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December 28, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Starting point guard Tony Parker could be in for another extended break in the hopes of healing, once and for all, the nagging left hamstring strain that forced him to sit on Friday for the ninth time in the past 12 games. “Every time he thinks it’s back, he feels something,” coach Gregg Popovich said before the completion of the sixth of seven double-doubles in 32 days for the Spurs. “He felt it at the end of the Clipper game. He gave it a run (Thursday). You can’t have him doing that so we’re going to sit him. Give it time and if we err, it’s on the conservative side. It keeps coming back and that’s not good, so we’re just going to sit him out for a while.” San Antonio Express-News

Mills had surgery in early July to repair a torn right rotator cuff, after which doctors projected a mid-January return to action. Cleared to begin full contact, five-on-five practice, he now thinks he might be able to play in one of the four remaining games this month. “Mid-January had been (projected) all the way through,” Mills said, “but as I’ve progressed it’s end of December now.” San Antonio Express-News

December 25, 2014 Updates
December 24, 2014 Updates

So enamored with plaid and corduroy is the Spurs’ resident sharp-shooting goofball that a special pair of custom Christmas shoes created for him by local artist Jake Danklefs almost designed themselves. It still took Danklefs’ nationally-recognized skills to actually execute what could very well be the most unique shoes worn during the NBA’s five-game Christmas slate on Thursday. “Nick Young is going to want a pair when he sees the swag I’m rocking,” Bonner joked after receiving the shoes from Nice Kicks, referring to the Lakers’ resident style monster. San Antonio Express-News

December 23, 2014 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is notorious for giving short, terse in-game interviews that border between funny and rude. How do you approach these interviews? Burke: I am absolutely scared to death every single time. You laugh, but I'm serious. [ESPN announcer] Mike Breen has asked me if he could say on air how much Pop actually likes me and respects me. I said he can do what he would like, but it doesn't make those interviews easier. I don't want to be made a fool of on TV. That's an awful experience. And I'm not joking; I'm absolutely terrified. My heart is pounding and I'm trying to make it look like I'm not sweating. The key with Gregg is he does not want to be led in any way. So I offer no opinion. I ask the most open-ended question so Pop can give me his explanation. Louisville Courier-Journal

There was one time where he answered both of your questions by just saying 'turnovers,' right? Burke: Yes. We tape those during the breaks so the coaches can get back to their huddles as quickly as possible. So I asked him what I believed were two very good questions and he says 'Turnovers. Turnovers.' So I'm walking back to my seat and blinking back tears and my producer is in my ear, 'You've got to tell me when he's that funny.' But I didn't think it was funny. To the rest of America it's entertaining and must-watch TV, but not to the person going through it. And I'm not the only one who's scared. Louisville Courier-Journal

December 22, 2014 Updates
 

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