The San Antonio Spurs are on a continuing mission to find shooters and have landed former Pelicans guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette, the former 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, was immediately traded to the Sacramento Kings. After two seasons with Sacramento, he spent the 13-14 season with the Bulls before signing on with New Orleans. Fredette is a career .485 FG shooter while shooting .381 from beyond the arc.
The Spurs also inked the reigning Summer League Champion MVP Jonathon Simmons. In the NBASL, Simmons averaged 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.71 steals in 24.6 minutes per game. Simmons also shot above 50% (51.9) from the field and was a 70% free throw shooter.
The Spurs open the preseason against the Phoenix Suns. Plenty of individual and season tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs.
The 2015 Rodeo Road Trip will be one to remember and hopefully a record that will stand for a long time, that is, the most losses on said Rodeo Road Trip. For the Spurs, the trip is usually a bonding period where the team gels into playoff form. This season, however, the Spurs went sub .500 for the first time with a 4-5 record. The bright spot? The last two games were won by a combined 37 points.
“We played well in some games and lost, and played well the last two nights and won,” Head Coach Gregg Popovich said after the Suns victory. “We’re starting to get in a better rhythm I think.”
For Tim Duncan, it’s all about confidence. For him as well as his team.
“We need to be confident, individually and as a team. It’s been shot for a while,” Duncan said before departing Phoenix. “We’re going to start building it back and winning some games. That’s the only way it’s going to come.”
The (re)building begins this Wednesday, March 4th as they begin a six game home stand beginning with the Sacramento Kings, whom the Spurs beat last Friday night in Sacramento 107-96. A game which Kings Coach George Karl think they should have won.
“I just think the effort, the energy and the intensity we had was first class,” Karl said Fridays game. “But the basketball IQ in the fourth quarter? I am not saying it was bad, but it sure wasn’t good.”
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The annual Rodeo Road trip for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs commences tonight with a game in Memphis and ends 19-days later, on February 23rd with a game against the Denver Nuggets.
Before the Spurs had a chance to begin their now famous road trip, the entire franchise received a scare when F/C Tim Duncan went down against the Washington Wizards last night at the AT&T Center. It was such a moment that even Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman was concerned.
”That was scary when you see that,” Washington coach Randy Wittman said. ”Those are always the ones you don’t want to see when a guy falls into you while your feet are planted on the ground. I just talked to his doctors and they said he is going to be fine.”
Tony Parker spoke to reporters after the game.
“He’s fine, he’s fine,” Parker said. “It’s nothing big. I’m sure (coach Pop) is going to be very conscious about his knee and we’ll see.”
The Spurs will face Minnesota, Detroit, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Sacramento, LA Clippers, Golden State, Phoenix and Denver.