Well, the trade deadline was disappointing for Spurs fans. We managed to get slightly worse defensively by trading Theo Ratliff, an under-used shot blocker, for next to nothing. Technically we traded him for a conditional second-round pick in 2016. I guess it won’t matter in the grand scheme of things, Ratliff was not going to make or break the Spurs season. Read more »
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Well, it looks like the Spurs are officially out of the hunt for Tyrus Thomas. Apparently, the Bulls are set to trade Thomas to the Bobcats for Acie Law, Flip Murray and a future first-round pick. Well, alright then.
That leaves one potentially good deal for the Spurs: Amare Stoudemire. Read more »
The Spurs beat the Pacers last night 90-87. It’s the Pacers so I am not gonna pretend that I am oh-so-excited about the win, but it does make them 4-2 so far on the Rodeo Trip. The game shouldn’t have ended as close as it did. Tim Duncan was way off shooting 4-of-23 from the field. You would have thought it was Allen Iverson if not for the 26 rebounds he pulled down. That’s what we like about Tim, when his shot is off he can still affect the game in some other way, unlike some people. *COdirkUGH*
First off, Mason’s agent is trying to clarify that Mase is not demanding a trade, but is simply “open” to one. The reason, of course, is due to minutes. I’ve been saying all year that Mason should start at shooting guard if not Ginobili, but Pop stubbornly stuck to Keith Bogans for several months. Now George Hill is starting next to Parker, and while he is getting better and is coming along defensively, he is still undersized and I don’t recall him hitting any game winners like Mase did several times last season. According to the San Antonio Express News:
“One league executive said he expects the Spurs to make overtures at the Miami Heat, who are shopping a number of players, including power forward Udonis Haslem and small forward Dorell Wright.”
My response: Huh? Read more »
Malik Hairston was recently assigned to the D-League’s Austin Toros, but it’s become obvious why the Spurs are intent on keeping him close by. He won Player of the Week honors after averaging 35.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and shooting 49 percent from the field. The Toros were 4-0 in those games.
During the pre-season, I did a short interview for Brian Cashiola from RocketDunks.com as part of his Division Previews. Well, naturally I got to thinking that I may have a few questions for him about the Rockets and Spurs. Check it out:
SpursoftheMoment: With Yao’s latest injury, and the reports that he could miss the whole season, how optimistic are Rockets fans about Yao playing at all this year?
Brian Cashiola: I would say we are hopeful but not optimistic if that makes sense. Most projections have him being out until around playoff time. And if the Rockets are fortunate enough to make the playoffs with this roster it will be with a very different style of basketball than what Yao is used to so I can’t see us throwing him out there in that situation and risk further injury as well as throwing off what got us there. Read more »
Date: November 5, 2009