San Antonio Spurs: 3 weaknesses of 2017-18 season roster

The potential weaknesses of the San Antonio Spurs’ 2017-18 roster. The San Antonio Spurs will walk into another NBA season on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Its opponent will be the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are one of the youngest teams in the league and a group that’s predicted to do big things in the 2017-18 season. Teams […] San Antonio Spurs: 3 …

Joffrey Lauvergne delivers a serious facial at Eurobasket

The new Spurs big did his best to embarrass the Celtic. Although France lost and Joffrey Lauvergne’s Eurobasket 2017 has come to an end, he did leave us with this gem. This video needs to be placed in the best of “Spurs 2017 offseason moments” because of how hard Lauvergne throws this down. Other than the announcer’s call, which I …

When will the San Antonio Spurs play the Warriors in 2017-18?

The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors will play each other a handful of times in the 2017-18 NBA season. The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors met in the 2017 Western Conference Finals. Without Tony Parker and a Kawhi Leonard ankle injury in Game 1, it led to the Spurs’ demise. They […] When will the San …

Eras of Tim Duncan: The Most Valuable Years

Between 2000 and 2004, there was little Duncan couldn’t (and didn’t) do as the lone Spurs superstar. This is Part Two of The Eras of Tim Duncan, an examination of the way Tim’s game changed through the years as his body and the needs of the team evolved. The Introduction and Part One can be found here. Just a year …

San Antonio Spurs: Who will give Russ Smith a chance in the NBA?

Whether or not Russ Smith is an option for the San Antonio Spurs, will someone give him and the 61.2 points per game he averaged in China a chance? The San Antonio Spurs might have enough at point guard for the 2017-18 NBA season. With Patty Mills, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White in place, along […] San Antonio Spurs: Who …

Who will San Antonio Spurs play on 2017-18 Opening Night?

Who will the San Antonio Spurs play on Opening Night of the 2017-18 NBA season? The San Antonio Spurs’ offseason ended in August, with the roster full and the only spots left on the Austin Spurs, the organization’s G-League team. Players were signed toward the main roster like Rudy Gay, Joffrey Lauvergne and Brandon Paul. […] Who will San Antonio …

San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan pledges money for U.S. Virgin Islands hurricane relief

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan pledged money toward the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was hit by Hurricane Irma and about to be by Hurricane Jose. Over the past week, hurricanes have ravaged the United States. Houston, TX was hit by Hurricane Harvey, which displaced thousands of people. Athletes pitched in to contribute money toward […] San Antonio Spurs: Tim …

Tim Duncan is helping the Virgin Islands, and would like your help

As J.J. Watt is to Houston: Tim Duncan is to the V.I. Those of us here on Pounding the Rock and San Antonio fans everywhere have always called Tim Duncan the heart of the San Antonio Spurs and he is living up to that title. He penned a piece published at The Players’ Tribune asking people to help the U.S. …

Spurs are heading to the Eurobasket knockout round

Gasol, Bertans, and Lauvergne lead Spain, Latvia, and France to the Round of 16 Eurobasket report – Gasol and Bertans join Lauvergne in the knockouts Spain played against Hungary in the final group stage game for both teams. The first seed already locked up, the Spaniards reasserted their dominance with a resounding 87-64 victory. Pau Gasol finished with 20 points …

Smush Parker destroyed Tony Parker, according to Smush

Kobe’s least favorite teammate is still good for a laugh. Smush Parker: the name may sound vaguely familiar for those who watched the NBA 10 to 15 years ago. He was an undrafted journeyman point guard in the NBA from 2003-2008 who spent time with several different teams, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers, before falling out of the league …

San Antonio Spurs: Pau Gasol is EuroBasket’s all-time leading scorer

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol recently became EuroBasket’s all-time leading scorer. Multiple members of the San Antonio Spurs are involved in the 2017 EuroBasket tournament. Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne are showcasing their talents for Latvia and France, respectively, while Pau Gasol is on display for Team Spain. Gasol has been around basketball for […] San Antonio Spurs: Pau …

San Antonio Spurs: 3 strengths of the 2017-18 season’s roster

What are the three best parts of the San Antonio Spurs’ roster for the 2017-18 season? The offseason is complete for the San Antonio Spurs, as it will wait until training camp starts before making the jump toward the 2017-18 NBA season. A date didn’t get announced for training camp, but it should happen by […] San Antonio Spurs: 3 …

Silver and Black Scrimmage announced

Here’s your chance to see the Spurs live for free. The Spurs have announced a date for this year’s Silver and Black Scrimmage, an intra-squad game where fans can come watch the Spurs practice against each other for free. The game will take place at the AT&T Center on Saturday, September 30 and will tip off at 11 am. This …

What makes Popovich Pop

Coaching is in the details like this. In Tuesday’s post contrasting the Spurs and Patriots, Marilyn included this video Spurs first round pick Derrick White speaking with Gregg Popovich: If you missed this during the NBA Draft, you missed a defining moment of why the Spurs are the Spurs. Gregg Popovich called and welcomed his newest draftee into the fold. …