What we learned about the Spurs rookies during the preseason

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Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Each showed glimpses of promise in the preseason before heading to Austin to continue to develop. As the San Antonio Spurs continue to shift the focus of the franchise, much of their future depends on the success of their recent draft picks. Keldon Johnson, Luka Samanic, and Quinndary Weatherspoon all technically fill a …

Open Thread: Spurs and Nike launch Game Growers in San Antonio

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Photo by David Becker/NBAE via Getty Images A new program invites girls to create the inclusive, meaningful experiences in sport that they deserve. The San Antonio Spurs and Nike have teamed up to introduce Game Growers, a new program that encourages eighth grade girls to become invested in their community and to play sports. “By age 14, girls are dropping …

San Antonio vs. Memphis, Final Score: Spurs close preseason with a 104-91 win over Grizzlies

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs are ready for the regular season to begin. The Spurs faced off against a division rival in their final tune-up before the regular season. Although these are not yesterday’s Grizzlies with Marc Gasol and Mike Conley gone, it still felt like a classic Grit ‘n Grind game between the two clubs. It was low-scoring, …

Every Western Conference team in 140 characters or less

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Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Previewing the Western Conference old-school Twitter style. I am not an expert on Shakespeare, but I understand he coined the phrase “brevity is the soul of wit” in Hamlet. I am also not a big expert on, or fan of, Twitter. Perhaps if the communications weren’t referred to as “tweets”, they wouldn’t seem so undignified. As …

Manu Ginobili holding a baby goat is the best thing you’ll see all day

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Pictures from the Spurs new Retirement Club commercial is stirring up all kinds of feelings. Nothing gets Spurs fans more excited about about the beginning of the NBA season — besides the fact that it’s the beginning of the NBA season! — than the release of a new batch of Spurs H-E-B commercials. (Maybe that’s hyperbole, but not by much!) …

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images The Silver and Black prepare to meet the most unfamiliar Grizzlies team in years. Well, the last preseason game of the year is finally (and mercifully) here, and the San Antonio Spurs are no longer seeking that elusive (yet ultimately unquantifiable) first win. Somewhat predictably, it seemed to be the result of Pop …

The Spurs announce Hispanic Heritage Night and a new line of Fiesta-themed apparel

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The Silver and Black gear up to celebrate San Antonio’s Hispanic roots. San Antonio Spurs fans have been asking for fiesta-themed jerseys all offseason, and it looks like the team has finally responded to the flood of requests. There might not be any teal, fuchsia, and orange unis on the way (although unlike a lot of the league, the Spurs’ …

Dejounte Murray schooled James Harden on both ends in hilarious preseason sequence

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Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Dejounte Murray just keeps giving us reasons to love him. Every Spurs fan loves Dejounte Murray. He’s young, athletic, plays defense, is a positive leader, and in case anyone needs a reminder, he stayed with the team all of last season while he was recovering from a torn ACL. Now that he’s back on the court …

Lonnie Walker had a defensive coming out party against James Harden

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Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images Lonnie Walker IV may seriously contribute to the Spurs defense. There is no better way to earn Coach Gregg Popovich’s trust than to compete on defense. Effort on that end, even more so than textbook execution, is paramount. After a disappointing defensive performance last season, that may be truer now than ever. Fortunately, this year’s …

What We Learned from the Spurs preseason win over the Rockets

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Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports A decisive win over their interstate rivals offers a brief respite from a challenging few weeks in the NBA It feels like a black cloud has enveloped the early days of this NBA season. About two weeks ago, the Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey, managed to incite an international incident via his Twitter account that has …