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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

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And so Batum went for 35 and 27 points in the final two games of the World Cup to give France the bronze medal, and he noticed his Portland teammates urging him in training camp: Shoot, Nic. Shoot. “I try to do everything on the court, but I know I got to be more aggressive,” Batum told RealGM. “The team needs it. Everybody’s pushing me here. When Tony Parker didn’t play with us this summer, Boris Diaw and I had to step up our games. That was a cool learning experience for me. Here, we’re all young and I would like to be the guy for LaMarcus and Damian. I would like that a lot. But I know I need to be aggressive, and it is coming.” RealGM

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French National Team head coach Vincent Collet said in an interview that Tony Parker will play at Eurobasket 2015 next summer. France will host the tournament in Montpellier and Lille. “Ten minutes after the Eurobasket 2015 draw Tony Parker called me saying ‘I am in’” Collet said. Sportando

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But they are also old school in that they have retained their core talent in a way that predates free agency, back to when players had no choice, back to when Red Auerbach, the Boston patriarch, would respond to a player’s plea for a raise by asking, “How would you like a trade to Cincinnati?” “All these guys, the core guys, they’ve made less money in San Antonio than counterparts all across the league — people who will say they gave up that, they gave up this,” Popovich said. “But these guys have given up real money with every new contract to stay together. These guys care about quality of life, and it falls into the way they play.” New York Times

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Tony Parker continued his uncharacteristic hot streak from long range on Friday, drilling his only attempt to raise his season percentage to 66.6 (16 for 24). Not only does that lead the NBA, it’s the highest percentage in league history through 15 games, period. Unfortunately, Spurs games notes did not include the previous record holder, but chatter on press row was that it belonged to Steve Smith, followed by Luke Walton. (Yes, Luke Walton). Again, no details were available. San Antonio Express-News

November 12, 2014 Updates

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