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The San Antonio Spurs sign Jeff Pendergraph

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Saturday 6 July 2013 at 1:10 pm

The Spurs have signed 26-year old power forward Jeff Pendergraph to a 2-year deal.  He played in 37 games (0 starts) for the Pacers last year and he averaged 10.0 minutes, 3.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.  He has now played in 96 games (5 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he is averaging 9.2 minutes, 2.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.  Pendergraph has shot 52.4% from the floor and 86% from the free throw line so far in his career, which is impressive.  This was a good move for the Spurs as Pendergraph is a solid bench player.

The San Antonio Spurs sign Marco Belinelli

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Thursday 4 July 2013 at 1:52 pm

The San Antonio Spurs have signed 27-year old shooting guard Marco Belinelli to a 2-year, six million dollar deal.  He played in 73 games (27 starts) for the Bulls last year and he averaged 25.8 minutes, 9.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.  He has now played in 360 games (175 starts) in his first six years in the NBA and he is averaging 22.4 minutes, 9.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  Belinelli has shot 41.8% from the floor, 38.7% from the free throw line and 80.8% from the free throw line so far in his NBA career.  Belinelli will give the Spurs long range shooting ability and energy off the bench in 2013-14.

The San Antonio Spurs re-sign Manu Ginobili

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Wednesday 3 July 2013 at 6:02 pm

The Spurs have re-signed 35-year old shooting guard Manu Ginobili to a 2-year, $14 million dollar deal.  Ginobili played in 60 games (0 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 23.2 minutes, 11.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game.  He has now played in 727 games (346 starts) in his first 11 years with the Spurs and he is averaging 27.5 minutes, 14.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game.  Ginobili is the Spurs’ all-time leader in three point shots made with 1,093 of them.  He is also #5 in games played (727), #8 in defensive rebounds (2,285), #5 in assists (2,892), #4 in steals (1,064) and #5 in points scored (10,819) in Spurs’ history.  It was smart of the Spurs to re-sign Ginobili as he is part of the heart and soul of the organization.

The San Antonio Spurs re-sign Tiago Splitter to a 4-year deal

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Tuesday 2 July 2013 at 3:20 pm

The Spurs have re-signed 28-year old center Tiago Splitter to a 4-year, $36 million dollar deal.  Splitter played in 81 games (58 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 24.7 minutes, 10.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.  He has now played in 200 games (66 starts) in his first three years with the Spurs and he averaged 19.3 minutes, 8.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  This was a smart move for the Spurs as Splitter gives them a presence near the basket.

Boris Diaw opts in to return to the San Antonio Spurs in 2013-14

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Saturday 29 June 2013 at 7:07 am

31-year old small forward Boris Diaw has opted in for the 2013-14 season to stay with the Spurs for $4.7 million bucks.  Diaw played in 75 games (20 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 22.8 minutes, 5.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.  Diaw has played in 95 games (27 starts) in his first two years with the Spurs and he is averaging 22.3 minutes, 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.  Diaw has now played in 755 games (488 starts) in his first 10 years in the NBA and he is averaging 29.3 minutes, 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.  This was a smart move for Diaw, as he is the perfect bench player for the Spurs….as he can literally play an position on the basketball court.

The San Antonio Spurs picked DeShaun Thomas in the 2nd round of the 2013 NBA Draft

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General, The Draft Report by joelapinski on Friday 28 June 2013 at 1:45 pm

The Spurs selected 21-year old small forward DeShaun Thomas out of Ohio State with the #58 overall pick (2nd round) of the 2013 NBA Draft.  He is 6′7″, 225 pounds.  Thomas played in 37 games for Ohio State last year and he averaged 35.4 minutes, 19.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.  Thomas played in 113 games in his three years with the Buckeyes and he averaged 27.0 minutes, 14.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.  Thomas shot 47.8% from the floor, 34.2% from three point range and 80.2% from the free throw line in college.  This was an excellent pick for the Spurs, as a lot of draft experts thought he would have been picked at the bottom of the first round.

UPDATE:  (8/16/2013) - DeShaun Thomas will spend the 2013-14 season playing in France.

The San Antonio Spurs picked Livio Jean-Charles in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General, The Draft Report by joelapinski on Friday 28 June 2013 at 1:37 pm

The Spurs selected 19-year old small forward Livio Jean-Charles out of French Guianna with the #28 overall pick (1st round) of the 2013 NBA Draft.  Jean-Charles is 6′9″, 217 pounds.  Jean-Charles played in 29 games in France last year and he averaged 13.8 minutes, 3.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.  He has now played in 58 games in his first two years in the pros overseas and he is averaging 11.1 minutes, 2.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.  This is a classic Spurs’ type of draft pick as he will be stashed until he wants to come to the USA….if he ever does.

The San Antonio Spurs made a rare mistake in 2007

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Draft Report by joelapinski on Thursday 27 June 2013 at 5:17 pm

The San Antonio Spurs are the master of stashing players from overseas and then bringing them to the states years later.  Well, in the 2002 NBA Draft, they selected power forward Luis Scola with the #56 overall pick (2nd round).  Scola never played for the Spurs.  They dealt him on July 12, 2007 along with Jackie Butler to the Houston Rockets for Vassilis Spanoulis and a 2009 2nd round pick (Nando De Colo).  Spanoulis never played in a game for the Spurs.  De Colo just came over to the states for the 2012-13 season.  De Colo played in 72 games (6 starts) as a rookie for the Spurs last year and he averaged 12.8 minutes, 3.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.  Scola has turned into a good NBA player and the Spurs rarely make mistakes like dealing him to the rival Houston Rockets.

Patty Mills opts in to stay with the San Antonio Spurs in 2013-14

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 8:23 am

24-year old PG/SG Patty Mills has opted in for the 2013-14 season to stay with the Spurs and make $1.1 million bucks.  Mills played in 58 games (2 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 11.3 minutes, 5.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  Mills has now played in 148 games (5 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 11.7 minutes, 5.7 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  Mills is a solid shooter from everywhere on the floor, hitting 44.4% from the floor, 38.7% from three point range and 80.7% from three point range so far in his career.  Mills’ decision surprises me a little bit, as he probably got have got more money and playing time from another team.

The San Antonio Spurs have seven free agents heading into this summer

Blogged under Big Spurs News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Friday 21 June 2013 at 12:46 pm

The Spurs have seven potential free agents heading into this summer, so they are going to have some tough decisions to make.  Here is a look at who I see staying and leaving:

Patrick Mills - Mills has been sitting at the end of the bench for the Spurs, but he has played well when given the chance to play.  I think he will opt out of his player option (valued at $1.13 million bucks) and hit the open market.  VERDICT:  Leaving

Manu Ginobili - I can’t see Ginobili playing for another team in 2013-14.  I don’t think he wants to be remembered for his work in the NBA Finals.  VERDICT:  Staying for one more year

Gary Neal - Neal might be looking for a starting job this summer and he is certainly good enough to get one along with a nice raise.  VERDICT:  Leaving

Tracy McGrady - He did next to nothing for the Spurs.  VERDICT:  Leaving

DeJuan Blair - Blair will finally get out of Gregg Popovich’s Dog House by signing on with a new team.  VERDICT:  Leaving

Boris Diaw - Veteran forward Boris Diaw was rock solid in the playoffs.  I think he will pick up his player option worth $4.7 million bucks to played for the Spurs again in 2013-14.  VERDICT:  Returning

Tiago Splitter - Splitter was a disappointment in the NBA Finals, but centers are hard to find.  He is a restricted free agent and I think the Spurs will ante up as long as he doesn’t get a ridiculous offer.  VERDICT:  Staying

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