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Nando De Colo
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs (1-0) will host the Phoenix Suns (2-0) in San Antonio for game two of the Spurs' preseason slate of games.
The Spurs are coming off a 95-93 overtime win versus CSKA Moscow in San Antonio. Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili both scored a team-high 14 points each. Aron Baynes finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Duncan finished with 10 points, and 2 blocks.
The Suns are coming off a 104-98 win over the Blazers in Portland. Goran Dragic had 19 points for the Suns.
And as the Spurs continue to evaluate the roster before the regular season kicks off, here are five things to watch for in today's contest.
• Corey Maggette. With Sam Young waived, could Maggette be the back up forward for Kawhi Leonard when the season gets underway? He might get a chance to show what he has versus the Suns.
• Battle for the back up point guard. Cory Joseph seems to be the favorite to back up Tony Parker but could Nando De Colo or Mills (who save the Spurs in the CSKA win) sneak up and supplant Joseph?
• Manu Ginobili. In the CSKA game, Manu looked like a man possessed. Ginobili finished the game perfect from the field, including a three-for-three mark from behind the arc. Could he be on a mission this season to prove he still has plenty left in the tank?
• Marco Belinelli's meshing with the team. Marco is very happy to be a Spur but in his first game with the Spurs, he looked a bit out of sorts. The Spurs will need him to immerse himself with the team as best he can in a competitive Western Conference.
• As always, limiting Tony Parker's minutes. He had a long summer, no need to push him too much in meaningless preseason games.
BEST OF MAXIM
Only a crazy person would think that one measly exhibition game against CSKA Moscow is enough evidence to declare that Manu Ginobili is "back." But it was enough for the Spurs to cut Sam Young so who's crazy now?
I know what you're thinking "Man enough about Jeff Ayres Patty Mills and Matt Bonner when is Stampler ever gonna write about Manu?"
The NBA free agency period is dying down, so it time to look back at each team who they signed. Also many trades went down, which I will also recap below.
Free Agent Signings
-Resigned a 4 year deal worth 36 million with Tiago Splitter.
-Resigned Manu Ginobili to a 2 year deal worth 14 Million.
-Agreed to a 2 year deal worth 6 Million with Marco Belineli.
-Agreed to terms with...
Corey Maggette never had issues putting the ball in the basket.
His slashing style, ability to get to the free throw line and rim made him a prolific scorer throughout his NBA career. However, those days might be behind him.
After 14 seasons in the NBA, Corey saw his numbers drop considerably with Detroit last season, averaging 5.3 points off 35 percent shooting. His worst...
It may not rank over "The Kramer" but it sure is close.
The San Antonio Spurs recently taped another round of HEB commercials and from the looks of the following photo of Tony Parker's portrait, they should just be as hilarious as ever before.
Parker sent out a photo of he and Manu Ginobili dressed in fancy robes but the self-portrait of TP dressed up looking...
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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked about the United States governmental shutdown, and he did not hold back.
On this new episode of the Project Spurs-News 4 San Antonio, Spurs Roundtable the panel of Jeff Garcia and Aaron Preine of Project Spurs discuss a few of the top storylines heading into the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs season.
From keeping an eye on the health of Tony Parker, the backup point guard to whether Tim Duncan can duplicate his performance from last season, the panel breaks...
AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs fell to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday in their second preseason game of the 2013-14 season 106-99. Boris Diaw was not in uniform while Kawhi Leonard was, but didn’t play a minute in the game. Both players were fine physically but with the team preparing for a back-to-back in Denver on Monday, head coach Gregg Popovich elected not to play the...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Gerald Green had 19 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-99 on Sunday to remain unbeaten in three preseason games under first-year coach Jeff Hornacek.
Miles Plumlee and rookie Dionte Christmas, 3 for 4 on 3-pointers, added 14 points each.
Both teams sat out their starters sat out much of the second half.
Tim Duncan had 12 points, and...
AT&T CENTER--So far as longshot last stands go, there are few settings better than one can attempt to make theirs than the Alamo city. Staring down the end of his career in his 15th season, Maggette is hoping for a better outcome than the denizens of the old San Antonio mission.
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What happens when you send a San Antonio Spurs intern to Argentina to retrieve Manu Ginobili’s contract? Said intern gets attacked by a bird of course.
Hours before the Spurs’ intern was to fly home from Buenos Aires, team officials said that he was strafed by a bird in a park. As he tidied up at a fountain, his backpack disappeared. Inside were Ginobili’s signed contract...
Some stories are just too outrageous to have been made up, or are they?. Take for example, this NY Times story about an intern for the San Antonio Spurs who was delivering Manu Ginobili’s contract from Argentina, but got his backpack stolen after a random bird attack:
Hours before the Spurs’ intern was to fly home from Buenos Aires...
Back in July, the Spurs sent an intern to deliver a new contract to Manu Ginobili in Argentina, however, the intern ran into some problems as the contract was stolen by a bird, yes, a bird.
Hours before the Spurs’ intern was to fly home from Buenos Aires, team officials said that he was strafed by a bird in a park. As he tidied up at a fountain, his backpack disappeared. Inside...
It's not only a brand new season for the San Antonio Spurs, bit it's also a brand new set of those funny HEB commercials starring Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and now, Kawhi Leonard.
Today after practice, Ginobili sent out a photo where he and Parker look quite regal sporting fancy robes for the upcoming commercials.
It's HEB commercials time!...