The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12. Boston’s Isiah Thomas was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
This is Duncan’s 23rd time earning Player of the Week honors, which is tied for fourth all-time (Karl Malone and Allen Iverson) since the award was established prior to the 1979-80 season. He becomes the second-oldest player in NBA history to receive the award behind Reggie Miller who was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on April 3, 2005 at the age of 39.
Duncan averaged 17.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.25 blocks, 2.5 assists and 1.50 blocks while shooting .650 (26-40) from the field as the Spurs went 4-0 for the week, extending their win streak to 11 games.
Cross-posted from ATXSpurs.com. CEDAR PARK, TX – The Austin Spurs were fighting for their playoff lives on Saturday night in Cedar Park, needing a win to extend their first round series against Bakersfield. And win they did, behind a big performance from Orlando Johnson, who finished with 29 points and seven assists in a 98-86 […]
After Earl Watson decided to call it quits on his playing career after the 2013-14 season with the Portland Trailblazers, there wasn’t much doubt that he’d end up back on the court in one way or another. The opportunity to stay in the game came with a job offer to serve as an assistant for […]
While the San Antonio Spurs have already made the NBA playoffs, we still have a few weeks to go before the non-stop all-day game watching begins. As I’m constantly out of town for work, the Slingbox is the best option to allow me to watch Spurs games or watch TV anywhere. Slingbox lets viewers watch […]
Several San Antonio Spurs players have a sizable impact on a nightly basis on whether or not the Spurs end said night in the win or loss column. But an uptick in performance for one key rotation player has been paying dividends lately in a three-game win streak and winning six of their last seven, […]
Seeing a defending NBA Champion follow arguably the season in franchise history with a season wherein they have only won under 60 percent of their games, are in seventh place in the Western Conference and are a whopping 11 games out of first place can be a tough pill to swallow. While pundits are quick to […]
CEDAR PARK, TX — After he was selected in the 2014 NBA Draft, Kyle Anderson knew he would be playing for the Spurs this season. He may not have known that he’d be spending part of his rookie year with the Austin Spurs of the NBA’s D-League. But, Anderson, known for his slowmo nickname seems […]
People have been talking about San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan’s impending retirement for years now. Many expected Duncan to retire at the end of the 2013 season that including a heart-wrenching NBA Finals loss. After Duncan assured that he planned on honoring his contract until the end of the 2014 season, he was expected […]
Spurs fans remember when San Antonio drafted Cory Joseph in 2011. After just one season with the University of Texas, he should have been a second-round pick at best. However, Cory snuck into the first round when the Spurs nabbed him with the 29th pick as an option to back up Tony Parker. Starting with […]
Former Austin Toros (now Spurs) head coach Quin Snyder coached at all levels before finally reaching the pinnacle for basketball coaches as the head coach of the Utah Jazz. Snyder took over the Toros job, replacing a player favorite in the late Dennis Johnson, but he found success in the D-League after stints in the […]
Cross posted from ATXSpurs.com The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have assigned Kyle Anderson to their NBA D-League Affiliate, Austin Spurs. Here is the official release from the San Antonio’s Spurs Official Site: SAN ANTONIO (January 20, 2015) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin […]
The Austin Spurs are currently in Santa Cruz as part of the annual D-League showcase. With teams allowed to sign players to 10-day contracts and the showcase being the top D-League scouting event, there may be some new faces in new places starting next week. Here are the latest stories for Project Spurs network blog […]
As Benjamin Bornstein reported recently, Austin Spurs forward JaMychal Green was named the Player of the Month for December in the D-League, but San Antonio’s D-League affiliate has been quite busy lately, so here’s the latest reported by our own network site ATXSpurs.com, formerly Toros Nation. • Cotton’s 30-point streak While people are taking notice of what […]
San Antonio Spurs’ draftee (#59, 2011), Ádám Hanga is on the rise recently after spending a fairly disappointing season in Spain. The 25-year-old Hungarian G/F is on loan with Sidigas Avellino in the Italian 1st League, which is considered to be among the Top 4 domestic leagues of European Basketball. However Hanga’s current team does […]
CEDAR PARK – The NBA’s D-League has served as a development stop for many players on the road to making it into the NBA. San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green is one such player, and there are examples all over the league. But the D-League isn’t just serving players looking for bigger opportunities. It also […]
When news broke over the offseason of Patty Mills’ injury, the Spurs didn’t do as most expected and go out and sign a veteran point guard to serve as Tony Parker’s primary backup. The San Antonio Spurs already had the services of a backup in Cory Joseph, and at one time, Joseph was the front […]
The D-League is rarely the picture of consistency as teams undergo major roster changes year after year. This year the Austin Toros became the Austin Spurs, and along the way, the team added several new players just as several players left the 512 area code. The AustinSpurs brought back very few players from last year’s […]
“You guys always have something to say. If LeBron went right, you say he should have went left. If he shot, he should have passed it and if he passed it, he should have shot it. I always thought that was all baloney. He knows a whole lot more about what he’s doing and what he’s been doing than all of y’all. I’m just happy for him – whether he went to Timbuktu, he should do what’s best for him and his family. Everyone else can go swim in a lake, so to speak. You all do what you want to do and LeBron should be able to do what he wants to do.”
Kawhi Leonard (right eye infection), Patty Mills (torn right rotator cuff) and Tiago Splitter (strained right soleus) will not play in Thursday night’s game in Phoenix.
Additionally, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and head coach Gregg Popovich will not travel with the team.
Ever wanted to know what it felt like to put on an NBA championship ring? While it may not be the real thing, any San Antonio Spurs fans attending opening night on October 28 will receive a free commemorative championship ring.