Spurs players new and old talk about moving on

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A recap of the stories and soundbytes from 2018-19 Spurs media day. The past was ancient history if you go by the quotes that came out of Monday’s Spurs media day. Dejounte Murray said he was “glad” the Kawhi Leonard saga “was all over.” LaMarcus Aldridge refused to answer any questions about it and said he was “happy to turn …

Making sense of the Spurs’ training camp roster

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The Spurs announced their training camp roster and there’s some intrigue on the edges of the roster. The Spurs announced their training camp roster, and their were some minor surprises. Spurs 2018/19 training camp roster Olivier Hanlan and Josh Huestis are nowhere to be found, despite reports claiming that they had secured a spot. They apparently were waived, just like …

If Manu decides to coach, the Spurs are game

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Manu participated in the Spurs coach’s retreat last week. As recently as his goodbye press conference nine days ago, Manu Ginobili was adamant that he doesn’t know what the future has in store for him, including the possibility of coaching. “I don’t know long-term. We have no plans long term, and I am loving that. For all these years of …

Determining where the Spurs best back-court duos rank

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The Spurs have an interesting new duo replacing a HOF one. The Ringer is running an NBA preseason series which ranks the best backcourt and front court duos in each conference for the 2018-2019 season. The rankings of the Western Conference backcourts caught my eye, for several reasons. My first thought was: “Wow, the West has some great backcourts.” One …

The MANU Tournament: The Finals!

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Time to vote for Manu’s best play of all time! Welcome back to The MANU Tournament, where you the fans have voted 32 of Manu Ginobili’s best plays down to just two, so of course that means it’s time to determine his best play of all time! First, let’s take a look back at The Final Four, where all four …

Open Thread: Meet the Spurs 2018 training camp

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Some G-League players join the Spurs in hopes of landing a spot in San Antonio This has been a packed week concerning the Spurs. First of all, Amida Brimah and Julian Washburn were invited to training camp with Exhibit 10 contracts only to be waived three days later. For those, like me, who are still learning the intricacies of building …

The challenges the post-Big Three Spurs will face

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With unprecedented turnover and tempered expectations, the 2018-19 Spurs are for once just like any other team — a confluence of storylines trying to become something more. “Awkward” was the first word that came to Manu Ginobili’s mind a week ago when asked what life might be like for Gregg Popovich with him, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker all gone. …

Open Thread: Spurs Mural stop #2- Franky Diablos

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This venue said “goodbye” to Kawhi and “thank you” to Manu At 1301 Roosevelt on the corner of E. Mitchell is a dice bar called Franky Diablos. From the front, there is nothing particularly Spursy about this location: But upon further inspection, on the north wall a tribute to the GOATPUFF is clear: The Tim Duncan mural, by artist Nik …

DeMar DeRozan is a better 3-point shooter than you think

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A fact that the Spurs are certain to exploit this season. The conventional wisdom that DeMar DeRozan isn’t a great shooter from distance comes up time and again when discussing the Spurs upcoming season. Even LaMarcus Aldridge got in on the conversation, posting this on his Instagram. View this post on Instagram Good thing I’ve been working on that 3ball …

The skinny on the NBA’s three new rules

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A recap of the changes and how they could affect the Spurs. The NBA’s Board of Regents has unanimously passed three new rules changes. Here is a quick recap of what they are and how they could effect the Spurs. Shot Clock Reset – The shot clock will reset to 14 seconds in three scenarios: after an offensive rebound of …

San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 Player Previews: Davis Bertans will take on a larger role

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After much uncertainty early last year, forward Davis Bertans will see an increased workload and higher expectations for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2018-19 campaign. At the beginning of the 2017-18 NBA season, a level of uncertainty mounted regarding Davis Bertans’ role with the San Antonio Spurs, as he hadn’t been an integral part of the […] San Antonio Spurs 2018-19 …

Watch: Short film beautifully recounts George Gervin’s 1978 scoring title

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With interviews from players and coaches, along with some very cool animation, “Do or Die” tells the story of how the “Iceman” barely edged David “Skywalker” Thompson for the scoring title. Award-winning filmmaker Dan Klores didn’t let a lack of archived footage stop him from telling the story of 1978’s tight scoring race between George Gervin and David Thompson. As …