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The anti-Pop approach

Coach Pop is now famous for using the regular season for developing deep benches. But it wasn't always so in his pre-Kawhi, pre-Spurs 2.0, pre-limutes-for-your-vets days... many of us here would complain that he wasn't playing/developing young players enough (Mahinmi, Udrih, Anderson, etc.) and that those players would get frustrated and wind up on other teams. But I can't ever remember Pop shortening his rotation to eight players before the playoffs... much less by January. Yet, Randy Wittman, the Wizard's coach, has done exactly that! Ready why at Bullets Forever (an unfortunate choice for the name of a blog imho).

Spencer Hawes to Spurs?

Trade rumor nothing really else than that but 76ers are exploring their options with Spurs showing interest. Spencer Hawes would be a nice pickup and we might not have to give up much 76ers are looking to mainly acquire picks.

Sacramento Kings accepts bitcoins

Interesting. But, it seems a bit of a risky venture. Bitcoin is still quite volatile. Although, I could see it as motivated by marketing purposes.

LeBroning, flopping fun

Sweeping the world with flopping.

Hoosier hysteria

Great piece about an Indiana Pacer team that I fear respect more than Miami, should the Spurs again be the best of the West this post-season.

Nice breakdown of two key ATO plays by the Spurs in Memphis

The main article is pretty good too, but I'm posting this for the analysis of the two key after-timeout plays drawn up by Pop to help the Spurs overcome the grit and grind Grizzlies.

Spurs are unusually active this trade season

Looks like we may be trying to revamp our roster after all. About 3 bullet points down on the page has this blurb: We've been predicting the Spurs' last hurrah for years, but this time it might really be the end of the road. The Spurs have been unusually aggressive trying to upgrade their roster in the trade market, a signal to rival execs that Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford realize this might be the final shot at a title with the triumvirate of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Duncan, 37, has a $10.4 million player option for next season, and Parker's future also has to be addressed; only $3.5 million of his $12.5 million for next season is guaranteed.

Dwight Howard & Co. get punk'd!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-9osM57wnQ

I know its not Spurs related, but there's is something satisfying about seeing D. Howard screaming like a little girl.

A nice SBNation piece by Ziller on chaos, sabermetrics, and the non-existence of clutch

...though it really does, in the form of one Manu Ginóbili. And Tim Duncan sometimes. Or Tony Parker. And even Danny Green. :)

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