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10 elements Marjanovic brings to the court

If you haven’t heard, there’s a 7’3” rookie from Eastern Europe who is making waves in the NBA this year. He’s got towering height, a shooter’s touch, an interesting accent, and about 50 pounds of muscle on Porzingis. I’m talking of course about the Chimney of Kostelac himself, Boban Marjanovic. Sure the Serbian is massive, […]

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Shot Analysis: Spurs and opponents looks through 2 months

AT&T CENTER – As December is coming to a close, the San Antonio Spurs are currently ranked third in offense (106.8 Points Per 100 Possessions) and first in defense (92.5 PP/100) through 34 games, when ranked amongst the other 29 NBA teams. There are multiple areas where the Spurs rank in the Top-10 on both […]

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New Austin Spurs: Nick Johnson and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Perhaps no NBA franchise has used the D-League better than the San Antonio Spurs. The modus operandi of the Spurs usage of the Austin-based affiliate is more fluid than any draft-and-stash scheme. The Spurs leverage the D-League to allow players to get professional minutes with a mindset of growing that talent, versus allowing them to […]

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Player Profile: David West

The ProjectSpurs.com Player Profile Series started out as an honest way to review the performance of Spurs players as they charge ahead in the 2015-2016 NBA season. What it has evolved into is really something much more. It has turned into one part fan blog, one part statistical track, and one part over-zealous criticism. That’s […]

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Tim Duncan Foundation & BlackJack Speed Shop to donate $60K to Childsafe

AT&T CENTER – The Tim Duncan Foundation and BlackJack Speed Shop announced Monday they are donating $60,000 to Childsafe, an organization that helps children who have suffered from child abuse. According to the release, the donation was generated through the raffle of the Punisher themed 2013 Dodge Challenger, which the speed shot had customized. The […]

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Diaw’s efficient shots through 32 games

AT&T CENTER – At the beginning of the week on Monday, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw came off the bench and scored 14 points in 25 minutes to help the Spurs defeat the visiting Indiana Pacers. As the week is coming to a close, Diaw had another strong performance off the bench for San […]

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Dissecting a Possession: Spurs’ 8 passes by bench vs Timberwolves

In their 108-83 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs tallied 24 assists on 44 made baskets as a team. One assist in particular that had the internet buzzing Wednesday evening was an assist that took place midway through the third quarter, when Manu Ginobili completed a give-and-go sequence to David West […]

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Diaw’s advantage vs Pacers’ small ball units

AT&T CENTER – “Boris had a mismatch, and he did a good job taking advantage of it.” Those were the words from San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Monday evening, after Diaw took advantage of the Indiana Pacers’ small ball units to score 14 points in 26 minutes, which helped the Spurs defeat Indiana […]

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Popovich assigns grades to the Spurs through 28 games

AT&T CENTER – As the San Antonio Spurs (23-5) look to improve to 16-0 at home this season, as they’re preparing to host the Indiana Pacers (16-10), Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich was asked about how his team is doing through 28 regular season games, while adding new players into the mix. First, the question […]

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Aldridge, the Spurs and High-low passing

AT&T CENTER – Friday evening San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge tied his season high in points with 26 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. Whether it was working out of the high-low with his fellow big men, scoring post-up fadeaway shots, or making the pick-and-pop jumper, Aldridge was efficient shooting the basketball, as he […]

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The Spurs’ Bench Mob

The Spurs have one of the most star-studded starting lineups in the league, but it’s their strong supporting cast that sets them apart. San Antonio starts two future Hall of Famers, two All-Stars, and the guy who holds the record for most 3’s in an NBA Finals. The stacked starting lineup is one of the […]

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Zooming In: Parker and Ginobili’s passing vs Wizards

AT&T CENTER – “We had 28 assists, which is fantastic,” said San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Wednesday evening, after the Spurs defeated the Washington Wizards 114-95. “Tony (Parker) and Manu (Ginobili) were superlative,” said Popovich. “Between them, they had 18 (assists), so they were great at the offensive end of the court.” San […]

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Spurs’ Offense: Also Elite

The Spurs are off to a roaring start this season, and their league-leading defense is getting most of the credit. This historic defense will continue to stifle teams all year, but the Spurs attack is nothing to sneeze at. It’s actually one of the best offenses in the entire NBA, but people are sleeping on […]

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Charting the Spurs and other Top-5 Defenses

AT&T CENTER – Not only did the San Antonio Spurs notch their 21st victory of the season in defeating the Utah Jazz 118-81 Monday, but the Spurs also held their 21st opponent below 100 points through 26 early games of the season. Along with San Antonio, the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Golden […]

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The Spurs, Warriors and double-digit leads through 24 games

AT&T CENTER – Headed into the half Friday, the San Antonio Spurs held a narrow 51-49 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs would kick off the third quarter with a 13-4 run in the first 5.5 minutes of the third, to take their first double-digit lead of the game, as San Antonio’s lead […]

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What Popovich Actually Thinks About 3-pointers

The headline, “Pop Says he Hates Threes” isn’t wrong, but it doesn’t tell the whole story either. San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich made headlines when he talked again about his disdain for the 3-point shot. He said that he doesn’t consider it basketball and called it a “circus sort of thing” that he […]

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Tim Duncan vs. Kevin Garnett, Two for the Ages

Considering that this is the year that the NBA will say goodbye to one of the greatest guards of all time in Kobe Bryant, Spurs fans should look to Tim Duncan for inspiration on aging in the NBA. The word ‘graceful’ comes to mind. ‘Lucky’ is another, and even ‘prepared’ can describe the forward’s ability […]

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Scouting the Raptors: The Lowry-DeRozan Tandem

The San Antonio Spurs (18-4) return to action Wednesday as they visit Canada and the Toronto Raptors (13-9) in each team’s first meeting this season against each other. Tuesday, the Spurs announced forward Kawhi Leonard will be questionable to play in the game, as he’s recovering from gastroenteritis. The Raptors will be without two core […]

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Zooming In: Spurs’ late made baskets vs Celtics

AT&T CENTER – With 3:43 left in the game between the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs Saturday, the Celtics had cut a once 17-point Spurs lead down to five, with 3:43 left in the game. Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich would insert both Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan in place of Danny Green and […]

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Discussing the Spurs’ victory over the Grizzlies with BBALL BREAKDOWN

Following the San Antonio Spurs’ 103-83 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday, Project Spurs’ Paul Garcia was invited to breakdown the game afterward with Coach Nick of BBALLBREAKDOWN.com. In their conversation (1:30:00-1:43:00 mark in the video), Coach Nick and Garcia discussed what eventually led to the Spurs gaining separation against Memphis in the second half, […]

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