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San Antonio Spurs
Take one look at the comments section on recent posts on Project Spurs, specifically the one about the San Antonio Spurs possibly calling up James Anderson and you'll find an ongoing meme.
Spurs fans want some size at either the power forward or center position.
It seemed like a bad joke when Spurs coach Gregg Popovich mentioned Cory Joseph rejoining the team with Stephen Jackson joining Kawhi Leonard on the Spurs' injured ranks. Spurs fans feel the team already has enough six foot nothing guards so it seemed like the return of small ball until the news that Anderson could be called up and the Spurs' interest in yet another Frenchman, Mickael Pietrus.
But for those Spurs fans looking for another big to join the team, and I'm not talking about Eddy Curry here, there are a few players on the trade block, according to HoopsWorld.
Apparently, regardless of the fact that Anderson Varejao is having a great season, averaging 14 points and 13 rebounds per game, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still looking at moving the Brazilian big man.
The Cavaliers feel rookie Tyler Zeller can take over at center, but bad news for Spurs fans, the Cavaliers are looking for some value in return for Varejao, especially in the variety of younger players on rookie contracts. It also seems like Luke Walton would have to be a part of any trade for him.
League sources said bluntly, that anything involving Varejao is also going to have to move out Luke Walton and his $6 million ending contract and return youth and draft picks.
But fret not, Spurs fans. Another player both Trevor Zickgraf and I are high on could also be available as the trade deadline gets closer.
The Bobcats would love to move Tyrus Thomas and, believe it or not, there were some teams around the draft that at least considered it as part of a bigger deal, mainly because the Cats were dangling the draft pick that became Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Thomas has put up pedestrian numbers in a reserve role for the Bobcats this season, but you can't teach athleticism or height and Thomas has both of those. Thomas' current contract could scare enough teams away, but a creative GM could find a way to make it happen, even though there are better odds on Antonio McDyess coming out of retirement for a second stint in silver and black.
The same HoopsWorld article also mentioned Spurs forward DeJuan Blair among the players that could be moved soon. Even though Blair has turned things around and has earned some starts, the site still says Blair's days are numbered in San Antonio.
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For a 6-11 power forward in the NBA, San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan sure can handle the ball on the fast break.
During last night's loss to the Clippers, TD provided the fans something to cheer about despite how the game ended. Check out "Magic" Duncan (as the Spurs' TV announcer says in the video below) taking the ball end-to-end with a little stutter move...
San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right little finger Monday, and he is expected to miss four to six weeks. Jackson, who was playing in place of Kawhi Leonard, out due to left knee tendinitis, was hurt in the first quarter of the Spurs' home game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He scored two points and grabbed two rebounds...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we have posted some rather strange injuries that players in the Association have suffered and the latest player to add to the list is Spurs guard Gary Neal.Apparently, Neal suffered a lacerated finger when attempting to zip up one of his pieces of luggage for a previous road trip:Neal suffered a cut on his finger while packing his luggage for...
It's been sometime since we last heard from "Coach B" aka San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner.
You remember those quirky, yet funny videos starring Bonner as "Coach B" giving pointers on the fundamentals of basketball. Of course you do. Who can forget them?
Well it seems there were a few lost episodes of "Coach B's" videos which include...
The San Antonio Spurs only have three losses on the year but two of them came at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team is 4-3 in their last seven games after starting the season 4-0.
Add up all the struggles and tack on some injuries and it appears frustration is starting to set in. It’s way too early in the season to panic, but I’m sure Coach Popovich wants to...
The San Antonio Spurs had rallied within a basket of the Los Angeles Clippers with less than 30 seconds remaining and the crowd was buzzing.
Some would call it a tense situation. Chris Paul calls it ''winning time.''
Paul had 19 points and eight assists and the Clippers beat San Antonio 92-87 on Monday night for their second win against the Spurs this season.
The San Antonio Spurs relied on their veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan and on a strong inside game to beat the Celtics 112-100. This pushes the Celtics to 6-6 in the season and the Spurs to 9-3 and the 2nd place in the West, tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rajon Rondo recorded 15 [...]
The San Antonio Spurs (8-2) will visit the TD Garden tonight as they will face off against the Boston Celtics (6-5) in Boston.
The Spurs are coming off an loss to the Clippers described as "embarrassing" by head coach Gregg Popovich while the Celtics are coming off a big loss to the Pistons, however, Boston has not played since Sunday and will be fresh for this game...
The Clippers vs. Spurs has developed into an actual rivalry. After the Spurs bounced the Clippers out of the playoffs last season, Clipper Nation has come roaring back early this season defeating the Spurs for the second time in a week in succinct fashion. Need a real life illustration of that point? Check out Chris [...]
The Spurs and Thunder are a combined 16-6.
Over the next three days Boston will host a pair of 8-3 Western Conference powers, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. Last season the Spurs posted a league best 50-16 (tied with Chicago) regular season record, while the Thunder went 47-19 and then reached the NBA Finals. There's a decent chance the 6-5 Celtics could wake up Saturday...
The 8-3 San Antonio Spurs are coming into town and playing inthe Garden tonight at 7:30. I continue to consider the Spurs the ‘Celtics of the West’ as they both seem to have an aging core, a great head coach, and strong bench scoring. They are one spot ahead of the Celtics in assists per game (2nd to the Celtics’ 3rd), and both teams are having trouble rebounding the ball...
During last night's Los Angeles Clippers/San Antonio Spurs affair, Spurs forward Stephen Jackson attempted to corral a loose ball in the first quarter.As he went for it, Jackson's left hand collided with Clippers guard Willie Green and caused his pinkie finger to dislocate:Jackson's finger injury will cause him to miss 4-6 weeks of action.
Celtics Spurs: one of my favorite NBA match-ups. One that features the two preeminent big men of the new millennia as well as two of the league's best coaches. But the similarities don't end there. Both teams feature a trio of All-Stars who have sacrificed scoring, playing time, and salary for the good of their perspective teams.
Doc Rivers has praised Gregg Popovich on...
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host the surging San Antonio Spurs. The Celtics...