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…is one week away. Hallelujah.

The Spurs open against the New Orleans Hornets on Oct 28th. What will the starting line-up be on that night? There are 2 positions that are unequivocally locked in: Point Guard and whatever position it is we assign to Tim Duncan. Power Forward or Center, it doesn’t really matter. Tim will start, and he’ll be our main big man. Point Guard, obviously, is the other position without challenge. Tony Parker…

Over at 48MoH, Timothy Varner has a very interesting post regarding the ownership of the team on the floor. He makes some excellent points and hits the nail on the head when he talks about Duncan seamlessly passing the torch to Parker, much the same way that Robinson did for Duncan many years ago. That really encapsulates the greatness of the Spurs: the sublimation of the ego to the higher…

Boy, have I missed you. The months of August and September can be very long ones for NBA fans. The hoopla of the ‘offseason’ is over, and most of the big moves have been made. All that’s left is a bunch of sound and fury signifying nothing. And bored, rich young men getting in lots of trouble. I can’t bear to watch baseball until the playoffs, and barely then. And…

On Yahoo! Sports yesterday, Ball Don’t Lie ranked the top 10 NBA general managers of the last decade. Guess who’s number one: We don’t know how much impact Gregg Popovich has had on Buford’s wheelings and dealings, and R.C. has had help (current Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti was on his payroll for years). Buford also had nothing to do with the acquisitions of David Robinson (1987) or Tim Duncan(notes)…

…usually doesn’t mean a whole hell of a lot. But still, it’s nice to watch the once and future (and never will be) Spurs fight for recognition and credibility. Summer League is a chance for rookies to make their introduction to the league, sophomores to hone their skills and try to earn some more playing time, and fringe players to fight for notoriety and roster spots. There is some fantastic…

‘Sheed is gone to Boston. All the dreams (and nightmares) of Wallace wearing the Silver and Black can now be put to rest. I was really high on ‘Sheed, and I think that this is a great pick up for the Celtics. And one way or another, we still need to find a veteran big man to play alongside Duncan and our suddenly youthful and athletic frontline. A lot of…

…the free agency carousel spins on. But first, a look back at the draft. I don’t really follow college basketball closely, so outside of the top prospects, I have limited and uninformed opinions on the players being chosen. Especially in the second round, when the Spurs tend to select. So imagine my surprise when the Spurs drafted not one but two potential impact players in the second round. Picking up…

After our early playoff exit, I took a much needed (though maybe not well deserved) break. I continued to follow the playoffs and track all things Spurs related. I just chose not to write about it. But the Spurs decided to kick off the ‘offseason‘ (which, for many teams, is much more exciting than the regular season) in high fashion, so I have no choice but to write about it….

The 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic start tonight. If there is any correlation between the outcome of the series and how often each team dunks, the Magic should feel pretty good about their chances of winning. Matthew Futterman writes in today’s Wall Street Journal (“The Return of ‘Chocolate Thunder’”): During the past five seasons, Dwight Howard has amassed 1,062 dunks, 248 more than his…