Jesus "Jeje" Gomez has been a writer and editor for Pounding the Rock for over 10 years and has also covered the NBA as a whole in other publications. A native of Argentina, he first became a Spurs fan when Manu Ginobili joined the team and never looked back.
Gregg Popovich mentioned that the star rookie will probably get more playing time after the All-Star break.
The Spurs started out strong but then scored a total of 33 points in the second and third quarters combined, which doomed them against a talented opponent.
After the deadline moves the Raptors made, it feels very likely the Spurs will get Toronto’s top-six protected pick, which is probably best for both franchises.
The Spurs trailed for most of the game and couldn’t keep up with a Nets team that outplayed them in most areas.
The Spurs were not the only one who didn’t make big trades but some teams shook things up and improved and others made surprising moves at the deadline.
Vassell scored 23 points in a single quarter, but his offensive explosion wasn’t enough against a superior opponent.
The Spurs arguably got worse at the deadline, which is the smart long-term decision but won’t make the last 30 games of the season fun for anyone.
The Spurs are not expected to be major players in the trade market, which is arguably the right course of action.