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The Spurs greatest playoff plays: Round 1, Bracket 1

Welcome to the first round of our quest to determine the Spurs greatest postseason plays of the Gregg Popovich era. Today is Bracket 1, and in true NCAA Tournament format, each play has been seeded one through eight,...

Open Thread: Austin Spurs will hold open tryouts

If you’ve been a Spurs fan for more than a few seasons, then you have most assuredly heard the tale of Jonathon Simmons. His rise through the ranks of the Austin Spurs after betting on himself and putting together...

The Spurs longest tenured employee, Pete Anton, has passed away

Pete Anton, the Spurs’ longest tentured employee, has passed away at age 93 following complications from a stroke. He was also the NBA’s oldest active employee. Per Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express News: Anton joined the...

Determining the greatest play in Spurs playoff history

Anyone who frequented PtR during the doldrums of last summer may remember The MANU Tournament. It was an NCAA-style tournament where you voted over the course of a few weeks to determine Manu Ginobili’s greatest play of all...

Open Thread: How half-time speeches can motivate or distract from a team’s performance

In a study by Berkley Hass, Berkeley Haas Prof. Emeritus Barry Staw and two colleagues, Katherine DeCelles and Peter de Goey studied hundreds of basketball half-time speeches to determine the effect of the speech and it correlation to the...

Derrick White appears primed to make the final Team USA roster

Team USA is down to 13 players to choose from to make their 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup in China. That includes the Spurs’ own Derrick White, who has risen from camp invitee, to Select Team...

Open Thread: Happy birthday, Rudy Gay

Whether or not we care to admit it, we all took a collective sign of relief when Rudy Gay signed on with the San Antonio Spurs for a third season. While one player does not make a break a...

Rumor: The Spurs will retire Tony Parker’s jersey on November 11

Spurs fans may not have to wait too long to see Tony Parker’s jersey hanging in the rafters. According to French site Le Parisien, Parker’s jersey will be retired following their home match-up against the Memphis Grizzlies on...

Examining Luka Samanic’s fit with the Spurs of 2021 and beyond

This series looks at each of the Spurs’ eleven under-30 players with an eye toward how they can improve in or expand their role on the team. Rather than focus on individual skills, for the most part, we’ll concentrate...

The Spurs have decisions to make with Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl

A key date is coming up for the Spurs if they wish to utilize it. With the NBA schedule officially announced, 5:00 PM CT on October 21 is the deadline that has been set for all first round...

Spurs rookies head to New Jersey for the Panini Rookie Photoshoot

The NBA hosted their annual Panini rookie photo shoot this weekend in New Jersey, and Spurs fans got their first look at San Antonio’s latest draft picks in uniform. Lonnie Walker IV was the Silver and Black’s lone first-year player...

What might the Eastern Conference playoffs look like if every team lost their best...

For years I have marveled in the San Antonio Spurs ability to keep a bench of players who can make a difference. So many teams spend their money on a “big three” and leave no funds for the other...

The case against the Spurs offering DeMar DeRozan a contract extension

The Spurs haven’t ruled out offering DeMar DeRozan a contract extension, according to SAEN’s Mike Finger. While the report was carefully worded to suggest nothing is imminent, the mere fact that extending DeRozan is a possibility is both intriguing and...

Open Thread: Ranking the Western Conference with one adjustment

Ever since Kawhi Leonard announced his intention to join the Los Angeles Clippers, and Paul George “requested” a trade, the lesser celebrated Hollywood team eclipsed the LeBron’s pairing with The Brow. The odds for every team have been released...

The Spurs’ 2019-20 schedule analysis

The NBA released this year’s schedules on the NBATV “Schedule Release Show”, hosted by Jared Greenberg. Naturally, the Spurs were hardly mentioned throughout the show, but what matters is we now have a schedule to add to our...

The Spurs’ schedule for the 2019-20 season has been released

The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2019-2020 season, and naturally that includes the Spurs. They will open the season on October 23 at home against the New York Knicks (which unsurprisingly will not be one...

Derrick White continues to exceed expectations with Team USA

Derrick White is officially part of Team USA. Following Friday’s scrimmage, the Spurs’ guard was promoted to the main squad, as previously rumored. He’ll make the trip to Los Angeles for the final stage of preparation and could be...

Open Thread: My DVD is slowly filling up with “Hardwood Classics” Spurs games

Every summer there is a lull between seasons. For this Spurs fan, once the Spurs are out of the playoffs, postseason basketball watching is optional. From that moment until the draft, there is a bevy of information coming through...

The decisions facing Gregg Popovich about the 2019 FIBA World Cup roster

With the 2019 FIBA World Cup around the corner, USA basketball started their preparation for the worldwide event last week. After many of the NBA’s stars decided to sit out this tournament, the US seems to be gearing this...

Rumor: The Spurs haven’t ruled out offering DeMar DeRozan a max contract extension

Just because this offseason is pretty much over from a free agency standpoint doesn’t mean the Spurs don’t have any upcoming decisions to think about. For example, DeMar DeRozan has two years remaining on his contract with a...

Open Thread: Happy birthday to Patty Mills, the Spurs longest tenured player

This has been a busy summer for Patty Mills. In July, he tied the knot with Alyssa Levesque in Hawaii. Before the two could embark on a honeymoon, the Spurs spirit animal was back home in Australia offering humanitarian...