Another nugget from the GM survey: Spurs had four players receive "best role player" votes -- Diaw, Ginobili, Leonard, Green.
Finally getting a look at excerpts from Spurs special NBA TV will air next Mon. Four-way chat with Pop/Parker/Duncan/Manu; engrossing stuff.
Manu's self-awareness is what separates him from most basketball players. He realizes his physical limitations. And he's still damn good too
The one bright spot: Manu says he believes his conditioning will be where it needs to be for opener. Rest of his game will take some time.
The fact that Manu often has to talk about going 1 for 11 for 10 minutes in two different languages should count for bonus points, I think.
Manu says this summer was longest break without any sort of hoops, even pickup, since maybe after Beijing in '08. As rusty as he's ever been
Seven minutes of Manu after lengthy NBA meeting, a night after going 1 for 11. How this guy has never won the Magic Johnson award escapes me
Ginobili compared himself to a grill that hasn't been cleaned in years. The older he is, the harder it is to scrape the rust off.
RZA = Pop GZA = Duncan Rae = Manu Ghost = Parker Meth = Kawhi Deck = Mills ODB = Diaw Masta = Splitter U-God = Bonner
Hey, Manu scored. On a goal tend.
Manu finally gets on the board. Because some dude goal-tended him.
Ginobili admits he's still out-of-whack basketball wise. Still ... 0 for 9 is yikes
Manu really forcing it. Nearly turns it over on lob to Diaw. (Yes, a lob to Diaw.) Finally does on shovel pass in traffic to Ayres.
Collison was fouled on the play that was sparked by Cousins blocking Manu at the rim to spark the break
Wow, Reggie Evans just POPPED Ginobili with a screen. Didn't even see it coming. Offensive foul tho...not sure about that one.
With 0 of 4 start, Ginobili up (or down?) to 4-of-19 shooting this preseason
Manu on Kyle Anderson: "Kyle's a good player. He just needs time like every other player."
Ginobili with more TOs (6) than points (5). Bonner with as many fouls (5) as points. Cotton fouled out in 12 mins.
Anderson checks back in, Manu heads to the bench. Anderson running the 3, Joseph at 1, Marco at 2.
With Cotton fouling out, Spurs are down to Manu, Marco, & Joseph at guard. Wouldn't be surprised to see Anderson run a guard spot.
Ginobili's pass deflected, TO No. 19
Ginobili must be in the doghouse. Pop has him out here with Baynes, Cotton, Green and Anderson.
Ginobili stripped for the Spurs' 18th turnover, Heat convert at the other end for 70-65 lead.
Make that last bad pass from Manu to Baynes turnover number 7 from the Spurs. Like last 3 games, just out of normal spots on passes.
Marco and Manu tried to create some magic in the open court, but it's the preseason, so it didn't quite work like last year
Chalmers bumped heads with Ginobili, but appears to be OK.
Bryce Cotton getting an early run in the 1Q, Manu also on the floor with Baris.
Pop also said Duncan & Manu are both two of the oldest players in the league, considering they were overseas for 13 days.
"...Duncan/Ginobili, are 2 of the oldest guys in the league. The only thing that surprises me is that he didn't say it in a chicken suit."
Manu Ginobili's Wu-Tang name is Eight-Legged DJ. Seems fitting in a roundabout way.