Dan McCarney

Which, considering he's no worse than eighth best in the history of his profession, that's probably pretty fair.

Jeff McDonald

That Spurs 2nd unit -- such a strength last season -- is going to be .. ahem ... interesting until Mills gets back, Manu rounds into form.

Dan McCarney

Inspired by those camp fodder checks: Tim Duncan's career average per game: $149,537.

Dan McCarney

Not bad for a few week's work. Pocket five-figure checks with a few free t-shirts, see Europe, maybe get a Pop story or two.

Dan McCarney

From that @Jeff McDonald notebook, Leonard's exam today shows moderate improvement with eye infection, will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs notebook: With second-unit scoring in need, Joseph working to hone jump shot expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Jeff McDonald

Ginobili doesn't expect to start season at full Manu expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Paul Garcia

Last night after Pop's pregame presser, there was a screen ready for him to be recorded on video. Seems it was the Beadle b-day clip.

Mike Finger

Demarcus Holland on Javan Felix: "He's a points guard. All he does his shoot."

Mike Finger

Isaiah Taylor on Texas' "breakthrough" year: "We really didn't accomplish anything. We didn't win the Big 12. We lost in the round of 32."

Mike Finger

... I think that qualifies as the year's first #hardbutton

Mike Finger

Javan Felix says there were times last year he felt he was shooting too much, but Barnes and his teammates told him to keep firing. ...

Dan McCarney

If Pop got a special variant comic cover, what would his role be? Bossing Nick Fury around? Thor's curmudgeonly uncle?

Kyle Anderson

Lol RT @Cory Joseph: "the rookie and the vet" Drizzy vce. @kyleanderson5 and Tony P. Still have to teach the youngn how… instagram.com/p/ugkaDsQYOc/

Jeff McDonald

No real news to report on Kawhi Leonard front. Saw the Spurs' eye doc today. Some improvement. Will be re-examined again Monday.

Cory Joseph

"the rookie and the vet" Drizzy voice. @kyleanderson5 and Tony P. Still have to teach the youngin how… instagram.com/p/ugkaDsQYOc/

Mike Finger

Rick Barnes: "You can be proud as a peacock today, and a feather duster tomorrow."

Mike Finger

Rick Barnes said he's used a practice lineup with 6-8 Jon Holmes at SG, with Lammert, Turner and Ridley.

Michael De Leon

Report: San Antonio Spurs Waive Cotton and Davis ift.tt/1tmo5kc #spurs

Dan McCarney

Really interested to see this Punisher ride. Tim's shop does some cool stuff and they were pulling out all the stops for this one.

Dan McCarney

Noon at 4923 NW Loop 410. Signed edition of Duncan's Punisher cover to be raffled off. Car will be auctioned off for charity at later date.

Dan McCarney

Just got a note from @PayableOnDeath7 that Tim Duncan will unveil the Punisher custom car built by his shop at Heroes & Fantasies on Sat.

Dan McCarney

SA today: School employee brings brass knuckles, meth to work; woman jumps out of moving car in middle of an argument. #puro

Dan McCarney

Guy doing Bonner's X-Mas shoe did amazing Boba Fett customs so it should be good. Bro mentions Christmas Vacation as possible inspiration.

Dan McCarney

It's happening RT @jeskeets A Christmas Day custom shoe is in the works for Matt Bonner. Seriously. — bit.ly/1tgl3zh

Dan McCarney

What if it was Jimmy? RT @JohnKrolik Jeannie Buss promises to fire anyone who spoke as a source for @Henry Abbott's Kobe article.

Paul Garcia

For afternoon folks, Spurs announced Bryce Cotton & Josh Davis have been waived. Roster stands at 16 with JaMychal Green as last invite left

Quixem Ramirez

Really nice meeting @kbrad5 for #mcweek! She seems like a nice lady.

Mike Monroe

Really enjoyed talking #Spurs just now with ex-Spur Antonio Daniels, Joel Meyers on SirusXM

Boris Diaw

Hello everybody. Just a little countdown before the start of the 2014-2015 season! D-5. #GoSpursGo

Kyle Anderson

Life is tough sometimes but its great man love all my people here love the situation im in. Focused and excited to hit the road with my team

Kyle Anderson

It sure aint brother it sure aint. RT @PaulKim__: Say my prayers cause this life ain't fair

Mike Monroe

JaMychal Green is lone remaining non-guaranteed #Spurs rookie after Bryce Cotton, Josh Davis waived

Quixem Ramirez

Kickirillo: “If it becomes a job, I quit.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land: “I don’t look at as a job. We are just sports junkies that get paid for it.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land: "Preparation is endless. It’s overwhelming before the season.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Kickirillo: “What we are changing is on the digital side. We are working on second screen experience.” #mcweek

Michael De Leon

Watch Manu Ginobili make trick shot from halfcourt… with his foot ift.tt/1sTXTfm #spurs

Quixem Ramirez

Land: “Don’t just zero in on this. Try everything. It’s more important to find out what you don’t want to do than you want to do.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land on skills for sports media: “Don’t worry about getting paid. This business is still ridiculously underpaid." #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land: "There’s no reason you can’t report objectively and still pull like crazy for the team to win.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land: “I care who wins when the Spurs play. It’s silly to ignore that.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land on choosing TV broadcast: “If I have to get a real job, I’m in big trouble.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Kickirillo: “Live TV is just one big adjustment. If you want to work by a script, you’re screwed.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Kickirillo: “It’s about the game and making it clean. It’s not about me. Our goal is to make it the cleanest possible.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land on interviewing Pop: “He keeps you on your toes. There’s nothing wrong with that.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Land on interviewing Pop: "None of it is personal … If you ask a good question you will get a good response from him.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Bill Land on interviewing Gregg Popovich: “He can be the toughest interview that I’ve ever done." #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Bill Land: “If we can’t enjoy ourselves, then how are people at home going to enjoy themselves?” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Bill Land: “We are lucky that we have Sean Elliott. He’s a great player and a great person.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Bill Land: “I don’t worry about the ratings. I just try and do my job because that’s all I can do.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Bill Land: “You better pay attention to (social media) because there is a lot of great information out there.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Kickirillo: “My mantra is adapt or die. If we don’t adapt, there’s somebody that will and can and then we’ll be obsolete.” #mcweek

Quixem Ramirez

Mike Kickirillo on social media: “I still think we are trying to figure it out. It’s still so new.” #mcweek

Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook: Leonard kept away from team with pink eye expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Michael De Leon

Video: Skip Bayless asserts Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault trial gave him ‘sizzle’ ift.tt/1uKHVCr #spurs

Dan McCarney

But that's how the Spurs were able to make the offensive strides they have in recent years - never resting on laurels.

Dan McCarney

Would imagine Popovich has been picking Messina's brain for tweaks. Interesting he's even thinking about that after Finals success.

Dan McCarney

Interesting that both Green and Ginobili indicated last night that the Spurs have been experimenting liberally on offense this preseason.

Jeff McDonald

With the Spurs still not quite in title-defense mode, Budenholzer's Hawks get breakthrough preseason victory expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Mike Finger

If you consider $600K merely finance, te salud, Don Corleone. RT @FatMenace: why is texas fretting over such a small amount?

Michael De Leon

Coach Budenholzer on Leonard: ‘He really wants to be great’ ift.tt/1xcVBIM #spurs

Paul Garcia

Part two of Coach Bud on Kawhi: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/… http://t.co/TCDWKjpc0H

Paul Garcia

Coach Bud on Kawhi part one: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/… http://t.co/hMpTIEpnkl

Paul Garcia

Coach Bud on Kawhi Leonard: 'He really wants to be great': projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Paul Garcia

From last night: Hawks defeat Spurs with strong passing attack; Leonard injury update ift.tt/1rjwD71

Jeff McDonald

With loss tonight, Spurs ensure their second straight losing preseason. I'm sure they're all broken up about it.

Jeff McDonald

With Spurs not yet in title-defense form, Budenholzer's Hawks score preseason breakthrough expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Mike Finger

One could. RT @SportingSaul: Contract says "play calling duties." Could argue calling one play meets that standard.

Mike Finger

No, and he'll likely argue that. Saying "kick it" before PATs might qualify. RT @cruzerld: Does it say he has to be the sole playcaller?

Mike Finger

In non-UT news, this guy on Top Chef has a giant Patrick Swayze tattoo. He says, "I respect his craftsmanship and commitment to excellence."

Mike Finger

Wickline's salary at Texas is $535k per year. That's $75k less than what Watson makes, and $60k less than what OSU says Wickline owes.

Michael De Leon

Hawks defeat Spurs with strong passing attack; Leonard injury update ift.tt/1rjwD71 #spurs

Paul Garcia

Hawks defeat Spurs with strong passing attack; Leonard injury update - projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Paul Garcia

Al Horford: "Just trying to perfect the system." Kyle Korver: "We've got confidence in the system." #System

Mike Finger

Watson, yesterday, on scripting plays: "I'll go anywhere from 15 to 25. ... This past week, I only used the first 21." Notice the pronoun.

Dan McCarney

Me: If you were us, how much would you make of poor preseason game? Ginobili: I would leave the old shooting guard alone, tell him to rest.

Paul Garcia

Spurs lingo from Hawks guard Shelvin Mack: "...guys were willing to pass up good shots for great shots." Mack talking about Hawks tonight.

Paul Garcia

A longtime former Spurs assistant coach was in the locker room after the game - one Mike Budenholzer.

Paul Garcia

"They're not red anymore, but they're still swollen." - Danny Green on Kawhi Leonard's eye infection.

Boris Diaw

Thanks fans for coming and cheering tonight. Let's go back to practice tomorrow before a last pre-season game Friday. Have a good night!

Paul Garcia

Manu Ginobili says right now the Hawks are competing at a high level and look ready for the regular season.

Paul Garcia

"They're going to be a really good team, they're starting to buy into the system." - Coach Pop on the Hawks.

Paul Garcia

The Spurs' final preseason game will be against the Rockets in Houston on Friday. NBATV will televise the game.

Paul Garcia

Preseason Spurs fall to Hawks 117-107. SA shoots 53%, ATL 52%. SA 21 turnovers. Parker 17 points, Teague 21 points.

Jeff McDonald

Final score. Atlanta 117, Spurs 107. Real defensive shootout. One more of these suckers left, Friday in Houston.

Dan McCarney

Wow. Joseph hits the beautiful double-clutch reverse. That's four really nice, aggressive layups for him tonight. 14 in 19 minutes.

Dan McCarney

1:10 left. McDonald and I are discussing Reno 911.

Dan McCarney

A. Why are players fouling with 1:33 left in a pretend game? B. Why are officials calling said players for fouling?

Paul Garcia

Cotton with 6 points in the 4th, strong attacks to the rim.

Paul Garcia

Nice play by the Hawks - dribble pitch allows Mike Scott to get into the lane, then he kicks out to an open Shelvin Mack for three.

Dan McCarney

Another nice layup for young Joseph. Got the corner and showed no fear attacking Antic, others at the rim. Made the shot, and 1.

Dan McCarney

Only one more game after this one to confuse Josh Davis with Kawhi Leonard. Enjoy it while you can, Spurs fans...

Paul Garcia

No one picked up Thabo in the open court and he just dunked it with two hands with ease.

Paul Garcia

Looks like Kyle may have been cut, Will Sevening patching up his wrist right now.

Dan McCarney

Anderson hits his 2nd 3-pointer of the 4th quarter, now 5 for 9 from long range in the preseason. So that's encouraging.

Paul Garcia

Back-to-back three's for Kyle Anderson, who makes another corner bomb. Kyle's got 10 points all in seconds half.