Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/9/14

Project Spurs attended today's San Antonio Spurs' media day as the players gathered to kick off the new season and push for title number five. There were new faces, familiar faces and of course a few surprises along the way.

Here are five things to note from media day:

  • Eddy Curry. Perhaps the biggest surprise was to see Curry was on the training camp roster and is coming in in the best shape he has been in a while. Coach Popovich noted Curry looked slimmer then he expected him to see. It will be interesting to see if he does make the final squad considering the team is undersized heading into the new season.
  • Series loss to the Thunder still fresh on the team's mind. From Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili to Coach Pop, losing to the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals still weighs on the team's mind. Parker admitted Pop made the team watch the playoff loss to OKC to serve as motivation. With the Spurs standing pat for the most part and OKC only going to improve, it will be interesting to see how the Spurs will adjust should these two powerhouse teams meet in the Western Conference Finals again.
  • DeJuan Blair dropping weight and was curt with the media. When Blair made his way to the media huddle, there was no doubting he loss much weight. However, when he was questioned about his future with the team, he was curt and seemed surly. He clearly didn't want to be speaking with the media as his time was very short.
  • Parker and Ginobili feel great despite Olympic play. After a long playoff run and Olympic play, Spurs fans might wonder if both TP and Manu were coming into camp exhausted. However, both Parker and Ginobili made it clear they are fully rested and ready to go. Even Coach Pop isn't worried about fatigued from the players who were at the London
  • Tim Duncan is in shape and weighs in on the new-look Lakers. TD's time in the NBA may be drawing ever so closer to being done but he clearly is delaying any thoughts of retirement. Duncan looked slimmer and feels great. When asked about the new-look Lakers with the additions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, Duncan says LA has to make it work on the court first.
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