Category - San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker Plans to Return in 2018

Tony Parker suffered a season-ending injury in May during the series against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals. Even though the Spurs were able to beat the Rockets, San Antonio was swept the Golden State in the Conference finals.



Per Eurohoops.net, Tony Parker will return to in January, after his left quadriceps surgery.





The veteran point guard, who now is 35 years of age, averaged 10.0 points and 4.5 assists in 25.2 minutes per game in the regular season. Parker will be entering his 17th season, and if you are a Spurs fan, I know this will make you happy knowing, there is a veteran present in the locker room.





REPORT: Clippers Are Worried Chris Paul Leaving to San Antonio

There might be a possibility Chris Paul walks away from Lob City and ends up in Texas with the San Antonio Spurs.



On Friday morning, Marc Stein reported the Clippers are concern about San Antonio being a possibility being a threat to steal CP3 from them.

CP3 is expected to opt out for the final year of his contract and resign with the Clippers for five years, $210 MILLION deal or can go to a different team (Spurs?) for 4-years, $153.5 million. Paul has spent his last six seasons with the Clippers, trying to get out of the second round, but every year some get injured or they blow a lead.





It would be nice seeing Chris in a Spurs uniform, he would take the load off Kawhi Leonard and would work well with LeMarcus in the pick and pop. If this happens, it would be nice to see him compete for a championship for the Spurs.





Warriors Sweep Spurs, Advance to 3rd Straight Final





The Golden State Warriors are the perfect team, they are the first team to start the post season with 12 straight wins.

On Monday night, the Warriors sweep the San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 win in Game 4. Steph Curry led the team with 36 points, 6 assists, with five 3-pointers. Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Draymond Green added 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.



There wasn’t much the Spurs could do, having Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker out, there was not really any competition between both teams. The Warriors are the much better team and we have to recognize when we are witnessing greatness.

They will be playing the Boston Celtics or the Cleveland Cavaliers, but we all know it will be the Cavs.



 

Kawhi Leonard Unlikely To Play Game 4

It seems like the Spurs will try to play Game 4, without their MVP finalist. According to coach Gregg Popovich, fans should not expect Kawhi Leanard ready to go on Monday night.




Leonard suffered a left ankle injury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. He landed on Zaza Pachulia foot after a jump shot.




The Spurs are currently behind 0-3 against the loaded Golden State Warriors. It seems like the Warriors might finish the Spurs Monday night, and we won’t see Kawhi take the court until next season.

Warriors Mike Brown Almost Got Arrested Before Game 2(VIDEO)

Before Game 2, on Tuesday night, Warriors’ acting head coach Mike Brown almost got arrested entering the Oracle Arena.

Coach Brown told reporters about the incidents that happened before Game 2, it gave a good laugh to everyone and especially to Gregg Popovich.

Listen to Mike Brown and Gregg Popovich tell their side of the story:

 



 

Popovich Rips Zaza; Kawhi Doubtful for Game 2

On Monday morning, the San Antonio Spurs announced that Kawhi Leonard is doubtful to play in Game 2.

According to Michael C. Wright from ESPN, he states Leonard underwent an MRI, which reveal any structural damage. Kawhi reinjured his ankle after landing on Zaza Pachulia foot during Game 1 Sunday afternoon.

 




Following Kawhi’s news, Gregg Popovich went off on Zaza Pachulia calling his play “A Totally Unnatural Closeout.” Who knows if Zaza play was actually a dirty play, San Antonio already without Tony Parker, and now it seems like they will be out without Kawhi.

Kawhi Leonard: The Most Overrated Player In The NBA

We’ve all seen the posts. We’ve seen the analyzing. Most importantly, we’ve all seen the games. Yet, no matter how much we see this, people INSIST that Kawhi Leonard is the MVP. They insist he’s the best the two-way player. Most preposterous of them all, they insist he is “eclipsing” (as Skip would say) Lebron James….

 

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

This all started back in the 2014 NBA finals when a young Kawhi Leonard was tasked with the honorable duty of guarding Lebron James and ultimately won his first ring and finals MVP. Now let me get this out there, I am NOT a Lebron fan. In fact, I hate him. There is nothing more I want in life than to see Lebron fail to make it to the NBA finals but, I’m also not a dumbass. The numbers the man puts up consistently every year, the achievements, the play style, the drive, and yes, even the mentality….the man is top 3 of all time. It’s an urban legend that Kawhi “locked up” Lebron in the 2014 NBA finals. Lebron averaged 28 PPG on 57% shooting in that series. Most NBA players DREAM they could average those numbers especially in the playoffs (I’m looking at you Kyle Lowry). Now Kawhi only averaged 17 PPG but on a consistent 61% and 57% from three, respectably. Now Kawhi, a player known for his incredible two way play, averaged 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks in this series. Lebron averaged 2.0 steals and a .04 blocks a game. It doesn’t seem like The King was locked up, in fact, in 4 out of 5 games he was the leading scorer of both teams whilst racking in two games with over 30 points.

 

Lets bring it in to current day. Last night Kawhi Leonard at 26 years old played 40 minutes and sat the entire 4th quarter where at the time his team was only down 15 points. No one has said a word. They all credit Pop for his amazing coaching and being able to see the game is over. No seriously, people are saying this. Lebron at 32 years old played 47 minutes in game 4 last night. So just let that sink in for a minute and then imagine this: how would people have reacted if Lebron just started sitting while his team was down 26 POINTS against the Pacers last series? How can you say Kawhi is eclipsing Lebron yet not hold him to the same standard? Lebron is shit on daily for sitting a playoff game because of cramps, and rightfully so but, why is Kawhi not held to this same standard? Curry is held to this standard. Durant is. Why is Kawhi babied whenever he does wrong? The Spurs lost to The Rockets 126-99 in Game 1. Kawhi shot an abysmal 5-14 from the field. That’s a 35.7% FG percentage. Lamarcus Aldridge took the blame. SERIOUSLY? If Lebron shot those numbers, hell if Curry shot those numbers, the media would implode! Lebron is averaging 34.4 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 7.1 APG, 2.1 SPG and 1.5 BPG on 62.3% shooting currently in the playoffs.

Kawhi is averaging 28.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.7 SPG and .04 BPG on 61.0% shooting currently in the playoffs.

Where is the eclipse???

I don’t hate Kawhi Leonard. He’s a top 5 player in the league without a doubt. He’s just overrated. You can’t claim he’s more valuable than Lebron and not hold him to the same standard. I don’t care how “humble” he is. When your team is blown out, the best player takes the blame. That’s how it is and always has been. This happens to Lebron and Curry, even to Harden, Chris Paul, Russ, and Paul George. Why not to Kawhi?

 

By the way, did I mention Kawhi has only had one game with 8 assists in his entire NBA career?

 

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Tony Parker Reportedly Expected To Have Season-Ending Surgery (DETAILS)

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is expected to miss the rest of the NBA playoffs after suffering a leg injury Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. In Game 2, Parker had 18 points shooting 61.5% from the floor with 4 assists and 3 rebounds all in 25 minutes.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs expect Tony Parker will need season-ending surgery.

 The exam revealed that Parker has suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter with 8:52 minutes left in the game. A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date.

Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Is Best Player In NBA Right Now

Is Kawhi Leonard the best player in the NBA?


Well Coach Popovich thinks so.

Kawhi Leonard has led the NBA in PER during the playoffs after finishing second in MVP voting last season and likely to finish in the top-3 this year.

“Kawhi Leonard, in my opinion, is the best player in the league right now,” said Gregg Popovich.

Leonard also won Defensive Player of the Year during the past two seasons, though he’s unlikely to win this season.

Most NBA fans hold the opinion that LeBron James is the best player in the league. What do YOU think?

 

Schedule/TV info for Game 1s of NBA playoffs

Finally, the NBA playoffs are among us and we have interested match-ups. Below is the set matchup for Game 1 of the Eastern and Western Playoffs.

Saturday

  • Indiana at Cleveland, 3 p.m. ABC
  • Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Memphis at San Antonio 8 p.m., ESPN
  • Utah vs. LA Clippers TBD 10:30, p.m., ESPN

Sunday

  • Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m., TNT
  • Portland at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
  • Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m. TNT
  • Oklahoma City at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT

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