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The new hired gun for the San Antonio Spurs in 2016-17 is Pau Gasol

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 8:14 pm

The San Antonio Spurs moved some money around to sign 36-year old Pau Gasol over the summer to play center for them in 2016-17.  Gasol still has a lot left in the gas tank.  He played in 72 games (all starts) for the Bulls last year and he averaged 31.8 minutes, 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game.  He shot 46.9% from the floor, 34.8% from three point range and 79.2% from the free throw line last year.  He should fit in perfectly in the Spurs’ team first style of play!  The Spurs also signed 27-year old Dewayne Dedmon over the summer and he is a talented big guy, who will back up Gasol in 2016-17!  Dedmon played in 58 games (20 starts) for the Magic last year and he averaged 12.2 minutes, 4.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.  Dedmon shot 55.9% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line last year for the Magic.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SPURS’ CENTERS IN 2016-17:  A

The San Antonio Spurs are in outstanding shape at power forward for the 2016-17 season!

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Monday 24 October 2016 at 8:04 pm

31-year old LaMarcus Aldridge had a solid season for the San Antonio Spurs in 2015-16, but I expect him to be even better in 2016-17.  Aldridge played in 74 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 30.6 minutes, 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 blocked shots per game.  He shot 51.3% from the floor and 85.8% from the free throw line last year.  He is a very efficient offensive player and rebounder!  33-year old David Lee will be Aldridge’s caddy in 2016-17, after they signed him as a free agent over the summer.  Lee played in 55 games (5 starts) for the Mavericks and Celtics last year in which he averaged 16.4 minutes, 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  He shot 53.1% from the floor and 76.3% from the free throw line last year.  Lee still has a lot left in the gas tank and I love this pickup for the Spurs.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SPURS’ POWER FORWARDS IN 2016-17:  A

Kawhi Leonard could take his game to the next level in 2016-17 for the San Antonio Spurs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Sunday 23 October 2016 at 7:58 pm

The San Antonio Spurs are now 25-year old small forward Kawhi Leonard‘s team!  He played in 72 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 33.1 minutes, 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocked shot per game.  Leonard stuffs the stat sheet every single night and he plays hard at both ends of the court!  He shot an amazing 50.6% from the floor, 44.3% from three point range and 87.4% from the free throw line last year.  23-year old Kyle Anderson will give Leonard a break when he needs one in 2016-17.  He played in 78 games (11 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 16.0 minutes, 4.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.  He shot 46.8% from the floor, 32.4% from the three point line and 74.7% from the free throw line last year.  23-year old Davis Bertans has decided to come state side and play for the Spurs.  He came to the Spurs in the same trade that brought Kawhi Leonard to the Spurs in 2011!

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SPURS’ SMALL FORWARDS IN 2016-17:  A++++++++++++++++++++++

 

The San Antonio Spurs boast solid depth at shooting guard for the 2016-17 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Friday 21 October 2016 at 2:18 pm

The San Antonio Spurs have a lot of veteran depth at shooting guard for the 2016-17 season!  29-year old Danny Green will be the starter.  He played in 79 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 26.1 minutes, 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.  He also played in 10 games (all starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs last year and he averaged 26.7 minutes, 8.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game.  Green has now played in 382 games (336 starts) in his first seven years with the Spurs and he is averaging 25.8 minutes, 9.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  He has also played in 79 games (73 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs in which he is averaging 24.9 minutes, 8.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  Green was part of the Spurs’ NBA Championship team in 2013-14.  Green is #2 in Spurs’ history in three point shots made with 725 of them and he is also #10 in franchise history in blocked shots with 313 of them.

39-year old Manu Ginobili is back for what could be his final year in the NBA.  He played in 58 games (0 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 19.6 minutes, 9.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  He also played in 10 games (0 starts) in the playoffs last year for the Spurs in which he averaged 19.2 minutes, 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.  Ginobili has now played in 923 games (349 starts) in his first 14 years with the Spurs and he is averaging 26.3 minutes, 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game.  He has also played in 197 games (52 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs in which he is averaging 28.9 minutes, 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game.  Ginobili is a 2-time All-Star and a 4-time NBA Champion with the Spurs!  Ginobili is the Spurs’ all-time leader in three pointers made with 1,342 of them!  He is also #4 in games played (923), #5 in defensive rebounds (2,760), #7 in total rebounds (3,398), #5 in assists (3,655), #2 in steals (1,267) and he is #5 in points scored (12,950) in Spurs’ history!

33-year old Kevin Martin will be #3 in line at shooting guard for the Spurs in 2016-17.  He played in 16 games (1 start) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 16.3 points, 6.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.  He played in 55 games (13 starts) overall for the Spurs and Timberwolves last year in which he averaged 19.9 minutes, 9.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  Martin also played in 5 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs last year in which he averaged 9.8 minutes, 4.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  He has now played in 714 games (504 starts) in his first 12 years in the NBA and he is averaging 30.2 minutes, 17.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.  Martin has also played in 22 games (1 start) in the playoffs so far in his career and he is averaging 25.9 minutes, 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.

27-year old Jonathan Simmons looked solid as a rookie for the Spurs last year.  He played in 55 games (2 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 14.8 minutes, 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  He also played in 3 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs last year and he averaged 8.7 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.  Playing time could be scarce for Simmons in 2016-17.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SPURS’ SHOOTING GUARDS IN 2016-17:  B-

 

The San Antonio Spurs are set up well at point guard for the 2016-17 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Wednesday 5 October 2016 at 9:02 pm

The San Antonio Spurs are set up pretty well at point guard for the 2016-17 season!  34-year old point guard Tony Parker is starting to slow down and the Spurs are monitoring his minutes now.  But, he can still dial up a big game once in a while.  Parker played in 72 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 27.5 minutes, 11.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.  Parker also played in 10 games (all starts) in the playoffs last year and he averaged 26.4 minutes, 10.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.  Parker has now played in 1,080 games (1,067 starts) in his first 15 years with the Spurs and he is averaging 32.1 minutes, 16.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.  He has also played in 213 games (205 starts) for the Spurs in the playoffs so far in his career and he is averaging 35.1 minutes, 18.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.  Parker is a 6-time All-Star and a 4-time NBA Champion with the Spurs!  Parker is the all-time leader in assists for the Spurs with 6,349 of them.  He is also #2 in games played (1,080), #7 in three pointers made (473), #6 in defensive rebounds (2,694), #10 in total rebounds (3,105), #7 in steals (970) and he is #4 in points scored (17,884) in Spurs’ history!

28-year old Patty Mills could start on a lot of teams, but on the Spurs, he is Tony Parker’s caddy.  Mills played in 81 games (3 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 20.5 minutes, 8.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.  He also played in 10 games (0 starts) in the playoffs last year in which he averaged 16.7 minutes, 6.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.  Mills has now played in 287 games (10 starts) in his first five years with the Spurs and he is averaging 17.1 minutes, 8.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.  He has also played in 57 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs and he is averaging 12.1 minutes, 5.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.  Mills was a member of the Spurs’ NBA Champion team of the 2013-14 season!  He is already #9 in Spurs’ history with his 396 three pointers made!  Mills will probably start playing more this year in an effort to keep Parker fresh.

20-year old Dejounte Murray will be the #3 point guard for the Spurs in 2016-17.  They were shocked to see him available when the 29th pick (1st round) came up.  So the Spurs jumped on him!  He will likely have a bright future for the Spurs.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SPURS’ POINT GUARDS IN 2016-17:  B

The San Antonio Spurs have outstanding depth at shooting guard for 2013-14

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Tuesday 24 September 2013 at 10:36 am

No team has a better three deep depth chart at shooting guard than the Spurs have for 2013-14.  26-year old Danny Green will be the starter again.  He played in 80 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 27.5 minutes, 10.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game.  Green has now played in 174 games (118 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 22.6 minutes, 8.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.  36-year old Manu Ginobili is still full of energy for the Spurs.  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.  27-year old Marco Belinelli 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.  Belinelli 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.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SHOOTING GUARDS IN 2013-14:  B+

Tony Parker keeps getting better for the San Antonio Spurs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 6:57 am

31-year old point guard Tony Parker just keeps getting better for the Spurs.  Parker played in 66 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 32.9 minutes, 20.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game.  He has now played in 872 games (859 starts) in his first 12 years with the Spurs and he is averaging 32.9 minutes, 17.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  22-year old Cory Joseph, 25-year old Patrick Mills and 26-year old Nando De Colo will fight for the backup job in training camp.  Joseph played in 28 games (9 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 13.9 minutes, 4.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.  He has now played in 57 games (10 starts) in his first two years with the Spurs and he is averaging 11.5 minutes, 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  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.  He has now played in 148 games (5 starts) in his first four years with the Spurs and he is averaging 11.7 minutes, 5.7 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  De Colo played in 72 games (6 starts) as a rookie last year for the Spurs and he averaged 12.8 minutes, 3.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE POINT GUARDS IN 2013-14:  A

Center is going to be a timeshare for the San Antonio Spurs in 2012-13

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by alleyoop on Tuesday 23 October 2012 at 9:13 am

It looks as if 30-year old Boris Diaw is going to enter the season as the Spurs’ starting center, but he won’t likely be playing big minutes. Diaw played in 57 games (35 starts) for the Spurs and Bobcats last year in which he averaged 25.0 minutes, 6.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Diaw has now played in 680 games (468 starts) in his first 9 years in the NBA and he is averaging 30.0 minutes, 9.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. 27-year old Tiago Splitter will be Diaw’s top backup in 2012-13. Splitter played in 59 games (2 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 19.0 minutes, 9.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Splitter has now played in 119 games (8 starts) in his first two years in the NBA and he is averaging 15.6 minutes, 6.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. 23-year old DeJuan Blair is in the Dog House for the Spurs. Blair played in 64 games (62 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 21.3 minutes, 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Blair has now played in 227 games (150 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he averaged 20.2 minutes, 8.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. 29-year old Eddy Curry is a longshot to make the Spurs’ final roster. He played in 14 games (1 start) for the Heat last year and he averaged 5.9 minutes, 2.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.1 assists per game. Curry has now played in 525 games (411 starts) in his first 10 years in the NBA and he is averaging 24.9 minutes, 13.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE CENTERS IN 2012-13: C

The San Antonio Spurs are set up really well at power forward for 2012-13

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by alleyoop on Tuesday 23 October 2012 at 8:45 am

36-year old Tim Duncan keeps rolling along. The Spurs are watching his minutes during the regular season in order to keep him healthy and fresh for the playoffs. Duncan played in 58 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 28.2 minutes, 15.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game. He has now played in 1,111 games (1,109 starts) in his first 15 years in the NBA and he is averaging 35.4 minutes, 20.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 blocked shots per game. 32-year old Matt Bonner is Duncan’s caddy, and he has a much different skill set as he hit 42% of his shots from three point range last year. Bonner played in 65 games (2 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 20.4 minutes, 6.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. He has now played in 561 games (87 starts) in his first 8 years in the NBA and he is averaging 18.9 minutes, 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. 25-year old Derrick Brown is likely to be #3 in line at power forward for the Spurs in 2012-13. Brown played in 65 games (17 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he is averaging 22.2 minutes, 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. Brown has now played in 171 games (18 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he is averaging 14.9 minutes, 5.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. 29-year old Josh Powell is a longshot to make the Spurs’ roster. He didn’t play in the NBA last year. Powell played in 315 games (28 starts) in his first six years in the NBA and he is averaging 12.5 minutes, 3.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE POWER FORWARDS IN 2012-13: A

Kawhi Leonard is a player on the rise for the San Antonio Spurs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews by alleyoop on Monday 1 October 2012 at 5:04 pm

21-year old Kawhi Leonard is a player on the rise for the San Antonio Spurs. Leonard played in 64 games (39 starts) for the Spurs as a rookie last year and he averaged 24.0 minutes, 7.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Leonard is likely to get more P.T. in 2012-13 for the Spurs as head coach Gregg Popovich loves his potential. 34-year old Stephen Jackson is going to be the top backup for the Spurs at small forward this year. He played in 47 games (14 starts) for the Bucks and Spurs last year in which he averaged 25.8 minutes, 9.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Jackson has now played in 794 games (670 starts) in his first 12 years in the NBA and he is averaging 33.0 minutes, 15.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SMALL FORWARDS IN 2012-13: B

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