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Tim Duncan is better than 400+ NBA players. He's 38 years old. This isn't even fair anymore.
Typical office stuff http://t.co/kqiykt3KWe
Judge Judy goin off! Lol
Manu's self-awareness is what separates him from most basketball players. He realizes his physical limitations. And he's still damn good too
That differs from Texas' deal with Charlie Strong, whose entire $26M contract is guaranteed.
Rick Barnes' contract extension was finalized this month and includes a buyout. UT could terminate for $1.75M this year, $1.5M next year.
NBA TV will air "championship day" coverage for the Spurs, Oct. 27. Couldn't think of a better way to kick off the season.
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.
Dirk Nowitzki won it last year, and I can't argue with that.
The Magic Johnson award, btw, is meant to signify a star-caliber player who goes above and beyond in cooperation with the media.
Says he's like a BBQ grill that hasn't been cleaned in 10 years. At that point, you just buy a new grill. Not an option with his body.
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.
Players preoccupied by NBA meetings, we're passing time watching a heck of a HORSE game between Ime Udoka and Becky Hammon.
Hammon is taking everything left handed and Ime just cannot hang.
Meanwhile, Ime can't even clear the shot clock. A tale of two ballers.
And she's telling him about it...
Udoka, Hammon and Spurs staffer playing horse. Staffer makes two in a row from behind the backboard, of course Hammon matches both.
Jack Sikma at Spurs practice today, chatting right now with shot doc Chip Engelland
Last season, that is...
Take heart with those Prediction Machine odds. Same site put the Spurs at 7.4 pct to win the championship with 50K simulation.
Prediction Machine simulated the NBA season 50,000 times. Cavs won title 44 percent, followed by Chicago (15), OKC (11), LAC (10), Spurs (9)
Why is what going on huh http://t.co/HCgBX98I1a
Next week the Spurs will play a meaningful basketball game. I can't contain my excitement.
You might not like Ayres, but Popovich does: "Any coach would like to have him. He tries hard to do anything you ask. He's a class act."
Danny Green: "As long as we're moving the ball, we're heading in the right direction."
Mike Malone, asked if he felt bad for Popovich dealing with so many preseason injuries: "I feel awful for him and his five championships."
Boogie doesn't approve losing to SA 3rd string: "We have to beat them. Second unit and guys trying to make the team. We have to be better."
Final box: Cousins got the triple double. 32 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 turnovers.
Coach Pop on Jeff Ayres: "Jeff's always upbeat whether he plays 18 minutes or zero. He's a class act."
Pop once again in back-to-back games on Kyle Anderson: "He's a really smart player."
Pop on Baynes, Ayres vs. Cousins: "I thought Aron and Jeff played really smart in the second half."
Kyle Anderson finished with 14 points, 5 boards, 3 steals, and 1 block.
Just realized: Joseph didn't even play after big performance the other night.
Final: Spurs 106, Sacramento 99. Rallied from 16-point deficit. 18 turnovers, but only 6 in 2nd half. Ayres, 15 pts; J Green/Anderson, 14.
Spurs finish off come-from-behind 106-99 win over Kings. Six players in double figures, led by Jeff Ayres' 15.
Despite being down 16 points at one time, the Preseason Spurs make a comeback to defeat the Kings 106-99. Ayres 15 points, Anderson 14.
Spurs on verge of finishing this one off, up 106-99, 10.3 seconds left. Anderson, Ayres, Belinelli, J. Green and Daye all with at least 12.
Epic line for Cousins: 32 pts, 11 rebs, 4 asst, 2 stl, 1 blk, 9 TO, 5 pf (all offensive)
Spurs are up 104-99 on Sacramento, 35.9 seconds away from 1st preseason win over an NBA squad.
When you have four offensive fouls, sure go ahead and run over Jeff Ayres with the game on the line, Boogie
Boogie called for his 5th offensive foul of the night.
Now Ayres with the pass to Beli, who cut to the rim for the layup and foul. Spurs 102-99
Gay beats Anderson under the rim, Kyle forced to foul. Spurs lead 100-99 with 1:18 left.
Cousins dunks, 32 in 34, 12 for 14 shooting.
Closing lineup: Cotton, Belinelli, Ayres, Daye, Anderson.
Boogie inside, and that's 30 in 33.
Hits and the Spurs lead 100-93...
Kyle Anderson folks. Held his own in the post vs. Boogie, then ripped Collison. Then, makes the and-1 layup in transition. Rook has 14 point
Slo-Mo strips Anderson, takes 20 seconds to dribble downcourt, converts the layup, and 1.
Bryce Cotton with the hiiiiiiigh-arcing floater in traffic while Pop chews out timekeeper for resetting clock, Spurs lead 97-93/2:57 left.
Now Ayres and Cotton get involved in give-and-go action, with Ayres threading a pass b/w 2 defenders for Cotton layup. SA 97-93
Spurs lead 97-93 with 2:57 to play, btw
Pop getting angry at the shot clock guy during a preseason game is the best.
Jeff Ayres with the made 14 foot hook shot. I don't know how it went in, but it did. Sours lead 95-93 with 3:18 left.
Ayres hits the goofy extended jump hook, now has team-high 15 and the Spurs lead 95-93.
Boogie Cousins just knocked down Jeff Ayres but went to line ... Pop to ref Eli Roe: 'Don't tell me that was a flop'
Apropos of nothing: Pop rhymes with flop.
Cousins gets away with a charge, draws two FTs on Jeff Ayres. Pop, in heated discussion with official: "Don't tell me that's a flop."
Tony Parker didn't want to come out of a tight game with 4:45 to go. He was overruled.
Good defense right there by Anderson. Gay used a screen, but Kyle got around and was effective in contesting the shot.
Pop should put Duncan in right now. It would be hilarious.
5:27 left in 4Q, Sacto leads Spurs 92-91. Cousins with 27/10, Daye and Parker with 13 apiece to pace the locals. Only 4 TOs in 2nd!!!
Once again, not a bad little game for a pretend one. Kings lead 92-91 with 5:27 to go.
Spurs run zipper action and result is Parker driving in and pitching out to Austin Daye open in the corner for three. SA down 92-91.
Aron Baynes just stole the ball from Ramon Sessions. That is all..
Daye puts it back and the Spurs are back in front. AT&T Center vaguely excited.
Anderson has 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assists in 21 minutes. Not quite as good as the other night, but IQ is apparent yet again.
Anderson is getting really comfortable out there, starting to use the pick and roll now to get things going too as the ball handler.
Anderson picks Sessions' pocket, starts break that ends with his two-hand dunk. Spurs back within 1. Fighting hard in this pretend game.