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Spurs housekeeping: working toward finaliIng two year deal for Tim Duncan ($5M first year, player option for second year).

 

100% appropriate. Now bring in that 1 year 3M deal for Manu

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Nice of Bruce Bowen to give up his jersey.

 

I'm interested in McCallum kid - I hope he's coachable and we can mold him into taking that Ginobili/2nd unit general.  From what i've read from some Sac forums/fans they're all angry that Sac let him go, but are so happy for the kid for his chance to grow.

 

I'm so excited that we're slowly piecing together a team that can be groomed and added to when TD and Manu depart. 

 

I'm hoping to catch a few games out at San An next year, travelling all the way from Australia!  I need to see TD and Manu play before they retire :)

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excited as hell for our spurs this year...

we need 1 more 3 point shooter and a back up PG...and we should be fine...
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The pieces to pure domination are all coming together.

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I think the Spurs need another young defender and a good 3 point shooter
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Just saw the presser with Aldridge and RC.

Didn't know RC had a DUI in 2011...

Must of drank after trading George Hill for Kawhi
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Spurs sign Anthony Simmons on 2 year deal and 7'3 centre Boban Marjanovic

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Simmons looked good against my Knicks today. Could be a good role player.
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^Heard was quite athletic.

 

Then again the 2nd most explosive guy on the Spurs is probably who? Danny Green? lol

 

You have Kyle Anderson who is 19 yrs younger than TD, who may struggle keeping up with TD during shuttle runs.

 


Check out this Tim Duncan impersonation video (his dunk was on point lol)

 

https://www.facebook.com/BlackAdamSchefter/videos/833131710116545/

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Dude I am so excited for Spurs basketball man you guys have no idea.

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Will Kyle Anderson's play during the SL translate into more playing time during the season now?
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At the beginning of SL I said he would need another year, and now I'm starting to feel like I was wrong about that. I still think it takes another year before he starts playing meaningful minutes though.

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Yeah, I still feel the same way. Maybe Pop will give him some run and see how he fairs. It would be nice to have that depth this year though as the Spurs could use a true back up for Kawhi.
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I sure hope he gets minutes. He plays very smart and looks for the "better shot." 

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Former BYU star and No. 10 overall pick Jimmer Fredette is the newest member of the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced on Wednesday, and this is his best chance to carve himself a niche in the NBA. Fredette's 2014-15 season with the New Orleans Pelicans was, by the numbers, easily the worst of his four-year career. San Antonio has such an incredible track record with role players that you almost assume that everybody will flourish there. At the very least, you know Fredette won't be held back by the system or the culture.

Before the Sacramento Kings waived Fredette in February 2014, he was quietly improving. No, he wasn't living up to his college hype, but that would be almost impossible. Coming off the bench for the Kings that season, he made 49.3 percent of his 3-pointers and had a true shooting percentage of 58.4 percent. He even had a PER of 16.3 -- that's above average! After that, though, he sat on the bench for the Chicago Bulls and failed to get comfortable in New Orleans.

While the Spurs aren't going to turn Fredette into a star or a great defender, it's easy to envision him finding his stroke again. His game is nothing like the departed Cory Joseph's, but it isn't that different from that of Gary Neal, a combo guard who thrived off the bench in San Antonio from 2010 to 2013. When Fredette is on the floor with Tim Duncan and/or LaMarcus Aldridge, his function is simple: Stretch the defense out with his shooting.

This team doesn't need this signing to work out and won't put too much pressure on Fredette. The Spurs have Tony Parker, Patty Mills and Ray McCallum at the point guard spot, and they have the luxury of using Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw and Kyle Anderson as playmakers, too. It never hurts to have another shooter, though, and Fredette gives them a different look. The challenge will be for him to stay ready to perform when head coach Gregg Popovich decides it's time to give him a shot. If he can do that, then he'll be back on the right track.

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I definitely agree Anderson has improved, and I do say this with the utmost respect, but the SL is trash.  The defense is garbage.  

 

I guess the SL only aims to inspire confidence, conditioning etc.. the NBA is a huge step up.

 

Having said that, I think Anderson is smart enough to take this on board.  I can't help see him as a skinnier/younger Diaw.  Someone who's helplessly boring but wonderfully creative it makes you smile if your a Spurs fan and cringe if you aren't.  I'd like to see him get more minutes against the 'lesser' teams in the L and really develop his game. 

 

Fredette is unknown to me, but from what i've heard he could be a great role player.  IMO off the bat he reminds me of Jud Buchler LOL.

 

One thing for certain is that there's a whole heap of pressure  on the Spurs to win this year, which isn't exactly new territory for them.  For me it all depends on how quickly the team can gel and how healthy the big 3 stay.

 

Change is good.

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http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2015/09/25/training-camp-questions-can-the-spurs-rebuild-their-depth/

As much as Tim Duncan’s longevity, as much as the arrival of Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs won their most recent championship with historic depth.

You have to go all the way back to the mid 1960s, when the Boston Celtics were in the midst of their run of 11 championships in 13 seasons, to find a team as balanced as the 2013-14 Spurs. Nine players averaged at least eight points per game. Seven had Player Efficiency Ratings of at least 15.0, weighted as measure’s absolute average. Five different players led them in scoring during the playoffs, capped by their 4-1 rout of the Miami Heat.

Two seasons removed the Spurs have taken a distinctly different tact, throwing a mountain of cash to lure four-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge at the expense of Tiago Splitter, Marco Belinelli, Cory Joseph and Aron Baynes. It was a no-brainer, of course, especially as they were also able to retain Danny Green, who followed in the footsteps of Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker before him and took less than he could have gotten elsewhere to remain a cog in Gregg Popovich’s machine.

They’re still loaded with what, on paper, looks like the game’s best frontcourt as well as a guard corps that could go at least four deep. But there are potentially damaging holes — backup center, backup small forward, backup point guard — should their chosen replacements not come through.

Baynes, who turned the corner last season to earn a free agent deal with Detroit, is replaced by Serbian center Boban Marjanovic. An absolute giant at 7-3 and 290 pounds, he had one of the most productive seasons for a center (16.6 points, 10.7 rebounds) in Euroleague history. He’s also a huge liability on defense and is coming off a foot injury that precluded his participation in EuroBasket 2015, which is why the Spurs were able to snap him up for cheap.

Joseph also left via free agency, returning home to Toronto, to necessitate the acquisition of Ray McCallum as the only pure point guard on the roster besides Parker. One immediately wonders how good McCallum can be given that the Kings, perennially desperate for talent, basically dumped him for nothing. Then you remember, it’s the Kings. Spurs GM R.C. Buford said his team graded McCallum as unattainable had he been a free agent this summer, so they’re obviously not scared off by his lack of 3-point prowess.

Similar to what they might have to do at center this season, the Spurs have cobbled together support behind Leonard over his career despite never having a clear-cut backup. It’s a quibbling deficiency, the type only really good teams with an overall abundance of talent can lament. But it would be a nice asset to have, especially if Leonard gets hit by the injury bug yet again. The pickings are slim, but D-League standout Jonathon Simmons showed intriguing potential during the Spurs’ championship run at the Las Vegas Summer League.

In the luxury category, the Spurs were thrilled to pick up a player they didn’t necessarily need but can absolutely used in veteran power forward David West. Toughness and experience are high on the list of qualities you can never have enough of. West brings and abundance of both, giving the Spurs a nice option alongside Boris Diaw in their frontcourt.

With Diaw, Ginobili and Patty Mills all back and looking to recover from subpar years, the makings for another quality bench are there. But, unlike years past, many of those makings will have to prove themselves.
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Game to look forward to is the Sunday match up between the Spurs and Celtics. If Duncan, Manu, and Parker play and win they will have passed Bird, McHale, and Parish for most wins as a trio. Both trios tied at 540 wins after tonight's win.
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I've been a bit MIA with lack of NT access at work and working crazy hours but I'm going to try and do right by this thread from here on out

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I've been a bit MIA with lack of NT access at work and working crazy hours but I'm going to try and do right by this thread from here on out

All good AD. Only thing i would ask is to change the year of the title. Thanks.
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