Open Thread: Much is expected from Dejounte Murray this year

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The Spurs starting point guard just made two big lists. Just two days after his 22nd birthday, Dejounte Murray is still being celebrated. Bleacher Report put out their NBA Most Improved Candidates Ready to Break Out list. On it, five strong players who could just push the needle for their teams by their sheer strength and development. In speaking of …

The Spurs may struggle to find a balanced starting lineup

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Pop might need to experiment before finding the right combinations. Hopefully, he’ll figure it out before the season starts. The bigger question for the Spurs heading into next season may not be talent so much as how the talent is able to play alongside one another. DeMar DeRozan is one of the league’s best shot creators, someone who can get …

See the Spurs season opener with an exclusive ticket deal

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A special package for our readers to watch as San Antonio hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 17. The San Antonio Spurs are getting ready to take to the hardwood for the season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, October 17th. And with a new package deal, you can be there: Opening Night Pounding the Rock Offer: Spurs Game …

San Antonio Spurs in contract years: Quincy Pondexter

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Quincy Pondexter was one of the veterans the San Antonio Spurs added this offseason. Will he make the team and does he have a future in San Antonio? The San Antonio Spurs love to bring in journeyman role players on cheap contracts, and they’ve added a couple this offseason including Quincy Pondexter. Pondexter was carving […] San Antonio Spurs in …

Watch: The Unspoken Problem with NBA Time Keeping

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A massive gray area in the NBA rule book has bitten the Spurs several times. Buzzer-beaters: they’re some of the most exciting and nerve-wracking moments in basketball. They make the game special because they’re specifically unique to the sport. Baseball doesn’t have a clock, in football 0:00 means absolutely nothing while a live play is in action (and technically players …

San Antonio Spurs in contract years: Dante Cunningham

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The San Antonio Spurs signed Dante Cunningham to a one-year deal this offseason. Will he remain a Spur next season after his contract expires? The San Antonio Spurs have had success bringing in middling veteran players to affordable deals and getting the most out of them by giving them the perfect role. The Spurs’ front […] San Antonio Spurs in …

San Antonio Spurs in contract years: forward Rudy Gay

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After a solid first season with the San Antonio Spurs, Rudy Gay re-signed to a one year deal this summer. Will he remain in San Antonio after this season? Rudy Gay was coming off of a season-ending Achilles injury at 31 years old when the San Antonio Spurs signed him to a two-year contract in […] San Antonio Spurs in …

How I learned to trust in Pop (even when it doesn’t make sense at the time)

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A history of second-guessing, and learning from, Gregg Popovich’s decision-making. I must confess, I have never experienced a great deal of hardship when it comes to rooting for the San Antonio Spurs. I was born just three days after the end of their last (non-injury-related) losing season, and my first year of life coincided with the rookie debut of a …

San Antonio Spurs: Olivier Hanlan inks one-year deal

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On the dawn of a new season, the San Antonio Spurs have signed guard Olivier Hanlan, according to Michael Scotto of the Athletic. After two seasons between the Austin Spurs and San Antonio’s Summer League team, guard Olivier Hanlan has signed a deal to join the squad. Hanlan’s rights were traded to the Spurs as […] San Antonio Spurs: Olivier …

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan has a message for everyone who wants to know if he’s ready for the upcoming season

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If there a fan out there who doubts this man, please read on. DeMar DeRozan took to Twitter this afternoon and shared seven simple words: Revenge is a dish best served cold… — DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) September 20, 2018 Revenge is a dish best served cold… The phrase (or paraphrase) originally credited to Eugène Sue’s novel Memoirs of Matilda, may …

Watch DeMar Derozan work on his handles at his alma mater

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The new Spurs is ready to take his game to another level. Every summer, Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan returns to his alma mater Compton High School, located in its namesake city in California, for offseason training. Four years ago, he decided he specifically wanted to improve his handles, and that’s when he contacted specialist coach Johnny Stephene. All that work …

San Antonio Spurs contract analysis: LaMarcus Aldridge

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LaMarcus Aldridge’s contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs is set to kick in next year. Will he be a good value on his next deal? The San Antonio Spurs had never been a force in free agency during the Gregg Popovich era. They normally signed veterans that were slightly past their prime and could […] San Antonio Spurs contract …

The MANU Tournament: The Final Four!

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Time to move two plays on to the championship! Welcome back to The MANU Tournament, where you the fans have voted 32 of Manu Ginobili’s best plays down to just four, so of course that means it’s time for the Final Four! Before we get into the winners, here’s a look at how the Elite 8 turned out: Assists/Passes (1) …