Open Thread: What each Spurs player should be for Halloween

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Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images Let’s have some fun with tonight’s holiday. In the recent “coach’s challenge” article I wrote, I mentioned Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks and playfully linked his name to a picture of Ted Kazurinsky as Officer Sweetchuck. I’ve always thought the two resembled one another. Seeing as how today is Halloween, let’s …

Why the Spurs are 3-0 to start the season

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The PtR staff breaks down San Antonio’s hot start and discusses the biggest surprises of the NBA season so far. The Spurs ended their three-game homestand to start the season with a perfect record. They didn’t always look sharp but they still managed to get wins against inferior eastern opponents and a solid western team, which …

Kawhi Leonard will sit out Wednesday … so he can host the Spurs on Thursday

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A new wrinkle on Load Management? | The Associated Press The Clippers are on a SEGABABA when San Antonio visits on Halloween, but not the Klaw. Earlier today, Andrew Grief, Los Angeles Clippers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted out this load management update on former Spur Kawhi Leonard: Kawhi Leonard will not play vs. Utah. Resting on …

Spurs assign Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson to Austin

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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Unsurprisingly, the Spurs rookies are headed to Austin. In perhaps their least surprising press release of all time, the Spurs have announced that rookies Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson have been assigned to their G-League affiliate in Austin. Per the Spurs official press release: The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Luka …

Dejounte Murray in transition is the Spurs’ most dangerous play

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports DJ’s ability to get out and run has defenses on their heals. Right off the top, this is cheating. The Spurs most dangerous play isn’t really even a play; it’s Dejounte Murray in transition. It makes sense, of course, that players and teams score most efficiently when the defense isn’t set. And it also makes sense …

The Spurs Performance of the Week: Dejounte Murray drops the mic on the Knicks

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Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images A look back at San Antonio’s top performance of the week. This is the first of a weekly series highlighting the Spurs’ best individual performance of the previous seven days. This week’s focus is on Dejounte Murray, who showed us a lot in his first game back from injury, as well as what …

Getting Chatty about the Spurs’ Trey Lyles Question

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Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images There’s something to be said for San Antonio’s starting power forward. We are three games into the NBA season, and questions abound regarding line-up decisions, rotations, etc, because apparently everyone else knows better than the GOAT head coach who has been leading the Spurs organization longer than any other head coach has led one team. …

Open Thread: Initial thoughts on the coaches challenge and how it will impact the 2019-2020 season

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports One week into the season and the newest NBA adjustment is under scrutiny. Last July, Marilyn Dubinski reported on the adoption of the “coaches challenge” for the 2019-202 season. The Spurs have experienced the newest rule first hand as Washington Wizards’ head coach Scott Brooks used the new tool to attempt to have a call reversed …

Draymond Green reminds Spurs fans how lucky they are

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Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images The Warriors are going through what the Spurs have largely avoided. Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” The Golden State Warriors may have been that flame. After a half-decade of brilliance, the Warriors’ 0-2 start (since then they have gone 1-0) …

How the Spurs used Patty Mills to get what few open threes they got against Portland

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports A closer look at Patty Mills’ three-pointers against the Trail Blazers Patty Mills chipped in nearly half of the Spurs’ seven made three pointers in Monday night’s uneven defeat of the Trail Blazers over just a 4 minute period bridging the 3rd and 4th quarters. With his incessant motion and nearly frenetic pace, it’s fair to …