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Another season is here. All is right with the world again. We get one more year of Ginobili’s brilliance, Parker’s dazzling speed, Duncan’s fundamental genius, and Pop’s acerbic wit. But for how long? Here are the things I’ll be watching for this season. One Last Rodeo? For the first time in a while it seems as if the Big 3 of Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker are all starting the season…

If you like Fantasy Basketball, I’d like to invite you to join our Spurs Dynasty Fantasy League, now in its 5th year. We’ll be having our autopick draft this Sunday night at 12am midnight PST and currently have room for up to 5 more managers. It’s free to play with a Yahoo account. You’ll need a League ID# and Password to join. If you or anyone you know is interested,…

In the backlash to the backlash over the LeBron James debacle this summer, many people are arguing that James is doing exactly what we ask athletes to do all the time, which is to take less money to pursue better competitive situations and championships. To put the team first (even if it’s not your “hometown” team) by giving them better financial flexibility to fill the roster around the superstar. On…

Which is to say…I’m very excited. I find it hard to write during the preseason because, honestly, I don’t have that much to say. I follow all of the coverage from camp and love the first glimpses of old players we haven’t seen all summer and new players hoping to make the team. Generally, though, the most exciting story lines from the preseason are about who is going to fill…

The changing of summer into fall is my favorite time of the year. The sun still shines bright, but there’s a crispness in the air as the leaves turn and fall. The season starts with my birthday (middle-end of August) and more or less continues through my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. And in that time period, the NBA season starts. And like the protagonist in Don Henley’s greatest song, my love…

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal: The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs were the only teams to go undefeated and shared the title with 5-0 records. “I’m sure Pops (Spurs head coach Greg Popovich) will say, ‘What the hell are you doing? We’re not supposed to win the Summer League,’” Spurs Summer League coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We told them at the start of the week that winning and losing…

Now that just four teams remain, I’d like to give SpursDynasty readers a chance to redeem themselves with another poll (almost 96% thought that the Spurs would beat the Suns). Who Will Win the 2010 NBA Finals? Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns Who cares? I stop paying attention if the Spurs aren’t playing. See Results Not that it should influence your pick, but the oddsmakers favor…

The Spurs are dead; long live the Spurs. There’s not much to say about such a resounding defeat. The Suns outplayed us in just about every category. In a lot of ways, the teams were pretty evenly matched. There were just a few critical areas in which the Suns were clearly superior: 3-point shooting, bench play, and composure down the stretch. Do those three things sound familiar? Those are the…

The Suns are the better team. Much better, as it turns out. Is there really anything else to discuss? Do you want to talk about all the missed free throws? I don’t. What about our awful switching pick and roll defense that leaves Tim Duncan or Antonio McDyess guarding Steve Nash one on one about 35 times a game? Didn’t think so. Goran Dragic’s fourth quarter? Next. The fact that…

Don’t let the relative “closeness” of these two games fool you: The Suns have thoroughly and convincingly beaten us twice. They are beating us in every aspect of the game. Rebounding? Check. 3-point shooting? Check. Hustle and tenacity? Check and check. Defensive intensity? Great big check. Depth? Check. Role players stepping up? Check. Every advantage we used to own over the Suns is gone. They killed us on the boards…