I don't normally watch the preseason, but with all the new additions I wanted to see the team in action. A basketball game was played, but that's not what's important here. I know a lot of fans haven't been able to see the team in preseason yet so let's jump right into some highlights from the game.
LaMarcus Aldridge was obviously the biggest addition to the team in the offseason and on the first possession of the game he shows that he has no problem passing up a good shot for a better one. Getting the ball to Tim Duncan for automatic scores is a quick way to endear yourself to the team and fans. The big-to-big passing on this team is going to be fun to watch.
We're going to see a bunch of pick-and-pops involving LaMarcus. If teams double the ball handler, LMA can make them pay from all over the floor.
Again, the big-big passing should be fun to watch all season. Easy.
Tony Parker looks to be in okay shape. He turned the ball over a bit and he wasn't great at the start, but he posted a +14 as part of the very effective starting five and got better as the game wore on.
And his jumper is alive and well.
If Jonathon Simmons wants a roster spot he should continue with the righteous feeds.
Tim still gets the ball out quickly and Kawhi Leonard still makes it look easy on the break.
38-year old Manu Ginobili is still doing Manu Ginobili. Yup, that's a goaltend.
David West did have a nice block...
But it's going to take a little time to adjust to The Manu Pass.
Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili collaborate on this beauty of a backdoor cut.
It looks like Boban Marjanovic, the 7' 3" Serbian center, is going to need some time to adjust to the NBA.
The Spurs will continue the preseason on the road when they visit Mike Budenholzer's Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night. You can catch that game on NBATV at 7 p.m. STTOTTM.
Classic. Tim finished the game with 14 points (7-7 from the field) in 18 minutes. He also grabbed six boards and had two assists to no turnovers.