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Rudy-T
JeffB_STR82DVD wrote:
Ettore Messina will be coaching the Spurs tonight for Popovich


Remember when Messina was supposed to come to Raps when moving from Europe to NBA? Dont remember who our coach was at the time, but Im fairly certain he would have been an improvement. 

I would have loved SA to get a win for Pop, but they are just out matched. This is the first time in like 20 years that SA is actually kind of in ruins. They seem to be losing Kawhi. Manu might retire. Parker and Gasol are also pretty close to. Rudy Gay is in the twilight of his career. 

Basically next they have LA and some decent role players + some of those vets coming back. They don't have high pick and not much youth movement. And with Kawhi probably gone, they dont have a raising star. 

Thinking of the above, Pop has a good reason to just retire and spend his time and earn his money being a free lancer basketball wizard. 

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LX
Rudy-T wrote:


Remember when Messina was supposed to come to Raps when moving from Europe to NBA? Dont remember who our coach was at the time, but Im fairly certain he would have been an improvement. 

I would have loved SA to get a win for Pop, but they are just out matched. This is the first time in like 20 years that SA is actually kind of in ruins. They seem to be losing Kawhi. Manu might retire. Parker and Gasol are also pretty close to. Rudy Gay is in the twilight of his career. 

Basically next they have LA and some decent role players + some of those vets coming back. They don't have high pick and not much youth movement. And with Kawhi probably gone, they dont have a raising star. 

Thinking of the above, Pop has a good reason to just retire and spend his time and earn his money being a free lancer basketball wizard. 



But all they need to do is trade Rudy Gay and presto!
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Rudy-T
LX wrote:
But all they need to do is trade Rudy Gay and presto!


LOL

Actually SA is such a good organization that they just might bounce back and be a contender next year again. 
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DocHolliday
Way to go Spurs, the old guys refusing to go down.  Murray should watch how Nobs takes the charge in the chest instead of moving out of the way - nice point out by JVG.  

Man, IF Kawhi was playing, the Spurs would have a better than average chance to beat the Warriors.  I just can't fathom any good reason for KL to not be there.  
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Northern Neighbour
DocHolliday wrote:
Way to go Spurs, the old guys refusing to go down.  Murray should watch how Nobs takes the charge in the chest instead of moving out of the way - nice point out by JVG.  

Man, IF Kawhi was playing, the Spurs would have a better than average chance to beat the Warriors.  I just can't fathom any good reason for KL to not be there.  


The Spurs are a tough team. I don't need to point out the reasons for all the things that make the organization great, but it's a big testament to the organization that they can win with one semi-star and a bunch of role players.

I'm with you on Leonard. Something really went awry with his relationship and the organization, he's getting some really bad advice, or some combination of the two.
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Rudy-T
That was very nice to see. The old men refusing to die 😉
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DocHolliday
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Berimbolo
 somebody was saying they might not be hall of famers?? lol. they will be.
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Ball Don't Lie
I'm really going to miss watching Manu play basketball when he retires. He's been one of my favorite players, and after KG and CP3, he's probably the guy I've enjoyed watching the most. He's just a winner, plain and simple. 
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moremilk
Sad series, the Spurs appear to have been just overwhelmed by even a curry-less gsw. Add popovic' wife death, the kawhi debacle, manu retiring and it was just too much bad news for them.

At least they won that last home game so I can make my prediction [wink]
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