Spurs fans have been contemplating the idea of acquiring Carmelo Anthony after his expected release from Houston. I don’t think that would be a good move for the organization. Carmelo Anthony has been bouncing around the Western Conference over the past couple of years after he forced his way out of New York, […] San Antonio Spurs: Carmelo …

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan continues to shine

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Spurs have one bright spot in a trio of road losses. The Spurs may be on a losing streak, but their star player continues to define his role in San Antonio. DeMar DeRozan sets a tone of greatness that puts him with some of the top players: DeMar DeRozan now has 100 career games with 30+ points. DeRozan is now …

San Antonio at Los Angeles, Final Score: Spurs lose 111-116 in hard-fought match-up with the Clippers

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Spurs go 0-3 on three-game road trip. A scrappy game where both sides alternately scored easily and fell into scoring droughts ended with the Clippers sneaking away with a win off a costly turnover by the Spurs at the very end. Roundup: Unlike last night, the Spurs came out tonight with more bounce and kept up with the Clippers for …

360 reasons to be in awe of DeMar Derozan

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The prettiest pirouette you ever will see is worth two points. During the third quarter of the Spurs’ Thursday night contest against the Los Angeles Clippers, DeMar DeRozan uncorked a spectacular 360 layup. See for yourself! There aren’t enough exclamation marks for this 360 by DeMar. pic.twitter.com/Y4WvzOZytz — J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) November 16, 2018 Yikes, DmDr. How are you going …

Game Thread: Spurs at Clippers

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The reeling Spurs are in Los Angeles to face the surging Clippers 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. Welcome to …

How to fix the Spurs’ broken postups

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Passing out of the post: a DIY guide. The Spurs offense is struggling. They have a 102.4 offensive rating in November, which is 25th in the league for the month. There are all kinds of problems scoring that plague the team, from players still not knowing the plays to missing open shots. But there are some simple things the team …

What we learned from the Spurs loss to the Suns

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Another lackluster performance on the road leaves the Spurs looking for answers. It was probably wrong to get too excited when the Spurs started out the season hot and it’s probably just as wrong to get too down on them after a stretch in which they’ve lost three of four. Both scenarios ignore the broader context of the season writ …