Tracy McGrady had a lot of memorable moments over his 15-year NBA career, but the last minute of a regular season game against the San Antonio Spurs in 2004 may have been his finest. With his team trailing by double-digits with less than a minute to play, the Rockets looked destined for a loss. After cutting the lead to six, though, McGrady completely took over the game for one...
Heading into the new NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs are stacked with players which many believe will launch them back to the top of the mountain in the league. Adding LaMarcus Aldridge, David West, Ray McCallum, and re-signing Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and others, all but makes the Spurs a heavy favorite to win […]
The San Antonio Spurs have always relied on selfless chemistry as their not-so-secret weapon. All the pieces on their roster fit and every role was clearly defined. But this year's team might not have those advantages to lean on. SB Nation's Pounding the Rock has a look at why the Spurs could be in danger of losing the one quality that separated them from every other team in the...
Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs has achieved more than many can imagine. He has won an NBA title, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, and the NBA Finals MVP. All this success rests under his belt at the age of 24. His modest demeanor, unselfishness, and respect towards opponents are what set him apart as a player that defies basketball fans to abhor him. However, these...
We’ve heard a bunch of reasons why LaMarcus Aldridge ended up choosing to sign with the San Antonio Spurs this summer. However, there seems to be one that people really should know about. The former Trail Blazer big man had a very strong connection to the Spurs — although most casual fans wouldn’t know that […]
The San Antonio Spurs have one of the most well-rounded rosters in the entire league, with several key players who allow them to adapt and adjust to any playing style imaginable. Here's a look at just about every single possibility Gregg Popovich will have at his disposal, courtesy of Pounding the Rock's Michael Erler, who investigates small-ball lineups, bench-heavy units and more...
Kawhi Leonard is quiet, laid back and lets his game do the talking for him. He is the perfect fit for the ‘boring’ San Antonio Spurs. However, Leonard let his future goals be known at a recent basketball camp and you could say, he thinks big. Speaking at a kids basketball camp at the Moreno […]
LaMarcus Aldridge spent the first nine years of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers. This offseason, a decision had to be made regarding Aldridge’s future, and the former Texas Longhorn chose to return home to his roots, joining the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent. Aldridge’s departure, obviously, leaves a gaping hole within Portland’s depth chart, making the upcoming...
(Jan. 20, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Getting your squad rotation right is a vital part of success in the NBA, and nobody knows this more than Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. In his 19 years as head coach of San Antonio he has used his bench to brilliant effect, allowing role players to make heroes...
Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff, Aldridge may have made a different decision. Ime Udoka...
San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is nearing the end of his career, and analyst Jeff Van Gundy thinks the future Hall of Famer is capable of occupying a new role: NBA coach. In an interview on ESPN Radio, JVG—who compiled a 430-318 record during 11 seasons as a coach—offered a few reasons for why Duncan has a future leading a team. Van Gundy said: “I watch him and...
San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green isn’t just all about basketball when it comes to interests in his life. Danny is a huge animal lover and explained why in the video below. From the zoo being his favorite place to be, which animals are his favorite to watch, and how some animals remind him about himself […]
Kawhi Leonard is a rising NBA superstar. He's already one of the league's best defensive players, and can get his shot off whenever he wants. But while Leonard already has a Finals MVP on his trophy case, his desire to win more awards has not diminished. Here's what he recently told The Press Enterprise's David Zink (hat tip to CBS Sports):“I think being in San Antonio has helped...
The San Antonio Spurs have 13 guaranteed contracts on their books for the 2015-16 season, meaning they can add another stable veteran (or two) to their depth chart if they feel it's necessary.Rasual Butler is one option who's still available, and San Antonio has reportedly had its eye on him since the beginning of free agency. That interest might be heating up.Last season, the former...
According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops Friday evening (H/T HoopsRumors.com), the San Antonio Spurs continue to ‘express interest’ in unrestricted veteran free agent Rasual Butler. Back in early July, the Spurs initially expressed interest in Butler, who played in 75 games with the Washington Wizards last season at the age of 35, where he […]
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Team Canada head coach Jay Triano is unabashedly stealing sets from the San Antonio Spurs offense. It makes perfect sense. The Spurs offense has the look and feel of the international game and Team Canada’s starting point guard Cory Joseph has played with the Spurs for the last four years.
LaMarcus Aldridge is coming off a summer where he was the talk of the entire NBA. The fate of several franchises hung on where he'd sign his next contract. Now, after inking a four-year, $84 million max deal with the San Antonio Spurs, Aldridge has reportedly found new representation.According to David Pick, Aldridge went from the Wasserman Media Group to Excel Sports. Arn Tellem...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan has given up millions in salary to give the San Antonio Spurs the cap space needed to re-sign teammates and add players such as LaMarcus Aldridge. And Duncan has deferred offensively to teammates like Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard despite averaging 19.5 points over his 18-year career. He has made those sacrifices, both financial and statistical, in...
Leadership is perhaps the single irrefutable characteristic of the San Antonio Spurs franchise. Well, that and consistency. The Spurs have enjoyed consistent leadership under Gregg Popovich and his stalwarts of David Robinson, Sean Elliot, Avery Johnson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili (Honestly, that list could easily be longer.) The secret is really no […]
San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan has amassed five rings, three Finals MVPs and two regular-season MVPs during his 18-year NBA career, but the power forward just added another distinction. Duncan was named the winner of the 2014-15 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, becoming the third player to receive the award since its inception. According to Buck Harvey of the San...
The 2015-2016 season is a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped one San Antonio Spurs player from receiving an award for his unselfishness. The San Antonio Spurs announced on Wednesday morning that team cornerstone Tim Duncan has won the 2014-2015 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award The award is voted upon by 300 of […]
August and September are truly the doldrums of the NBA calendar, but that hasn’t stopped people from spinning narratives on how next season will unfold. Rightfully so, as some of the top teams in the West have gotten stronger, with San Antonio signing LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant nursing his foot back to health in Oklahoma […]
There are plenty of people who believe that LaMarcus Aldridge had made up his mind about joining the San Antonio Spurs long before he took meetings with other teams. That may have been the case, but it hasn’t made adjusting to a new city any easier for the top prize of the 2015 free agency class. Aldridge, who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Portland...
The San Antonio Spurs announced their 2015-16 official season schedule last week and will open their season on the road at Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Wednesday October 28th. They will then travel back to San Antonio for their home opener against the Brooklyn Nets on October Friday October 30th. Tipoff will be at 7:30 pm. Some notable dates for the Spurs season other than...
Former Spur Damon Stoudamire — it was for only 31 games, but still — might not have spent a lot of time in San Antonio, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t leave a big impression on him. Stoudamire was interviewed by masslive.com and was asked about how the Spurs now focus more on the offensive side […]
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