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The West Factor: Intimidation and Mid-Range Extraordinaire

When it comes to the Western Conference Semifinals matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, writers and analysts everywhere will be discussing ad nauseam the Kawhi Leonard versus Kevin Durant matchup that the basketball gods have blessed us with for the next two weeks. If two of the best wings in all of […]

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Austin Spurs Update: 4/25/16

It’s pretty obvious by the picture we used for this post that the Los Angeles D-Fenders had something to celebrate this week, as the purple and gold managed to knock off the Austin Spurs in the D-League Western Conference Finals. The only way it could be more obvious is if we slapped a couple of […]

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Austin Spurs Playoff Update: 4/17/2016

Game 1 of the Development League’s Western Conference Finals is in the books, and just like the first round, the Austin Spurs find themselves on the verge of being swept. First quarter struggles managed to doom the Spurs from the jump. The Los Angeles D-Fenders used a 16-2 run that saw point guard Vander Blue […]

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Austin Spurs Playoff Update: 4/12/16

With their backs against the wall early on in Game 3, the Austin Spurs managed to defeat the Rio Grande Valley Vipers with an incredible comeback, 89-88, clinching the series and a trip to the Western Conference Finals. Though the playoffs in the Development League are only three rounds, the Spurs will be punching their […]

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Austin Spurs Update: 4/7/16

As the game clock ticked down with four minutes left in the third quarter, the Austin Spurs held a comfortable 25 point lead over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Spurs were en route to winning Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, with homecourt advantage in their favor for the rest of this best-of-three […]

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Austin Spurs Weekly Update: 3/31/16

Only two games remain in the Austin Spurs’ season and the Southwest Division title, along with playoff seeding, is still up for grabs. The Spurs went 2-0 last week, winning consecutive games for the first time since the beginning of March, as the offense is finally firing on all cylinders after the numerous roster changes […]

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Austin Spurs Weekly Update: 3/27/16

Despite losing six of their last seven games, the Austin Spurs finally managed to stop the bleeding with a win, clinching their eighth playoff birth in franchise history. The Austin Spurs had a couple days off to regroup, after last Sunday’s 30 point loss to the Bakersfield Jam, where the silver and black put up […]

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Austin Spurs Weekly Update: 3/20/16

With eight games left in the season, the Austin Spurs are attempting to complete a collapse of epic proportions, and succeeding. The Spurs finished the week 1-4 thanks in part to the deadly combination of inconsistent offensive performances paired with subpar defense. After defeating the Idaho Stampede last Friday, 96-92, the Austin Spurs have managed […]

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Austin Spurs Weekly Update: 3/10/16

A pair of roster moves highlighted an undefeated week for the Austin Spurs, as head coach Ken McDonald’s squad inches closer to clinching a playoff spot. Sunday’s matinee against the Idaho Stampede was the ultimate back and forth matchup, with 10 lead changes happening in the third quarter alone. But a strong fourth quarter, led […]

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Austin Spurs Weekly Update: 3/3/16

The Austin Spurs had another weekend back-to-back versus the Oklahoma City Blue last week, with the silver and black putting on arguably their best and worst performances of the season. But before Saturday night’s matinee, the Spurs received a roster boost, announcing three roster moves before taking on the Blue. For starters, Austin took advantage […]

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Austin Spurs Weekly Update: 2/25/16

It may have been an easy week for the Austin Spurs, with only two games on the schedule, but those two back-to-back games were full of excitement, as we approach the final month of the Development League season. Last week’s slate started and finished with the Oklahoma City Blue, who despite having the worst record in […]

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Austin Spurs Weekly Update: 2/18/16

Introducing a new feature here at Project Spurs, where we bring you the latest happenings from the Austin Spurs of the NBA’s Development League. With the All-Star break behind us and just 18 games left in the season, it’s time to see how the Austin Spurs have played to this point and what lies ahead […]

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From Austin to San Antonio: The development of Ray McCallum

If you didn’t already know, Project Spurs has a sister site called Spurs on Sixth that covers the Development League’s Austin Spurs. As the man lucky enough to be the managing editor for Spurs on Sixth, I have plenty of alerts and notifications sent to my phone any time something Austin Spurs related happens. The […]

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Examining the Rumor Mill: What Are The Spurs Targeting In Free Agency?

With the start of the NBA’s free agency on July 1st, the rumor mill has been in complete overdrive since the clock struck midnight on the east coast. And even with the lack of roster space and cap room, the San Antonio Spurs have been no exception to the madness. The Spurs haven’t achieved their […]

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Did Mavericks Trade For Tyson Chandler To Contend With Spurs?

We’re not even two weeks removed from the San Antonio Spurs winning their fifth championship, and the road to a repeat got a little tougher on Wednesday. The Dallas Mavericks have reacquired center Tyson Chandler from the New York Knicks and traded Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington and a future second round […]

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San Antonio Spurs Free Agency: Who Stays and Who Goes?

Roster turnover is commonplace in today’s sports world. The San Antonio Spurs are not an exception, but R.C. Buford’s ability to retain a majority of his roster has allowed for continuity, to be a major attributing factor to the Spurs’ success. San Antonio’s ability to perform as a team allows a large cast of players […]

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The Resurgent Shooting Guards: Dwyane Wade and Manu Ginobili

Rumors of their demise have been greatly exaggerated. San Antonio Spurs’ guard Manu Ginobili and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade aren’t the same players they used to be a couple of years ago. Hell, they’re not even the same players they were at this point last year. But that last sentence is actually a good […]

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The Case of the Struggling Point Guards

Third quarter – 6:46 remaining Tuesday, San Antonio Spurs’ Cory Joseph enters the game for Danny Green. It was Joseph’s eleventh appearance this postseason, and fourth in this series. This time much earlier than usual. Tony Parker was on the wrong side of a duel with Russell Westbrook, while Patty Mills couldn’t spark anything off […]

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The Spurs Machine Continues: Have The Thunder Quit?

Blink and you miss it. The San Antonio Spurs machine doesn’t stop for anybody. Its execution is unmatched. Pass, set screen, and repeat until a weakness can be exploited or an opening appears. It’s almost like hypnosis. And the instant you lose focus or start to daydream, those pesky old men in the silver and […]

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Answering The Call Of Duty: Who Needs To Step Up In Game 2?

It’s strange to say after Monday night’s 17-point route of the Thunder, that anyone needs to step up their performance for Game 2. If Wednesday night ends up being a repeat performance of Game 1, we would all take it with no questions asked. But as Popovich has always said, the San Antonio Spurs need […]

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