Found January 15, 2013 on
Prior to San Antonio’s 106-88 fourth quarter victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, I had a chance to speak with Wolves Russian rookie Alexey Shved.
Though Shved is a rookie, he’s had his run against NBA caliber players as he went head to head with Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), and Patty Mills (Australia) when Russia played against each squad in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
It was Shved’s Russian squad that eventually put an end to the “Golden Age’s” run as Russia defeated Argentina for the Bronze medal in a thrilling game back in early August.
In the interview, Shved spoke with me about Spurs guard Tony Parker, and why he’s one of the best point guards in the league.
“He’s one of the best point guards ever,” said Shved of Parker, “he can pass, he can make shots, (and) he can go to the rim.”
“Everybody wants to stop him from make shots,” continued Shved, “we’ll see how we could do this, he’s really good player. We need to play for 100% to stop him, (Manu) Ginobili, Tim Duncan, and the whole team.”
I asked Shved if there was any NBA player he watched when he was growing up, his response, the “Answer” Allen Iverson.
“When I was young,” Shved told me, “I wish to play like Allen Iverson.”
Though Shved is a big 6’6 point/shooting guard, he’s built in the mold shooting-wise like Iverson. As he showed in the London games, Shved has a very quick release off of screens from 3-point range. He averaged 11.4 points per game during the Olympics and has continued to be productive stateside as he’s averaging 10.9 points and 4.7 assists in his debut season.
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The San Antonio Spurs paid a hefty fine back in November when coach Greg Popovich decided to rest his starters and send them home after a long stretch, rather than have them face the Heat. The team was fined $250,000, now according to ESPN, a Miami attorney named Larry McGuinness wants them pay more, and now he’s bringing a class action suit against the franchise. ”Spurs coach...
The hand surgery for Minnesota's Kevin Love has been scheduled.
The Timberwolves announced Monday that Love will have his third and fourth metacarpal repaired Tuesday in New York by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
The two-time All-Star power forward broke the bones during the Jan. 3 game at Denver, a recurrence of the injury he suffered first doing...
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love underwent right hand surgery Tuesday, and he's expected to miss another eight to 10 weeks. According to the team, Love had his broken third and fourth metacarpal bones repaired by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The operation came nearly two weeks after Love was hurt during a Jan. 3 loss to the...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-82 on Wednesday night, extending their home winning streak to 13 games.
The Spurs shot 58 percent from the field in becoming just the third team to score more than 100 points against the Grizzlies.Boris Diaw added 14, Kawhi Leonard...
The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a lawyer who claims the team violated the state's deceptive and fair trade practices law when they sent home several of their best players so they could rest rather than play in a game against the Miami Heat in November, ESPN's Darren Rovell reported Tuesday. According to the report, Larry McGuinness filed a class action suit on...
Though news spread like wildfire on the San Antonio Spurs signing Australian center Aron Baynes, there has been no official word from the team itself on the news.
And though all signs seem to point to this being a done deal, add this tweet from his former Slovenian team Union Olimpija on Baynes status. It seems all that is in the way are visa issues before the big man joins...
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The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a fan (who is also an attorney) for resting their top players in a November game against Miami.
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It’s no secret that the San Antonio Spurs have been one of the most successful and active teams in international scouting well over the last decade.
While the Spurs’ due diligence has netted them current Spurs like Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter and Nando De Colo via the draft, they’ve also had their share of international projects that ever seemed to meet their...
Any sports fan who has ever gone to a game and been disappointed when a player they were expecting to see decided not to suit up, you now have a voice.
It is an idiotic, self-serving, pompous voice but a voice nonetheless.
Larry McGuinness, a Miami lawyer and Heat fan, has decided he is going to file a class action lawsuit against the San Antonio Spurs for resting their starters...
News broke yesterday on ESPN and several other outlets that a Miami-based attorney and Heat fan was filing a class action lawsuit against the San Antonio Spurs for violating Florida's deceptive and fair trade practices law.
Kiko Martinez, a friend of Project Spurs and writer for the San Antonio Current interviewed the fan, Larry McGuinness about his reasons for the lawsuit...
Manu Ginobili is out with an injury, but the Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs feel they can continue their impressive run on their own court.
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“I thought it was one of our better games,” said San Antonio Spurs head Coach Gregg Popovich Wednesday evening. “It’s the best we’ve played in about two weeks.”
The game Popovich was talking about was the Spurs’ 103-82 second-half beat down of the Memphis Grizzlies who had just defeated the Spurs last Friday in overtime.
“We know that’s a team we might have...
The Timberwolves may have dropped a game to the Spurs last night in the Alamo City, but Wolves' Derrick Williams sure left an impression on Spurs' DeJuan Blair.
During the second quarter, Williams got Boris Diaw off a fake and view right past him for the fantastic jam on Blair.
Check out Williams putting Blair on a poster.