The Spurs need one of their young players to become a star

San Antonio’s youth movement has produced several intriguing prospects, but is one of the young players actually the centerpiece the franchise needs? The Spurs added two more pieces to their young core on draft night in Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson. They will now enter next season with at least seven players under 25 years of age in their roster, …

Spurs announce Salt Lake City Summer League roster

Lots of familiar faces means this should be fun to watch. The San Antonio Spurs have announced their roster for the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer league, which will include three games from July 1-3 against Cleveland, Memphis and Utah. Per the Spurs’ official pres release: This year’s rosters includes Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV and forward Chimezie Metu, along …

Open Thread: Free agency through a Spurs lens: power forwards

Can the right power forward bridge the Spurs small forward and center concerns simultaneously? At first glance, the Spurs have a strong power forward in LaMarcus Aldridge. He is the true torch bearer bridging the Spurs Big 3 era and the current youth movement. But in today’s NBA, LMA also plays the five in small situations. In those moments, Rudy …

A Spurs fan’s view of the 2018-19 season and beyond

Looking back at the 2018-19 season while seeing hope for the future. With the awarding of awards Monday night, we can pronounce the 2018-2019 season officially over. The big award, the MVP, went to the Giannis Antetokounmpo, who set a record as having the most difficult to pronounce and spell name of any MVP award winner ever, surpassing Tim Duncan, …

Get to know your new Spur: Keldon Johnson

Getting to know each of the Spurs’ 2019 draft picks. Heading into draft night, there were plenty of rumors that the Spurs might be willing to trade the 29th pick for a variety reasons — to move up in the draft, for an established veteran, for cap space considering their roster is already pretty full, etc — but as they …

A Spurs’ eye view of the 2019 NBA Awards Show

Recapping the 2019 NBA awards and determining if any Spurs are due for awards in 2020. The NBA Finals wrapped up two weeks ago and the 2019 Draft is in the rear-view mirror. With all those important landmarks behind us, the league has finally announced the long-awaited winners of their many prestigious honors. While we can all agree the NBA …

Open Thread: Free agency through a Spurs lens: shooting guards

The week before free agency continues with the two position Day two of the free agency breakdown. It’s not going to look much different than yesterday in that the Spurs are guard heavy, there aren’t a lot of roster spots available, and there is even less money. But in all fairness to discussion, here is the list of free agencies …

The Spurs and Luka Samanic’s former club have some history

Samanic is far from the first Spur to make his way to San Antonio through Slovenian club Petrol Olimpija. The Spurs’ selection of 19th overall pick Luka Samanic wasn’t altogether surprising on draft night given both the rumored interest the team showed in him going all the way back to April when R.C. Buford himself paid a visit to Slovenia …

Get to know your new Spur: Luka Samanic

Getting to know each of the Spurs’ 2019 draft picks, beginning with Luka Samanic. When the Spurs drafted 19-year-old Croatian forward Luka Samanic with the 19th pick, some eyebrows were raised. Even in a draft that was already expected to be more interesting than usual due to a relatively flat level of talent after the first few picks, it still …

Open Thread: Free agency through a Spurs lens: point guards

With one week until free agency begins, it’s time to look at who is becoming available July 1st begins the next phase of the NBA summer as free agency begins. Each year, HoopsHype.com provides a comprehensive list, by position, of all free agents. Information provided for each player includes whether the player is restricted or unrestricted, height, current team and …

Spurs sign undrafted free agent Kenny Williams from UNC

The Spurs are beginning to build their summer squad. With the draft over and Summer League quickly approaching, the Spurs are building a squad, beginning with undrafted free agent Kenny Williams from North Carolina, a 6-4 swingman and 3-and-D specialist. Team first attitude. Kenny is headed to San Antonio after signing with the @spurs! #CarolinaSZN | #NBADraft | @KWill_24 pic.twitter.com/DbrdNHb3jv …