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The San Antonio Spurs' small forward woes continue with injuries to starter Kawhi Leonard (left knee quadriceps tendinitis) and backup Stephen Jackson (fractured right pinky). While Leonard will be back sooner than Jackson (out 4-6 weeks), the Spurs are wasting no time in calling up someone to fill in some holes on the roster from the NBA D-League. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Spurs are in the process of calling up former Spur James Anderson from the NBA D-League:
With Kawhi Leonard & Stephen Jackson ailing, Spurs in process of calling up Spurs alumnus James Anderson from D-League's Rio Grande Vipers
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 20, 2012
This is a very interesting move by the Spurs and one that makes sense. While Anderson was riddled with injuries and disappointing when healthy for the majority of his time in a silver and black uniform, he did have his positive moments as a regular member of the rotation before Danny Green impressed the coaching staff. The comforting thought is that Anderson already knows the Spurs system and doesn't need to learn on the fly. He has played alongside everyone on this roster with the exception of Nando De Colo, who some might argue it won't take much time to get used to playing next to him as his game is close to Manu Ginobili's. To make things more interesting with this move, the Spurs are also interested in signing Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Nando De Colo's fellow countryman, Mickael Pietrus:
Hearing Spurs do have interest in Mickael Pietrus -- natural w/2 other Frenchmen on roster -- but Pietrus still seeks more than NBA minimum
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 20, 2012
Pietrus is a hard nosed player, similar to Stephen Jackson's mentality. He plays hard, can shoot the 3, and defend multiple positions. One downside of signing Mickael is that he's been plagued by injuries as well the last couple of years. His asking price may be too high too, although playing with some French countryman may persuade him to come cheaper and play for a larger contract next year. What do you Spurs fans think? Is it a good idea for the Spurs to try to sign Mickael Pietrus and what would the Spurs do with the rotation once Leonard and Jackson are healthy again?
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
at San Antonio Spurs (8-3) at Boston Celtics (6-5)Wednesday, November 21, 20127:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #12 Home Game #6TV: CSN-NE, FSSW, NBA-LP 756(SAS)/757(BOS)Radio: WOAI, WEEI TD Garden Referees: Ron Garretson, David Jones, Mark Lindsay The Celtics try to rebound from their worst loss of the season as they
host the surging San Antonio Spurs. The Celtics...