Spurs select Kyle Anderson, trade for Nemanja Dangubic

The San Antonio Spurs announced they drafted Kyle Anderson from UCLA with the 30th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Spurs also acquired the rights to Serbian Nemanja Dangubic (picked 54th by the Philadelphia 76ers) in exchange for the 58th and 60th draft picks. Anderson, 20, averaged 12.2 points, 6.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and […]


Project Spurs mailbag: Offseason edition

The San Antonio Spurs are the 2013-14 NBA champions (in case you’ve been living under a rock). Tim Duncan, franchise cornerstone, opted in to his $10.3 million player option, ensuring at least one more season with the Big Three. The Spurs don’t figure to be major players this offseason but, seriously, who knows? The NBA […]


Report: Knicks interested in Patty Mills

One day removed from nabbing the franchises fifth NBA championship, the San Antonio Spurs have three impending free agents — Matt Bonner, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills — in addition to the uncertainty around Tim Duncan’s player option and, potentially, a contract extension for Kawhi Leonard, the 22-year-old Finals MVP labeled as the face of […]


The 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs: By the numbers

Teams like the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs — an altruistic bunch of 15 guys that personifies “team basketball” to the tee — don’t come around very often, if at all. In honor of this truly special (magnificent? brilliant? insanely good?) basketball team, I broke down the 2013-14 Spurs — by the numbers. 0: players averaging […]


Project Spurs mailbag: NBA Finals edition part II

In the second Project Spurs mailbag (NBA Finals edition!), I answered readers questions on the Spurs’ Finals and postseason MVP, how Miami can adjust to Boris Diaw and whether that Kawhi Leonard guy will ever talk to the media. (Spoiler: Probably not.) To have your question answered in next weeks mailbag, tweet


Spurs withstand Heat, benefit from LeBron’s absence

Weird things happen during a basketball season. Miami, down five with 28.6 seconds left in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals, secured an errant carom off the rim to find Ray Allen for the game-tying 3-pointer. A generator busts, releasing a fit of smoke and a game is postponed. Serge Ibaka injured a muscle that […]


Project Spurs mailbag: NBA Finals edition

In advance of the 2014 NBA Finals, I answered readers questions in the first edition of the Project Spurs mailbag. I covered Tony Parker, whether LeBron James has more pressure than the Spurs, Tiago Splitter’s effectiveness and much more. To have your question answered in next weeks mailbag, tweet


Tony Parker named to second-team All-NBA

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker was named to the All-NBA second-team, the NBA announced. Parker received 14 votes for All-NBA first-team, 39 votes for the second-team and 23 votes for third-team, totaling 210 points. He finished 95 points ahead of third-team guards Damian Lillard and Goran Dragic. Parker, 32, averaged 16.7 points, 5.7 assists […]


Built vs. bought: Does it really matter?

Dating back to the 2010-11 season, when the Miami Heat consummated the troika of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat and San Antonio Spurs have won a lot of games — Miami ranks first (282 wins) and the Spurs are second with 270 wins, respectively. In this span, Miami and San Antonio […]


Kawhi Leonard named to All-Defensive second team

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named to second-team All-NBA Defense, the NBA announced in a press release. Leonard, 22, finished with the fifth-lowest defensive rating, which measures individual points allowed per 100 possessions, among forwards who qualified for the minutes leaderboard this season, according to Basketball Reference. (Low is a good thing, in this […]


Report: Serge Ibaka upgraded to day-to-day, could return in Game 3

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has “rapidly progressed” and is upgraded to day-to-day in the Western Conference Finals, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Serge Ibaka has rapidly progressed and Thunder have changed status to day-to-day for Western Conference Finals, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)


Spurs vs. Thunder pregame conversation with Thunder Obsessed

Prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder (Zombie Sonics), I emailed Charles “Chuck” Chaney of Thunder Obsessed. Here’s our conversation, where we discussed Serge Ibaka’s absence, the Kevin Durant era and whether the Thunder can win it all with Scott Brooks as their […]


R.C. Buford named 2013-14 Executive of the Year

San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford was named the 2013-14 Executive of the Year, the league announced. Buford finished first with 58 total points, including nine first-place votes. Phoenix’ Ryan McDonough, whose team improved by 23 wins this season, finished second with 47 points (five first-place votes). Portland’s Neil Olshey was third with 34 […]


Project Spurs’ first annual Spurs awards

The 2013-14 regular season is over. The Spurs won 62 games. They had two winning streaks of 10+ games or more — a 19-gamer and a 11-gamer, respectively. It was remarkable and, frankly, a lot of fun to watch the season materialize organically. To commemorate the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs, I doled out several Spurs […]

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Gregg Popovich preaches perspective following NBA Finals defeat

The NBA named San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich the 2013-14 Coach of the Year. It’s Popovich’s third Coach of the Year award, putting him in exclusive company: Pat Riley and Don Nelson are the only other coaches with three Coach of the Year awards. So, the question remains: Where will Pop keep his awards? […]


Gregg Popovich named 2013-14 Coach of the Year

Gregg Popovich was named the 2013-14 Coach of the Year, the NBA announced. Popovich earned 58 first-place votes for a total of 380 points. Jeff Hornacek finished second with 339 points. Popovich earned his third Coach of the Year award, joining Pat Riley and Don Nelson as the only coaches with at least three Coach […]


Leonard, Duncan finish in top 15 Defensive Player of the Year voting

Joakim Noah was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. He’s a deserving candidate — he played a whopping 2,820 minutes, led the league in defensive win shares (6.6) and defensive rating (96), and he anchored the league’s second best defense. Sure, he received a nice narrative boost, but every award winner needs some kind […]


Roundtable: NBA awards predictions

With the 2013-14 NBA regular season over, Stephen Anderson, Michael De Leon, John Diaz, Jeff Garcia, Jose Grijalva, Aaron Preine and Quixem Ramirez predicted the results of the six major awards. —— 1. Who is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player this season? Stephen Anderson: Kevin Durant. He had one of the best offensive seasons in recent memory. He […]


Revisiting my 21 bold predictions

When the NBA season was in its infancy — rather, before its infancy — I made 21 bold predictions which you can find here. That was ages ago. I revisited my predictions and, well, I didn’t fare very well. (Don’t shoot the messenger!) Feel free to make fun of me in the comments. Or not […]


David Robinson addresses sexuality in sports: “It shouldn’t matter”

People aren’t afraid of coming out of the proverbial “closet” anymore — freeing themselves from their spiritual inhibitions, and putting them under the social microscope. At this point, in the 21st century, begin openly gay isn’t a big deal. It’s an accepted part of the culture. We’ve came a looooong way. Athletics, however, remains behind […]