Kawhi's cap hold, now that he's a restricted free agent, could give the Spurs enough resources to make a splash if Duncan or Manu retire.
Spurs save $9M in potential cap room by not extending Kawhi. Manu's cap hold=$10M. I would have renounced Manu later, paid Kawhi now myself.
Son olarak; Duncan-Ginobili-Parker uclusu gibi bir daha gelmeyecek. Cok ozeller, cok.
Pop: Bencil insan oturur. Yetenegi ne olursa olsun. Eger onlari oturtmasaydim, su anda burada olamazdiniz (Parker, Ginobili ve Duncan'a)
Sounds like a bunch, but consider the context: 1) Duncan and Manu are on their way out and 2) salary cap is rising dramatically.
Manu writes columns during the NBA season. He's the essence of cool.
Duncan to Ginobili during ring ceremony: "Did you get your name on yours? I got my name on mine. And your number; wow."
Manu said his preseason play worried him a bit, "But at the same time, I knew that the beginning was today."
Pop on Manu: "He was like zero for 50 in the preaseason, and had like 19 turnovers per game, but tonight, he was Manu Ginobili."
Ginobili on his shooting 6 for 13 tonight: "That was the first shot I made in two weeks. I needed one and I'll take it."
Hearkening back to my selection as the 2000 Texas Region IV High School Soccer Writer of the Year, I can relate to Manu's joy.
Ginobili: "It's hard to contain tears when you see the banner, when you see us hugging and the fans going crazy. It's a special moment."
Ginobili's unique little phrases are one of the subtle joys of this job.
Ginobili on last year's edge after crushing loss: "Now we have to try to do the same thing without being wounded, and fighting satisfaction.
Ginobili said he keeps his rings in a drawer at home, rarely wears them. "They can put on that ring whatever they want, and I love it.
Manu Ginobili says this post-title Spurs season will be about "fighting satisfaction." That's about as eloquent as I've heard it put so far.
Manu on the design of the championship ring: "They could put on that ring whatever they want, and I would love it."
Manu on playing after receiving rings: "It was special. I think it helps you. It really gets your emotions going."
Gotta love Manu's drive. Summer recovery and 1st game doing all he does: running breaks, passing, iso moves, smart cutting & finishing, etc.
Parker with 23, Ginobili with 20, Duncan with 14/13 and two blocks. Same as it ever was.
El 13 no fue de la mala suerte para Manu. 20 puntos en el debut de su decimotercera temporada en la NBA. Ganó cada primer partido que jugó.
Spurs win season opener on ring night 101-100 over Mavs. Parker 23 points, Manu 20, Belinelli 15, Duncan 14, Green 13. SA 1-0 to start
The fans are going to go nuts if the refs say this is out on Manu. Video on lighthouse shows it's Ellis.
And Parson's just joined the game, his three cuts it to 2, but Manu gets it back with backdoor cut by losing Parsons.