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After over a year's worth of reading the site without ever commenting, J.R. Wilco joined Pounding the Rock at the very end of the 2008 regular season, just before the fantastic series against the Phoenix Suns that began with the double overtime Game 1 victory that was made possible by three pointers that tied the game at the end of the 4th quarter (Michael Finely) as well as overtime (Tim Duncan.) After that, he was hooked, and after being invited by Wayne Vore, who was running PtR at the time, he moved to the masthead as a moderator. Upon WVATS' departure, he took over the site in 2010. He lives in Austin with his wife and five children, the jrwlings, which range in age from 18 to 8. He travels to San Antonio to see the Spurs play whenever one of the kids wants to watch a game.

Dejounte Murray is experiencing what real dysfunction looks like

At the halfway mark of the season, the PtR staff discusses the situation the former Spur is facing with the Hawks and looks at the wide open playoff race in the West.

What to make of all the Spurs injuries

Have the Spurs been sitting players to tank or have they had terrible injury luck? It’s probably a little bit of both.

The Spurs, writing, and ChatGPT

NBA Trade rumors heat up, but the Spurs should stay patient

A lot of players appear to be on the block, but it doesn’t seem like there are any realistic targets out there for the Spurs.

The Spurs’ pace-and-pass identity could be hard to maintain

Can the Spurs keep running and making enough shots to keep topping the league in pace and assists all season long?

Maybe the Spurs are too good to tank

San Antonio has started the season hot, but keeping up the pace could be tough.

Devin Vassell’s top end, and Wembanyama Fever

A look at what preseason has revealed about the new-look Spurs, and whether fans should just be focusing about the 2023 draft.

The big trades might be done in the NBA... for now

After weeks of rumors about trades involving some huge names, some deals have been completed while others are on ice. The PtR staff discusses if there will be some more big moves soon.

The must-watch games of the 2022-23 Spurs season

With the release of the team’s schedule, the PtR staff predicts how the season will start for the Spurs, what the most exciting games of the season will be, and how the crowd will receive Dejounte Murray when he returns to San Antonio.

What to expect from Keldon Johnson after the extension

The young forward has inked a lucrative deal to stay in San Antonio long-term. Here’s what he’ll have to do to live up to his new contract.