Tim Duncan’s retirement was no small loss to the San Antonio Spurs’ frontcourt as the team essentially lost a top-tier rim protector and post defender, even at age 40. With that in mind, the Spurs have seemingly made it a priority to target the power forward and center positions with the additions of Dewayne Dedmon […]
Project Spurs has been online for nearly 12 years now, covering a little over half of Tim Duncan’s career. In that time, we’ve obviously covered #21 quite a bit. Here is a collection of some of our favorites among the Duncan archives over the years. [View the story “A Look Back at Tim Duncan career […]
While we don’t regularly publish reader-submited content, when Layton Garrett sent in his list of top 10 Tim Duncan games, we couldn’t help but relive some of these memories and it felt appropriate to share on Tim Duncan Day. 1. Spurs vs Suns Game 1 1998. Duncan’s first NBA playoff game and he cannot be stopped […]
On Monday, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor declared tomorrow, July 21, as “Tim Duncan Day.” We’ll share some of our favorite coverage on Duncan tomorrow, but to kick things off before that, we asked some of our staff to reflect on Duncan’s career and to share some of their favorite stories or moments. Tim Duncan has […]
Two days after announcing his retirement through a press release distributed by the San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan wrote a letter thanking fans, teammates, opponents and coaches. Aside from a streaming interview early today, the letter is the first we’ve heard from Duncan since he retired. The letter reads: If asked to write a script for […]
As soon as the announcement came that Tim Duncan was retiring this morning, current and former teammates, and NBA players took to Twitter to show their support and appreciation. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHvyo86j5iM/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHvZcUQjocZ/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHvPOpDDmbj/
It’s officially the end of an era in San Antonio and the day Spurs fans have been dreading for years. Tim Duncan has called it a career, but what a career it was. After 19 seasons in the NBA and five NBA Championships, Duncan announced his retirement with very little pomp or circumstance, as a press […]
San Antonio Spurs 2016 draft pick Dejounte Murray got his rookie contract signed today in time for him to play, and start, in his first summer league game. Murray and the Spurs got off to a shaky start before hitting their stride starting in the second quarter. However, with the Spurs up by six points […]
It appears Latvian forward Davis Bertans is finally coming stateside. According to David Pick, the San Antonio Spurs have signed Bertans to a two-year contract. Source: Davis Bertans has reached a two-year agreement with the San Antonio Spurs. — David Pick (@IAmDPick)
SALT LAKE CITY – Today is an off day in Utah for the NBA Summer League, formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Revue. Two-thirds of the way through the round-robin tournament the Spurs have defeated both the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league teams. Armed with two ringers in Kyle Anderson and Jonathon Simmons […]
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili announced via his blog today that he will return for his 15th season in the NBA. Ginobili said, via Google Translate, that he wants to continue enjoying basketball a little more. The most important news to tell you is I am determined to continue playing in the NBA. did not have […]
The San Antonio Spurs announced their 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League roster today. The squad, coached by Will Hardy includes several familiar names, including 2016 draft selection Dejounte Murray. Joining Murray in Salt Lake City will be Kyle Anderson and Jonathon Simmons, who were both on the Spurs roster last season. Austin Spurs forward/center Cady Lalanne […]
The San Antonio Spurs have selected Washington guard Dejounte Murray with the 29th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Murray was one of several prospects invited to the draft that fell to the late first round. The Spurs had their pick of Murray, Deyonta Davis, Tyler Ulis and several other players, but chose the 6-5 guard, who should […]
Cross-posted from StarsHoops.net When I think of San Antonio and of San Antonio sports legends, one word comes to mind: humility. Thinking of greats such as, David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Vickie Johnson, Sophia Young-Malcolm, and so many others, it goes without saying that these names deserve much more attention than they’ll ever receive. Another name […]
Over the course of this regular season, the Spurs went on to become just the 12th team in NBA history to win 67 games. Net ratings for the team soared to an all-time high of 7th. However, for many Spurs fans, there is no time to dwell on past accolades. This piece takes a look […]
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The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge have both been named to the league’s All-NBA Teams. Leonard was selected to the All-NBA First Team, while Aldridge was selected to the All-NBA Third Team.
Leonard and Aldridge’s All-NBA honors mark the 19th consecutive season the Spurs have had a player named to an All-NBA Team. A Spur has now been named to an All-NBA Team 42 times in team history, which includes 20 First Team selections, 11 Second Team selections and 11 Third Team selections.
This season marks the eighth time in Spurs franchise history that two teammates have been named to All-NBA Teams in the same year. The last time was when Tim Duncan (First Team) and Parker (Second Team) were both selected in the 2012-13 season.
Leonard, the 2015 and 2016 Defensive Player of the Year, earns his first career All-NBA honor. In his first All-Star season this year, Leonard averaged a career-high 21.2 points to go along with 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.78 steals in 33.1 minutes while shooting .506 (551-1,090) from the floor, a personal-best .443 (129-291) from beyond the arc and .874 (292-334) from the free throw line. A member of this year’s All-Defensive First Team, Leonard was the only player in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting over 50.0 percent from the floor and 40.0 percent from the three-point line this season. The fifth-year forward scored in double figures 70 times, including 44 games with at least 20 points, and led the team in scoring in 44 contests. The 2014 Finals MVP becomes just the fourth Spur in franchise history to be named to the All-NBA First Team, joining George Gervin, David Robinson and Tim Duncan.
Aldridge receives his fourth career All-NBA honor, including his third straight selection. He is one of only four players in the league to be named to the All-NBA Team in each of the last three seasons, along with LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Chris Paul. An All-Star in each of the last five straight seasons, Aldridge was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2015 and the All-NBA Third Team in 2014 and 2011 while with Portland. The first-year Spur increased his scoring average in each month of the season and averaged 18.0 points, a team-best 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.09 blocks while shooting .513 (536-1045) from the field and a career-high .858 (259-302) from the free throw line. Aldridge is one just three players to score 1,000 points or more in each of the last nine seasons, along with Dwyane Wade and James.
Leonard and Aldridge helped lead the Spurs to a franchise-best 67-15 record this season, which included a 40-1 record in San Antonio that tied the 1985-86 Boston Celtics for the best home record in NBA history. The Silver and Black reached the playoffs for the 19th consecutive year, the longest active streak and fourth-best in league history.
Few teams in North American sports have been as steadily dominant as the San Antonio Spurs. Their 5-1 record in the NBA Finals is bested only by the Bulls, and their consistent core and “team-first” attitude makes them an annual playoff threat. Dynasties like the Spurs are one of the reasons betting on the NBA […]
Among the many things made apparent in the aftermath of the San Antonio Spurs’ Western Conference semifinals loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder was a need for an athletic point guard capable of defending the current crop of explosive points in the league. A player that can also create his own shot will be even more […]
The San Antonio Spurs will be one of four teams participating in the Utah Jazz Summer League along with the Jazz, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics. The Jazz announced the full six-game schedule today. Monday, July 4 (Vivint Smart Home Arena) 5 p.m. – Boston vs. Philadelphia 7 p.m. – San Antonio vs. […]
To get ready for the Western Conference semifinals, we polled our staff and media members on their predictions for the San Antonio Spurs’ series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Leave us your predictions in the comments or sound off on Twitter by tweeting @projectspurs. My prediction The Thunder pose a considerably larger threat than the […]