Show me the money

This was an expensive season for the San Antonio Spurs.  At just over $69 million, the Spurs shelled out enough to put them in the top fifteen highest paid teams in the NBA.  With many questions surrounding the team after a disappointing early exit from the playoffs, many are wondering what changes the team can […]

Splitter’s transition in review

At the dawn of the NBA season, the most anticipated addition to the 2010-2011 San Antonio Spurs was unquestionably the Spanish league’s most valuable player, Tiago Splitter.  However, the unexpected performance of undrafted rookie Gary Neal (call me Nostradamus) quickly out-shadowed the Splitter hype.  We wrote extensively, and perhaps prematurely (hey, it was a slow […]

McDyess on the rise?

In recent weeks, San Antonio Spurs fans have seen a change at the starting center position.  In lieu of the scrappy DeJuan Blair, head coach Gregg Popovich has opted to go with the veteran Antonio McDyess.  Blair exited the starting rotation in the early-March dismantling of the Spurs at the hands of the Los Angeles […]

Fan Poll Results: Can The Spurs Continue Their Winning Ways?

In December, Project Spurs asked our readers whether or not the San Antonio Spurs would be able to continue their hot streak into 2011.  Well the poll results are in, and by the most lopsided of margins, the fans clearly believe the Spurs can parlay their 2010 play into stretch-run success. 96.5% of respondents answered […]

The West’s Best: Then and Now

Hindsight is twenty-twenty they say, but looking back on the preseason predictions it is clear now that the NBA’s best prognosticators had a few things wrong in their crystal ball image of the 2010-2011 Western Conference.  Halfway through the regular season, some trends are starting to emerge that are in stark contrast to the best […]

Evolution of a leader

As the San Antonio Spurs have navigated through a decade or more of dominance in the Western Conference, there have been few constants.  The on-court leadership of Tim Duncan may be the singular factor that pervades the category.  As the sun sets on the previous decade, Spurs fans witnessed the peaceful transfer of such power […]

Manu’s minutes: How much is too much?

The perennial question for the aging San Antonio Spurs has been how to manage the minutes of the “Big Three” while pushing for playoff seeding and home-court advantage down the stretch. Manu Ginobili in particular has been known to show signs of wear-and-tear in the playoffs as well as being somewhat injury-prone late in the […]

X-Factor: An Unexpected Choice

X-factor.  Noun.  A hard-to-describe influence or quality. Every championship team has one or more.  It’s the player that seemingly comes out of nowhere and does the little things necessary to take a team’s stars from good to great.  The x-factor is rarely a marquee name. San Antonio Spurs fans will find it hard to forget […]

A look at Kirk Penney

The San Antonio Spurs’ search for a solid shooter continues with the addition of Kirk Penney to the training camp roster.  At 6’5″ and 220 pounds, the 29 year old brings some size to the wing position.  A journeyman, Penney has played in six leagues since graduating from Wisconsin in 2003, including two stints in the […]

Tiago Splitter: Rookie of the Year candidate?

Granted training camp has begun in the NBA but pretty soon these guys are going to have to actually begin playing some games so us bloggers have some material to write about. Until then, however, we are more than willing to speculate endlessly on the upcoming season – who will stand out, what to expect, how […]

Brazil Hides Splitter Injury?

After what seemed like two subpar performances in Splitter’s last two games in the World Championships, Team Brazil made bombshell announcement today.  According to team doctor Carlos Andreoli, Splitter suffered a leg injury that caused his minutes to be substantially cut down against Croatia, but that he was forced to play through in the team’s […]

Splitter Sees Limited Action Against Croatia

Back in action only one day after a tough loss to Slovenia, Tiago Splitter and Brazil easily defeated Croatia 92-74. Splitter, playing only sixteen minutes in the game, managed only six points on one-of-four from the field and four-of-four from the free throw line.  In addition to the six points Tiago chipped in four rebounds […]

Splitter Scores Big in Losing Effort

Back in action for Team Brazil today, future Spur Tiago Splitter contributed 19 points to become Brazil’s second leading scorer in a tough 80-77 loss to Slovenia. After falling behind 16 points to start the fourth quarter, Brazil battled back, outscoring Slovenia 26 to 13 in the fourth only to fall just short in the […]

Splitter Shines in Close Loss to USA

In one of the most competitive games yet in the FIBA World Championships, the U.S. edged out Brazil 70-68 and remain undefeated in group play.  Spurs fans had a unique reason to take an interest in this one: it was Tiago Splitter’s first action against NBA competition.  And it all started off on the right […]

Q&A with Knicks Fanatics Blog on the Parker trade rumors

As the NBA offseason continues, so do rumors of San Antonio Spurs’ guard Tony Parker being traded to the New York Knicks and once again, another rumor has raised its ugly head courtesy of Eva Longoria-Parker.  No matter what Parker says publicly, like a Justin Timberlake song, the rumors just won’t go away. For a New York Knicks fan perspective, I recently […]