Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard will return “sooner rather than later”

… and there was much rejoicing. A Spurs fan I work with spoke with me this morning and brought up Kawhi Leonard’s return. “Is it going to be the All-Star break now, or what?” he asked me. I explained to him that tendinopathy is an overuse injury that essentially requires rest. That calmed him down some, but it got me …

San Antonio Spurs: Jonathon Simmons on why he left in free agency

Orlando Magic player Jonathon Simmons explained the reason for his departure from the San Antonio Spurs. Friday night’s game against the Orlando Magic will feature a familiar face on the opposition — Jonathon Simmons. He was a restricted free agent last summer, but the San Antonio Spurs chose to let him go elsewhere. This led […] San Antonio Spurs: Jonathon …

What if three-pointers are dumb

The 4-0 Spurs are shooting fewer threes than everyone else, which is just fine for the league’s foremost adversary of the long ball. Gregg Popovich’s feelings on the three ball have been well-known for years. Despite featuring it prominently for the Spurs’ 2014 championship run, the coach has never personally embraced the shot — a “circus sort of thing,” as …

Jonathon Simmons explains why he left the Spurs

“I just couldn’t play at the highest level that I wanted to there.” When the Spurs play their first regular season game against the surprisingly upstart Orlando Magic (3-1) tonight, they will come face-to-face with an old friend: Jonathon Simmons. The former Spurs swingman signed with the Magic this summer for a respectable 3-year, $20 mil deal that left many …

The Gregg Popovich countdown heats up

Undefeated Spurs continue their run through the early part of the season, which allows us to look back on another of Pop’s biggest moments. On Wednesday night, San Antonio beat the Miami Heat. It was the 3rd victory of the last five wins he needs to tie Phil Jackson as the 6th winningest coach in NBA history. To celebrate this …