In The Bonus
The top pick of the 2023 draft might be the most valuable asset in the league
The Spurs’ tanking season culminated with the ultimate reward in the form of the chance to draft Victor Wembanyama. But could there be a scenario where trading the pick would make sense?
The Heat and Lakers are showing that being ready for the playoffs is all that matters
Two underdogs have made it to the conference finals, but do they have what it takes to go all the way? The PtR staff discusses.
The first round of the NBA playoffs has been full of surprises
Upsets and injuries made the first round more unpredictable than anticipated, including an early exit from a top seed.
What the tanking experience was like for Spurs fans
An entire generation of Spurs fans only experienced success, so the past year was a new adventured to many.
What we can expect from the Spurs in the final stretch of the season
There are only a few games for the 2022/23 Spurs to play. Here’s what the PtR staff wants to see before the offseason.
Time is running out for the Spurs’ role players to prove they are keepers
No one is safe in San Antonio, so guys like Devonte’ Graham and Dominick Barlow will need to prove they are worth keeping around.
The Spurs with the most to prove going forward
The Spurs went all in on the rebuild at the deadline. Now they’ll need to rediscover their identity and they’ll need some key players to step up in order to do so.
The Spurs are slowly finding their supporting cast
The Spurs still need a star, but they have been slowly finding some interesting complementary pieces.
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 wheels are falling off for the Spurs
The Spurs are not only losing, but losing big. Can they improve or is this how the rest of the season will play out?
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 biggest surprises of the NBA season so far
As it always happens in the NBA, there have been teams and players who have defied expectations early in the season, including the young 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.
The winners and losers of the 2022 NBA offseason, so far
Most of the big names are off the market and only a few big moves are in the horizon, so it’s time to take a look at the good, the bad, and the unexpected that the 2022 offseason has had to offer.
What an ideal Spurs draft night would look like
The Spurs have four picks in the top 40 in the 2022 draft. The PtR staff tries to figure out the best way to use them.
Derrick White and Ime Udoka shine in Game 1 of the Finals
The Spurs might not have made the playoffs, but they are still well represented in the biggest stage.
The conference finals are a battle between the old guard and the new
The table is set for what could be a fascinating conference finals between established, battle testes squads and some hungry up-and-comers.
Dejounte Murray has a case for Most Improved Player
Award season is here and the PtR staff takes a look at who should get MVP, Coach of the Year, and Most Improved Player.
Making the play-in shouldn’t change the Spurs’ offseason plans
The Spurs could make the postseason sooner than anticipated, but that doesn’t mean they should speed up their rebuild.
Making the play-in doesn’t seem to be a priority for the Spurs
Heading into a crucial matchup against the Pelicans, the Spurs are still in the play-in race. But in recent weeks the team has focused on the big picture instead, which makes sense.
How the Derrick White trade has changed the Spurs’ rotation
It’s been 10 games since the trade that transformed the 2022 Spurs. Here’s how the starting lineup and second unit are doing now.
What a Spurs-only All-Star Saturday would look like
No Spurs will participate on Saturday’s events, so let’s figure out who’d come out on top if the team held its own version of dunk contest, skill challenge and three-point shooting contest.
A final look at the Spurs’ busy trade deadline
Now that a couple of days have passed, it’s time to reevaluate what happened before the trade deadline.
Dejounte Murray’s All-Star nod doesn't right a wrong, but it’s the correct call
Murray eventually got the nod, but he had to wait for it. Were fans, media and players wrong to leave him out originally?
Former Spurs are thriving elsewhere, and letting them go was the right call
The Spurs would have probably been better this season if they had kept some of their veterans, but it wouldn’t have been a smart decision for the future.
Why trading Bryn Forbes was the right move for the Spurs
The Spurs did right by their guy while also securing a decent haul for a player that had no future on the team.