Dejounte’s All-Star case; Keldon says he almost wasn’t a Spur; Pop speaks out on Rep. Boebert’s anti-Muslim slur
The Spurs are on their first winning streak of the season, coach Gregg Popovich is getting political again, and Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan were recently brought up in a conversation with Keldon Johnson. Feels like the good old days in Spurs land! Welcome to this week’s Spurs newsletter.
From Pop’s future to Keldon’s rise. Here’s the 6 biggest questions Spurs face as season tips off
It’s been a long and winding road but four seasons after Kawhi Leonard burned every bridge out of San Antonio, the Spurs have finally embraced a full on youth movement as the regular season tips-off Wednesday night at the AT&T Center. Welcome to our <a href="https://www.ksat.com/topic/Spurs/" target="_blank">KSAT.com Spurs newsletter</a>.
Spurs offseason transformation; Popovich drops F-bomb on critics after Team USA wins gold; Ben Simmons-Spurs remains in rumor mill
In less than a month, we have seen a complete transformation of the Spurs. Let’s break down some of the pros and cons of this wild offseason and coach Gregg Popovich eviscerating the haters! Welcome to this week’s KSAT.com Spurs newsletter.
Spurs in mix to sign John Collins; Dejounte Murray’s cryptic tweet about trade rumors; Pop sounds off on reporter amid Team USA struggles
Whew, what a week this was for everything Spurs. From Coach Pop sounding off on a reporter after Team USA’s struggles to Dejounte Murray’s apparent displeasure with his name in trade rumors, there’s been no shortage of news when it comes to the Silver and Black. Welcome to this week’s <a href="http://ksat.com/" target="_blank">KSAT.com</a> Spurs newsletter.
Latest Ben Simmons trade rumors; Portland owner wants Hammon; Austin billionaire joins Spurs investor group
It’s been a busy week for the Spurs. They have surfaced as possible trade partners for Ben Simmons, Becky Hammon may be headed to the Pacific Northwest and there was a shakeup in the structure of the franchise’s investor group. Welcome to this week’s <a href="http://ksat.com/" target="_blank">KSAT.com</a> Spurs newsletter.
Becky Hammon interviewing with NBA teams; Spurs free agency rumors; Barkley’s shaming of San Antonio women might stop
The Spurs may not be in the playoffs, but there is still a ton of Silver and Black-related news and notes. Yes, some of it includes Charles Barkley and Kawhi Leonard. Welcome to this week’s <a href="http://ksat.com/" target="_blank">KSAT.com</a> Spurs newsletter.
Kawhi's Clippers will tangle with the Spurs Wednesday in San Antonio
click image Twitter / spursThe Spurs will face off with the Clippers on Wednesday. Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers tip off a two-game stint against the Spurs on the eve of the NBA trade deadline.The former Spur recently expressed concerns about his current team’s continuity emphasizing, “it’s all about consistency, from teams to players to coaches. That’s what makes a team great, players great, coaches great. A consistency of being, wanting to win, and doing pretty much the same habits of winning.”After starting the season with a 21-8, the Clippers have cooled significantly, yet remain an elite Western Conference opponent. Johnson’s ascendance as a starter and tremendous upside has been a gamechanger for San Antonio in Leonard’s absence.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Spurs will face task of holding back Luka Doncic in Dallas Mavs matchup
click image Twitter / spursHeading into the season, NBA oddsmakers identified Dallas Mavericks wunderkind Luka Doncic as the early favorite to with the league’s MVP award. Now in his third season, Doncic is the first player in NBA history to be named to the All-NBA first team by age 20.However, early shooting struggles for Doncic, coupled with the absence of former All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, have yielded a slow start for the Mavericks.With the insertion of 21-year-old Keldon Johnson and 22-year-old Lonnie Walker IV into the starting lineup, youth is finally being served in San Antonio. After last season’s breakout performance in Orlando’s NBA bubble, where he averaged 14 points and 5 rebounds, Johnson continues to turn heads with a fluid game fueled by athleticism, efficiency, and strength.Along with Dejounte Murray, Walker will be tasked with limiting Doncic, as he works through some early season shooting woes of his own.sacurrent.com
Dejounte Murray returns, Spurs drop preseason opener to Magic, 125-89
SAN ANTONIO - During player introductions, Spurs fans gave point guard Dejounte Murray the loudest cheer of the night. "I was just telling my training staff, 'Thank you for everything,'" Murray said after the game. San Antonio was outscored in the third quarter 41-17 en route to a preseason-opening 125-89 loss to the Orlando Magic. Rookie Keldon Johnson saw the most playing time of the Spurs' 2019 draft class, scoring 7 points in 23 minutes of action. The Spurs will next travel to Miami for their second preseason game against the Heat on Tuesday.
After Recovering from a Knee Injury, the Spurs' Dejounte Murray Is Ready to Return and Disrupt the Opposition This Season
click to enlarge Twitter / @SpursDeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray prepare to meet the press at San Antonio Spurs media day. Im just excited to play basketball.Following consecutive first-round playoffs exits, San Antonios ceiling is likely commensurate with Murrays health and impact on the court. The Spurs suffered frequent lapses on the defensive end of the floor this past season, particularly away from the AT&T Center. Hes gonna figure this thing out and put everybody in a situation to succeed.The NBA is steeped in nostalgia and San Antonio is no exception. Tim Duncan may have walked through the door, but for San Antonios youthful backcourt the future is now.sacurrent.com
Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets
LAS VEGAS - The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Spurs (1-1), who shot 51 percent from the field. The Spurs had three picks in the top 49 in the NBA draft and will be counting on them in what is expected to be a highly competitive Western Conference. Samanic, the 19th overall pick, was 5 of 10 from the field with two 3-pointers and had four rebounds for Spurs Summer League coach Becky Hammon.
Spurs 2019 draft class visits Boys & Girls Club
On the 20th anniversary of the franchise's first NBA Championship, the San Antonio Spurs' entire 2019 NBA draft class -- Luka Samanic (19th), Keldon Johnson (29th) and Quinndary Weatherspoon (49th) -- made their first public appearance at the Eastside Boys & Girls Club, where they led a basketball clinic and signed autographs. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.