Paul Garcia

Solid job by Rudy Gay, got called in last minute for Team USA and ends up making the final roster.

Paul Garcia

Yup, Parsons also didn't make US roster. RT @miggyv1203: @Paul Garcia and chandler parsons

Paul Garcia

So it looks like Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver, and Gordon Hayward were cut from the roster for USA that now stands at 12.

Mike Finger

My excuse for staying home. RT @JFowlerCBS: College football has been on point with its Friday PM news dumps. Every week is automatic.

Cory Joseph

Thanks @blackberry for the new phones #TeamBlackberry

Michael De Leon

Report: Hanga to join Deshaun Thomas with Sidigas Avellino ift.tt/1mwxW0e #spurs

Paul Garcia

Report: Hanga to join Deshaun Thomas with Sidigas Avellino | Project Spurs projectspurs.com/2014-articles/… writes @PSpurs_Andrew

Mike Finger

In other news, I recently discovered Bernie (of "Weekend at" fame) lives in my complex. He's been dead 25 years and still looks fabulous.

Mike Finger

Time to run: How Charlie Strong keeps his pace on Austin's hills and in one of college football's top jobs: expressnews.com/sports/college…

Mike Finger

Catching up on some Express-News/Chronicle linkage for the week, starting with Barnes and Garrido getting extensions: expressnews.com/sports/college…

Michael De Leon

Report: Spurs invite Hakim Warrick for workout ift.tt/1BLkkIq #spurs

Michael De Leon

Is Matt Bonner a Comedic Genius? ift.tt/1wi67T5 #spurs

Michael De Leon

Video: Kyle Anderson ready to show teams that passed on him what they missed ift.tt/YJdHqP #spurs

Paul Garcia

Splitter, Brazil fall to Lithuania in friendly match ift.tt/1sZWypr

Paul Garcia

In Avellino, Hanga will have the chance to play with Spurs draftee Deshuan Thomas in Italy.

Paul Garcia

Well now we know why Adam Hanga wasn't in Baskonia's new pictures, he's getting loaned to Avellino.

Michael De Leon

Splitter, Brazil fall to Lithuania in friendly match ift.tt/1sZWypr #spurs

Michael De Leon

Manu Ginobili and His Impact on South American Basketball ift.tt/1v5rjKs #spurs

Tony Parker

Rendez vous sur le facebook de Puressentiel, j'attends vos questions ! fb.me/1en6TMTpv

Paul Garcia

From the morn: The Spurs’ Defensive Duo: Leonard and Green | Project Spurs projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Michael De Leon

Photo: Duncan vs. Ayres… who do you got? ift.tt/1pOZse4 #spurs

Mike Finger

Memphis pays Josh Pastner more than that. Nothing against Memphis or Josh Pastner, but come on. It's not like Barnes is stealing.

Mike Finger

That's 11th in the country. Based on his overall track record at UT, that's fair, I reckon. RT @TShakCFP: Barnes at $2.5m is absurd.

Mike Finger

Should also note that neither Barnes nor Garrido received new raises. Just the previously scheduled annual bumps.

Mike Finger

As long as it costs UT less than a year's pay to get out of the deal, the length of the extension is for show as much as anything.

Mike Finger

No new buyout figures were released. Keep in mind Mack Brown was extended to 2020 after the 2011 season. It's a recruiting thing.

Mike Finger

Texas regents approve contract extensions for Rick Barnes (at $2.5M per year) through 2019 and for Augie Garrido ($1.04M) through 2017.

Dan McCarney

The art with ESPN Mag feature of Jared "The Hefty Lefty" Lorenzen. So cruel (but funny)... espn.go.com/espn/feature/s… http://t.co/pKrsxaUwwZ

Mike Finger

There's a great Vegas tapas place that was temporarily closed for health-code violations. It's still an annual must for me. I'm forgiving.

Kawhi Leonard

These kids were amazing . Thank you manila !!! http://t.co/dXTDTKwfpm

Mike Finger

Good thing I'm a risk-taker. RT @mySA: Worker at Whataburger near UT diagnosed with hepatitis ift.tt/1BHcbEC

Paul Garcia

Jeff Rocky Ayres... RT @arisports: RT @JesseJamesLeija: Spurs in fight mode and ready to repeat! #repeat http://t.co/8k9Lqw1zag

Paul Garcia

Last RT, ESPN Summer Forecast voters picked Spurs to win the Western Conference Finals next season with 232 votes, Thunder 159, Clippers 89

Aron Baynes

Paris Catacombs, an eerie and interesting tour instagram.com/p/r-PgwdGoBu/

Quixem Ramirez

232 of 480 voters picked the Spurs to win the Western Conference. #ESPNForecast m.espn.go.com/nba/story?stor…

Paul Garcia

For Bulls, Warriors, Clippers, Grizzlies, Blazers, Raptors, & Hornets fans: some defensive SG/SF numbers defensively: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Michael De Leon

Check out footage of Spurs in upcoming NBA 2K15 video game ift.tt/1s5fleP #spurs

Mike Finger

I reckon they should. So Templin and Haines are non-special-teams trailblazers. RT @justinwells2424: @Mike Finger do kickers count?

Jeff McDonald

Turned out to be @Mike Monroe with low blood sugar. MT @Mike Finger "We saw a bald eagle catch a fish." -- @kbohls, keeping room riveted

Mike Finger

That's about as high-profile as walk-ons got. RT @jasondjarrett: Does Cade McRary count?

Mike Finger

Strong says Templin and Haines will play next week. Can't remember Mack using an unrecruited, non-military walk-on in 16 years.

Paul Garcia

Numbers supported idea that Kawhi Leonard & Danny Green were one of the best perimeter duo's defensively last season: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Mike Finger

If Shipley's out, UT's top WR (Marcus Johnson) has 22 career catches. John Harris, walk-on Ty Templin, Jacorey Warrick are other options.

Paul Garcia

Then I ranked where each team's duo ended up ranking in each chart & found 6/8 correlations: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/… http://t.co/H39j7Q27JZ

Mike Finger

Strong says Jaxon Shipley (hamstring) still isn't getting any practice reps.

Paul Garcia

With Synergy data, I added the overall defense PPP metric for each combined duo: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/… http://t.co/AHdc6bfxCe

Mike Finger

Yes, John's his dad. Dylan is a walk-on safety from Lago Vista. RT @Aggie_Mark: Is Haines a legacy? Think there was a John that was a DT.

Paul Garcia

Here are the SG/SF Regular Season & Playoff Defensive Ratings of playoff teams still intact: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/… http://t.co/2bbpAGwRh6

Mike Finger

Strong: "Tyrone (Swoopes) is the clear No. 2 quarterback."

Mike Finger

Dez Harrison, who's been working at that spot, is suspended for at least the opener. Other options are Hutchins, James.

Mike Finger

On the starting OL, Strong says Espinosa (C), Flowers and Perkins (G) and Estelle (T) have spots. Other T spot up for grabs.

Mike Finger

Strong confirms backup OL Rami Hammad has left the program. "We wish him the best."

Mike Finger

Strong says he isn't sure if Jaxon Shipley will be full-strength for the season opener.

Mike Finger

Strong names 10 starters on defense, all the ones you've heard, with Hall and Haines fighting for last safety spot.

Paul Garcia

On the defensive SG/SF duo of Kawhi Leonard & Danny Green, and how they stacked up against other duos: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Quixem Ramirez

How long will I see Nando in my mentions? I'm thinking at least three more years.

Quixem Ramirez

The top five in Hoopshype's Spurs rankings, in order: Duncan, Robinson, Gervin, Parker, Ginobili. No complaints.

Mike Finger

Stalker. RT: @AndeWall: @CedGolden @kbohls @Mike Finger I seeeeeeeee you http://t.co/IPqnSwv6XF

Mike Finger

"We saw a bald eagle catch a fish." -- naturalist @kbohls, keeping the room riveted as we await Charlie Strong.

Michael De Leon

Photo: Coach Pop gets the Pixar treatment ift.tt/1BGksIU #spurs

Paul Garcia

New analytic piece: The Spurs’ Defensive Duo: Leonard and Green | Project Spurs projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Michael De Leon

The Spurs’ Defensive Duo: Leonard and Green ift.tt/1pTR1hk #spurs

Tiago Splitter

Hoje tem jogao contra Lituania, time experiente e de muita qualidade. Tonight we play vs Lithuania, team w/ a lot of experience and talent.

Tiago Splitter

Revista Poder - Joyce Pascowitch- agosto 2014, nas bancas. #magazine #brasil http://t.co/xgVaOT7ooU

Paul Garcia

Slovenia announces Lorbek won’t play in World Cup | Project Spurs projectspurs.com/2014-articles/… (H/T @Jeff Zillgitt)

Michael De Leon

Slovenia announces Lorbek won’t play in World Cup ift.tt/1s2jjVs #spurs

Quixem Ramirez

When you bench Tim, Tony and Manu and still win by double-digits. http://t.co/aeyO3WS01T

Paul Garcia

Haha RT @Micah Hart: Magic Mike Budenholzer! #NBAMovies http://t.co/ky2cgdJfFE

Jeff McDonald

True story: Those are Kawhi's actual hands in that retweeted photo.

Mike Finger

Out, out, brief handles! Twas but a walking shadow. RT @EricPrisbell: Steph Marbury will act in play about his life: ftw.usatoday.com/2014/08/stepho…

Michael De Leon

Kawhi Leonard Still Working Hard ift.tt/1z2IjyC #spurs

Mike Finger

Los San Antonio Saints. Most enjoyable beat I've ever had. Sincerely. RT @mikehdez12: what were you doing instead?

Mike Finger

Fun fact: Of all Texas teams since 1996, that's the only one I didn't cover for even a single game. RT @Mos_Jeff: Since 2005 team perhaps?

Mike Finger

I'll say this: there are more players on this Texas team showing actual public personality than on any in a long time.

Michael De Leon

Dreams come true as new Silver Dancers are chosen ift.tt/1oe1IGC #spurs

Mike Finger

He also pounded the table in front of him for good measure.

Mike Finger

Texas DT Tank Jackson, emphasizing every other word, Bill Clinton-style, "I'm tired. of everybody saying. the Texas defense. is soft."

Mike Finger

Malcom Brown, maybe Texas' next great DT, hasn't studied the old ones. Heard of Casey Hampton? "Mm-mm. I try to make a name for myself."

Michael De Leon

Diaw critiques Duncan’s lack of fashion sense and Belinelli’s special socks ift.tt/1pNGQL8 #spurs

Jeff McDonald

Now that's funny. RT @Jennifer_Hiller: If you plan to stroke the ego of newspaper hack, don't copy them on the email: expressnews.com/news/news_colu…

Mike Finger

Ha. RT @Jennifer_Hiller: Oops. If you plan to stroke the ego of a newspaper hack, don't copy them on the email: expressnews.com/news/news_colu…

Michael De Leon

Report: Spurs ownership close to taking over Talons ift.tt/1w929fm #spurs

Tiago Splitter

Bom dia galera!! Good morning! Mais um dia de treino! #workout #letsdoit http://t.co/7eUQuUtpWI

Michael De Leon

Mavs’ Devin Harris has no problems seeing Spurs receive their rings on opening night ift.tt/1qonysz #spurs

Quixem Ramirez

Belated congrats to @Michael De Leon and @sa2ny2004 on managing @projectspurs for 10 years. That's an eternity in the blogging world.

Mike Finger

In everything except wealth, fame, looks, athletic ability and paramours, I guess. RT @chrisgb00: @Mike Finger > #JohnnyFinger

Aron Baynes

Travel on Airbnb and get $25 in travel credit! airbnb.com.au/c/abaynes2?s=4 #boomers @basketballaus @airbnb_au

Aron Baynes

Street art St-Germain... #bonjour http://t.co/kqwK9KJpn6

Quixem Ramirez

I could watch people screwing up the ALS ice bucket challenge all day. bit.ly/1uRVzrW

Kyle Anderson

After a long day of hard work and you think you did a lot, just know the next man is working even harder!

Dan McCarney

There's a 12-year-old inside me that just wants to re-Tweet @CNNyourmom all day.

Quixem Ramirez

It's been 24 hours. Still no sign of Pop's ALS ice bucket challenge video. The world missed out.