Open Thread: Patty Mills is on this month’s cover of Australian Men’s Health magazine

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Photo by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images The Spurs spirited guard is also Australia’s most renowned baller. Every Spurs fan’s favorite Aussie Patty Mills is on the cover of the upcoming April issue of Australian Men’s Health magazine. The article, written before the global coronavirus pandemic, gave Mills the opportunity to discuss the 2020 Tokyo …

2020 NBA Draft Big Board, Part 1

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Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images Looking at the top players available for the 2020 NBA draft. Before the shocking news that the NBA would be suspending the season for at least 30 days while dealing with the Coronavirus, I had a joke about the Spurs probably being able to pick in the lottery for the …

Open Thread: Spurs put together half a million dollars for hourly and part-time employees during pandemic shutdown

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Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Taking care of our own from the most celebrated to the lowest paid, each one is deserving. As previously mentioned, many of the workers in NBA arenas around the country are currently without a source of income. I recently spoke with a friend of mine whose wife works at the …

Pretend Power Rankings: Week 21 – Rested Spurs take advantage of days off, grab some momentum

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Some imaginary fan service for any and all who are missing the season. As I mentioned last week, math wizards asserted that the San Antonio Spurs still had a chance to keep the playoff streak alive and this week’s games definitely helped. Some impressive returns from injury from LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte …

LaMarcus Aldridge’s absence revealed his importance to the Spurs

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs struggled without Aldridge and immediately improved when he returned. Are there any important lessons for the team to learn about its star big man or the center position in general? The PtR staff discusses. Right before the season was suspended, the Spurs secured a very encouraging win: LaMarcus Aldridge’s …

Report: DeMar DeRozan is not happy in San Antonio

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports Are the Spurs and their star swingman heading towards an offseason split? DeMar DeRozan is reportedly unhappy with his situation in San Antonio, according to a statement made by CNBC Sports Business Reporter Jabari Young on ESPN San Antonio’s “The Blitz”. The two-time All-NBA two-guard could opt into his $27.7M fifth-year …

Open Thread: NBA suspension sets tone for the cancellation of other large events

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Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images The pandemic is closing down more than basketball. First, the Golden State Warriors announced they were going to have their games played without the fans. But before that tip off could come to fruition, the announcement came that Rudy Gobert had indeed tested positive for the coronavirus. The game between …

The Spurs release a statement on the suspension of the NBA season

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Photos by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images Naturally, they support the decision. Following yesterday’s shocking news that the NBA has suspended the 2019-20 regular season after Jazz center Rudy Gobert (and now Donovan Mitchell) tested positive for the Coronavirus, Spurs S&E CEO R.C. Buford has released a statement showing the Spurs support of the decision. …