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FoldCatOne

  • joined Jun 19, 2010
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Stress Fractures and Other Wear And Tear Injuries

It appears to my untrained eye that due to last years compressed schedule of games with little time for rest we are seeing a larger than normal amount of stress induced injuries, stress fractures...

Mano y Mano - Pop vs Stern

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The best write up (other than those here on PTR) about this Feud (well at least a feud on Stern's side) is at the link on ESPN by entitled "When Is The Rematch: Stern vs Popovich" by Scoop Jackson. A couple of the quotes from the article: "Both men have solid ground to stand on, and both did what's in the best interest of what they have power over. The interesting and ridiculously intriguing variable in all of this is how this will play out later this season as a high-end exercise of one man (Stern) showing another man how much power he has and the other man (Pop) showing/proving that he really doesn't give a damn." and "So welcome to the NBA's new saga: Suits Gone Wild. Grown men on the onset of a battle to prove who has the power to do what to whom. They say in life that two rights don't make a wrong, it just makes things even. Well, whoever made that phrase up didn't know these two. They had no clue that the rights of David Stern and the rights of Gregg Popovich would reach this impasse. Because when Popovich sits Duncan and others again this season, and history says he will, it won't matter whether the opponent is headed to the playoffs or the lottery, and it won't be even. One man will be left standing, one with a clearer understanding of who the other one really is. Someone will win. Someone is about to leave an indelible and undeniable imprint on just how much power he's actually got. And just how much the other one doesn't."

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Nash Looking Very Human So Far

Is it just me or has Steve Nash looked very ordinary so far for the Lakers. The supposed SAVIOR of the Lakers (well at least before Dwight Howard) has looked very ordinary and maybe even old so...

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Barn Yard Pick and Roll - Chicken Style

You find B'Ball plays where you find them. Last evening #1 Rooster is after #1 Hen. #1 Hen executes a perfect pick by passing between the front legs of a Sheep Ram, does a 360 and ducks between...

Effects Of The New CBA

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Harden and the Thunder are fighting what all teams who have more than a couple of max contracts are seeing. It's why players like Manu and Jackson are in for significantly smaller contracts. It's why the Spurs need to trade some of their assets (Bonner, Jackson, Neal) for DRAFT Picks to replenish the system with younger, cheaper players. I'd try to keep Curry and Powell with their much more cap friendly contracts. See below for how it affects teams. "Under the last CBA and the first year of this one, a team that goes over the salary cap is taxed dollar-for-dollar for the overage. The new system, starting in 2013-14, will enforce penalties of between $1.50 and $4 for every dollar over the cap. Eventually, teams that have gone into luxury territory the previous three seasons will face something called a repeater tax and owe even more. Don't ask; it's gruesome."

Bynum Possibly Out For Reg Season

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The 76's report that Bynum is out for the preseason and maybe the regular season. About time to offer Bonner and Neal for a first round draft pick.

Eddy Curry In Camp With The Spurs

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Mike Monroe at Espn says Eddy Curry is in camp with the Spurs.

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Why Not Josh Harrellson For The 15th Player

Espn has ranked some interesting players as possible break out men for this next season. Here is what they say about Josh Harrellson: "Josh Harrellson (free agent) NBArank: 403 Interestingly...

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Team Building Metrics

I just read an excellent article over at ESPN Insider that talks about using som3e relatively new metrics on how to build a winning team from disparate parts. You can find the article here: ...

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Cavs Interested in Scola

The Cavs are interested in Luis Scola and reports are that if they get him after the Rockets amnesty him that they will be trying again to trade Anderson Varajao. I wonder what players the Spurs...

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Reports - Rockets To Amnesty Scola

The Rockets in their misguided attempt t become relevant again by trading increasingly valuable draft choices (see my posting on CBA vs 3 Star System and Mark Cubans article on ESPN Insider)...

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DeColo to Spurs for 2 Years

Just saw a report that a French newspaper said that Nando DeColo has signed with the San Antonio Spurs for 2 years. Now if the Spurs figure out how to send Bonner and Neal to another team for a...

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New CBA vs Current Big 3 Star System

Ah, the Spurs in all likelihood are looking to the future and that is governing significantly what they are doing today - as in why they are quiet in Free Agent signings. There is an excellent...

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Steve Nash Situation

Steve Nash's situation is a really interesting one. He has made millions several times over, is 38 and has one chance remaining to sign with a team that could win him a Championship. It will be...

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Ersan Ilyasova

6' 10" 235 lbs Power Forward that ESPN says the following about "With Milwaukee selecting John Henson on Thursday, Ilyasova might prove to be too expensive for the Bucks to retain, making him one...

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J. J. Hickson

Portland has not extended a qualifying offer to J. J. Hickson. I assume that this makes him a free agent. he was due for 4.4 million in salary from the Blazers. I wonder how he would do in a S...

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Blair and Anderson

Are we looking at the Spurs parting ways with both of these guys?? I have pretty much figured that Anderson was going bye bye when the Spurs didn't re-sign him this last year and since you are...

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Who Is Coming Over From Europe Next Year???

Since the Spurs traded away their first round draft choice in the RJ/Jack trade, who do you think the Spurs will convince to come over from Europe to play here next year. Will it be RIchards,...

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RJ to the Hornets For Kaman

The New Orleans Hornets are shopping Chris Kaman and are not going anywhere this season. The San Antonio Spurs should be shopping Richard Jefferson. We should send R J to the Hornets for Kaman...

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Lorbek and Richards and Leonard, et al.

Do either Lorbek or Richards factor into the Spurs this year?? I know months ago that Lorbek was saying he wanted to play for the Spurs this year. How is Richards doing?? I am constantly amazed...

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2012 Draft - How It affects 2011 Selections

There have been several scenarios where ESPN and others have looked at  Draft picks from 2011 and how the draft would affect 2012 draftees.  Figuring out how it would affect the Spurs is...

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Eraszam Lorbek Wants To Play For Spurs - Next Season

It appears that Slovenian Big Man Erazem Lorbek is serious about playing for the Spurs next season - whenever "Next Season" is.  He has already told the Slovenian National Team that he isn't going...

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Miami Heat Off With A Resounding THUD

Well, the Heat aren't going to go 82-0.  Looking at the Box score there was 43 minutes of LeBron and not much else!!  LBJ's teams seem to be good at THUD lately - especially in the Boston Garden. ...

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OK - Crunch Time - Who They Gonna Keep, Who They Gonna Cut??

My guess is that the Spurs MAY keep 14 even though they are saying 13.  I suspect that they will cut Gee and Cousin and keep Temple and Simmons.  Its really hard to figure out Gee - they made the...

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DA-Beast, Even More Beastly Than Before!!!

Its seems Da-Beast has been working on more than just a shot this last off-season.  It appears that although his weight has stayed the same, he has gone from 15% body fat to 8% body fat, becoming...

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Matt Barnes Arrested For Domestic Violence

Maybe this is why the Spurs didn't try harder to sign Matt Barnes.  It is uncanny how players that the Spurs don't sign somehow come up with Legal Problems.  Admittedly, it is only a charge of...

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Braszil Lost To Argentina

Brazil lost to Argentina today, and as far as I can tell Tiago Splitter is healthy.  Come on home Big guy and get ready for the season.  You have done your duty to your country, but its now time to...

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Are We Missing Something in PG Huertas

I know all the knocks on Huertas, his arms are too short, he's too old, etc etc etc.  HOWEVER, against the US team he accorded himself quite well.  Huertas was the Field General for Brazil against...

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Drafting vs Signing Euro/Overseas Players

How does one tell if a foreign player has to be drafted vs just signed??  Why is it we had to Draft Splitter and Nando, where as the big Greek guy Bourosis just wants to able to SIGN with the Spurs?...

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Positions and Systems

A really good article that indicates with the influx of foreign players over the last 10 years or so (hats off to the Spurs) and different systems such as the Triangle and the Flex, that...

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