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December 14, 2014 Updates
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So far, members of the Spurs have not chosen to join in the “I Can’t Breathe” movement. However, guard Danny Green told the Express-News on Friday players have discussed it as an option. “I think it’s great that people are making a stand for what they believe in, and supporting the (Garner) family,” Green said. “We’ve had discussions. We haven’t really come up with anything. We don’t want to do something just because someone else is doing it. We want to do it because we’re into it, it’s what we want to do. Obviously here we like to play it safe. We don’t want to jump on something we don’t know the details about.” San Antonio Express-News

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

December 11, 2014 Updates

An MRI performed Thursday on Kawhi Leonard’s sore right hand revealed nothing more than a bruise, and the Spurs’ small forward could be cleared to play Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Leonard suffered the injury in a spill late in Tuesday’s loss at Utah. He was held out of the Spurs’ 109-95 victory over the New York Knicks a night later as a precaution. Leonard’s availability Friday will likely be determined by his pain tolerance, per a source with knowledge of his test results. San Antonio Express-News

My Italian colleague Riccardo Pratesi gave me a heads up about a music video that's dropping (is that the word the kids use these days?) there today. It's a rap video by an artist called "Ghemon" and it features our Italian, Marco Belinelli. Enjoy. Pounding the Rock

Injured late in Tuesday’s loss to at Utah, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will have an MRI exam on his bruised right hand Thursday. He was scratched from Wednesday’s game after an X-ray. Leonard, the Spurs’ No. 2 scorer and rebounder, was injured when Utah’s Derrick Favors fouled him on a shot near the basket. He finished that game. San Antonio Express-News

From her vantage point in the baseline plaza section, Flores had to squint at the Jumbotron scoreboard hanging from the rafters to see televised replays of the action in Wednesday's Spurs-Knicks game. News that a larger, state-of-the-art, high-definition scoreboard is part of a $101.5 million arena improvement project planned by the Spurs was music to the the ears of Flores and many other fans. San Antonio Express-News

December 10, 2014 Updates
December 9, 2014 Updates

Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills are among 16 nominees up for Hoops Hype’s 2014 Tweeter of the Year. Ginobili currently sits in second, about 2,000 votes behind Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid. Diaw and Mills are in fifth and sixth, respectively. All three are obviously active on the popular social media site, particularly Ginobili. He won the award last year, posting everything from math riddles for local high school students to win Spurs tickets to candid pictures of his young sons. San Antonio Express-News

You chose Clippers' Jamal Crawford and Spurs' Manu Ginobili as the top NBA tweeters the last two years, but who's been No. 1 in 2014? Make your pick here. HoopsHype

December 7, 2014 Updates

Limited to just 10 minutes this season by a calf injury that the Spurs have kept close to their vest, Splitter could return as soon as Tuesday’s road game at Utah for what head coach Gregg Popovich termed “quite short minutes.” The Spurs will take anything they get after Splitter missed his 17th straight game on Saturday, and 19th overall with what is officially listed as tightness in his right calf. His only action this season has been a 10-minute stint against Atlanta on Nov. 5, during which he had five points and four boards. San Antonio Express-News

Messina, who is also a very decorated basketball coach, described how he views Pop’s coaching and managerial style now that he is working side-by-side with him on his personal blog. Here is what Messina had to say. What’s interesting is that he always pushes his coaching staff to argue with him. Sometimes he reminds me one of those Greek philosophers, the sophists, who tried to find the truth through arguments. He really encourages discussion and variety of opinions, seeing them as a means to improve as a unit. ProjectSpurs.com

 

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