Renaming NBA Award Trophies after Spurs
No Spurs were represented in the release of new NBA trophies, so we’re changing that.
Point/Counterpoint: Winning is Good vs. Winning is Bad
A balanced look at the Spurs’ 9-18 start.
Five things we got right and wrong about the 2021-22 Spurs
In some ways the Spurs were who we thought they would be, and in others they surprised.
The Spurs have a new king of plus/minus
Hilariously, Keita Bates-Diop leads the Spurs in on/off numbers despite having very unimpressive counting stats.
Coming up with a new name for the AT&T Center
The Spurs home arena will be called something else next season, so here are some new ideas.
The Spurs’ depth is largely theoretical so far
The absences of a couple of starters has exposed the fact that while the Spurs have a deep roster filled with specialists and promising youngsters, they don’t have reliable depth yet.
The young Spurs are carving a new identity around unity, defensive intensity and chaos
While the 2021-22 Spurs don’t have your typical head of the snake, they do possess a group of young, multi-tooled players and a year 2 system built around high activity and randomness.
What the lack of a contract extension means for Lonnie Walker and the Spurs
The Spurs and Walker unsurprisingly failed to reach a contract extension agreement, but that’s not a bad thing for either side.
Grievance Power Rankings: My team just waived its first-round pick
A look at this week’s Luka Samanic news through a variety of lenses, depending on how miffed you are.
Winning isn’t the only way the Spurs can make this season a success
Determining what it would take for the 2021-22 season to be be a success for the Spurs.
Determining which veteran addition will make the biggest impact for the Spurs
Doug McDermott will help, but Thaddeus Young could be a key cog for San Antonio’s rebuild.
NBA Execs see Keldon Johnson as a possible breakout candidate for the 2021-22 season
KJ’s time with Pop and Team USA could end up being an extra valuable experience, according to multiple NBA execs.
A pair of Spurs named Top 100 players for the 2021-22 NBA season
Player rankings are coming out ahead of the 2021-22 season, and Dejounte Murray and Derrick White received some love.
Farewell to DeMar DeRozan, undeniably flawed and unquantifiably a great Spurs star
DeRozan’s time in San Antonio comes to an end, his three years defined by ample criticism and middling success. To appreciate his contributions, words must do what numbers can’t.
Possible Trade Up Scenarios for the Spurs
The Spurs will likely stay put at 12th, but if they decide they want to move up, they could have the assets to make it happen.
Can the Spurs find their own Chris Paul?
The Suns made the leap by adding an aging star that had been discarded by two teams before landing in Phoenix. Can the Spurs find someone like Paul to complement their young roster?
The Spurs should try to find the next Julius Randle in free agency
San Antonio won’t likely have a shot at the top players in free agency, so focusing on finding young ones who are ready to blow up could be worth it. But are there any available?
It’s time for the Spurs to embrace a less conservative approach to team building
The Silver and Black are at an organizational crossroads, and this offseason could set them on course for years to come.
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs’ offseason
This summer is integral for PATFO, but the DeMar DeRozan decision reigns supreme.
The Spurs have lost their clutch gene
The Spurs were great at pulling off late-game wins early in the season, but since the All-Star break they’ve really struggled in the clutch.
Whenever LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs got on the same page, the story changed
The Aldridge Era was defined by doggedness and compromise in the face of circumstance and perpetually bad timing.
What a realistic LaMarcus Aldridge trade could look like
The Spurs and Aldridge have decided to part ways. Now it’s time to find the right deal for the big man. Here are some options.
The Spurs may struggle to find minutes for Devin Vassell
With the G-League not being a convenient option and the roster almost at full strength, keeping Vassell from being glued to the bench could prove challenging.
Determining if Lonnie Walker IV can become the second-unit playmaker the Spurs desperately need
How the third-year guard is making strides as a passer and why his immediate development could play an important role in San Antonio's longterm plans
The case for starting Devin Vassell while the Spurs are shorthanded
With Derrick White likely out to start the season, the Spurs could have a hole in their expected starting lineup that the rookie wing could fill in nicely.
Should a Spurs lottery pick still get the Austin treatment?
When should an organization that doesn’t skip steps reconsider its development approach?
NBA players shouldn’t be shouldering all that’s now expected of them
While lauding the players’ amplified voices and admirable efforts, we shouldn’t ignore the greater forces that brought us here, as well as the role we can all play.
The Spurs’ youth party could become a crowd
The young guys have all shined in their own ways, but is there too much overlap in how they can fit alongside one another in the long run?
Spurs who have the most to gain in Orlando
San Antonio faces long odds of snatching up the 8th seed, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways its players can benefit from time in the Bubble.
What it means when Gregg Popovich speaks
The Spurs coach has become one of the most prominent voices in sports on social justice and the state of the country. There are a variety of unique dynamics at play whenever he speaks out.
A pandemic through the lens of the NBA
On Wednesday, NBA fans watched in real time as the league reached its awkward and inevitable inflection point.
Dejounte Murray still has much to prove as franchise point guard
Murray’s contrasts make him unique, but his shortcomings as a playmaker have limited team success and kept him off the court in crunch time.