Open Thread: Three Spurs are finalists for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

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Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports With Pop at the helm, some familiarity may be comforting All twelve members of last summer’s FIBA World Cup Team made the list of finalists being considered for the 2020 Olympic Men’s Basketball team. In addition, thirty-two other high profile players have made the list. Per USA Basketball: Featuring 29 …

Open Thread: Patty Mills second most games coming off the bench for the San Antonio Spurs

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Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Aussie passes Matt Bonner but is still years behind Ginobili. On Saturday night, Patty Mills played is 527th game coming off the bench for the San Antonio Spurs. He passed Matt Bonner’s 526. @Patty_Mills passed @mattbonner_15 in his 527th game coming off the bench for @spurs Next up @manuginobili …

Open Thread: LaMarcus Aldridge anchors million dollar Spurs Give project

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Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images Play SA will improve and rehabilitate parks across San Antonio. LaMarcus Aldridge is at it again. His goodwill and community service has continued to inspire and support communities throughout San Antonio. The seven time NBA All-Star reached higher to help create a project investing in parks for the City of …

Dejounte Murray still has much to prove as franchise point guard

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Murray’s contrasts make him unique, but his shortcomings as a playmaker have limited team success and kept him off the court in crunch time. An increasingly disappointing 2019-20 season has offered up plenty to pick apart: the summer signings haven’t all panned out, core players have unexpectedly regressed, young lineup combinations …

Two standout performances from the Spurs’ loss to the Trailblazers

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Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Derrick White and Trey Lyles provide a spark on the road Thursday night’s loss to the Trailblazers featured a frustratingly familiar scene. The Spurs built a double-digit lead, Portland swiftly erased it, the good guys recovered, and then a one-two punch of Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent Jr. …