Spurs Click & Scroll – 2/17/14

San Antonio SpursHere are a few of the latest rumblings around the web on the San Antonio Spurs.

• Lakers Bryant says he'd try three-point contest after seeing Belinelli airballs | Los Angeles Times

"Marco [Belinelli] won with shooting five airballs," Bryant said. "I might not win, but I won't shoot five airballs in the three-point contest, I don't think. But we'll see."

• NBA Tanking Debate is a Complex One | The Roar

With the trade deadline coming up this week, several teams are looking at clearing cap space and some are expected to be tanking in an effort to land one of the major draft prizes this year, including Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid. The roar looks at good and bad examples of tanking and says the Spurs tanking got them arguably the best power forward in the NBA back in 1996.

• Straregy earns three-point contest victory for Belinelli | Rant Sports

San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli's strategy of placing the money ball rack in the last corner spot during Saturday's three point contest paid dividends as Belinelli always picked up steam, and found his rhythm toward the end of his run. Belinelli was the first Spur to win the contest, although the Spurs have been represented by Matt Bonner, Roger Mason, Steve Smith, Terry Porter, Chuck Person and Dale Ellis.

• Brothers dunk huge NBA dollars without team | NBC News

When the Silna brothers made a deal to get one-seventh of the TV revenue generated by the four NBA teams making the jump to the NBA in perpetuity, including the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA had no idea exactly what they were giving up. This year, the Silnas re set to make $19 million. Now the NBA is looking for ways to get out of the deal.

• Beating Spurs in Finals gave Bosh new perspective, appreciation | Detroit Free Press

"Last year kind of put things in perspective a lot for me, because we could just as easily be sitting here saying 'Well, we came close last year,' " he said. "(Beating the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals) gave me a new appreciation, just to be around guys and just to enjoy every single thing that happens, the ups and the downs. Everybody doesn't win it, and you're that close from being really good or having the highest of highs or the lowest of lows.

ICYMI – Weekend links

• Parker plays 11 minutes in All-Star game
• Spurs interested in Ilyasova, Young
• If healthy, Splitter plans to play in World Cup

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.

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