Spurs at Mavericks Game Thread

San Antonio tries to bust a two game slump in Dallas. 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 the …

Spurs get a midseason grade of B+

According to BR, the Spurs have exceeded exceptions. RELATIVE TO EXPECTIONS. That is what Bleacher Report wants you to know about their NBA Midseason Grades. Basically, a C means a team has “met exceptions,” and anything above or below means expectations were either met or not met, respectively. In other words, these are not power rankings. With that out of …

Here’s a better way to use the ESPN Trade Machine

It’s called Trade Golf because you shoot for the lowest score. While the trade deadline can be an exciting time for fans anticipating big moves and shakeups for both their teams and the entire league, expectations in San Antonio are generally tempered. The last time the Spurs made a mid-season trade was 2014’s blockbuster Nando De Colo-for-Austin Daye swap that …

Tony Parker sets the record straight on the Kawhi Leonard debacle

Tony explains how he has wrongfully taken blame for Kawhi’s departure. We recently took a look at another Michael C. Wright masterpiece about the chain of events that led to GOAT guard Tony Parker’s departure from the Spurs. I mainly focused on Parker himself, from his quad injury to his decision to seek a rotation spot elsewhere — and no …

Open Thread: The Spurs hiccup could be less about DeMar DeRozan

What Rudy Gay’s probability in Dallas does to the starting line-up The Spurs starting line-ups have been very telling of the injury situation in San Antonio this season. For starters, there is no Dejounte Murray. It’s been so long since we’ve seen him play that I now have to remind myself that he is in fact still on the roster. …

The case for giving DeMar DeRozan a well-deserved rest

He averages more minutes than all but two players in the league, and he’s starting to show signs of fatigue. It was an eventful week for the Spurs. They not only participated in one of the most exciting games of the year but also got to host Tony Parker in his return to San Antonio. Milestones were reached and tributes …

Derrick White makes manufacturing points look effortless

San Antonio’s young point guard is excelling in setting up easy buckets. The Spurs’ offense looks a little broken right now. Over their last four games, the Spurs are scoring just 107.2 points per 100 possessions, far below their season average of 113.5, and that’s including their offensive explosion against the Thunder. Without Rudy Gay over that period, and with …

Why Tony Parker left, and the chance he will return

It was a tough decision for Tony, but the right one for his career. Tony Parker didn’t want to leave the Spurs, and they didn’t want him to leave, so why did he unexpectedly depart from the only NBA organization he ever knew? It’s complicated, but ESPN’s Michael C. Wright has you covered, delving deep into what all transpired between …

What we learned from the Spurs loss to the Hornets

As Spurs fans grappled with the return of Tony, the Spurs players grappled with an inability to put the ball in the hoop I don’t know if you heard, but Tony Parker came back tonight. That’s a real kick in the pants, isn’t it? Our little frenchman out there spinning into the lane wearing a teal jersey. I laughed, I …

Open Thread: Tony Parker returns to San Antonio tonight

The active member of the Spurs Big 3 made a one-time appearance last night. It was weird. Right? It’s just weird. Tony Parker headed into the AT&T Center last night not wearing a silver and black jersey? Even stranger, teal and purple. I mean, those colors shouldn’t even be together in the first place. It was great to cheer him …

Spurs stumble at home in Tony Parker’s return

After receiving a hero’s welcome in his return to San Antonio, the Wee Frenchman helped deal his former team a rare home loss. Whether you think of time as an arrow, an ocean, or a man draped in black, the ebbs of change come all the same, be it with the tide or swings of a ghostly scythe. In the …

Spurs pay tribute to Tony Parker prior to Hornets game

The Spurs GOAT point guard got plenty of love in his return to San Antonio. As expected, prior to their match-up with the Charlotte Hornets the Spurs had a beautiful video tribute for Tony Parker in his return to the AT&T Center after 17 seasons and 4 championships. He appeared to enjoy it, and the fans showed him plenty of …

Spurs vs. Hornets Game Thread

Tony Parker returns to San Antonio wearing teal. 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 the game thread. The …