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Transitioning from European prospect to NBA rookie always comes with it's own set of highs, lows and bumps in the road as San Antonio Spurs guard Nando De Colo experienced in his first season, going from exciting fan favorite and Manu Ginobili heir apparent to earning consistent playing time before being kept on the sidelines throughout the playoffs.
De Colo recently spoke to French daily La Voix Du Nord about exactly that while he was back home visiting family before he starts his sophomore campaign early in Vegas this month.
"Sure it's a great first season, especially when you get to the finals," De Colo told the paper about his rookie experience. ""We always expect more. I arrived in a big club with title goals. From this point of view, I knew it would be clear from the beginning of the season."
De Colo said his goal was to try to earn more playing time, and as he said before, just before the playoffs, he seemed to solidify his role ...
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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.
Former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson never has a filter when he speaks to the media. He lets it fly and speaks whatever is on his mind.
Case in point - his interview with ESPN's "Highly Questionable."
Jackson, who was cut by the Spurs right before the postseason, was a guest on the ESPN program weeks ago but that initial interview was edited. ESPN...
With the 28th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs selected forward Livio Jean-Charles from France.
The pick may have left some Spurs fans scratching their heads but recall the team did pick another Frenchman at the same spot many years ago and Tony Parker turned out to be a draft day steal. Something the team is hoping Livio will turn out to be once he makes his...
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...
San Antonio Spurs forward, Matt Bonner, joined his fellow New Hampshiremen, Deer Trick, during their rendition of “La Bamba” by playing the tambourine.
His 6’10” frame wasn’t the nicest to be behind during the concert.
A 6'10" redhead is blocking my view of the stage: pic.twitter.com/WqFVX8TGiY
— AP (@Ananth_Pandian) July 6, 2013
Deer Tick’s tweet to Bonner...
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...
Four days ago word came out that San Antonio Spurs restricted free agent guard Gary Neal was gaining attention on the open market and the Spurs might not be able to match the price teams are asking for Neal.
Though none of those team names were released, it seems the Milwaukee Bucks are one of four teams who have interest in Neal according to Gery Woelfel of the JournalTimes...
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...
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 sources...
With Dwight Howard deciding to “take his talents” to Houston, the list of available quality centers is dwindling down.
The San Antonio Spurs are not likely to pursue Andrew Bynum, due to his questionable health record, lack of willingness to work out for prospective teams and the limited access he gave teams to his medical records.
Greg Oden, whom the Spurs have reportedly...
The San Antonio Spurs announced the roster for their 2013 Las Vegas Summer League squad that will take part from July 12-22. Among the names Project Spurs had already reported were guard Nando De Colo, 2010 draftee Ryan Richards, 2012 draftee Marcus Denmon, Dexter Pittman, and Durand Scott.
Joining those players are current Spurs players Cory Joseph and Aron Baynes, along with...
The band is Deer Tick. The song is La Bamba. The color is white. Very, very white.
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