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 […]

On Parker and Hill

After recovering from his ankle injury last season, San Antonio Spurs’ all-star guard, Tony Parker, spent the final few games of the 2010 Spurs’ regular season and the entire post-season coming off the bench in relief of George Hill. This offseason has been fraught with Parker trade rumors, insinuations of his unhappiness at the prospect […]

Gary Neal: Offensive Spark

With what might turn out to be their final offseason move, the San Antonio Spurs signed former Towson star, and Italian league player, Gary Neal, to a three-year deal last week.  Neal proved to be a pleasant surprise on the Spurs’ undefeated summer league team, averaging 16 points per game and shooting 50% from the three-point […]

Debate: Passing the torch (Part 2)

As the Tim Duncan era is nearing the end, staff-writers Robby Lim and Jason Rogers will be having a debate on which current San Antonio Spurs player will most likely be the one to carry the torch for the team post Duncan era. Yesterday, Robby Lim made the case for DeJuan Blair. Up next is Jason Rogers. With […]

Duncan now becomes the “Robinson” to Splitter

With San Antonio Spurs’ 2007 NBA Draft pick, Tiago Splitter, signed, sealed and delivered, he enters a brand new basketball world unlike in Europe. Luckily for him there is an NBA great big man in Tim Duncan waiting for him in San Antonio to teach him the ropes. No doubt, Splitter will be the target of many […]

Put Him in Coach: The Case For James Anderson

James Anderson. Rookie on a veteran team. A team contending in its current make up. A situation that begs the age old question, “should James Anderson play immediately or ride the pine and learn the system?” Can he make a substantive contribution in his rookie season?  I think he can and he will. The San Antonio Spurs […]

The potential of Ryan Richards

With their second round selection in the 2010 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs drafted Ryan Richards. A 7’0″ big man out of England. Fulfilling a well-known expectation of the Spurs to draft overseas players, Spurs’ G.M. R.C. Buford and company chose a relatively unknown commodity by selecting Richards. Though unproven, it seems many of the experts […]

Jefferson: To re-sign or not to re-sign?

With only hours until free agency began and questions of the future of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and Dirk Nowitzki swirling in the heads of NBA reporters and fans alike, San Antonio Spurs’ forward, Richard Jefferson, managed to steal the news cycle last night, on more than one occasion.  With the news breaking […]

Playing against the best. How does Splitter stack up?

With the news reported that Tiago Splitter may become a San Antonio Spur as early as July, fans may begin to wonder how the best European center will compete against his counterparts in the NBA.  Playing in the Western Conference, Splitter is likely to see frequent action against players such as Amar’e Stoudemire, Brendan Haywood, Dirk […]

A look at Texas’ Damion James

Though he has not participated in any pre-draft workouts for the San Antonio Spurs, there is quite a bit of Internet chatter about the possibility of Texas Longhorn star forward Damion James becoming a Spur on Thursday. In their mock draft, The Sporting News says this: 20. San Antonio. Damion James, SF, Texas. The Spurs […]

What was missing in 2010?

(Editor’s note: Project Spurs would like to welcome a new staff writer, Mr. Jason Rogers. Jason came from the Icemen Blog and will be bringing Spurs fans some great articles and views on the team. Project Spurs is pleased to have him on board. Please welcome Jason and enjoy his debut post.) Finally, the NBA season […]