Spurs’ roster battle comes down to the wire via.

  For four years of college, Spurs forward Reggie Williams woke up every day before 7 a.m. He was in his room every night before 11. He didn’t have a choice. As a cadet at Virginia Military Institute, Williams led a tightly controlled undergrad life similar to what Gregg Popovich once experienced at the Air Force Academy.T here were rules governing his …

PBT Extra bold prediction preview: Will Spurs’ defense remain strong?

  The Spurs’ core is getting a step older and a step slower. They are replacing Tiago Splitter‘s size and rebounding withLaMarcus Aldridge. As Jenna Corrado does in this latest PBT Extra, it’s fair to ask if San Antonio’s defense is about to slip a little this season? I don’t see it, at least not much. First, they still have Kawhi …

Tim Duncan: Re-Living His Legacy with the San Antonio Spurs.

The year was 1997. The place was Charlotte, North Carolina. The event was the NBA Draft, a place in which college players look to see if their dreams would come reality. Tim Duncan, a skinny kid from Wake Forest University who was projected to be selected No. 1, was about to see his life change, and in turn, the future of the San Antonio…….Read More Source: Tim Duncan: …

Why Kawhi Leonard is the biggest impact player on the Spurs.

Is it possible to forget about a Finals MVP just one year later? Is it possible to undervalue a do-it-all offensive weapon who just happens to also be the reigning Defensive Player of the Year? The focus on the offseason and preseason has been on the moving parts around the league and the stars returning from a litany of injuries. What’s new …

Jimmer Fredette Wasn’t A Good Fit For Spurs.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Jimmer Fredette on Wednesday. The 26-year-old was seen as a long shot to make the team. Unfortunately for the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft he wasn’t given a fair shot during preseason play. Fredette played in two preseason games for a combined 26 minutes. In that time, Fredette…….Read More Source: Jimmer Fredette Wasn’t …

Spurs won’t win NBA championship, league GM’s say.

The Spurs had their fingerprints all over several categories in the NBA’s annual GM survey, released Tuesday. “Team Most Likely To Win the Championship” was not one of them. In the survey, produced by NBA.com, league general managers select Kawhi Leonard as the NBA’s top defender, tab LaMarcus Aldridge as the most impactful free agent acquisition and Gregg Popovich as the …

51Q: How long will the Spurs need to mesh?

San Antonio trying to integrate LaMarcus Aldridge into established culture…… The San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge are undertaking a rare experiment – one that has produced a championship more often than not. Just five players in NBA history have changed teams in the offseason after averaging as many points per game as Aldridge did last year (23.4) and gone to …

Manu Ginobili: “We have to adapt to LaMarcus Aldridge and he to us.”

Manu talks about how the team is preparing to start the season and shares his feelings about his diminished role.  What follows is a translation of Manu Ginobili’s column, which was published by Argentine newspaper La Nación on October 18. *   *   *   *    * It’s still too early to know where we stand. The first few …

The Spurs’ future (and present) is in Kawhi Leonard’s hands.

  Gregg Popovich, Spurs players, and Spurs fans spent years anticipating the passing of the torch from the Big 3 to budding star Kawhi Leonard. When the long-awaited day finally came, it wasn’t the way anyone expected. It’s didn’t happen on June 15, 2014, when Kawhi was crowned the third-youngest Finals MVP in league history. It wasn’t April 8, 2015, after …

One Frenchman in, one Frenchman out for Spurs.

After a preseason so far that has consisted of both rest and rehabilitation, Boris Diaw has been cleared to make his debut along with the refurbished AT&T Center on Sunday against Detroit.“I’m still French though,” Diaw said, referencing coach Gregg Popovich’s reason for holding him out of previous games. “I was being French the other game. I’m still French, but …