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San Antonio Spurs backup guard Nando De Colo was expected to make a run at the up-for-grabs backup point guard position during training camp, but it quickly became apparent that the race came down to Cory Joseph and Patty Mills.
Now De Colo finds himself at the bottom of the rotation, and in his contract year, he hasn't made enough of an impact when he did have time in preseason nor has he done so when he's played sparingly in the regular season.
But De Colo told French site LaVoxDuNord that he isn't pressuring himself too much, even with the ramifications that could come if he does not do enough to earn himself a second contract with the Spurs.
"I do not put more pressure than that. It is a season like any other. I lived it in Cholet and Valencia, it's like everywhere you do not know what tomorrow will bring, and here the seasons are long! I approach this mainly focused on what I have to do season and the needs of the team, just think about the next game, earning playing time, a certain status. "
De Colo is right about one thing, it's a long season and he may have time yet, but he'll need to show some of that magic he showed early last season if he's going to stay in San Antonio.
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With a 4-1 start to the season, the Spurs are showing their dominance early, something that has become as usual to Spurs fans as hearing a snide, mid-game remark by Gregg Popovich during a media timeout interview.
Is this start really as impressive as it seems?
With wins against Memphis, the Lakers, Denver, and Phoenix to open the gate, this would seem like quite the résumé in...
The Spurs’ offense is looking good as usual, especially because the team is getting a boost from two unlikely players.
Boris Diaw and Patrick Mills
The San Antonio Spurs have had a steady start to the NBA season, four games in and they are so far looking dominant. The offense looks as good as ever and the defense has improved as well. Players like Tiago Splitter...
When San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills and Boris Diaw are not lighting up the court, they are tearing it up on the mic at a karaoke bar. Well, at least making an attempt to kill it on the mic.
That's right, Mills and Diaw flexed their vocal "talents" to the tune of "Killing Me Softly" by the "Fugees" and needless to say, they might want to stick...
After a season filled with more ups than downs, San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili looks like a different player early this 2013-14 NBA season.
Last season, it seemed as if time had caught up with No. 20 and his best days were behind him. Fans wrote him off and even Manu admitted he lost the passion for the game. But do not think for a minute that he is weak.
In an interview...
We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs.
You can expect a specially dedicated highlight reel following every game specifically for one of the most exciting players in San Antonio Spurs history. Stay tuned all season long to relive every dunk and moment that Kawhi makes on his way to becoming the next cornerstone of the Spurs franchise...
Burn!!!!! Hardly. Before we all jump down on Gregg Popovich for possibly taking a dig at former Spur Bruce Bowen, this is not what he intended or was trying to do when stating that Bowen could not pass nor dribble when he came to San Antonio. It was a work in progress.
There is no question how high Popovich is on Leonard. Through two seasons with San Antonio he is starting...
We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs. You can expect a specially dedicated highlight reel following every game specifically for one of the most exciting players in Spurs history.
Stay tuned all season long to relive every dunk and moment that Kawhi makes on his way to becoming the next cornerstone of the San Antonio Spurs franchise.
The NBA regular season is a necessary evil, where the emphasis is as much on survival as it is winning games. It isn’t until the playoffs, when teams finally have the time and need to game plan in earnest, that true colors are revealed.
Early success is one thing. But can you exert your will over an entire series, after tendencies have been exposed and the wrinkles are all exhausted...
While the San Antonio Spurs were looking to find a backup to Kawhi Leonard by bringing in veterans Corey Maggette and Sam Young, it appears, they may have tried to bring in some shooting help as well in the form of the newly-retired Michael Redd.
Redd, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks for all but one season of his 12-year NBA career, formally announced his NBA retirement in...
The San Antonio Spurs (4-1) will host the Golden State Warriors (4-1) tonight at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a 99-96 win over the Suns in San Antonio. The Spurs were led by Tony Parker's 20 points while Danny Green had a season-high 19 points. Green also blocked a career-high 4 shots. Tim Duncan added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the win.
AT&T CENTER-- In the small sample size theater that is the opening weeks of the NBA regular season, points of emphasis seem to be, well, emphasized, in more glaring ways than one.
On one hand, there are the delay of game calls, carrying (three-to-four called on a post player attempting to back down a defender by my unofficial count), and traveling violations officials have...
The San Antonio Spurs (3-1) return to the AT&T Center to host the Phoenix Suns (3-1).
The Spurs are coming off a 102-94 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Spurs were led by Tony Parker's 24 points in the win while Tim Duncan handed out 8 assists.
The Suns are coming off a 104-98 win over New Orleans. Eric Bledsoe scored a game-high 25 points.
And as the Spurs get...
By Connor Cavanaugh The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 102-94 behind 24 points from Tony Parker and 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists from Tim Duncan. The Spurs used a 23-6 run, bridging the 3rd and 4th quarters, to come from behind and beat the Nuggets on the road in Denver. For ...The post San Antonio Spurs Surge Past Faltering Denver Nuggets appeared first on The League News.
After watching as the Denver Nuggets launched and hit rainbow after rainbow from 3-point range Tuesday night, including three from a player making his season debut, the Spurs concocted a simple game plan heading into the fourth quarter.
“You just hope they cool down a bit,” Spurs forward Tim Duncan said. “Or something else happens.”
The Nuggets indeed cooled down from distance...
I honestly thought this was a joke when I saw it online. But it is apparently very real. According to Awful Announcing, the good folks over at ESPN.com are tracking whether or not this version of the Los Angeles Lakers or San Antonio Spurs has the ability to break the all-time record for wins in […]