Sunday, December 27, 2015

NBA Update

Blake Griffin Has Partially Torn Quad, Out At Least Two Weeks

Spurs fell to 4-6 on Xmas after losing 3 straight on the holiday.

Multimillionaire Jim Goetz's wife Alicia Goetz was caught red-handed making fun of LeBron James during Friday's game against the Cavaliers

Manu Ginobili ' s parents were victims of a home invasion in Argentina.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve News and Rumors

Kawhi Leonard now has over 500 career steals.

He also passed Bruce Bowen for 13th in Spurs history.

Since Tim Duncan's rookie Season (97-98), the Spurs have 44 different 6 game winnings streaks. They also only have 1 6 game losing streak in that time.

Chicago Bulls are open to trading Taj Gibson or Joakim Noah for a Wing.

Joakim Noah will be out 2 weeks with an injury

Washington Wizards waive Center Ryan Hollins, in order to call up and sign Austin Spur, Jarell Eddie

Sixers have traded 2 future draft picks to New Orleans, in exchange for Pelican ' s guard Ish Smith.

Spurs lead the NBA in Defensive efficiency (92.8). Only 3 teams in the last 20 season have a defensive efficiency below 93 points per 100 possessions (03-04 Spurs 91.6, 98-99 Spurs 92.1, 03-04 Pistons 92.5)

Bucks coach Jason Kidd is out indefinitely following his Hip Surgery

Damian Lillard aggravates Plantar Fasciitis Injury

NBA attaches brand and players to campaign against gun violence. Ads will run on Christmas day.

Suns have suspended Markieff Morris for 2 games for throwing a towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek.

Spurs have a +408 point differential through 30 games. 2nd largest points diff through 30 games, in NBA History. (#1 71-72 Bucks +435)

Top 5 in Point Differential
1. Spurs +13.6 PPG
2. Warriors +13.5 PPG
3. Thunder +8.8 PPG
4. Cavs +6.3 PPG
5. Celtics +4.2 PPG

Top 5 in Net rating
1. Warriors +15.2 PP/100
2. Spurs +14.3
3. Thunder +9.7
4. Cavs +6.1
5. Heat +4.1

Saturday, December 19, 2015

News/Rumors 12/19

Paul George has been fined $35K for that post-game interview last night where he criticized the officiating & said a bad word

Kyrie Irving To Make Season Debut Sunday Against 76ers

Cavaliers' Mo Williams: Will sit out again Sunday

Sixers officially announce team has agreed to terms with Mike D'Antoni to become Associate Head Coach

The NBA plans to suspend Houston guard Ty Lawson for two games as a result of 2014 DUI charges. Houston is supposedly shopping Lawson around.

Free agent Carlos Boozer has met with the Milwaukee Bucks' front office this week about a potential deal

The Cavs say guard Iman Shumpert has a right groin strain, was out vs. OKC and is questionable thereafter pending further evaluation

No-trade restrictions lifted on LMA, Duncan, Manu, West, Bonner, Boban, Simmons & Bonner

Kings forward Eric Moreland will require surgery after sustaining a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during practice

Kings to trade Caron Butler

Rockets expect Dwight Howard to opt out next summer

The Nets say guard Shane Larkin suffered a concussion at practice on Tuesday and he is now under the NBA’s concussion protocol guidelines

Hornets say Al Jefferson is cleared to play (calf strain) and will be active. Has already started his five game suspension

Grizzlies’ Brandan Wright says he’ll miss six to eight weeks because of knee surgery

The Pelicans are reportedly shopping Omer Asik

The Celtics, Heat and Bulls have all reportedly expressed interest in acquiring DeMarcus Cousins

NBA Referee Bill Kennedy Announces He's Gay after Rajon Rondo makes antigay slurs towards him

Bradley Beal Re-Injures Right Fibula. Was out for Spurs vs Wizards

More news when I have it.

Friday, December 11, 2015

News update 12/11

Tony Parker is out tonight for rest.

Former Cavs Forward John "Hotrod" Williams passed away at the age of 53. Williams had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Paul Pierce will not discuss retirement until the off season

Hornets Al Jefferson has been suspended 5 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program

Klay Thompson sustained a sprained right ankle during the game vs Pacers. X-rays negative, but he'll miss a couple of games

Pelicans and Suns discussing trade to send Markieff Morris to New Orleans. Rockets interested in Morris as well.

Raptors Demarre Carroll is expected to miss an indefinite period of time with a right knee contusion.

Clippers gauged trade interest in Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith

76ers and Brett Brown discussing extension (could be announced today that agreement has been reached)

76ers hire Jerry Colangelo as special advisor, chairman of basketball operations.

John Wall injured knee, no structural damage

Nets' Ronda Hollis-Jefferson had to have ankle surgery this week, due to a fracture.

Lebron James signs lifetime deal with Nike. 1st and richest deal for Nike ever. Amount surpasses Kevin Durant's 10yr 300 million deal.

East standings
1. Cavs
2. Hornets
3. Raptors
4. Pacers
5. Bulls
6. Heat
7. Celtics
8. Hawks (Magic/Pistons on cusp)

1. Warriors
3. Thunder
4. Clippers
5. Grizzlies
6. Mavericks
7. Jazz
8. Rockets  (Suns/TWOLVES on cusp)

More news when I have it.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rock and Brews

Paul Stanley from KISS will sing the national anthem at the Spurs game vs Lakers on Dec 11.
It will also be the Grand opening of the restaurant. The restaurant is already open.

Friday, November 27, 2015

NEWS/RUMORS 11/27/15

11/27/15 Jason Kidd suspended 1 game for "aggressively pursuing and confronting" ref Zach Zarba Wed. during Kings game. Kidd also slapped the ball out of the ref's hands and did not leave in a timely manner after being ejected.

National Basketball Referees Association issues statement angry that Mike Budenholzer wasn't suspended for physical contact with official

Phoenix will be signing Bryce Cotton from the Austin Spurs (D-League). Cotton has been amazing for the Austin Spurs.

Evan Fournier rejected four-year, $32 million contract extension from Magic

Brian Windhorst believe Lebron James has "Warrior Paranoia". He is more concerned about winning regular season games than before, due to the Warriors 16-0 start.

After loss to the Raptors, the Cavs held a player only meeting.

Warriors are ahead of the 72 win pace of the 95-96 Chicago Bulls

Jahlil Okafor punched a man outside of a Boston night Club. Apparently what was shouted at him was "The 76ers suck and you guys are all losers. You'll never win a game". TMZ did get video where you can hear Okafor shouting "We got money you broke ass .... (racial slur).

Amare Stoudamire is taking classes to possibly become a sports agent.

Ben Simmons from LSU, is considered to be the consensus #1 draft pick in the 2016 draft.

Pop needs 10 more to move past Rick Adelman into the No. 8 spot on the NBA's career coaching wins list Current standings
1 Cleveland Cavaliers 11 4 .733
2 Chicago Bulls 9 4 .692
3 Indiana Pacers 9 5 .643
4 Miami Heat 9 5 .643
5 Toronto Raptors 10 6 .625
6 Charlotte Hornets 9 6 .600
7 Atlanta Hawks 10 7 .588
8 Detroit Pistons 8 7 .533

1 Golden State Warriors 16 0 1.000
2 San Antonio Spurs 12 3 .800 3 Oklahoma City Thunder 10 6 .625
4 Memphis Grizzlies 9 7 .563
5 Dallas Mavericks 9 7 .563
6 Utah Jazz 7 7 .500
7 Phoenix Suns 7 8 .467
8 Los Angeles Clippers 7 8 .467

Monday, November 16, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Jonathan Simmons

Jonathan Simmons has been recalled from the Austin Spurs. I would assume he'd see action tonight vs Sixers.

Quick update

Rasual Butler or Kyle Anderson will start in place of Kawhi Leonard tonight vs. Sixers.

Friday, November 13, 2015

News 11/13

Portland forward Meyers Leonard, dislocated his shoulder in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs. Out 4-6 weeks

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan also hurt his shoulder in last night's loss to the Suns. Supposedly he won't miss any time.

Suns Markieff Morris suffered a mild left knee sprain

Nuggets Forward Wilson Chandler will undergo season ending hip surgery

Hawks have assigned Walter "Edy" Tavares to the Austin Spurs

Bulls announce purchase of their own D-League team

Kevin Durant has a left hamstring strain. Out 10 days before being re-evaluated.

Only Spurs, Warriors and Cavs in top 10 of both offensive and defensive ratings.

LaMarcus Aldridge is just the 3rd Spurs with 125+ points and 70+ rebounds in first 8 games since 1985. The other two? David Robinson and Tim Duncan

Kawhi Leonard is using old Charles Barkley film, to learn how to beat double teams.

LaMarcus Aldridge spent nearly $6,500 for 70 tickets to the Spurs/Blazers game for children in need, including Boys & Girls club.

Spurs lead league in shooting at 49.7%

More news when I have it.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Spurs vs Blazers recap

FG Spurs 46-82 (.561) Blazers 39-88 (.443)
3P Made-AttemptedSpurs 7-15 (.467)
Blazers 9-22 (.409)

FT Made-Attempted Spurs 14-18 (.778) Blazers 14-23 (.609)
Rebounds (Off-Total) Spurs 8-42 Blazers 10-36
Assists Spurs 27 Blazers 26
Steals Spurs 4 Blazers 6
Blocks Spurs 4 Blazers 3
Turnovers Spurs 11 Blazers 9
Fast Break Points Spurs 7 Blazers 16
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) Spurs 21 Blazers 15
Largest Lead Spurs 12 Blazers 8

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Spurs vs Kings recap

Spurs 106
53% FG, 26% 3P, 73% FT
18 Fast Break Points
52 points in the paint
16 turnovers (19pts scored off of)
KAWHI 24PTS, 10-13 FG, 3-4 3P

Kings 88
41% FG, 37% 3P, 68% FT
16 Fast Break Points
32 points in the paint
19 turnovers (20 pts scored off of)
DeMarcus Cousins 21pts, 12 rebounds, 1 block. 5-20 FG, 0-4 3P, 11-15 FT

Monday, November 9, 2015

Jimmer Fredette

Has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. Fredette was a Spurs camp invitee,  before being waived. Best of luck to him.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Spurs vs Wizards recap

Spurs 99
46% FG, 32% 3P, 90% FT
17 Fast Break Points
42 pts in paint
21 turnovers (28 pts scored off)
Kawhi Leonard 23 pts, 10-22 FG, 1-4 3P

Wizards 102
48% FG, 35% 3P, 71% FT
24 Fast Break pts
44 points in paint
10 turnovers (7pts scored off)
Bradley Beal 25 pts 11-22 FG, 3-8 3P
John Wall 17 pts 6-16 FG, 1-5 3P,

Spurs vs Hornets recap

Charlotte 94
47% FG, 31% 3P, 65% FT
15 Fast Break Points
36 Points in Paint
15 turnovers, 21 pts off turnovers
Kemba Walker(pg) 27 pts 11-15 FG, 2-2 3P

San Antonio 114
56% FG, 43% 3P, 65% FT
8 Fast Break Points
40 points in paint
13 turnovers, 18 pts off turnovers
Kawhi Leonard 23 pts, 10-16 FG, 2-4 3P,
Aldridge 16pts, Mills 15pts, Ginobili 13 pts

Spurs Stats 11/8/15, Record is 4-2

Team Leaders
Points per game: Kawhi Leonard 21.8
Assists per game: Manu Ginobili 3.7
Field Goal Percentage: Manu Ginobili 53.1

Rebounds per game: LaMarcus Aldridge 9.2
Steals per game: Kawhi Leonard 2.0
Blocks per game: Kawhi Leonard 1.3

Team Stats
Points per game: 101.7 (17th)
Rebounds per game: 46.5 (tied 8th)
Assists per game: 24 (4th)
Points allowed: 92.3 (4th)

Jonathan Simmons

Spurs announced Saturday that Jonathan Simmons has been assigned to the Austin Spurs. This is similar to what the Spurs did with Kyle Anderson last year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Spurs Sports & Entertainment and MLS

City and county officials announced Wednesday that they've reached a deal to purchase Toyota Stadium from Gordon Hartman and have realized a pathway with Spurs Sports & Entertainment to bring Major League Soccer to the Alamo City.

Subject to approval by the Bexar County Commissioners Court and the City Council next week, the two entities will purchase the soccer stadium from Hartman for $18 million, split equally among the two. SS&E will also pay Hartman $3 million. The city and county will jointly own the facility, which will be leased to SS&E for 20 years.

The Spurs ownership has 13 years to win an expansion team from MLS. If the group is unsuccessful, it will pay a $5 million fee to the city and county.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

News/Rumors 11/3/15

The Cavs JR Smith will undergo an MRI to take a look at his injured Knee

Terrance Ross, signs extension with Raptors. 3yr 33 million

Bucks Jabari Parker, is expected to make his return Wednesday night after suffering a ACL tear last season.

DeMarcus cousins will miss next two games to cover from his Achilles strain.

Warriors Andrew Bogut is still out due to a concussion. No timetable on his return.

Pacers decline 16-17 option on Solomon Hill Dion

Waiters and Thunder, did not agree on an extension.

Jeremy Lamb and Hornets agree on 3 year extension worth 21 million

Wizards did not sign Bradley Beal to an extension. they are waiting on Durant's decision before making any other decisions on the roster. Durant is a free agent this coming summer.

Pelicans lose Kendrick Persons to a right pectoral injury. No timetable on his return.

Rockets sign Chuck Hayes to aid injuries. He could be waived and if he is, could become part of coaching staff.

Warriors, Clippers, Raptors and Pistons are the only unbeaten teams left. Seven without a single win.


Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge signed with new Agency Excel SM

Duncan, Parker and Ginobili's first win together was back on October 29, 2002. the trio now has the most wins of any trio at 542 (after beating the Knicks)

March 31st, 2011 was the last time the Celtics beat the Spurs.

Carmelo Anthony was asked how well Kawhi guarded him, said he eventually decided to simply start trying to draw fouls because he couldn't get good looks.

Through 4 games Spurs...
15th in Offense
3rd in Defense
2nd in Opponents points per game
1st in fouling least
5th in shooting at 47%

More news when I have it. -Ray

Saturday, October 31, 2015

D League Draft

I'll update as much as I can...

1st pick Jeff Ayers by Idaho (Jazz affiliate)
2nd pick Jimmer Fredette by Westchester (Knicks affiliate)

Perry Jones III was picked third by the Iowa Energy, who then picked Cartier Martin with the fourth overall pick.

The Delaware 87ers picked Rysheed Jordan fifth overall.

Amir Williams (Rio Grande Valley), Sam Thompson (Grand Rapids), David Laury (Delaware), Rick Jackson (Iowa) and Jarvis Summers (Rio Grande Valley) rounded out the top-10.

With the 16th pick in the 2015 the Austin Spurs select Jean Victor Nguidjol from the Lyceum Pirates

With the 16th pick of the third round in the DLeagueDraft, the Austin Spurs select Rodney Glasgow from VMI

In the fourth round of the DLeagueDraft, the Austin Spurs select Ruben Guillandeaux from LaSalle

In the fifth round of the DLeagueDraft, the Austin Spurs select Mouhamadou Ndoye from Texas A&M Commerce

In the sixth round of the DLeagueDraft, the Austin Spurs select Musa Abdul-Aleem from Troy

Friday, October 30, 2015

News Update 10/30

Adidas unveils Spurs/Rockets uniforms for Christmas Day. We saw them already, but a better view.

Austin Spurs announce current roster/camp invites for the upcoming season. This is also prior to tomorrow's draft. Jimmer Fredette and Jeff Ayres have both signed to enter the draft.

Bryce Cotton G 6’1” 165 Providence Affiliate 8/11/92

Jarell Eddie F 6’7” 220 Virginia Tech Returning 10/30/91

Orlando Johnson G 6’5” 220 California-SB Returning 3/11/89

Cady Lalanne C 6’9” 242 Massachusetts Draft Rights 4/22/92

Youssou Ndoye C 7’0” 250 St. Bonaventure Affiliate 7/15/91

Keifer Sykes G 6’0” 180 Wisconsin-Green Bay Affiliate 10/30/93

Deshaun Thomas F 6’7” 215 Ohio State Affiliate 8/29/91

Mfon Udofia G 6’2” 194 Georgia Tech Returning 8/1/90

Devondrick Walker G 6’5” 205 Texas A&M Commerce Returning 7/11/92

Julian Washburn F 6’8” 210 UTEP Affiliate 12/18/91

Keith Wright F 6’8” 240 Harvard Returning 7/22/89

ESPN announces they are pulling the plug on Grantland

Mel Daniels the hall of fame center with the Indiana Pacers, passed away at the age of 71.

IND's Paul George Fined $10k for public criticism of officiating following game in TOR on Oct. 28.

LAC'S Austin Rivers was fined $25k for tossing a seat cushion into the crowd.

Lebron James is dealing with a bad back, but is hoping to play all 82 games this season. May be a reason why Cleveland plans to run the offense through Kevin Love.

Pelicans waive Nate Robinson but are in Talks To Re-Sign Toney Douglas

Monday, October 26, 2015

News Update 10/26

Spurs announce they have exercised their 3rd year option on Kyle Anderson

Here is the Spurs Roster going into opening night.

LaMarcus Aldridge
Kawhi Leonard
Tim Duncan
Danny Green
Tony Parker
David West
Manu Ginobili
Boris Diaw
Patty Mills
Kyle Anderson
Ray McCallum
Matt Bonner

Jonathan Simmons
Boban Marjanovic
Rasual Butler

Metta World Peace Makes Lakers' Roster, Jabari Brown Waived

Maurice Ndour Waived By Mavericks (sidelined indefinitely because of a stress reaction in his left leg)

Ish Smith was waived by the Wizards and claimed off waivers by Pelican

Danny Granger Waived By Pistons (will need approximately a month to complete rehabilitation on a plantar fasciitis injury in his left foot)

ESPN cut approximately four percent of their workforce in layoffs last week with the rising cost of television rights fees cited as a contributing factor.

Flip Saunders Passes Away At Age Of 60

The Bucks have exercised the third-year contract options on Tyler Ennis and Jabari Parker, and the fourth-year contract options on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Michael Carter-Williams.

Per Bovada
Odds to win Western Conference
Spurs 5/2
Warriors 11/4
Thunder 4/1

Odds to win Southwest Division
Spurs 10/13
Rockets 2/1
Memphis 13/2

Don't forget Ginobili prize package give away on Wednesday. Be sure to listen to Podcast #9, to get the question you need to answer to listen. Podcast is available on ITunes, Soundcloud, Youtube and at

More News when I have it.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Final Waives

Spurs officially announce they have waived Reggie Williams and Julian Washburn.
Keep in mind that Washburn was a D League move. He'll be offerred one of the spots for the Austin Spurs. Once Williams clears waivers, he'll be free to sign with another team.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Reggie Williams

Has been waived, which means Rasual Butler has earned a spot on the roster.

Roster cuts

Pop says final cuts will be made tonight after game. Does not want people waiting and thinking about it over the weekend.

NBA News and Rumors 10/23/15

Blazers have waived Phil Pressly and Omari Johnson

Timberwolves owner, Glen Taylor is re-elected as chairman of the board of NBA Board of Governors.

Tomorrow at 5pm is the first waiver wire. Could effect over 90 players. Next 2 come on Sunday and Monday

Rockets waive Chris Walker, Jeremy Tyler, Will Cummings, and Denzel Livingston

Pelicans waive Sean Kilpatrick and Chris Douglas - Roberts

Kings waive David Stockton, and Eric Moreland

Thunder waive Michael Qualls, Julyan Stone, Dez Wells, and Talib Zanna

Hawks waive Terran Petteway

Mavericks waive Jarrid Famous, sign Tu Holloway

Bulls waive Jordan Crawford and Marcus Simmons

Lamar Odom will need Kidney Transplant

Gregg Popovich will replace Coach K as head coach of Team USA'S Men's Basketball team. He will takeover after the Rio Olympics. Popovich will coach 2017-2020.

More news when I have it.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Julian Washburn

Spurs sign former UTEP Forward Julian Washburn. 6' 8" , averaged over 11 pts with UTEP. He was C-USA Defensive Player of the Year

I expect him to be waived and signed to Austin Spurs. After sending Ndoye and,Sykes to Austin, Spurs still have 2 spots left for D League.


NBA News/Rumors 10/22

Spurs make it official and waive four players. Jimmer Fredette (gets 500K), Kiefer Sykes (D League Spurs), Youssou Ndoye(D League Spurs) and DeShaun Thomas, who is expected to return overseas. There are a few NBA teams interested in Thomas, who could also end up in Austin. Spurs must trim one more person down to hit max of 15 on roster. Keep in mind in the past the Spurs have gone with 14 to leave one spot open in case of injuries or waived veterans (Jan/Feb). 4 candidates to get waived are Reggie Williams, Rasual Butler, Jonathan Simmons and Matt Bonner. Simmons is the only player listed with a guaranteed contract. While Bonner is seen as a lock to remain on the roster, it is possible the Spurs waive him either now or later. The Spurs could potentially waive him by January. In my opinion, Look for Reggie Williams to be cut. Everyone else stays on the roster.

After the Spurs loss to the Suns, PF LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the court to work on his shot. He didn't leave the court until 11:14pm. He was told he had to be off the court by 11:15pm

Tristan Thompson finally agrees to a 5 year 82 million dollar deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs now have 2 our of the 6 highest paid power forwards in the League.

T Wolves exercise options on Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad, Adrien Payne and Grogui Dieng

Bucks have waived Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Landry, and Josh Powell. roster now at 15

Lakers have waived Michale Frazier II and Robert Upshaw

Andre Drummond will wait on a contract extension, so Pistons get 13 Million in Cap space.

Amerileague President Jonathan Jordan has resigned. This is right before their very first draft. there are also allegations of signed players not getting paid. Not the perfect way to start a new league.

Warriors signed Xavier Henry and Chris Udofia

Derrick Rose has started taking shots while wearing mask

Heat sign Briante weber and waive Corey Hawkins

Jazz exercise options (16-17) on Rudy Gobert, Dante Exum, Rodney Hood and Trey Burke.

Fun Fact for ESPN's NBA Rank 2015.. Spurs are the only teamwith 5 players in the Top 60. Four teams don't even have a Top 60 player. Behind SA, Golden State has 5 in the Top 66 and the Cavs have 5 in the Top 72.

Pop on Jimmer, "it is what it is. There's alot of players. It's all about the right fit with the right player. For another team he might be great . We're just too full on that position.

More News when I have it

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Spurs Waive...

The Spurs have waived Jimmer Fredette,  Youssou Ndoye and Deshaun Thomas.

Ndoye and Thomas are both candidates for the D league's Austin Spurs.

2 more cuts to make the required 15 by 10/24.

More when I have it.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Spurs vs Suns

Parker will play, Patty Mills will be out tonight  (rest)

Team USA

With Coach K stepping down as head coach of Team USA Basketball, names are being rumored for a replacement.

#1 choice is.....Gregg Popovich


Roster for Today's Pre-season Game

NDoye is the only Spur listed out for tonight's match up vs Suns. He is still suffering from an ankle injury. All other Spurs will be available for today's match up. If it changes, I'll let you know. -Ray

NBA GM Survey

Results from the NBA GM Survey. Doesn't mean much but interesting none the less Which team will win the 2016 NBA Finals? 1. Cleveland -- 53.6% 2. San Antonio -- 25.0% 3. Golden State -- 17.9% 4. Oklahoma City -- 3.6% Last year: San Antonio -- 46.2% Who will win the 2015-16 MVP? 1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 39.3% 2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 25.0% 3. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 10.7% James Harden, Houston -- 10.7% 5. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 7.1% Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 7.1% Last year: LeBron James -- 67.9% If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be? 1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 86.2% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 6.9% LeBron James, Cleveland -- 6.9% Last year: LeBron James -- 50.0% Other highlights (more Spurs focused) Who is the best small forward in the NBA? 1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 89.3% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 8.9% 3. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 1.8% Last year: LeBron James -- 75.0% Who is the best power forward in the NBA? 1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 82.1% 2. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers -- 7.1% LeBron James, Cleveland -- 7.1% 4. LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio -- 3.6% Last year: LaMarcus Aldridge & Blake Griffin -- 25.0% Who is the best center in the NBA? 1. Marc Gasol, Memphis -- 65.5% 2. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento -- 13.8% 3. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 6.9% Tim Duncan, San Antonio -- 6.9% DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers -- 6.9% Last year: Dwight Howard -- 42.9% Which team made the best overall moves this offseason? 1. San Antonio -- 79.3% 2. Houston -- 6.9% L.A. Clippers -- 6.9% Also receiving votes: L.A. Lakers, Portland Last year: Cleveland -- 89.3% Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact? 1. LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio -- 79.3% 2. Ty Lawson, Houston -- 10.3% 3. Greg Monroe, Milwaukee -- 6.9% 4. DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers -- 3.4% Last year: LeBron James -- 96.3% What was the most underrated player acquisition? 1. Ty Lawson, Houston -- 10.3% Paul Pierce, L.A. Clippers -- 10.3% David West, San Antonio -- 10.3% Who is the best defensive player in the NBA? 1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 27.6% 2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 17.2% 3. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 13.8% 4. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 10.3% 5. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 6.9% DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers -- 6.9% Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Marc Gasol, Memphis; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City; Andre Iguodala, Golden State Last year: Joakim Noah -- 35.7% Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA? 1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 44.8% 2. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 17.2% 3. Jimmy Butler, Chicago -- 10.3% LeBron James, Cleveland -- 10.3% Who is the best head coach in the NBA? 1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 93.1% Also receiving votes: Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta; Steve Kerr, Golden State Last year: Gregg Popovich -- 92.9% Which head coach makes the best in-game adjustments? 1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 37.9% 2. Rick Carlisle, Dallas -- 31.0% 3. Steve Kerr, Golden State -- 10.3% 4. Jason Kidd, Milwaukee -- 6.9% Also receiving votes: Steve Clifford, Charlotte; Erik Spoelstra, Miami; Brad Stevens, Boston; Stan Van Gundy, Detroit Last year: Gregg Popovich --46.4% Which head coach runs the best offense? 1. Steve Kerr, Golden State -- 58.6% 2. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 27.6% 3. Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta -- 6.9% Also receiving votes: Rick Carlisle, Dallas; Brad Stevens, Boston Last year: Gregg Popovich -- 77.8% Which head coach has the best defensive schemes? 1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 31.0% 2. Dave Joerger, Memphis -- 27.6% 3. Steve Kerr, Golden State -- 13.8% 4. Steve Clifford, Charlotte -- 6.9% Jason Kidd, Milwaukee -- 6.9% Which player is the best leader? 1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 44.6% 2. Tim Duncan, San Antonio -- 30.4% 3. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 17.9% Who is the league's best role player? 1. Andre Iguodala, Golden State -- 20.7% 2. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 17.2% 3. Kyle Korver, Atlanta -- 13.8% 4. Danny Green, San Antonio -- 10.3% Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 10.3% 6. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio -- 6.9%

Friday, October 16, 2015

Spurs Update 10/16

Pop said Aldridge and Diaw are probably good to go for Sunday. Parker may be out (ankle)

After the game vs. Pistons, Spurs may begin to trim roster (next week). Majority of cuts (league wide) will happen 10/22-10/24

Current Tax Bills in millions
GSW: 23.1
OKC: 22.2
MIA: $20.1
LAC: 18.1
CLE: 16.6
CHI: 5.6
***SPURS***: 4.1
HOU: 3.5
BKN: .920

Plenty of tickets for Sunday's preseason game vs. Pistons.  Some as low as $6 on Stubhub.

More when I have it
- Ray

Aldridge Update

LaMarcus Aldridge did practice with the team today and is expected to play on Sunday, vs. Pistons.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

News/Rumors 10/15

Lamar Odom remains in critical condition, after being found passed out in a Nevada  brothel.

CNN does segment on Lamar Odom, shows picture of LaMarcus Aldridge

Lakers exercise option on Julius Randle for 16-17

Kobe Bryant has a lower leg contusion. Did not practice with team today

The Kings have waived guard Marshall Henderson and forward Vince Hunter

Thunder and Dion Waiters are exploring a contract extension

Thunder C Enes Kanter has significant ankle sprain, will be out for game vs Grizzlies

Pelicans Sign Bo McCalebb

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes injury is a Bone Bruised Right Knee. Status is day-to-day.

Warriors waive Ben Gordon

Warriors have purchased land to build San Francisco arena. Will open 2017

Rajon Rondo on relationship with Kings Head Coach, George Karl..."it's not going well"

Jabari Parker has been practicing with Bucks, but has yet to make his 2015 debut

Derrick Rose is expected to miss the Bulls' season opener, as he recovers from his surgery. His eye/socket still appeared swollen on Monday.

Popovich on Splitter trade...
“It was very difficult,” Popovich said. “When someone is with you for a while, you get close to them and their family.  That’s the business part of the situation. It shows its ugly head once in a while.

“So if we wanted to add the talent that we added then we had to do something because you can’t pay everybody. I think Tiago being here in Atlanta is a perfect fit for both parties.”

Spurs will wear new Black Signature Jersey at their home opener on October 30th

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- Ray

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NBA News/Rumors 9/9/15

News and Rumors are always dropped first on Periscope

NBA announces that playoff seeding will now be determined by record not by division. If this rule was in place last year, Spurs would have opened playoffs at Memphis (possibly met Golden State in round 2).

The union representing National Basketball Association players has signed a contract to sell its Harlem headquarters for $21 million, about six times what the organization paid for the building at Lenox Avenue and 125th Street. Once the sale is completed next year, the organization will relocate to a 47,000-square-foot facility in midtown Manhattan that includes a practice court, locker room, lounge and training facility, the union said. The facility will also be used to host player programs and agent seminars

The NBA has reportedly fined Markieff Morris $10,000 for publicly demanding a trade from the Phoenix Suns

TrailBlazers and Thunder are looking at re-desiging their logos.

Sean Kilpatrick is close to securing a training camp dealwith the Pelicans.

Matt Janning Signs Camp Deal With Nuggets

Free-agent guard Dahntay Jones has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Brooklyn Nets

Cleveland Cavaliers to sign D.J. Stephens to a non-guaranteed training camp deal

Rasual Butler has expressed interest in going to the MiaMI Heat. No offer has been made.

Tony Parker became the all-time leading scorer in European championship history by leading defending champion France to a 69-66 win over Poland on Monday. Parker made France's first basket to break the record and finished with a team-high 16 points, scoring his team's final four points. That gave the San Antonio Spurs guard a total of 1,046 points, 16 more than former Greece star Nikos Galis. Parker tied Galis' total of 1,030 in France's 81-54 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday.
More news when I have it.

- Ray

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