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    Spurs Training Camp Thread

    Figure we should have one to discuss all things related...

    Marc J. Spears ‏@SpearsNBAYahoo

    Spurs add Derrick Brown, Josh Powell, Tyler Wilkerson & Wesley Witherspoon to training camp roster. San Antonio's roster now stands at 18.
    Josh Powell is a solid pickup actually, I didn't know he was added.

    http://www.nba.com/spurs/news/120927_training_camp

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    Hm I thought that Tre Kelley kid was coming too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axegrinder View Post
    Hm I thought that Tre Kelley kid was coming too
    He is, that was just the latest tweet that was out about the roster.

    http://www.projectspurs.com/2012-art...mp-roster.html

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    So I was really hoping for "bigger" bigs.... I guess I'm ok with finding a "small ball" power forward, just not thrilled. If they can find someone ready to take that next step in their game (ie, Neal, Green) and they find someone that sticks then it will be more Spurs FO magic. The only way we get another 7 footer is by trade, maybe one of these guys will end up being Blair's/Jackson's replacement but it seems like they are probably just auditioning for the Toros.

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    Some quotes from Pop today: (and other things he mentioned)

    Jeff McDonald ‏@JMcDonald_SAEN
    Pop says Tony Parker's eye has not been examined by Spurs docs since his return, but nobody seems overly concerned about it.
    Jeff McDonald ‏@JMcDonald_SAEN
    Key to defensive improvement, Pop says is "more consistency." Thought they were good in spots last season, "mediocre" overall.
    Jeff McDonald ‏@JMcDonald_SAEN
    Not exactly a stop-the-presses headline, but Pop singles out OKC and Lakers as the teams to chase in the West.
    Jeff McDonald ‏@JMcDonald_SAEN
    Summing up about 8 minutes of Pop: West is tough, Spurs want to improve defense, everyone's healthy, Duncan looks trim and fit, ready to go.

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    Ryan Richards and Spurs Training Camp
    Written by Trevor Zickgraf

    It's been written for what feels like two years now that the San Antonio Spurs need a mobile big man that score and play some defense. After seeing some of his highlight reel, a lot of people thought 2010 second round pick Ryan Richards could, in time, be that guy. Then, when Richards turned up on the Spurs Summer League team in July, people thought that time could be sooner rather than later. Richards had his ups, downs and meh's, mostly meh's, but enough ups to maybe get an invite to Spurs training camp.

    Yet, here we are a day away from the start of camp and Richards' name is nowhere to be found on the Spurs' roster. Instead, their are undersized, mobile forwards like Derrick Brown, Tyler Wilkerson and Josh Powell. So what's the hold up? Did the Spurs not see enough in Richards to give him an invite? Even if he isn't good enough to make the Spurs' roster wouldn't the Austin Toros be the perfect place for him to go? The short answer is yes, but it's not that simple.

    Sending a guy to Austin but keeping his exclusive rights is what the Spurs might want to do with Richards, but it's actually a tricky process to get him there and make sure no one else can get to him without giving him an NBA contract (and roster spot). As Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside wrote last March, the Oklahoma City Thunder went through a similar process with second round pick Ryan Reid in 2011. The Spurs can't invite Ryan Richards to camp without giving him a roster spot because if he's cut, they lose his rights.

    Schroeder laid out the alternatives with Andrew McNeill of 48 Minutes of Hell. First, they could have Richards enter the D-League draft, assuming they get a high enough draft pick to take him. That still might be too risky. Alternative number two is to wait until after the draft and have him sign a D-League contract when the Toros are at the top of the waiver wire. Then the Spurs would keep his NBA exclusive rights.

    Schroeder and I also talked briefly about this during Summer League and he told me that there's nothing to keep Richards from working out at the Spurs' practice facility up until training camp if the team is serious about keeping him in the program. That may or may not have happened, we don't know for sure because Coach Pop won't let us use any of old CIA surveillance equipment to monitor the practice facility. Just don't think the Spurs have given up on Richards, they probably haven't. Short of signing him to a guaranteed contract, there just isn't a quick, clear cut way of getting him to Austin without risking another team plucking him from the Spurs' system. So patients friends, you could be hearing more about Richards as the leaves begin to change colors in the coming months (figuratively of course, since leaves in South Texas don't really change colors).
    http://www.projectspurs.com/2012-art...ning-camp.html


    'Coach, we've got an issue with Kawhi in the arena. Event management called and the lights are not on, and Kawhi's in the arena for two straight days at 6:30 in the morning. And he brought two lamps from home, and he put them up in the arena and shot.'

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    (During NBA lockout)

    "No flash, No gimmicks. It's the quiet guys you should fear."


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    [Live coverage] Spurs Media Day Begins at 12:30

    Don’t miss any of the action from today’s Spurs media day at the practice facility. Tune into spurs.com/live at 12:30 as we stream all the media availability and stay with us here on the Notebook for exclusive access inside the event.


    http://www.nba.com/spurs/notebook

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sssmush View Post
    no offense but the Spurs are freakin' communists bro. They should get with Stern's capitalist agenda like NOW




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    I'm sure everyone else is just as shocked to see Eddy Curry in a Spurs uni...

    Mike Monroe ‏@Monroe_SA
    I'm not making this up: Eddy Curry, in #Spurs camp, looks relatively fit. Claims he dropped another 15 lbs., played all summer at Miami U.
    Jeff McDonald ‏@JMcDonald_SAEN
    Non-roster invitees on Spurs' camp roster: Derrick Brown, Eddy Curry, Josh Powell, Sherron Collins, Tyler Wilkerson, Wes Witherspoon.

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    Good to see the fire will still be there

    sa2ny2004 ‏@sa2ny2004
    #spurs coach pop says team still upset over losing to #thunder in wcf #gospursgo

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    Yeah, Eddy Currys name threw me off a bit lol.

    Does anyone know if the first pre-season game is going to be televised? VS Siena. Maybe Fox Sports Southwest. Anyone have a clue!?


    'Coach, we've got an issue with Kawhi in the arena. Event management called and the lights are not on, and Kawhi's in the arena for two straight days at 6:30 in the morning. And he brought two lamps from home, and he put them up in the arena and shot.'

    ^

    (During NBA lockout)

    "No flash, No gimmicks. It's the quiet guys you should fear."


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    No Goggles needed for TP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexTmz2 View Post
    Yeah, Eddy Currys name threw me off a bit lol.

    Does anyone know if the first pre-season game is going to be televised? VS Siena. Maybe Fox Sports Southwest. Anyone have a clue!?

    Here's what I saw earlier.

    AirAlamo@AirAlamo
    FYI: The #Spurs preseason games against the #Rockets (Oct. 14), #Heat (Oct. 20), #Magic (Oct. 21) will be televised on NBA TV.
    I'm not sure about Siena game. spurs.com doesn't have it listed, but maybe it'll be on Fox Sports SW

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    Jeff McDonald: Tim Duncan on Tony Parker's link to summertime bar fight: "That's what we were going for this summer. To up our street cred."
    lol

    Jeff McDonald: Duncan said he never entertained thoughts of retirement this summer. Nor did he think about playing elsewhere. "This is home for me."
    Jeff McDonald: In last year of contact, Ginobili drops "if" bomb: "If I play another season, I'm pretty sure it will be here."

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    Last edited by AlexTmz2; 10-01-2012 at 04:09 PM.


    'Coach, we've got an issue with Kawhi in the arena. Event management called and the lights are not on, and Kawhi's in the arena for two straight days at 6:30 in the morning. And he brought two lamps from home, and he put them up in the arena and shot.'

    ^

    (During NBA lockout)

    "No flash, No gimmicks. It's the quiet guys you should fear."


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