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Despite tremendous offseason, Spurs’ Diaw says it won’t be an easy path to NBA title

After the huge offseason player signing and re-signings, namely LaMarcus Aldridge, David West and Tim Duncan, many feel the San Antonio Spurs are the favorites to capture their sixth NBA title despite last season’s early playoff exit. And although he approves of the moves, Spurs forward Boris Diaw still is cautious about the road to […]
Via Project Spurs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews 'Felt Disrespected' By Lack Of Interest From Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers never made an offer to Wesley Matthews in free agency. Matthews signed with the Blazers in 2010 and became one of the NBA's best two-way shooting guards. But Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in March. "I was pissed off," Matthews said. "I felt disrespected." The only change the Blazers would pursue re-signing Matthews was if LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via RealGM
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Good Are the San Antonio Spurs?

San Antonio Spurs Power Ranking: 1 View Full Rankings One of the best franchises in NBA history, currently proving to be a true dynasty based on loyal players, a good locker room culture, and of course future hall of famers. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, and Tony Parker stay relevant in a youth driven league, adding Lamarcus Aldridge and David West, resigning Khawi Leonard and Danny...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews 'pissed off' he never received contract offer from Blazers

Wesley Matthews emerged as one of free agency's biggest winners, after signing a deal with the Mavericks worth $80 million over four years.    Matthews entered the summer as a restricted free agent, which meant that the Portland Trail Blazers could've matched any offer he received. And, coming off of a torn Achilles injury that ended his season in March, it was (and remains) unclear...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Winners/Losers: Southwest Divison

It has been a busy offseason in the Southwest Division. Key movers include LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Tyson Chandler and Ty Lawson. So, which teams have faired best and worst? Let’s take a look at the data-driven analysis: https://www.numberfire.com/nba/news/5745/catching-up-on-the-nba-offseason-the-southwest-division Here is a chart showing the impact on the division...
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio has become a free agent destination

Lamarcus Aldridge's decision to sign with the Spurs signified the extension of their title window. But it also signified something else. After 5 championships and an unprecedented extended streak of success that has stretched almost two decades, San Antonio has finally become a free- agent destination of interest.  David West's decision to pass up on guaranteed Pacers money to...
Via Around the Arc
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Stotts on LaMarcus Aldridge: 'We're certainly going to miss him'

The Portland Trail Blazers were forced to move in a new direction this offseason after losing LaMarcus Aldridge to free agency, but head coach Terry Stotts is dealing with the loss of his star power forward well.Here's what Stotts told Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe:“I knew it was going to be a close decision — it wasn’t an easy decision for him and it came down to the last...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland smart to take on Haywood, Mike Miller contracts

Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller aren’t going to help the Portland Trail Blazers on the court, but the franchise was smart to acquire the pair of veterans. In truth, Portland was smart to add them, simply so it could get rid of them. After losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez in free agency and trading Nicolas Batum during the offseason, the Trail Blazers will...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Portland Trail Blazers can thrive without Aldridge

In 2006 with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected LaMarcus Aldridge and ever since that day he has been the leader in Portland, Oregon. However, the Aldridge era has come to an end this past offseason when he signed with the San Antonio Spurs in free agency. This decision made by Aldridge leaves the Blazer organization putting all their hopes...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge can make Tony Parker a star once again

Tony Parker is coming off arguably his worst season since he was a rookie. His per game numbers plummeted and he wasn't the efficient option he normally is. But Parker should bounce back this season. Why? LaMarcus Aldridge is his newest teammate. Here's SB Nation's Spurs blog Pounding the Rock with a closer look at how Aldridge should help Parker get back on top:"Not only will Aldridge...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Race for Seis is on!

    The San Antonio Spurs race for seis (as its called in southern Texas) or race for the sixth championship has officially started. This organization has made all the moves, preparations, and signings necessary to make this team champion once again. Many questions came to mind once the season ended for the San Antonio Spurs in that game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Would...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roundtable – Where Are They Now And Where Are They Headed?

This has been quite the summer of change for the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans. LaMarcus Aldridge is in San Antonio, Wesley Matthews is in Dallas, Robin Lopez is in New York, and Nicolas Batum is in Charlotte, leaving Damian Lillard as the only starter from the previous two seasons still on the roster. Even the reserves are mostly new, as Steve Blake is in Brooklyn, Arron...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Buford told LaMarcus Aldridge he will be among the leaders of the team’s future

The San Antonio Spurs made a huge splash in the offseason signing free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. With LaMarcus on the squad, the team’s future will still shine bright even once Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are gone. Spurs GM RC Buford revealed what it took to get LaMarcus to sign on the dotted line […]
Via Project Spurs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

We now know why LaMarcus Aldridge cancelled his meeting with the Knicks

Remember when LaMarcus Aldridge cancelled his meeting with the Knicks right before signing with the Spurs? Well, the former Trail Blazer went on Ryne Russillo's ESPN Radio show and explained a bit why.From ESPN's Ian Begley:This isn't actually the worst move in the world. If the Knicks want someone more modernized at the 5 and figure a 4 who is going to ball-stop and prevent Carmelo...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge, Knicks Mutually Canceled Meeting After Center Discussion

The New York Knicks wanted LaMarcus Aldridge to play "strictly" at center, which was the reason why the scheduled meeting between the two parties was canceled. “They didn’t want to meet with me,” Aldridge said. “Some people said it was me. But it was both parties agreeing that we shouldn’t meet.” League sources say Phil Jackson decided it was best for the Knicks to...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge Expects Boos In Portland This Season

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge is far from the first All-Star big man to leave his longtime team in free agency. Rarely are those separations handled with roars of approval from the fan base, especially when the player returns next season wearing his new colors. The forward went on ESPN Radio’s ‘The Russillo Show’ and was predictably […]
Via Project Spurs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Gentry proclaims Spurs as title favorites

The San Antonio Spurs won the 2015 NBA free agency, by netting LaMarcus Aldridge, David West, Ray McCallum (via trade), and re-signing Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, and Matt Bonner. Yet despite coming up short in last season’s postseason in the first round vs. the Los Angeles Clippers; heading into the new season, […]
Via Project Spurs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge: Knicks wanted me to play ‘strictly’ center

The San Antonio Spurs were the frontrunner to sign LaMarcus Aldridge from the start of free agency, and eventually the expected happened. Aldridge still met with other teams, but why did he cancel on the New York Knicks? New York’s horrendous season last year had nothing to do with it. If that was the reason,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge: I probably 'will be booed' by Blazers fans

After spending the first nine years of his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers, LaMarcus Aldridge doesn't expect a warm reception for his first game back in Portland. The new San Antonio Spurs star provided his reasoning for that on ESPN Radio's The Russillo Show, via ESPN:"I think going back [to Portland] my first time might be boos because I think people are really hurt...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What direction are the Phoenix Suns heading?

The Phoenix Suns claim to have a plan to finally win that elusive championship; it’s just that no one else understands what that plan is. Flashback two years ago when Phoenix was the feel-good story of the NBA, a team that missed the playoffs by one game with a roster that was supposed to challenge for a top-5 pick. They spread the floor with three point shooters, scored the most...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Choose Your Own Adventure Part Two – What Could’ve Been?

Hindsight is 20/20. The past is in the past. The night is always darkest before the dawn. These clichés will help Portland Trail Blazers fans cope with what’s happened during the 2015 NBA offseason. However, we’re here to break the rules and take a look back at what could have been if four-fifths of the starting lineup hadn’t found itself in new cities over the summer. As...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Why “Rebuild” Is Not A Bad Word

The decision has been made. The mourning process in Portland has begun. LaMarcus Aldridge is headed to San Antonio. While a lot of people are dreading the “R-word”, there are some definite benefits to rebuilding. Around the league there are teams in various stages of rebuilding. The Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Orlando Magic. All teams that...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Antonio Spurs Have a Weakness?

LaMarcus Aldridge (right) will wear number 12 for the San Antonio Spurs. (Eric Gay/AP via ESPN.com) The San Antonio Spurs have brought in David West and LaMarcus Aldridge to go along with an already talented team that features Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Kawhi Leonard. There is no question that San Antonio will be a tough opponent to beat. After all, the Spurs are only one year...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Four NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

The Portland Trail Blazers were the clear losers of NBA free agency, but four teams in particular emerged the negotiation period with an upgraded roster. Re-signings were not factored into the making of the list. Only the players who selected a different franchise for which they suited up in 2014-15 season were considered. Milwaukee Bucks   Greg Monroe: This was the best...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Portland Trail Blazers are shining in the summer league

Damian Lillard & former Portland Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, and Robin Lopez The Portland Trail Blazers and their fans have had little to be happy about over the 2015 offseason. They have a lot of positions to fill for the upcoming NBA season due to the departures of LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, and Robin Lopez. However...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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