The Spurs inspire cliches for a reason

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Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Tim Duncan’s move to Pop’s bench furthers the Spurs as both an institution and evergreen meme. Spend enough time talking about the Spurs and you see how they, as a subject at least, exist somewhere between narrative and reality, myth and meme. Like maybe no other sports team, San …

Why preseason projections seem to annually underestimate the Spurs

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Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images Are the Spurs perennially more than the sum of their projected parts? Data analyst (and Spurs fan) Jacob Goldstein has answers for that question and more. On Tuesday, polling and analysis website FiveThirtyEight released its Way-Too-Early Projections for next season, which unapologetically had the Spurs predicted to end …