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Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has never been afraid to speak his mind. Popovich is known for his curt in-game interviews, but he has regularly criticized President Trump and his supporters in lengthy statements to the media. Before Monday’s game against the Pacers, Popovich was asked about the perspective he gained from growing up near the African-American community of Gary, Indiana, and the Air Force Academy graduate took the opportunity to speak about President Trump again.
With his second 10-day contract expiring Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs announced Sunday they’ve signed veteran Joel Anthony for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. In eight games with the Spurs, Anthony has averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game.
As the 2017 All Star weekend has begun to draw near, the NBA has started to trickle out information pertaining to the weekend’s other events. Of note, it was announced Wednesday that Jonathon Simmons would be the first San Antonio Spur to play in the Rising Stars Challenge since Kawhi Leonard in 2013. Simmons’ story is well known to many fans at this point – he paid his way to a D-league tryout, that eventually led to a training camp invite, which led to a roster spot on the Spurs. The story does not end there, however
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Jonathon Simmons’ Impact
Highlights: The tale of two halves struck again for the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, but this time they would come out on top. A poor defensive first half was outdone by a high powered offensive second half.
Spurs use strong second half to run past Wolves
AT&T CENTER – Last year, from the start of the season to January 9, 2016, a Saturday, there were 11 NBA teams holding their opponents to under 100 points per game on average. Fast forward a year later, and from the start of the season to January 7, 2017, a Saturday, there are just four teams holding teams below 100 points per game. At a time when a good number of teams are aiming for layups and more 3-point attempts, there’s been a scoring boom across the NBA, as the chart below shows
After a strong month of December, the San Antonio Spurs are faced with an interesting month of January. The month provides a good mix of strong playoff teams (with 4 games against teams with records of .600 or better) and games against teams still trying to determine exactly what their identity is (with 8 games against teams with records of .400 or worse).
With the holiday season hitting all of us, it’s been a few weeks since we checked in on the three stashes the Spurs have in Euroleague. For those who caught the last column, the man to watch above all others is Adam Hanga but the Hungarian, who plays for Baskonia in Spain, has been pretty much holding water since that outburst. There haven’t been any jaw dropping moments, just consistent and effective play with one of the most exciting and intelligent teams to watch in Europe (even if the Spurs didn’t have an interest due to Hanga, Baskonia would be worth watching on a regular basis)
Highlights: On Thursday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called out his team for not being ready to play following their loss to the Chicago Bulls. 48 hours later, his team showed they heard his message loud and clear.
Twenty-two games into the season, the Spurs have eighteen wins, a perfect road record, and poise when it comes to finishing close games. Despite the addition of seven new players to the roster this year, the Spurs sit comfortably in the second spot of the Western Conference, half a game behind the Golden State Warriors. The silver and black are winning by an average of 9.17 points.