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San Antonio Spurs 2013-2014 Season Preview

2012-2013 regular season record: 58-24 (second in West). Playoffs: First Round def. Lakers 4-0 Second Round def. Warriors 4-2 Western Conference Finals def. Grizzlies 4-0 NBA Finals lost to Heat 4-3 Players Lost: DeJuan Blair, Gary Neal. Players Added: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Ayers (formerly Jeff Pendergraph). Outlook: The Spurs begin the new season with almost ...The post San Antonio...
Via The League News
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Season Preview

By Connor Cavanaugh 2012-2013 regular season record: 58-24 (second in West). Playoffs: First Round def. Lakers 4-0 Second Round def. Warriors 4-2 Western Conference Finals def. Grizzlies 4-0 NBA Finals lost to Heat 4-3 Players Lost: DeJuan Blair, Gary Neal. Players Added: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Ayers (formerly Jeff Pendergraph).   Outlook: The Spurs begin the ...The post San Antonio...
Via The League News
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Preview: San Antonio Spurs

Team Preview: San Antonio Spurs  Next up is the San Antonio Spurs. Last season, the Spurs showed that they could still compete in the NBA with aged veterans. The Spurs had a remarkable run last year as they went all the way up to Game 7 of the NBA Finals before falling to the Miami Heat. Last season, the Spurs showed that they are much more than just Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs player accuses Heat of trying to take out knees

If you’re a hardcore basketball fan you likely remember the name Jeff Pendergraph. It’s a name you won’t be hearing again as Pendergraph legally changed his name this offseason to Jeff Ayres which coincided with his addition to the San Antonio Spurs after spending last season with the Miami Heat. The Heat who’ve been in a war of words with the Brooklyn Nets this past week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach Pop praises new Spur Jeff Ayers

AT&T CENTER - The player formerly known as Jeff Pendergraph, now Jeff Ayers, has apparently had an impressive showing in the offseason and training camp.   Coach Gregg Popovich shared his thoughts about Jeff and how he is performing for the San Antonio Spurs thus far after the Spurs preseason home loss to the Suns.   "He's really a solid player, is...
Via Project Spurs
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Spurs training camp roster

The San Antonio Spurs released their training camp roster today, totaling 20 players. (Spoiler: Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker made the cut.)     Other notable players include 14-year veteran Corey Maggette, former Austin Toros center Marcus Cousin, undrafted free agent guard Myck Kabongo, Jeff Ayres (the artist formerly known as Jeff Pendergraph)...
Via Project Spurs
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs Center Jeff Pendergraph Changes Name to Jeff Ayres, ‘Felt No Connection’ to Old Name

Jeff Ayres, a three-year veteran, will make his first appearance in the NBA this season. Ayres, formerly known (as much as he was “known”) as Jeff Pendergraph, changed his last name this offseason to his biological father’s surname. Pendergraph told the San Antonio Express-News that Pendergraph was the named of the stepfather his mother married when Ayres was in high school...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Pendergraph Changing Last Name To Ayres

Jeff Pendergraph is changing his last name to Ayres as he begins a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Ayres is the family name of his biological father. Ayres had taken the surname of a stepfather who hasn't been in his life since he was in high school. “I didn't know who my dad was until I was a senior in high school,” Jeff Ayres said Wednesday. Ayres was...
Via RealGM
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Jeff Pendergraph Changes Last Name

Spurs’ big man Jeff Pendergraph will be donning a new name on his jersey this season after legally changing his last name to Ayres. According to the San Antonio Express-News: Last month, Pendergraph walked into a courthouse in downtown Phoenix, his wife Raneem and newborn daughter Naomi in tow. He walked out with a new name — Jeff Ayres. Ayres is the family name of his biological...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs Rank: #12 Jeff Pendergraph

The NBA is kinda boring right now. I know. There isn't much to cover prior to training camp, so instead we'll indulge you with a comprehensive list, ranking the San Antonio Spurs roster from 14-1. Each day we will reveal a new player and that's when we ask you, the dear reader, to chime in. Connect with #SpursRank on Facebook or Twitter or dabble in the comment section...
Via Project Spurs
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph: Energy, hustle and a high IQ

As the newest addition to the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Pendergraph brings a certain dynamic to the game with his hustle and energy.  Pendergraph comes over from the Indiana Pacers who had nothing but good things to say about him.   In a good piece by Ken Rodriguez, Pendergraph and the Pacers talked about what he brings to a team.   “The thing people don’t know...
Via Project Spurs
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs Roundtable: Reviewing the Spurs Summer (Video)

The San Antonio Spurs had quite the offseason and with summer camp approaching, it's time to look back at the offseason that was. On this episode of the News 4 San Antonio-Project Spurs, Spurs Roundtable, Jeff Garcia and Aaron Preine talk about the roster moves made by the black and silver. From Deshaun Thomas heading to France, the additions of Jeff Pendergraph and Marco...
Via Project Spurs
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Audio: Spurs' Buford talks offseason moves & more with 'The Hardline'

The offseason for the San Antonio Spurs wasn't a huge splash. The team resigned core players (Manu Ginobili, Tiago Splitter), signed guard Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph. Aside from those moves, it's been relatively quiet for San Antonio. At the front of the offseason moves has been Spurs GM R.C. Buford who spoke with Project Spurs' good friends Eric Messersmith...
Via Project Spurs
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: Contender Weakness Evaluation… Offensive Rebounding

San Antonio Spurs: Contender Weakness Evaluation… Offensive Rebounding By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/HoopStuff…. * There are only 12 teams with even the slightest chance at a title next year, Miami, San Antonio, Indiana, Chicago, Houston, Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State, Brooklyn, Memphis, New York and the Los Angeles Lakers and in that order from...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jeff Pendergraph interviews Jeff Pendergraph

He may have what it takes to play at the NBA level but San Antonio Spurs' Jeff Pendergraph also is quite the interviewer. Of course his guest of choice to interview would be none other than himself. Back in his college playing days at Arizona State, Pendergraph had some fun with himself and made a video where he goes 1-on-1 with himself. From asking himself on how good...
Via Project Spurs
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph been 'dreaming' of playing with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jeff Pendergraph, a scantly utilized 6-foot-9 power forward, at the behest of former Indiana Pacers assistant Jim Boylen. Pendergraph will net $3.58 million over the next two seasons, despite appearing in just 96 games through four seasons. (A torn right ACL undercut his entire 2010-11 season.)   Boylen worked closely with the bruising 26-year...
Via Project Spurs
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Danny Green likes the Spurs' offseason moves

The San Antonio Spurs' offseason moves may not have been splashy but the front office managed to keep the same team in tact that captured the 2013 Western Conference crown and made it to the NBA Finals. About the only additions (so far) have been Marco Belinelli and big man Jeff Pendergraph but other than resigning Manu Ginobili, and Tiago Splitter, it appears the Spurs will...
Via Project Spurs
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Is the end near for the Spurs' big three?

LAS VEGAS -- The signing of Manu Ginobili for two more years, which not so coincidentally coincides with the years left on the contracts for Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, was supposed to signal the end of their road. The Three Amigos finally had an expiration date. Their truly amazing and unique run, stretching back to early this century, is coming to a close sometime in 2015. Well...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Is the end near for the Spurs' big three?

LAS VEGAS -- The signing of Manu Ginobili for two more years, which not so coincidentally coincides with the years left on the contracts for Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, was supposed to signal the end of their road. The Three Amigos finally had an expiration date. Their truly amazing and unique run, stretching back to early this century, is coming to a close sometime in 2015. Well...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph discusses why he chose San Antonio and more

Scott Agness of IndianaPacers.com recently wrote a one-on-one piece with one of the newest members of the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Pendergraph. In the article, Pendergraph revealed to Agness why he chose San Antonio, what he expects to do, and how he is looking forward to learning and thriving with the Spurs. Pendergraph says he and his wife wanted to return to Indiana, but he...
Via Project Spurs
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

ASU in a good place before China trip

Eddie House walked in and stood at the front of the film room with Arizona State coach Herb Sendek and talked about having his No. 5 jersey hung in the rafters of Wells Fargo Arena during next season. A few minutes later, Jeff Pendergraph entered the room, so Sendek pulled up a chair so his former player could talk about signing a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs. As...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph signs 2-year deal with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a two-year contract with forward Jeff Pendergraph. Pendergraph made the announcement on Tuesday before a workout at Arizona State, his alma mater. The 6-foot-9 Pendergraph spent the past two seasons at Indiana, mostly in a reserve role. He averaged 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season with the Pacers, who reached...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph signs 2-year deal with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a two-year contract with forward Jeff Pendergraph. Pendergraph made the announcement on Tuesday before a workout at Arizona State, his alma mater. The 6-foot-9 Pendergraph spent the past two seasons at Indiana, mostly in a reserve role. He averaged 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season with the Pacers, who reached the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs Roundtable: Looking at the Spurs' offseason moves (Video)

On this episode of the News 4 San Antonio Spurs Roundtable powered by Project Spurs, Jeff Garcia and Quixem Ramirez take a look at the Spurs offseason moves and put them under the microscope. From resigning Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter  to the new additions of Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph, Jeff and "Q" ask if these were the right roster moves or not. Needless...
Via Project Spurs
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Grading the Pendegraph signing

Jeff Pendergraph, power forward  New contract: two-years, $4 million   2012-13 per game averages: 10 minutes, 3.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 blocks.   Former team: Indiana Pacers   If you were expecting the Spurs to make a splash this offseason, think again. Instead of testing free agency -- quality talents like Andrei Kirilenko, Al Jefferson...
Via Project Spurs
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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