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It hasn't been the most exciting San Antonio Spurs offseason -- doesn't Jeff Pendergraph for two-years, $4 million just wet your appetite? -- but, with the championship window dwindling every year and the margin for error decreasing in a jammed Western Conference, San Antonio needs to capitalize on the few moves they make. A championship is at stake, after all.
But I'm not going to go there. Maybe another day. It's time for some random fun: Without further adieu, please welcome Aron Baynes... 2010 slam dunk champion. Yes, that is not a typo.
The man is 6-foot-10 and 260 pounds, quite large for an NBA player, and he can do stuff like, well, that. Baynes, turning 27 in December, is on the hook for a paltry 788,872 salary this season according to Sham Sports. He'll hit restricted free agency in 2014-15, and San Antonio will be in a good position to secure his services for a few more years. Baynes played sporadically in Gregg Popovich's rotation last season, appearing in 20 games, but he's an intriguing developmental prospect because, well, you don't find huge guys with athleticism on the NBA scrap heap often.
But before I put a wrap on this post, how can I leave all of you Spurs fans without a trip down memory lane. If you thought those dunks were nice, remember this dunk Baynes had while playing with the Toros? Absolutely sick!
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We know that Tim Duncan is getting a divorce from his wife, after hiring a private investigator to follow around his soon-to-be ex wife Amy's behavior, but according to a source, the real reason why Amy couldn't wait to get a divorce from Tim was because of his relationship with another man. Apperently, Duncan has a bromance with an man [unknown at the moment] who lived with...
San Antonio Spurs: Marco Belinelli Signing Grade
By Brandon Hartman
Belinelli’s contract: 2 years, 6 million
Analysis: The signing of the seventh year guard out of Italy is all about adding and replacing depth for the Spurs. This move might seem a strange one at first glance, seeing that they already have the dynamic Danny Green and an aging legend in Manu Ginobli at shooting guard...
When the San Antonio Spurs grabbed Marco Belinelli with a cheap deal (two-years, $6 million), the writing was just about on the wall: Gary Neal, a restricted free agent this offseason, would not return. Belinelli replicated much of Neal's duties, likely at a reduced cost, so it seemed a tad redundant to roster two similar players.
Or, you know, maybe not.
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is coming off one of the toughest seasons of his career. After struggling throughout the NBA Finals, many questioned whether or not he would be back.
The Spurs answered that question very early in free agency, locking Ginobili up for likely the last contract of his career in a two-year deal.
Ginobili told Deporte Tandilense (via translation...
Manu Ginobili took a pay cut to remain with the San Antonio Spurs.
“He’s been the heart and soul of our team for many years,” R.C. Buford said. “He made a significant sacrifice to comeback and join this group.”
Ginobili signed for a reported $14 million over two seasons.
Buford expects Ginobili to remain productive, despite his natural decline in athleticism.
San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner is a man of many talents. He is deadly from the three-point line, is a sandwich aficionado, an actor (Coach B), a comedian, and it appears he is also quite the musician.
Bonner was caught playing the tambourine with the band "Deer Tick" to the song "La Bamba."
Yeah so I better just shut up so you can just check out this...
The San Antonio Spurs officially announced the signings of free agents Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli, and Jeff Pendergraph Thursday. General Manager R.C. Buford spoke with the media Wednesday afternoon about the signings of the three players, the anticipation of re-signing Tiago Splitter and he said there’s still a chance restricted-free agent Gary Neal could return to San Antonio...
Marco Belinelli is 27, an age where most athletes sustain peak performance for a few years before their athleticism drops off as they enter their early 30's, and the San Antonio Spurs will be his fifth professional team (Golden State, New Orleans, Toronto, Chicago) in seven seasons. A precarious position, to be sure.
He's played on just two playoff teams -- the...
Aside from the wheeling and dealing of NBA free agency during the offseason, personally I enjoy the summer basketball tournaments overseas. It truly is competitive and tough going when a chance to qualify for Olympic play is on the line.
Foreign born NBA players usually jump at the chance to represent their home country, much to the dismay of their respective NBA fan base and...
Forward Davis Bertans (traded to the San Antonio Spurs during the 2011 NBA Draft) is currently on the road to recovery after suffering an ACL tear which required surgery. He is in good spirits and is looking to come back a "beast" as he put it once he is back on the court.
However, before he even stepped foot on a court, did you know he nearly lost his entire hand in...
According to Yahoo! Sports, talks between the San Antonio Spurs and free agent Andrei Kirilenko have ended.
The San Antonio Spurs' exploration of acquiring free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko in a sign-and-trade agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves has passed without completion, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Spurs seriously considered a multiyear...
The San Antonio Spurs pursued a sign-and-trade deal for Andrei Kirilenko, but talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves have broken off.
Flip Saunders has shown little to no interest in facilitating a sign-and-trade for Kirilenko.
The Wolves were interested in a combination of assets from the Spurs in exchange for Kirilenko, but were unable to take back the $8 million to $9 million in...
Gary Neal got hot during the NBA Playoffs, and it might allow him to cash out with a nice payday.
The Racine Journal Times is reporting that the Milwaukee Bucks are one of four teams in pursuit of the Spurs restricted free agent guard.
Bucks are 1 of 4 teams in mix for Gary Neal.
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 9, 2013
The Spurs signed guard Marco Belinelli last week, and...
As the Las Vegas leg of the 2013 NBA Summer League inches closer we look at a roster full of talented young men, some who have played in the NBA and some who have not, and we ask ourselves again, “Who needs to prove themselves the most?”
Of course every player participating in the Summer League is hoping for a chance to play in the NBA, and more so for the San Antonio...