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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More info when I have it.
- Ray