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Personal experience helping Ime Udoka guide Summer League Spurs

The Fargo-Morehead Beez, Independiente, The North Charleston Lowgators, Adriondack Wildcats, Charleston Lowgators.  That's stops in the IBL, Argentina, D-League, USBL and back to the D-League if you were wondering.  Those are the places Spurs Assistant Coach Ime Udoka made before even getting a shot in the NBA.  And that was only the first four years […]

Nando De Colo leads balanced attack as Spurs bounce back vs. Hawks

LAS VEGAS — After one so-so game and one bad game, Nando De Colo broke out, helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to a 96-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Monday night.  De Colo and Aron Baynes each had 19 points to lead a very balanced scoring attack which saw four Spurs in double figures. […]

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Spurs’ Aron Baynes doing work on defense at Summer League

LAS VEGAS — Normally, Summer League is a little man's game.  Point guards often times are MVP when the 10 day circuit is over and these days the teams aren't even using two traditional big men at the same time.  The Spurs-Raptors game featured Jonas Valanciunas, the fifth pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Valanciunas […]

Spurs have high expecations for themselves, even in Summer League

LAS VEGAS — The San Antonio Spurs fell to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night, 82-76.  It may not sound like a big deal, because it's one loss after all, it's only Summer League.  And while "it's only Summer League" is a well used phrase when grading the merits of a certain player, that phrase doesn't […]

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Spurs experimenting with Nando De Colo at shooting guard

LAS VEGAS — Summer League is for three things: Improving your game, competing for a roster spot or experimenting with someone's game. For example, Cory Joseph is working on improving his game, particularly the floor leading aspect.  Everyone not named Joseph, Aron Baynes and Nando De Colo are competing for a roster spot, be it […]

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Deshaun Thomas has eyes on Spurs back up small forward spot

LAS VEGAS — We know you know because you've been talking about it, but the San Antonio Spurs are short a small forward.  Technically, Danny Green can and has played the position.  Manu Ginobili and Gary Neal have both filled in when the Spurs go extra small.  Still, many fans would like to see another […]

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Cory Joseph plays the role of veteran for Spurs Summer League team

LAS VEGAS — Cory Joseph's career has been anything but consistent.  He spent much of his first year and about half of his second year in the D-League playing for the Austin Toros.  Midway through last season, he seemed to be in San Antonio for good and by the end of the season had wrestled […]

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Summer League: Joseph lead Spurs over Bobcats

LAS VEGAS — Two things stood out for the San Antonio Spurs Summer League team in their debut, a 69-68 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.  The guys with NBA experience look good. The guys who aren't have some room to improve, even though one rookie in particular looked extremely comfortable.  Neither of these things are […]

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Spurs still atop shifting Western Conference, barely

The free agency period is now eight days old and there's been quite a bit of proposed movement so far (remember, nothing is official until July 10).  While the San Antonio Spurs mostly have stayed the same, several other teams have seen some major changes.  With the addition of Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets have […]

Gauging Adam Hanga’s development

Saski Baskonia (also known as Laboral Kutxa) announced Tuesday that Spurs 2011 draftee Adam Hanga signed a four year deal with the club.  We've known this deal was coming for a couple of weeks now, but it's official.  Hanga spent last season with Assigna Manressa in the Spanish ACB league.  He now jumps to Baskonia […]

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Report: Spurs, Splitter finalizing 4 year, $36 million deal

In the midst of rumors involving Andrei Kirilenko, Marcin Gortat and Greg Oden comes huge Spurs big man news, the Spurs and Tiago Splitter are nearing terms on a new deal. San Antonio is finalizing a five year, $45 million contract extension for center Tiago Splitter, league sources tell Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) […]

Stein: Spurs, Heat in lead for Greg Oden

There's been seemingly little movement on the Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter fronts, but that doesn't mean the San Antonio Spurs have been idle in the first few days of free agency.  A day after reports indicated the Spurs were one of several teams interested in Greg Oden, ESPN's Marc Stein says the Spurs and […]

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NBA Free Agency: Spurs ‘Swing For The Fences’ Possibility

Free agency gets going Sunday night at 11 p.m. San Antonio time and the Spurs are at a bit of a crossroads.  Two important pieces to the Western Conference Champs' roster are free agents and there's still questions as to whether both are coming back.  We're pretty sure Manu Ginobili is coming back, but Tiago […]

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Talking Spurs Draft and Free Agency

Note: Quixem Ramirez and I completed this email thread during the NBA Draft, specifically following the selection of Livio Jean-Charles Trevor Zickgraf: Alright, the San Antonio Spurs draft Livio Jean-Charles from France. What was your first reaction to this pick, Q? Quixem Ramirez: Full disclosure: I knew next to nothing about Livio Jean-Charles prior to […]

Spurs almost drafted Syracuse’s James Southerland

As you know by now, the San Antonio Spurs selected Deshaun Thomas from Ohio State with the 58th pick in the NBA Draft.  Turns out Thomas wasn't the Spurs' preferred sharpshooter.  Syracuse.com reports San Antonio initially had their sights set on forward James Southerland. San Antonio was set to pick Syracuse's James Southerland at No. […]

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