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What If The Spurs Didn’t Trade For Kawhi Leonard?

On one fateful night in late June, two franchises were changed dramatically. Once dubbed as a “win-win” trade, that seems to be far from the case. This is the story of Kawhi Leonard and George Hill. And what could have been if nobody pulled the trigger. George Hill was one of the quieter prospects entering […]
Via Project Spurs
49 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Spurs coach Ettore Messina teach the Lakers offense

If you got over an hour to spare and are a huge San Antonio Spurs fan, then this video is right for you. During the offseason, the Spurs announced the hiring of one of the best European coaches — Ettore Messina. He is four-time Euroleague Champion and a two-time Euroleague Coach of the Year, and has […]
Via Project Spurs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ginobili, Argentina confirm Manu won’t play in 2014 FIBA World Cup

After a recent report citing a stress fracture revealed the San Antonio Spurs wouldn’t allow guard Manu Ginobili to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup for his country Argentina, confirmation from Ginobili and the Argentine National team had been relatively quiet. Thursday morning however, both the Argentine Basketball Confederation and Ginobili himself took to […]
Via Project Spurs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs threats out East

By Benjamin Bornstein, Project Spurs.com The San Antonio Spurs are certainly going to be given good odds to get back to the NBA Finals and repeat with the roster they are bringing back for the 2014-15 season. But who would be challenging them in the East? It will most likely not be the Heat again, […]
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ginobili officially ruled out for World Cup

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg incurred during the recent NBA championship run, has been officially ruled out for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Argentine Basketball Federation (CABB) confirmed via statement on Thursday. The CABB cited a clause in the agreement between the NBA and FIBA that prohibits players from participating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker Skipping FIBA Worlds as Thank You to Spurs

Coming off of two long seasons of NBA basketball that included consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, it’s no surprise that some of the San Antonio Spurs would like to rest up this summer. The defending champs have a roster filled with international talent, and with the FIBA Basketball World Cup coming up this summer in Spain, the team has its fair share of players who would like...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dahntay Jones Works Out For Spurs

According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, free agent Dahntay Jones worked out for a few NBA teams today, and the San Antonio Spurs were among those in attendance. Free agent Dahntay Jones worked out for NBA teams today in Las Vegas. The Kings, Cavaliers, Spurs, Thunder and Wizards were in attendance. — Alex Kennedy […]
Via Project Spurs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs deny Ginobili’s World Cup bid

The Spurs have sent Manu Ginobili a letter denying him permission to participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, Express-News columnist Buck Harvey reported on Monday. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford cited an eight-week recovery span for the stress fracture in Ginobili’s lower right fibula, which was discovered during exit physicals after the team crushed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Parker says rare summer off was ‘right decision’

It is Tony Parker’s first full summer off in four years, and he is taking full advantage. The six-time All-Star recently returned to San Antonio from a jaunt to Las Vegas. He’s got another trip planned to an undisclosed destination with his fiancee and infant son Josh, followed by a visit to France before the Spurs begin training camp in October. “It’s great,” he said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Patty Mills’ goal remains to be a starting NBA point guard

After a break out season for San Antonio Spurs, it was thought then free agent Patty Mills might be leaving the Alamo City for a huge payday and a chance at a starting role with another team. However, he suffered a huge setback in the offseason when it was discovered he tore his shoulder rotator […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Spurs’ offseason moves

Written by Benjamin Bornstein The San Antonio Spurs are like the kid in class who you know is going to screw your grade, because he’s going to set the curve, and he’s going to set it higher than you’d like. They went out and didn’t make any splashy moves, they got back all the guys […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gregg Popovich had offseason hip replacement surgery

A soccer television crew for NBC that was dining at the Heathman Restaurant a couple of Thursdays ago provided the first confirmed visual sighting of Gregg Popovich's summer visit to Oregon. The San Antonio Spurs coach walked with a cane. He had dinner with a couple in their 30s. A friend in that broadcast crew texted, asking me, "Would he be in PDX for any reason?"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Photo: As if Kawhi Leonard’s hands couldn’t get any bigger

San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard is not only known for his play on the court, he is also known to have massive hands. His hands reportedly measure 11.5 inches and help on both ends of the court. However, this is a bit ridiculous. Check out Leonard “Mega-Ballin” while wearing big-hand gloves. Seriously, as if Kawhi’s hands […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

San Antonio Spurs: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” will probably be the catchphrase for Gregg Popovich as he takes his San Antonio Spurs into another campaign. There wasn’t much to fault about the 2014 winners of the Larry O’Brien Championship, and this has been reflected in the lack of off-season...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Danny Green details his offseason training regiment

San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green may be showing off the team’s 2014 NBA championship trophy in his home state of New York, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t focusing on preparing himself physically for next season. From taking four weeks off, weight training to on-court drills, Green has a packed summer to help the Spurs […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka learns lesson from Spurs

Serge Ibaka’s infamous calf injury was the main talking point of the 2014 Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, a series which the silver and black won 4-2 in a thrilling Game six in OKC. Despite being declared ‘out for the remainder of the playoffs’ by Oklahoma City, […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Won't Give Manu Ginobili Permission To Play In World Cup

The San Antoino Spurs will not grant Manu Ginobili permission to play in the World Cup of Basketball for Argentina. Ginobili is recovering from a stress fracture. Ginobili had a highly productive season as the Spurs attempt to extend his career.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Team Argentina celebrates Manu Ginobili’s birthday

Argentina fans might be pretty upset with the San Antonio Spurs after the team denied Manu Ginobili a chance to play for Team Argentina at this summer’s 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain citing his recent stress fracture injury and terms of his contract with the Spurs. However, Manu’s fellow countrymen and teammates didn’t let […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bonner shows sweet dunks… from high school

OK so he may not get an invite to the NBA Dunk Contest but when San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner was a youngster in high school he had some great hops. Yes you read that correctly, Bonner dunks! Check out the “Red Mamba” (h/t Project Spurs) showing off some dunk moves which include the reverse jam and a between-the-legs-toss-while-back-to-the-basket-off-the-backboard slam!
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bonner shows sweet dunks… from high school

OK so he may not get an invite to the NBA Dunk Contest but when San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner was a youngster in high school he had some great hops. Yes you read that correctly, Bonner dunks! Check out the “Red Mamba” (h/t Project Spurs) showing off some dunk moves which include the reverse jam and a between-the-legs-toss-while-back-to-the-basket-off-the-backboard slam!
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs deny permission for Ginobili to play in World Cup

Fresh off his NBA Championship run, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was hoping to play for his country Argentina at the World Cup tournament in Spain this summer. Unfortunately, it appears he is not going to be able to make the trip. Early in July, it was reported the veteran had a minor stress fracture in his right leg, discovered during his exit physical with San Antonio. Ginobili kept...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Citing stress fracture, Spurs won’t grant Ginobili permission to play at World Cup

Friday, news out of Argentina came that San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili’s stress fracture on his right leg wasn’t 100% ready for play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but his doctor was “optimistic” he could still play. All Ginobili and the Argentine National team were awaiting was clearance from the Spurs. Well, on […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Bonner’s high school dunk contest highlight reel will never get old

We here at Project Spurs have brought you footage of San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner participating in his high school dunk contest but it goes without saying, it will never get old. And seeing it’s the doldrums of the NBA offseason, might as well enjoy this video gem of Bonner (or should I say “Air […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ playoff threats out West

Written by Benjamin Bornstein, Project Spurs.com The San Antonio Spurs are reloaded and everyone is re-signed with the exception of Aron Baynes. Surely the Spurs will be looking to repeat for the first time in their dynasty, and now that the free agency dust has settled (for the most part), it’s time to see who […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: At 14 years old, Manu Ginobili already had a killer Eurostep

San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili is known for having the best Eurostep in the NBA. Just when a defender thinks Manu is going right, he moves left for the easy bucket while driving into the lane. Indeed Manu has mastered the move but it didn’t come overnight. Or did it? In this rare footage, a 14-year old […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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