• Parker back in shape | BFMTV (via translation)
On his recent TP Show on RMC, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker updated listeners on the status of his health. Parker said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich elected to rest him after the All-Star break since the team didn't have a heavy schedule. Parker says he is now back in shape. His rehab regiment has consisted of rest, massages and ice packs to heal any inflammation. Parker said that despite the orders to rest by Popovich, he chose to travel with the team to advise the team and his understudies, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph.
Parker said the team should finally be back to 100 percent soon, and while the Spurs have yet to play the best basketball of the season yet, they look forward to battling with the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place in the conference until the end of the season.
• Boris Diaw chat | Twitter
According to a status update on Boris Diaw's Facebook page, he'll be having a Q&A session on Twitter at 3 p.m. CST on Saturday. You can follow along and ask question's through Diaw's Twitter handle, @theborisdiaw.
• 76ers announcement on Granger | Keith Pompey
According to Philadelphia 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey, the Philadelphia 76ers could have an announcement on Danny Granger's status by tomorrow. Pompey, who writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer, also said Granger is not in the arena and will not play for the 76ers tonight. He also did not participate in practice on Sunday. If Granger is bought out, the Spurs have been reported as likely suitors for his services, along with Oklahoma City and Miami.
• On This Date | Basketball-Reference
Well there wasn't a ton going on in Spurs history this week to warrant it's own blog entry, there was one thing that stood out and stands to compete with David Robinson's shot-blocking prowess we spoke about last week. On Tuesday, February 24, 1981, during his two-season stint in San Antonio, former Spurs center George Johnson blocked 13 shots in a high-scoring win over the Golden State Warriors. George Gervin led the Spurs with 26 points, but Golden State's Bernard King led all scorers with 42 in a game attended by 9,163 people in San Antonio. Johnson was one of the original members of the Spurs' Bruise Brothers.
• Ginobili listed among NBA's best 'Third Bananas' | Sheridan Hoops
Jake Henson of Sheridan Hoops recently rolled out his Third Banana Awards for the third best player on an NBA team. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was ranked 11th on the list. Some would argue whether or not Ginobili is the third best player on the team, but he has had a solid season, averaging 12 points, 4.4 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.
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