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Spurs and Approaching Trade Deadline Thursday

Friday, two days before San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard started in the 2017 NBA All-Star game, Leonard was asked whether or not he thought the Spurs need to do anything before the NBA trade deadline Thursday for the Spurs to become more competitive. Leonard’s answer – no. “No, I think we’re doing good right now,” said Leonard in Friday’s All-Star media scrum....
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Kawhi Banged Up? Kerr and Leonard Give Different Accounts

Is Kawhi Leonard banged up? It depends who you ask. In Sunday’s All-Star Game, Leonard scored just four points on four attempts, adding two rebounds, two assists and a steal in the West’s 192-182 win. He did not play in the second half, saying that he was healthy but the show was for Anthony Davis. Leonard said he did not talk to Western Conference coach Steve Kerr about a minutes...
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1 day ago

Simmons scores 19 in Rising Stars Challenge

Team USA may not have come away with the win to wrap up All-Star Friday night, losing 141-150 to the World team, but San Antonio Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons made an impact on the night’s festivities. Simmons came off the bench, but began to contribute immediately as soon as he entered the game with a mid-range jumper, a rebound and an assist. Then he put on a show. Simmons threw...
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3 days ago

Starter Spotlight: Dedmon Steps Up For Spurs in Gasol’s Absence

With the All-Star Weekend approaching, and the return of Pau Gasol imminent, San Antonio Spurs backup center Dewayne Dedmon has proven his capability as a worthy substitute. Since Gasol’s injury in mid-January, various Spurs backups have tried their hand at starting. Head Coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs tried various starting lineups since Gasol’s injury, both big and small...
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4 days ago

Comparing Pre-All Star Spurs Teams

While the All-Star break isn’t technically the halfway point of the NBA season, it generally proves to be a pretty good midway point to stop and reflect on how teams are progressing. Because playoff viability and match-ups are discussed before the season even begins, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the NBA season is meant to be a process through which teams make adjustments...
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5 days ago

Ginobili Suffers Ankle Impingement in Win Over Orlando

Manu Ginobili left Wednesday night’s game in Orlando with a left ankle impingement after stepping on Aaron Gordon’s foot in the third quarter. Ginobili got up slowly, and Spurs trainer Will Sevening looked at the ankle briefly on the bench before Manu limped to the locker room. It was quickly diagnosed as an ankle impingement, and he was ruled out for the remainder of the game...
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5 days ago

Spurs cruise past Magic for win going into All-Star break

Highlights: Posted when available. The San Antonio Spurs wanted to win their final two games before the All-Star break to get some momentum going into the eight days off. A crushing defeat of the lowly Orlando Magic seemed to do the trick. Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points as he led the Spurs to a 107-79 win over the Magic inside the Amway Center on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge...
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5 days ago

Popovich Launches Another Personal Attack at President Trump

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has never been afraid to speak his mind. Popovich is known for his curt in-game interviews, but he has regularly criticized President Trump and his supporters in lengthy statements to the media. Before Monday’s game against the Pacers, Popovich was asked about the perspective he gained from growing up near the African-American community of Gary,...
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6 days ago

Prospect Watch: Tyler Lydon

The San Antonio Spurs are on their annual Rodeo Road Trip and that means plenty of Spurs are probably hanging out on their couches twiddling their thumbs when the games aren’t on. So that would be the perfect time to read up on some college basketball prospects. Since the Spurs are likely to pick late in the first round, here’s a breakdown of one player who might be available...
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6 days ago

Austin Developments: Analyzing Thompson-Eddie trade, Jefferson’s offensive evolution

With All-Star Weekend on the horizon, the Austin Spurs are positioning themselves for a second half push at a playoff spot. Since our last update, the D-League Spurs have gone 8-8 and remained the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Obviously that’s nothing spectacular, but the Spurs are showing signs of being the expected contender that was predicted earlier in the season...
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7 days ago

Spurs hold off Pacers to bounce back from loss in New York

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs are known for bounce back wins after losses. They did just that in Indianapolis on the second night of a back-to-back, securing another winning season in the process. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points as he led the Spurs to a 110-106 win over the Indiana Pacers inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points, while...
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7 days ago

The Spurs are a Top-10 Alley-oop Dunking Team

Last season, in 82 games, the San Antonio Spurs finished with 18 alley-oop dunks. This season, through just 54 games, the Spurs have not only doubled that amount, but they’ve already completed 39 total alley-oop dunks. Going from 18 to 39 alley-oop dunks in a single season has put the Spurs in the current Top-10 of teams that have completed the most alley-oop dunks this season...
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8 days ago

Poor shooting hurts Spurs in New York

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs usually do not play well in early games. That may be one of their reasons for a poor effort in the fourth game of their Rodeo Road Trip. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, but the Spurs fell 94-90 to the New York Knicks inside Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon. LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points and David Lee chipped in 10 for San Antonio, who...
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8 days ago

Spurs sign Joel Anthony for remainder of season

With his second 10-day contract expiring Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs announced Sunday they’ve signed veteran Joel Anthony for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. In eight games with the Spurs, Anthony has averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. Anthony attended training camp with the Spurs in October, but he was waived prior to the start of the season...
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9 days ago

Leonard’s huge night leads Spurs take down of Pistons

Highlights: The thing that makes Kawhi Leonard that makes him so good is his consistency. That was on display as the Silver and Black made their final visit to the Palace of Auburn Hills. Leonard scored 32 points for the second straight game as he led the Spurs to a 103-92 win over the Detroit Pistons inside the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points...
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10 days ago

Spurs Starter Spotlight: Injuries call for backup starters

Over the last two weeks, the San Antonio Spurs have lost three out of seven games in which eight different players started for the silver and black. Due to the injury sustained by starting center, Pau Gasol, in mid-January, San Antonio has been forced to utilize backup big men in their starting rotation. Additionally, Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge suffered minor injuries...
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11 days ago

Pau Gasol’s Offensive Impact

The San Antonio Spurs are missing Pau Gasol. Before the Spurs’ January 19th matchup against the Denver Nuggets, Gasol and Kyle Anderson had an awkward collision in the layup line, resulting in a broken bone in Gasol’s left hand. In Gasol’s absence, the Spurs’ offense has taken a hit. In fact, from that game against the Nuggets to Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia...
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12 days ago

Leonard scores 32 in return as Spurs top Sixers

Highlights: The way Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke about his team after their win in Philadelphia, you’d think it was a loss. It just shows despite a solid record, the future Hall of Fame coach is still unhappy with his team’s play as we near the All-Star break. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points as he led the Spurs to a 111-103 over the Philadelphia 76ers inside the Wells Fargo...
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12 days ago

Prospect Watch: Frank Mason of Kansas

The San Antonio Spurs began their Rodeo Road Trip in Memphis on Monday night and while the result was less than ideal, the team is still poised to end up with 40 and potentially even 43 wins around the All-Star Break. That means they are destined for the playoffs and are on pace for over 50 wins this season (again). That also means that they will need to do some next level scouting...
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13 days ago

Spurs open Rodeo Trip with frustrating loss in Memphis

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs knew from the first quarter things would not be easy to start the Rodeo Trip. By the end of the night, they were the most frustrated they have been all season. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points, but it was not enough as the Spurs fell 89-74 to the Memphis Grizzlies inside the FedEx Forum on Monday night. Danny Green and Manu Ginobili added 12 points...
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14 days ago

Gamday Q&A: Grizzlies preview with All Heart in Hoop City

To preview tonight’s 8:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies, I talked with Sharon Brown, the co-owner and founding editor of Grizzlies blog All Heart in Hoop City. Be sure to follow her on Twitter for updates from a Grizzlies perspective during tonight’s game. 1. Marc Gasol is having a great season leading the Grizzlies. With brother Pau out...
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14 days ago

Spurs 10-game Review: Volume 5

With 50 games under their belt, the San Antonio Spurs are on pace to finish with the second best record in the NBA, as they’re currently 39-11. Despite facing multiple minor injuries and one major injury, the Spurs still managed to go 8-2 in their last 10 games. The team lost center Pau Gasol to a broken finger injury, while Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Jonathon Simmons all missed...
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15 days ago

Spurs cruise past Nuggets to close out homestand

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs wanted to close out their homestand in style and did just that. A total team effort saw the Spurs send the fans home happy in their final home game for a month. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points as the Spurs cruised to a 121-97 win over the Denver Nuggets at the AT&T Center on Saturday night. Jonathan Simmons, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili each...
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16 days ago

Spurs use strong second half to down Sixers

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs have had a ‘tale of two halves’ issue all season long. That issue still plagues them as we near the All-Star break, but key reserves helped the Silver and Black pull out a win. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points as the Spurs used a strong second half to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 102-86 at the AT&T Center on Thursday night. Dewayne Dedmon...
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18 days ago

Popovich says Gasol could return just before or right after All-Star Break

AT&T CENTER – After Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol will have missed 10 games this season. Gasol has missed the Spurs’ last seven games after fracturing and then having surgery on his left fourth metacarpal. Though the Spurs never officially released a timetable for Gasol’s return, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich revealed...
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18 days ago
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